Author: Karamjit Singh

Allowing social security members to rest in peace
Malaysia's national R&D center Mimos is currently working on rolling out the next version of social security organization Perkeso’s technology upgrade.  
The ‘boring stuff’ is equally important (with video)
MyEG has investments in five start-ups thus far and is keen on more. According to its managing director TS Wong, while it may be fun and cool, he brings his investees down with the advice that the boring stuff of building a business is important. Watch the video.
MSTB gears for Softec 2012
Not many have heard of the Malaysian Software Testing Board, but the work it is doing to develop the tech ecosystem is just as important as that being done by MDeC, MavCap, Malaysian Debt Ventures, MTDC and Crade.
Are you going to pitchIN?
The launch of pitchIN could not have gone better, but even its founders and supporters realize there are challenges ahead.
pitchIN pitches crowd-funding, Malaysian style
PitchIN, Malaysia’s version of Kickstarter-style crowdsourcing funding for creative projects, kicks off today. The idea came about when three entrepreneurs got together and talked about wanting to do more for the ecosystem.
Creative industry: Will govt get serious about quality?
The Malaysian Government has pumped in money into the creative content industry in the hopes that it will become a growth industry, but something unhealthy happened: The same people were applying over and over again.
A veteran’s take on the state of M'sia creative industry
Malaysia's creative content industry has been around for a long time. But how exactly is it fairing? Karamjit Singh speaks to one of the longest serving members in the Multimedia Development Corporation's creative content unit, Kamil Othman, to find out.  
Finally, relief for taxi users
MyTeksi.com was born out of a business plan competition at the Harvard Business School that three Malaysians happened to be attending last year. To their surprise, the idea won second prize. That got them thinking that there could be some legs to their idea.  
Lelong’s Richard Tan sees opportunity
Lelong.my founder Richard Tan acknowledges that the pricing landscape has changed dramatically with the entrance of Rocket Internet and its two properties, lazada.my and zalora.my, into the Malaysian e-commerce landscape, but he is adopting a "wait and see” attitude for now while stressing that his own premium e-commerce site, superbuy.my, can play the price game if it wants to.
Lelong CEO sanguine on Rocket Internet entrance
Richard Tan is confident that his Lelong.my has what it takes to stave off the challenge of Germany’s Rocket Internet, the aggressive money-chasing machine that has made a name for being an aggressive copier of US-based Internet trends.
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