Port of Tanjung Pelepas Continues Digital Strategy Effort with Implementation of Latest Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System from Ramco Systems
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Feb 13, 2019

Chennai, India, Feb 13, 2019 - (ACN Newswire) - Pelabuhan Tanjung Pelepas Sdn Bhd (PTP), a member of MMC Group has sealed an agreement with Ramco Systems (Ramco) to upgrade the port's current Enterprise Resource Planning system (ERP) system.

The upgrade is part of PTP's continuous efforts in empowering its digital strategy and enhancing its operational efficiency. In addition, it is also to supplement the port's growing customer demand and requirement of the industry.

Marco Neelsen, Chief Executive Officer of PTP in his statement remarked that the latest digital roadmap is testament to PTP's commitment in providing best in class service for our customers.

"Given the pace at which technological advancements are changing the world, it is imperative for PTP to remain competitive and attractive. By investing in the latest technology, we are establishing our terminal as one of the best equipped and most technologically advanced terminal port in the region".

"We also wanted to choose a digital solution partner with tools that can aid us in our growth as well as give us the right platform to integrate to advanced technologies. With the product and service that Ramco provides us, we believe it will benefit us well".

Virender Aggarwal, CEO of Ramco Systems stated "as one of the leading trusted ERP software providers, our main objective is to enable the end-to-end digital transformation for our client organisations. PTP, being one of the world's premier and biggest transhipment ports will expand our expertise while we continue supporting their vision with our technologies and innovations."

"Ramco's ability to offer a single integrated suite covering ERP, Finance, HR, and Asset Management all on the same platform coupled with capability to bring latest technology features such as Artificial Intelligence, Chatbots, Mobility and much more has been the key differentiator driving large conglomerates to embark on a digital transformation program," added Aggarwal.

Under the agreement, Ramco will implement its comprehensive ERP suite comprising Procurement, Inventory, Finance, Maintenance, Human Capital Management, Treasury, Loan Management, as well as Planning & Budgeting.

Ramco ERP has been delivering significant innovation, cost savings, and superior business processes to global organisations. Ramco's focus on usability, context-awareness, mobility, overall flexibility and comprehensive functionality has enabled smooth technological transitions for customers.

About Port of Tanjung Pelepas

The Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP) is Malaysia's largest container terminal. The port delivers reliable, efficient and advanced services to major shipping lines and box operators, providing shippers in Malaysia and abroad extensive connectivity to the global market.

PTP is grouped under MMC Port Holdings Sdn Bhd (MMC Ports), Malaysia's largest integrated logistics service provider. MMC Ports is a wholly-owned subsidiary of MMC Corporation Berhad, a leading utilities and infrastructure group with long standing credential and capabilities in ports & logistics, energy & utilities and engineering.

Its terminal operations are backed up by state-of-the-art facilities, equipment and information technology systems linked to all port users. To date, the Port is operating with 14 berths totalling 5.04 km in linear wharf design. The port's container yard is one of the largest container storage facilities in the region with the capacity to handle up to 10.5 million TEU annually.

PTP was accorded Free Zone status in March 1998 and was also appointed as a Free Zone Authority by the Government on 16 June 1999 to administer both the Commercial Free Zone and the Industrial Free Zone. PTP Free Zone provides various advantages to cargo importers and exporters and the direct connection to the port terminal also provides efficient and cost effective container movement between the Free Zone and the port, creating convenience for the container trade.

PTP is also a joint venture between MMC Corporation Berhad (70%), a utilities and infrastructure group and APM Terminals (30%), a leading global ports group with a global port network in 62 countries. For more information, please visit http://www.ptp.com.my/

About MMC Corporation Berhad

MMC Corporation Berhad (MMC) is a leading utilities and infrastructure group with diversified businesses under three divisions, namely Ports and Logistics, Energy and Utilities and Engineering.

Its key businesses under the Ports and Logistics division include the operations of Pelabuhan Tanjung Pelepas Sdn Bhd, Johor Port Berhad, Northport (Malaysia) Bhd, Penang Port Sdn Bhd, Tanjung Bruas Port Sdn Bhd, JP Logistics Sdn Bhd and Kontena Nasional Berhad. Internationally, MMC has presence in Saudi Arabia via Red Sea Gateway Terminal Company Limited, a container port terminal within the Jeddah Islamic Port.

Under the Energy and Utilities division, MMC is the single largest shareholder of both Malakoff Corporation Berhad and Gas Malaysia Berhad.

MMC's Engineering division has continued to stamp its presence in its sector with a leading role as the Project Delivery Partner (PDP) and underground works package contractor for the 51 km Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit (KVMRT) Sungai Buloh-Kajang project (SBK Line) and Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya project (SSP Line). Prior to this, MMC has successfully completed the 329 km Ipoh-Padang Besar Electrified Double Tracking Project as well as the innovative Stormwater Management and Road Tunnel (SMART) motorway, the first of-its-kind, dual-purpose tunnel in the world.

MMC continues to make inroads in the industry, securing key civil and infrastructure projects in the country namely Langat Centralised Sewerage Treatment Plant, Langat 2 Water Treatment Plant and Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development (RAPID) Pengerang Cogeneration Plant. MMC also has a 20% effective interest in Borneo Highway PDP Sdn Bhd (BHP), the appointed project delivery partner for the Pan Borneo Highway Project in Sabah.

In other businesses, MMC wholly-owns Aliran Ihsan Resources Berhad, a company which specializes in the full spectrum of water treatment and Senai Airport Terminal Services Sdn Bhd, the operator of Senai International Airport in Johor Bahru - a major aviation hub and the main air transportation gateway to Iskandar Malaysia. The Group Property arm of MMC manages close to 6,000 acres of industrial developments in Iskandar Malaysia, Johor and Kulim, Kedah, namely Senai Airport City, Tanjung Bin Petrochemical & Maritime Industrial Centre (TBPMIC) and Northern Technocity (NTC). The Senai Airport City, TBPMIC and NTC developments come under the ambit of the Group Property's three operating companies - Senai Airport City Sdn Bhd, Seaport Worldwide Sdn Bhd and Northern Technocity Sdn Bhd respectively.

Please log on to www.mmc.com.my or call:
Azrini Reezan Abd. Latiff
Head of Corporate Affairs
Port of Tanjung Pelepas
Tel: +6019 791 4669 / +607 504 2222 (extension 8602)
Email: azrini@ptp.com.my

Azlina Ashar
Head of Group Corporate Communications
MMC Corporation Berhad
Tel: +6019 6688 990 / +603 2071 1124, Fax: +603 2026 2431
Email: azlina.ashar@mmc.com.my

About Ramco Systems:

Ramco is a next-gen enterprise software player disrupting the market with its multi-tenant cloud and mobile-based enterprise software in HR and Global Payroll, ERP and M&E MRO for Aviation. Part of the USD 1 billion Ramco Group, Ramco Systems focuses on Innovation and Culture to differentiate itself in the marketplace. On Innovation front, Ramco has been focusing on moving towards Active ERP leveraging Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning by building features such as Talk It - which allows transactions to be carried out by simple voice commands, Bot it - which allows users to complete transaction using natural conversations; Mail It - transact with the application by just sending an email; HUB It - a one screen does it all concept built to address all activities of a user; Thumb It - mobility where the system presents users with option to choose rather than type values and Prompt It - a cognitive ability which will let the system complete the transaction and prompts the user for approval.

With 1700+ employees spread across 24 offices, globally, Ramco follows a flat and open culture where employees are encouraged to share knowledge and grow. No Hierarchies, Cabin-less Offices, Respect work and not titles, among others are what makes the team say, Thank God it's Monday!

- Winner of the HR Vendors of the Year 2018 Awards for Best Payroll Software;
- Winner of 2018 ISG Paragon Awards Australia, for 'Best Imagination' Award;
- Only APAC vendor to be positioned in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud Financials, Cloud HCM, EAM and ERP;
- Winner 'Payroll Innovation Award' for 2018 by Global Payroll Association;
- Positioned as 'Achiever' in Everest Group's Multi-Country Payroll Platform Assessment

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BH Global's cyber security division enters into strategic partnership with Sasa-Software (Israel)
JCN Newswire
Jan 31, 2019

SINGAPORE, Jan 31, 2019 - (ACN Newswire) - BH Global Corporation Limited ("BH Global", SGX:BQN), an established group providing comprehensive solutions in supply chain management, design and manufacturing, engineering, and surveillance and cyber security to a multitude of industries across the globe, is pleased to announce that the Group has entered into a strategic partnership with Sasa-Software (Israel).

Sasa-software (Israel), an Israeli company based out of Kibbutz Sasa in the Upper Galilee, is an awardwinning, pioneer and specialist in CDR technologies. Since 2009, the company has protected more than 200 highly sensitive and critical sites, achieving virtually zero incidents.

Based out of Singapore, and as an extended arm of Sasa-Software (Israel), Sasa-APAC will expand its businesses and proliferate CDR technologies into the region by establishing viable regional channel partners. Sasa-APAC will qualify, appoint and train its channel partners with skill sets to adequately service the needs of their local customers, especially CII customers and customer who are in pursuit of network separation implementations.

"As high-profile breaches continue to make headlines globally and now even at home, such as the Singhealth data leak, this is a timely and strategic partnership in response to the global deficiency in mainly detection based cyber security strategies. It is especially so when threat vectors today are not just highly sophisticated in depth, but also expanding rapidly in breath from attacking enterprise IT systems to CIIs such as Operational Technologies (OT) and Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) platforms in Industrial Control Systems. Sasa-APAC will benefit CIIs in the region directly through increased accessibility to CDR realisation skills and experiences. With that, we hope to change the common detection-centric mindset in most cyber-protection strategies today", said Mr Ken Soh, Chief Information Officer, BH Global and Chief Executive Officer, Athena Dynamics Pte Ltd ("ADPL").

ADPL and Sasa-Software have been in collaboration since 2014, successfully deploying the latter's flagship CDR technologies, protecting numerous critical networks of public and private sectors, including government agencies, financial institutions, healthcare and critical infrastructures. The formation of Sasa-APAC will take this relationship a step further, assuming the role as the face of Sasa-Software (Israel) in the APAC region.

"As a pioneer of CDR technology, Sasa-Software today is protecting more than 200 CIIs including government classified networks, military, water, energy plants, healthcare and FSI sensitive infra-structures since 2009. Sasa-APAC will therefore be a strategic and practical platform for us to introduce and proliferate this unique cyber protection technology to the Asia Pacific region. Sasa-APAC today is well equipped with engineers trained and certified by Sasa-Software, who come with extensive production experiences in Singapore. We are ready to serve and provide quality CDR solutions to the APAC region", said Yakov Yeroslav, Founder and CEO, Sasa-Software.

About BH Global Corporation Limited (Bloomberg Code: BHGM.SP)

BH Global Corporation Ltd is an established group providing comprehensive solutions in supply chain management, design and manufacturing, engineering, and surveillance and cyber security to a multitude of industries across the globe. With more than half a century of experience and presence in the marine and offshore, oil and gas, industrial, petrochemical and commercial sectors, the Group has built strong synergies and expertise that strategically position it to develop turnkey solutions focused on electrification, digitisation and environmental sustainability.

Through excellent research and development and project management capabilities, BH Global has a unique platform which is proficient in producing integrated solutions to capture growth opportunities, and executing swift and impactful value-added services to its clients worldwide. For more information, please refer to the website, www.bhglobal.com.sg


Based in Singapore, Athena Dynamics focuses on IT & OT cyber security (SecOps) and ITIL compliant integrated enterprise IT operation (ITOps) management solutions. Since its inception in mid-2014, Athena Dynamics has been awarded numerous classified projects in the public sector and critical projects to protect sensitive digital assets in the private sectors. With that and coupled with its strong credentials in enterprise IT operation management, the company poises to introduce more radically differentiated products and services to effectively protect digital assets which traditional methods fail to fulfil. For more information, please visit https://athenadynamics.com/


Situated in northern Israel and privately owned by Kibbutz Sasa, Sasa-Software's solutions were originally developed within Plasan and Kibbutz Sasa's networks. This success enabled Sasa-Software to release its products nationally and internationally and today Sasa-Software protects over 200 sensitive and critical sites with virtually zero incident since 2009.

Sasa-Software's solutions have been tested by independent authorities specializing in IT security. Sasa Software's Gate Scanner(R) suite of solutions have been recognized by independent market analyst Frost & Sullivan as the Asia Pacific ICT (Critical Infrastructures) security vendor of the year for 2017. It was also ranked by independent research body STKI as the only pioneer and out-running champion of CDR technologies. For more information, please visit http://www.sasa-software.com/

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Romil SINGH, romil@financialpr.com.sg
Jonathan YEOH, jonathanyeoh@financialpr.com.sg
Tel: +65 6438 2990
Fax: +65 6438 0064

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Yangon International Airport Enhances Stakeholder Partnerships; Plans to Boost Global Network
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Jan 30, 2019

Yangon, Myanmar, Jan 30, 2019 - (ACN Newswire) - Yangon International Airport (YIA) yesterday hosted a reception in appreciation of its airline partners as it plans a more internationally connected future through faciliy upgrades and airline partnership enhancements to handle the expected increase in passenger arrivals following Myanmar's relaxation of entry visa requirements last October.

The event was held at Mingalar Sky Lounge Terminal 3, graced by Department of Civil Aviation Director-General U Min Lwin and Deputy Director U Ye Htut Aung, YIA's airline partners, business partners, and the YIA team. Yangon Aerodrome Company Limited (YACL), operator of YIA, expressed their gratitude for their partners continuing support in the growth of tourism and civil aviation in the country.

Following the Myanmar government's efforts to ease visa regulations last year, the number of Asian travelers to the country has increased significantly, with China contributing the bulk of visitors. To date, 32 international airlines and 30 international destinations are operating at YIA, an increase of two airlines and five destinations fro 2017.

According to the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism, 3.2 million international visitors, 38% of which came from China, arrived in Myanmar between January and November 2018, an increase of around 2% compared to the previous year. The same period saw 945,022 Asian travelers visiting the country, with China contributing 259,592 travelers.

Mr. Ho Chee Tong, Chief Executive Officer of YACL, expressed thanks to all partners for support receiving 6.03M in 2018. "We look forward to further cooperation with members of the aviation industry for a better 2019. We are working continuously to improve YIA's facilities and operations, and are marketing to improve our connectivity in preparation for the expected increase in passenger demand. We are ready to work with the government and our valued airline partners to boost growth," he added.

About Yangon Aerodrome Company Limited (YACL) - Setting the standard for high performance

Incorporated on 3rd October 2015, Yangon Aerodrome Company Limited (YACL) operates and manages Yangon International Airport (YIA), the gateway to Myanmar. As the company responsible for Myanmar's largest and busiest airport, YACL sets the standard for YIA as a high-performing aviation hub, built on a foundation of daily excellence in infrastructure, operations and management.

Strategically located between India and China, Myanmar is less than six hours by air from two-thirds of the world's population. With Myanmar gaining popularity as a travel destination, YACL is committed to scaling up YIA's handling capacity for visitor traffic while continuously providing quality experiences for passengers and airlines alike.

YIA has 47 retail and service stores and 23 F&B outlets. With 32 international airlines connecting Myanmar to 30 destinations, YIA served a total of 6.035 million passengers from around the world in 2018.

For media queries, please contact the YACL Media Office at media.relations@yangon.aero.

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Blizzard and NetEase extend partnership as China approves 84 new game titles
China Knowledge Online
Jan 13, 2019

Jan 11, 2019 (China Knowledge) - U.S. gaming giants Blizzard Entertainment will be extending its partnership with Chinese game publisher NetEase after 11 years.

Under the partnership, NetEase will keep publishing rights for Blizzard’s game titles such as World of Warcraft, StarCraft, Diablo, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm and Overwatch in China till January 2023.

NetEase which is based in Beijing brought the first Blizzard game StarCraft 2 to China back in 2008 together with the latter’s Battle.net gaming platform and has played a profound role in popularizing the company’s games in China.

The extension of the partnership comes as China lifts a 9-month long suspension of new game titles in the country last December. Just this week, China’s State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television released its second list of approvals consisting of 84 new games.

This is the second list the Chinese regulator has released in 2 weeks. However, China’s gaming giants Tencent and NetEase have yet to wait for their gaming titles to be approved.

Despite this, the new approvals are a boon to the country’s gaming industry which has seen growth stalled for most of last year following the halt of new game approvals and is good news for Chinese gaming companies.

Titles from companies such as Tencent and NetEase will likely come in the near future as regulators review games in order of submission.

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KOICA Presents The Asia Foundation with ‘Best Partnership’ Award
Jan 11, 2019

Seoul, January 10, 2019 — On December 28, the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) presented the ‘Best Partnership’ award to The Asia Foundation for the Women’s Business Center and Incubator Project in Mongolia. KOICA President Mi-kyung Lee delivered the letter of appreciation to Kwang Kim, country representative of The Asia Foundation in Korea.

The Women’s Business Center project, a successful public-private partnership program, began in 2016. Since it opened in Ulaanbaatar in 2016, Mongolia’s first-ever Women’s Business Center has trained over 5,000 women and developed a regular client base of 2,000 entrepreneurs. The center supports a growing number of women business owners by providing high-quality business support services and an enabling environment for women entrepreneurs.

As the most active network of women entrepreneurs in Ulaanbaatar, the center is helping to create a vigorous ecosystem of Mongolian women entrepreneurs. Watch a short film featuring one of 28 graduates of the Women’s Business Center.

Currently, The Asia Foundation is expanding support for Mongolian women entrepreneurs by implementing a follow-up project through Inclusive Business Solution in partnership with Korean ICT company, ‘Solutek’.

The Asia Foundation is a nonprofit international development organization committed to improving lives across a dynamic and developing Asia. Informed by six decades of experience and deep local expertise, our work across the region addresses five overarching goals—strengthen governance, empower women, expand economic opportunity, increase environmental resilience, and promote regional cooperation.

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Harvard Medical School and HKU win First Prize Paper Award in the IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics (TPEL)
Dec 29, 2018

In collaboration with the Harvard Medical School (HMS), an HKU engineering team led by Dr Kwok Ka-wai of Mechanical Engineering, the Faculty of Engineering, was conferred the First Prize Paper Award for 2017 in the IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics (TPEL).

The paper was co-authored by Assistant Professor Dr Kwok Ka-Wai and two research postgraduate students Mr Lun Tianle and Ms Guo Ziyan of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and their collaborators Dr Tang Sai Chun (first author) and Dr Nathan J. McDannold from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School (HMS).

Their paper “Intermediate Range Wireless Power Transfer with Segmented Coil Transmitters for Implantable Heart Pumps” presented a coil segmentation technique that could be implemented on a mid-range wireless transmitting coil for powering implantable heart pump. This technique successfully reduces the overall required voltage to a safe level on the order of 10V, resulting in hugely-improved safety level compared to similar technologies for powering capsule endoscope which require excitation voltage as high as 3kV.

IEEE TPEL is a top journal in the field of power electronics. Each year, the Editor and Associate Editors recognise the three first prize papers and five second prize papers deemed best among those published in the Transactions during the preceding calendar year. The established Transactions review criteria are used as the basis for the Prize Paper selection. Specific emphasis is placed on originality; contribution to the field; extent to which the paper is supported by analysis and experimental evidence; and quality of presentation, including the effective use of illustrations. In 2017, IEEE TPEL published a total of 789 papers. After a rigorous selection process and multiple level reviews and votes, the Harvard-HKU paper was selected as first prize paper. It is a high honor and tribute to its fine research and presentation quality, and the potential impact to the field.

Media enquiries:
Ms Celia Lee, Faculty of Engineering, HKU (Tel: 3917 8519; Email: leecelia@hku.hk) or
Miss Bonnie Tsang, Faculty of Engineering, HKU (Tel: 3917 1924; Email: bonniepy@hku.hk)

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Hospital of Stomatology holds the First PKU-NTU Symposium on Periodontal Clinical Problems
Dec 29, 2018

Peking University, Dec. 27, 2018: On December 16, 2018, the first Peking University-Taiwan University Symposium on Clinical Problems was successfully held at Peking University Hospital of Stomatology. The symposium dealt with various topics including the long-term therapeutic effect of periodontal disease, muco-gingival surgery, orthodontic treatment of periodontitis patients, implant treatment of periodontitis patients, and so on, thus providing a platform for academic exchanges between young scholars across the Straits.

This event not only deepened the understanding of dentists across the Straits on periodontal, implant and orthodontic comprehensive treatment and broadened their horizons, but also established a deep friendship between young doctors of Peking University and Taiwan University, strengthened exchanges between the two universities, enhanced mutual understanding, and laid a solid foundation for larger-scale academic exchanges in the future.

Written by: Wu Zhaoxia
Edited by: Huang Weijian
Source: Peking University Hospital of Stomatology

Asian Tour and Habitat for Humanity Indonesia build homes together with families in Sentul
Dec 19, 2018

JAKARTA, December 19, 2018 --( ASIA TODAY )-- Celebrating hope, joy and giving, Asian Tour golfers and staff spent a day to volunteer and build homes with Habitat for Humanity Indonesia and future homeowners in Sentul village, Bojong Koneng in Bogor to cap the successful Indonesian Masters.

"It has been a meaningful year for the Asian Tour in 2018. As we celebrate another season of success, we are happy to see that many stakeholders within the Asian Tour family made an effort to give back to society through our partnership with Habitat for Humanity.

Through this partnership, our objective is to help Habitat for Humanity expand their brand awareness by garnering support from the golfing community to provide more families with access to affordable housing.

Over the past 12 months, players and staff have also volunteered their time on-site in India, Thailand and now Indonesia, which are some of the places that we host tournaments in. We are proud to be able to pledge our support to Habitat for Humanity," said Cho Minn Thant, Chief Operating Officer of the Asian Tour.

George Gandranata, Berry Henson, Elki Kow, Wolmer Murillo, Fajar Win Nuryanto and Mitchell Slorach comprise the Asian Tour golfers who are leading the build. Asian Tour management and staff also worked together with Habitat for Humanity Indonesia ambassadors, and families in building three homes.

Rick Hathaway, Asia-Pacific vice president of Habitat for Humanity International said, “We are grateful for the strong partnership with Asian Tour through 2018. The build with Habitat families in Sentul marks Asian Tour’s continuous support. Thanks to the passion and commitment of golfers and staff, we can move closer to our vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live.”

During the build, Asian Tour volunteers were able to meet and work with future homeowners Enoh, Bai and Aben. Their families have been living in run-down bamboo houses that have leaky roofs and poor lighting. With the support of Habitat Indonesia and Asian Tour, the three families will be able to create a better future through secure and stable homes.

In Sentul, where communities are among the millions of Indonesians living in poverty, low-income housing are built by the families themselves often using makeshift and low quality materials. Sustainable housing solutions that build families’ and communities’ resilience are critical in disaster-prone Indonesia where vulnerable families are at risk of losing scarce assets and falling deeper into poverty.

Supporting Habitat for Humanity initiatives help overcome Indonesia’s housing gaps. Last week, Olympic golf champion and world number 2 Justin Rose donated US$50,000 to support Habitat Indonesia’s disaster response in tsunami and earthquake-hit areas in Sulawesi and Lombok.

Generous contributions from Asian Tour golfers also help make a difference. Habitat ambassadors Danny Masrin and Berry Henson raised funds together with their peers and supporters through the #BirdiesforHabitat challenge at the Indonesian Masters.

Meanwhile, India’s Shubhankar Sharma topped this year’s Habitat for Humanity Standings. The adoption of the name Habitat for Humanity Standings for this year’s Asian Tour season-long order-of-merit rankings is a meaningful reminder that housing is a top priority that can empower people to build better lives and families.

As Asian Tour’s sustainable development partner, Habitat for Humanity was able to bring the need for decent housing closer to the hearts of the golfing community in the region and the rest of the world. The partnership is instrumental in raising resources, awareness and in mobilizing volunteers for the cause of decent, secure housing in India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

Marking its 35th anniversary in the Asia-Pacific region in 2018, Habitat for Humanity continues to draw on the strength of partnerships such as with Asian Tour to build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.


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Veolia Water Technologies Supplies Kraft Heinz China with In-House Wastewater Treatment Technologies
Dec 18, 2018

Shanghai, December 18, 2018 --( ASIA TODAY )-- Kraft Heinz China has selected Veolia Water Technologies to provide the multinational food manufacturer with a wastewater treatment solution for its new soy sauce plant in Guangdong, China. The implementation of Veolia’s technologies at Kraft Heinz’s new plant in Guangdong will enable them to meet the stringent national and provincial discharge standards.

An American food company formed by the merger of Kraft Foods Group and Heinz in 2015, Kraft Heinz is the fifth-largest food and beverage company in the world. The new Kraft Heinz Yangjiang food factory in Guangdong covers an area of over 13 hectares, and will produce about 125,000 tonnes of soy sauce per year.

“This project is a testament to the quality of Veolia’s wastewater treatment solutions and it reaffirms Veolia’s leading position as a water and wastewater solutions provider”, shared James PENG, Managing Director, Solutions China, Veolia Water Technologies. “By combining our technologies and our knowledge of local discharge limits, Veolia is able to help Kraft Heinz mitigate wastewater challenges in an increasingly environmentally conscious market”.

Veolia will provide its AnoxKaldnes Biological Activated Sludge™ (BAS) solution in the Kraft Heinz Yangjiang factory. Optimally designed to provide a volumetric loading capacity that is up to three times higher than conventional activated sludge, the BAS™ biological wastewater treatment solution is a combination of Veolia’s compact AnoxKaldnes™ Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor (MBBR) and activated sludge processes. This will allow Kraft Heinz to cope with an overall higher organic load than conventional activated sludge processes, while requiring a relatively small footprint.

Apart from the AnoxKaldnes BAS™ solution, the wastewater treatment plant will also be equipped with a Dissolved Air Floatation (DAF) clarifier system for total phosphorous removal and biological sludge separation.

PENG concluded, “As Veolia continues to expand its presence in Asia, we are confident that our robust solutions and long-term focused customer service will continue to benefit customers across various industries. With a competent and strong professional team providing local support in China, we are excited about future growth opportunities here”.


Veolia Water Technologies provides the complete range of services required to design, build, maintain and upgrade water and wastewater treatment facilities and systems for industrial clients and public authorities. The company's extensive portfolio of technologies features everything from online diagnostic solutions to evaporation and crystallization, energy-producing sludge treatment, state-of-the-art desalination, laboratory-grade water and mobile water services. By optimizing both processes and monitoring, Veolia Water Technologies helps clients reduce their water footprint while generating considerable savings in energy and chemical consumption.

Veolia group is the global leader in optimized resource management. With nearly 169 000 employees worldwide, the Group designs and provides water, waste and energy management solutions which contribute to the sustainable development of communities and industries. Through its three complementary business activities, Veolia helps to develop access to resources, preserve available resources, and to replenish them.

In 2017, the Veolia group supplied 96 million people with drinking water and 62 million people with wastewater service, produced nearly 55 million megawatt hours of energy and converted 47 million metric tons of waste into new materials and energy. Veolia Environnement (listed on Paris Euronext: VIE) recorded consolidated revenue of €25.12 billion in 2017.

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Bank Mandiri and JCB Issued Precious Credit Card
JCN Newswire
Dec 18, 2018

JAKARTA, Dec 18, 2018 - (ACN Newswire) - PT Bank Mandiri Persero (Tbk) ("Bank Mandiri") and PT JCB International Indonesia, a subsidiary of JCB International Co., Ltd., the international operations subsidiary of JCB Co., Ltd., have started to issue Mandiri-JCB Precious Card targeting the premium segment, especially to online shoppers and travelers.

The initial launching ceremony was carried out by Bank Mandiri Retail Banking Director Donsuwan Simatupang and JCB International Co., Ltd. President & COO Kimihisa Imada in Jakarta, Tuesday (December 18).

Mandiri JCB Precious Credit Card gives delightful online shopping experience by giving complimentary Wifi.id access, complimentary insurance premium protection for online transactions, and also complimentary Rp250,000 e-voucher at Blibli.com to each new cardholder. Cardholders can also enjoy Mandiri offers at more than 10,000 outlets and double Mandiri Fiestapoin from all domestic transactions.

As additional benefits, Mandiri JCB Precious Credit cardholders can enjoy many benefits and a variety of services provided by JCB, especially premium benefits in travel such as airport lounges services in Japan, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Korea and Thailand. Besides that JCB provides lounge service at JCB PLAZA and JCB PLAZA Lounge to tourists in major travel destinations. JCB PLAZA Tokyo and JCB PLAZA Kyoto offer services such as making reservations and providing sightseeing information. JCB PLAZA Lounge provides exclusive lounge service in Japanese and the local language for JCB cardholders in 8 world-class travel destinations (Seoul, Singapore, Bangkok, Taipei, Hong Kong, Honolulu, Guam and Paris). JCB also provides more than 3,000 privileges and discounts on dining and shops around the world. In addition, cardholders can earn 3 times Mandiri Fiestapoin for any international transaction.

Donsuwan said, "This collaboration is very strategic because it can strengthen the customer base and increase the added value that can be enjoyed by customers. Japan has become one of the top 5 international destinations for our cardholders, adding JCB will complete the product selection offered by Bank Mandiri. Therefore, in this special occasion, I would like to announce that in March 2019, Bank Mandiri will give the best ticket price to Japan, for Mandiri JCB Precious card holders".

Donsuwan added, "This corporate action was also in line with the company's business focus to strengthen market share in the retail banking segment."

As of November 2018, the number of active Bank Mandiri credit cards that have been issued reached more than 2 million cards, with year on year sales volume growth at 10% from the same period last year. Of that amount 10% is international transactions.

Meanwhile, President & COO of JCB InternationaI, Kimihisa Imada said, "We are pleased that Mandiri, one of the largest banks in Indonesia, has become our issuing partner. I believe it will definitely attract many customers with its broad range of benefits and services provided by both parties. Also, I am sure that it will bring Mandiri and JCB many opportunities to expand business in Indonesia that has high potential for the future as the national economy continues to grow."

About PT Bank Mandiri (Persero), Tbk

Bank Mandiri is one of the leading banks in Indonesia with financial services to customers that covers Corporate, Commercial, SME, Micro, Consumer Banking and Treasury business segments. Bank Mandiri is currently working with several subsidiaries to support its main business, which include: MandiriSekuritas (capital market service), Bank Syariah Mandiri (Islamic banking), Bank MandiriTaspen / Mantap (UMKM Credit), AXA-Mandiri Financial Services (life insurance), MandiriInHealth (health insurance), Mandiri AXA General Insurance (Mandiri insurance), Mandiri Tunas Finance (financing services), Mandiri Utama Finance (financing services), Mandiri International Remittance (remittances), Mandiri Europe (treasury & financial institution) and Mandiri Capital Indonesia (Venture capital financing).

As of September 2018, Bank Mandiri network has spread throughout Indonesia, covering 4,607 office networks, including 2,632 branches and 1,975 micro networks. Bank Mandiri's distribution services are also equipped with 17,391 ATM units connected in the ATM Link network, ATM Bersama, ATM Prima and Visa / Plus, and 235,671 Electronic Data Capture (EDC) and e-banking networks which include Mandiri Online, SMS Banking and Call Center 14,000

About JCB

JCB is a major global payment brand and a leading payment card issuer and acquirer in Japan. JCB launched its card business in Japan in 1961 and began expanding worldwide in 1981. As part of its international growth strategy, JCB has formed alliances with hundreds of leading banks and financial institutions globally to increase merchant coverage and card member base. As a comprehensive payment solution provider, JCB commits to provide responsive and high-quality service and products to all customers worldwide.

Rohan Hafas
Corporate Secretary
PT Bank Mandiri (Persero) Tbk.
Telp. 021-5245740 Fax 021-5268246

Kumiko Kida
JCB Co., Ltd.
Corporate Communications
Tel: +81-3-5778-8353
Email: jcb-pr@info.jcb.co.jp

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