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A Night That Summarises Four Decades

The Car of the Year 2018 (COTY) concluded this week, recognising the contribution of the Malaysian automotive industry to the nation’s economy. It was the third time since the Malaysia Automotive, Robotics and IoT Institute (MARii) – formerly the Malaysia Automotive Institute – hosted the event, continuing its tradition of holistic recognition of industry contribution […]

Rebranding of the Malaysia Automotive Institute (MAI) To The Malaysia Automotive, Robotics & IoT Institute (MARii) – A Note From The CEO

The Malaysia Automotive Institute has been rebranded as the Malaysia Automotive, Robotics & IoT Institute (MARii). The rebranding exercise expands our scope as the focal point, coordinating centre and think tank towards enhancing the competitiveness of the automotive industry and overall mobility, through the adoption of Robotics and the Internet of Things (IoT). The advancement […]

New Technology Governance Vital For Cross-Sector Benefits

The increasing speed of the connectivity, growing intelligence of computer hardware and increased efficiency of manufacturing processes is beneficial for the consumer and manufacturer. It means the lives of the human race are further enriched by new technologies that provide new dimensions of products and services which were not possible before. The advent of such […]

‘Challenge’ of Redefining Liberalisation

NOT too long ago, the two of the largest economies in the world voted, either through elections or referendum, for a different kind of administration. It was a vote that was apparently based on the sentiment that capitalism had displaced many. The average man, perhaps trapped in the middle-class in­come, felt that social upward mo­bility […]

Technological Solutions Key to Implementation

The 2019 Budget has introduced a sound framework in building the foundation for the economy. From my experience, working with the country’s technological frontline, the overall transportation industry stakeholders – a key principle that stood out throughout the budget was how technology can be applied within the industry and would trickle down to all levels […]


A third national car! Why do we need another national car? What is so exclusive about the automotive sector for it to deserve a national company, moreover, a third one? The automotive sector is renowned as the mother of all industries, because it evolves around mechanical, chemical, electrical, electronic, materials, Information Technology, etc – converging […]

Need For Exciting Sales Environment To Rev Up Sector

The Malaysian automotive industry has established a significant and robust manufacturing base, with more than 25 original equipment manufacturers and 700 parts and component manufacturers operating nationwide.   As one of only a handful of nations with automotive design and manufacturing capabilities, it has created an ecosystem in which strong fundamentals in automotive processes are […]

Sales Environment Completes NAP 2014 Framework

THE turn of global events in the past year will become an interesting subject of study and forecasting in the years to come.   This year, the world was rocked by the United Kingdom populace’s consent to Brexit, triggering the process of the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union.   Apart from impacts to the […]