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by August 18, 2017 General


TOKYO, Aug 18 (Bernama) — Monstar Lab, Inc., a leading Japanese software development firm, has announced that it has raised JPY 700 million (US$6.3 Million) in a new round of equity financing from lead investors YJ Capital Inc., Shinsei Corporate Investment Limited, San-In Chuo Television Broadcasting Co., Ltd., Fenox Venture Capital and Tanabe Corporation, together with further investments from existing shareholders.

Monstar Lab is a leading producer of consumer and enterprise mobile apps, business software, and IoT and AR/VR applications, each customized for particular client use cases.

NEW YORK, Aug 18 (Bernama) — I-AM Capital Acquisition Company (Nasdaq:IAMXU), a blank check company formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses, celebrated its initial public offering (IPO) on The Nasdaq Stock Market.

I-AM Capital’s founders, Chief Executive Officer F. Jacob Cherian and Chief Financial Officer Suhel Kanuga, have been focused on investing into India over the last decade, with the distinction of completing the first listed-SPAC investment in India.

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 18 (Bernama) — The International Society of Surgery (ISS) has announced that Malaysia will play host to the 49th World Congress of Surgery (WCS) in 2021. The announcement was made by ISS at the 47th WCS General Assembly, which is currently being held in Basel, Switzerland. The Malaysian delegations to this assembly were led by myself as the Director General of Health. We are certainly very delighted to receive this preeminent news which marks a defining moment for Malaysia, as it acknowledges the excellent hard work of its partners and stakeholders to secure the bid to host the congress in 2021.

The WCS is an international flagship for the profession of surgery worldwide. It is a convention of intellectual discourse held every two years by the International Surgical Society (ISS) in collaboration with its integrated societies, participating societies and national societies of the host country. The congress serves as a platform for all surgical sub-specialties to convene and enhance a mutual camaraderie and exchange innovative ideas, techniques and knowledge. Malaysia has long been an active member this world renowned society.

NEW YORK & SINGAPORE, Aug 18 (Bernama) — Diligent Corporation, the leading provider of secure board collaboration solutions to over 4,700 organisations and 140,000 users worldwide, today announced it has partnered with Singapore Exchange (SGX) to make available its board portal service to SGX-listed entities. As part of the partnership, companies listed on SGX will benefit from Diligent’s full suite of products and add-on modules, along with the company’s award-winning 24/7/365 customer service. Diligent currently serves over 162 companies in the Asia region.

“Board members around the world are being held to higher standards of accountability, requiring them to evolve how they work and collaborate with peers. While technology can create helpful efficiencies, many board members are using it in ways that make them vulnerable to cyber attacks.” said Brian Stafford, CEO at Diligent Corporation. “We are proud to expand our footprint in Asia through our partnership with SGX and look forward to helping board members leverage Diligent’s tools to be more effective without sacrificing personal convenience or critical information security.”

Tesco Malaysia presents exclusive commemorative collectible merchandise for loyal customers

KEPONG, Aug 17 (Bernama) — Build and own your Tesco store? Now you can with COGO MAGIBRIX available exclusively at Tesco stores nationwide. In conjunction with Malaysia’s National Day and Tesco Malaysia’s 15th anniversary this year, Tesco is proud to present a commemorative collectible program via #MyTesco,MyMalaysia campaign. This campaign was created in the spirit of national unity while allowing creativity in building your own Tesco store at home with family and friends.

PETALING JAYA, Aug 17 (Bernama) — HALAL FIESTA ASEAN (HALFEST ASEAN 2017) Malaysia Largest Halal Expo, will take place from August 23rd to 27th and is expected to receive 100,000 visitors. More than 550 booths and 150,000 innovative and quality Halal products and services will be showcased. The 5-day HALFEST ASEAN will have various halal trade and consumer programmes to meet the growing needs of Malaysia and the ASEAN region.

HALFEST ASEAN is organised by the Halal Industry Development Corporation (HDC), an agency under the Ministry of International Trade & Industry (MITI) which is responsible for coordinating the development and promotion of the state’s halal industry in a comprehensive and orderly manner. The main objective of HALFEST ASEAN is to be the primary platform for local entrepreneurs to become Halal Champions and to expand into the international market.

PANJIN, Liaoning, Aug 17 (Bernama) — The second edition of “Red Beach Cup” International Youth Art Festival kicked off on August 14 in the Red Beach National Scenic Corridor, a spectacular tourist attraction located in the northeastern Chinese city of Panjin. More than 200 young people from China, Russia, the United States and other 11 countries participated in the event.

The Panjin Red Beach National Scenic Corridor sits on the bank of Liaohe River and the shore of Bohai Bay. It is the largest red wetland in the world, characterized by unique red coastline, abundant wetland resources and thick reed marshes.