Merujuk kepada berita yang tular hari ini, mengenai Balai Seni Visual Negara akan membawa pameran Doraemon ke Malaysia sempena Tahun Melawat Malaysia 2020.
Animas menzahirkan kekecewaan atas perkara ini. Sebagai persatuan yang dibarisi dan didokong oleh penggiat animasi tempatan, kami menyeru kerajaan khususnya pihak BSVN agar kreatif menampilkan watak animasi tempatan dalam rangka promosi berkaitan. Ini memberi justifikasi karyawan animasi tempatan diraikan dan dihargai.
Laporan Mstar baru-baru ini menyebut Julia Bachok, balu kepada Allahyarham Saleem yang merupakan penyanyi kumpulan Iklim memberi amaran kepada siapa yang mahu menggunakan lagu Allahyarham untuk tujuan raih keuntungan perlu meminta izin terlebih dahulu. Komen beliau sebenarnya merujuk kepada syarikat rakaman yang mempromosi anak kepada Saleem, Syafiq Farhain dengan menggunakan nama Saleem tanpa kebenaran.
Umum melihat seolah-olah Julia tidak membenarkan lagu atau nama Saleem digunakan tanpa keizinan dan bayaran. Umum juga tahu Saleem sebenarnya lebih terkenal dengan lagu-lagu nyanyiannya bersama kumpulan Iklim seperti Bukan Aku Tak Cinta, Suci Dalam Debu, Gerhana Cinta Luka, Di Pintu Mahligai, dan Blues Terengganu Kita antaranya yang ditulis oleh komposer-komposer lain.
Salah seorang bekas anggota Iklim iaitu Mohalim Salleh, selaku pemain bass yang boleh dikatakan terlibat dalam hampir kesemua album studio Iklim tampil memberi pandangannya berhubung isu ini:
“Entahlah, malas nak cakap banyak. Kalau diambil kira Saleem hanya sebagai penyanyi, lagu ciptaan beliau rasanya ada satu dua je kat dalam album solo beliau. Dalam Iklim, semua lagu adalah ciptaan komposer-komposer yang terlibat, jadi tak perlulah mengaku lagu dia kot,” jelas beliau.
The shoe spectacular took place in Prague on 13 – 14 April at the historic Zofin Palace, as Bata celebrated its 125th anniversary. From Malaysia, well-known celebrities Amyra Rosli (IG: @aamyrarosli) and Amar Baharin (IG: @amarbaharin) attended the 2-day extravaganza.
The lights were low, the anticipation high, and all eyes were focused on the animated beating heart entwined in the ‘B’ of Bata featured on the stage’s backdrop. As the audience became mesmerized by the beating heart, the DJ dropped some beats and models strutted onto the catwalk with an explosion of energy. This was the Bata Fashion Weekend; the global footwear giant’s annual extravaganza.
While ushering in its 125th year of shoeing the world, the brand used its Bata Fashion Weekend as a platform to showcase its latest ranges and collections. This was similarly done last year when the stunning event took place in Milan. Meanwhile, this year’s event took place in the birthplace of Bata, Prague, and witnessed a selection of the latest designs, while people across the world tuned in via Facebook live stream.
“The Bata Fashion Weekend 2019 was truly a spectacular event! We are absolutely proud to be appointed as Bata Malaysia’s brand ambassador for this campaign,” stated Amyra Rosli, locally renowned actress, who graced the event alongside her celebrity husband Amar Baharin.
Amar added, “This is our first time in Prague and we’re honoured to be able to witness all the excitement of BFW first-hand. It’s amazing to see that Bata has successfully evolved with the times.”
Can You Hack It, Hong Leong Bank’s Banking and FinTech product and talent discovery 24-hour hackathon returns for a second time, offering amazing participants with a knack for digital innovation and curiosity in understanding the customer journey a one of kind opportunity
Kuala Lumpur, 16 April 2019 – Can You Hack It, a 24-hour hackathon by Hong Leong Bank Berhad (“HLB” or “the Bank”) is back for the second time following its debut success last year. Registration is now open and more information is available at https://www.hlb.com.my/canyouhackit/. You’d better hurry though as the closing date for entries to the event is soon!
To be held on 27 and 28 April 2019 at Menara Hong Leong in Damansara City, Can You Hack It is a unique initiative by HLB under its digital innovation push, offering prizes of RM15,000 in cash, potential employment opportunities at Malaysia’s Best Digital Bank (as named by AsiaMoney Awards 2018), and even further funding and support for incubator or accelerator programmes for promising projects that are presented.
Last year’s Can You Hack It, participant Aaron Chuah, 20, from Inti International College Subang has joined HLB as an intern at its IT Centre of Excellence in January 2019 said, “The highlight of my experience at the hackathon was watching the top 10 group presentations as I learned that applications not only need to be functional but must also have creative features to increase usage. I’m excited at the chance of being hired as a full-time employee at the Bank after I graduate because Hong Leong Bank is one of the more technologically savvy banks in Malaysia. The working environment here is very conducive for tech innovation, which gives people like me the opportunity to learn more and enhance my IT skillset.”
For others, like IT graduate Tan Chun Keat, 27, who was hired as a full-time employee of Hong Leong Bank in February 2019 after his participation in last year’s hackathon, it was his experience as a first-timer at Can You Hack It that changed his perception of technology in the industry. “Our idea was to create a web app to make it easier for SMEs to apply for loans, using automation. It was such an educational experience. I’m a developer in Group Operations & Technology now, but it was during the hackathon that I was truly exposed to how ideas can influence the way that banking works, to make things better.”
But what does it take to win a challenge like this, impress the judges, and potentially take home the prize money or even a job with one of Malaysia’s leading financial brands?