Author: Digital News Asia

Indonesia’s Bank BRI to invest US$143mil into creative entrepreneurs via fintech tie-up
Works with homegrown digital lending platform Investree to offer business loans to local entrepreneurs in the creative industry.
GrabBike pilots in Malaysia with focus on motorcycle safety
Launch follows after Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand, and is part of government’s Proof of Concept programme.
MYEG launches MYDATA-SSM services
Offers access to information on companies and businesses.
eko.ai raises US$4mil in funding to automate the fight against heart disease
Round co-led by Sequoia India and Singapore government-linked strategic investor EDBI.
Accelerating Asia unveils second cohort of ten regional startups
Malaysian start-up Moovby, a car rental marketplace makes the cut.
TM successfully conducts Standalone (SA) dedicated 5G Network mode test
First in the world to have achieved this.
National Digital ID Study underway as Malaysia seeks safe, secure online ID
Goal to improve convenience, promote inclusivity, reduce cost of access to services Co-chaired by Sec Gen of Communications & Multimedia Ministry & MCMC Chairman  
Where will technology take us in 2020?
Here are 10 technology trends for 2020, as seen by the Alibaba Damo Academy, Alibaba Group’s global research initiative.
Penang heritage streets go cashless with Touch ‘n Go e-wallet
First e-wallet to officially enable cashless transactions via the various bazaars and night markets.
MCMC charts major milestones of 2019 to enhance Malaysia’s digitalisation and connectivity
Massive endeavours set to be foundations of a digitally competitive country National Digital ID framework coming, NFCP and 5G rollout complementary initiatives
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