Selected articles by IDS researchers / academicians; Berita IDS and Borneo Review

Article: Introduction to Hemp, The new green “Gold Rush”

By Shahrir Jublee  -  Hemp is a plant that has been used since early civilization up until the early 1900s to make paper, clothing, packaging materials, construction materials and medical purposes for treatment of arthritis, asthma and skin disease before the worldwide ban on cannabis started by the United States government. Hemp and marijuana are siblings from the species of Cannabis Sativa, which is why it normally carries a negative stigma and causes confusion in the public eye. The primary d [...]

Article: COVID-19 Pandemic – Recovery Measures for Sabah’s Economy Oct 2020

Most impacted sectors in Sabah includes Tourism, Fisheries, Land Transportation, Oil Palm Manufacturing, Wholesale & Retail, and Hotel/Accommodation (source: Special Bulletin, Department of Statistics, Malaysia). Malaysia has 236,000 fewer jobs in the private sector during the 2nd quarter of 2020 compared to the same period last year (source: Principal Statistics of Labour Force, Malaysia, Q2 2020, Department of Statistics, Malaysia), and Sabah lost close to 4,900 jobs due to lockdown (sourc [...]

Setting up the Human Capital Blueprint

The first lab session on “Setting Up the Human Capital Blueprint” was held on19 December 2017 at Dewan Perdana UPEN, Wisma SEDIA, Kota Kinabalu. The half-day lab was one of the tools to kick start the establishment of the Human Capital Blueprint. The lab was organised by Institute for Development Studies (Sabah) – (IDS), Sabah State Economic Planning Unit (UPEN) and Sabah Economic Development and Investment Authority (SEDIA) cum the Secretariat for establishing the blueprint. The lab was attende [...]

Inclusive Innovation Convention 2018 (IIC2018)

The Inclusive Innovation Convention 2018 (IIC 2018) held in Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa, Tuaran on 22nd March 2018 was  organised by SME Corporation Malaysia (SME Corp) and Yayasan Inovasi Malaysia (YIM), in partnership with the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) and the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI). The Institute for Development Studies (Sabah) (IDS) served as the strategic partner and event organizer for the seminar. The convention themed ‘ [...]

Preparing Sabah to be an Important Player in Global Economy

Sabah’s strengths are no doubt revolve around the abundance of its natural resources ranging from the beauty of its touristic landscape, agriculture (livestock, paddy and aquaculture) to its oil and gas.  All in all, Sabah is yet to develop and utilise all its natural resources and people in order to fully relish the potential of Sabah to be an important player in global economy.  These industries are not only to be fully developed but also to be revolutionaries and supported by hard and soft in [...]

Seminar on Nurturing Sabah’s Creative Rural Communities

A seminar entitled “Nurturing Sabah’s Creative Rural Communities” was held on the 12 October 2017 at the Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa, Kota Kinabalu Sabah. The one-day seminar was jointly organised by the Institute for Development Studies (Sabah) in partnership with Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) and in collaboration with the Society of Performing Arts Kota Kinabalu Sabah (SPArKS). It was attended by almost 250 participants comprising mainly industry players from both the private and [...]

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