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Qualcomm Incorporated is an American global semiconductor company that designs, manufactures and markets digital wireless telecommunications products and services. Headquartered in San Diego, CA, USA, the company has 157 worldwide locations. We speak to Mantosh Malhotra, Senior Director Business Development for Malaysia, Philippines and Singapore for Qualcomm Technologies to talk about what goes inside the brains of a smartphone and what the future of smartphones looks like.
Datuk Mohd Nor Idrus, CEO, Kidex Sdn Bhd, discusses the 14.9km Kinrara Damansara Skyway in terms of: the need for another highway, highway vs public transportation (MRT/LRT Line), benefits and business case, the homes, offices and buildings that will be displaced, Health, Safety and Environment issues, public feedback / consensus sought and the social impact and controversy of the project. He also discusses the toll rate, and legislated increases and government compensation issues, the mode of project award and the co-tenderors, the track record of Kidexowners Zabima Engineering and Construction Sdn Bhd and Emrail Sdn Bhd, the funding structure and the reported RTO. He also discusses governance concerns such as the presence of Umno legal adviser Datuk Mohd Hafarizam Harun and the wife of former Federal Court judge Tun Zaki Azmi as major owners in Zabimah and Emrail.
The award-winning international storyteller who is also the founder of 10-year-old MoonShadow Stories tells why the oral tradition must be kept alive. While she participates in prominent urban festivals she also spends time with indigenous peoples, marginalized groups and less empowered genders to hear their stories and then retell them. Her storytelling journey began on her grandfather's lap drinking the tales he told her.