Malaysia auxiliary police are integrating a facial recognition surveillance technology used in China

The facial recognition technology is built by YITU, a company that is used in tourist locations and ports in China 

It's gold baby! Malaysia investment startup raises Series A from 500 Startups

HelloGold has launched a crypto token pegged to gold and is planning on moving its services onto the blockchain 

Funding Societies raised a US$25M Series B funding round led by Softbank Ventures Korea

The latest funding round for Funding Societies is said to be the largest raised by a P2P lending platform in Southeast Asia 

The 10 startups who made jaw-dropping pitches that wow-ed judges and fans

These are the 10 startups who will be proceeding to have a face-off at the Echelon Asia Summit 2018 boxing ring. 

Ata Plus partners with Quest MasteryAsia to nurture Malaysia’s entrepreneurship ecosystem

Quest MasteryAsia will screen selected companies based on the Security Commission's compliance and disclosure requirements, prior to funnelling the ECF prospects to Ata Plus 

Malaysia’s creative content producer PopDigital acquires lifestyle sites,

Buzzkini is a social news channel whereas is catered to the modest lifestyle consumer 

For startups in Johor, new academy programme aims to guide the region's budding entrepreneurs

The initiative is going to start with a 10-day web development bootcamp in June 

This blockchain platform helps brands implement CSR activities efficiently, thereby getting more visibility

Incitement combines sustainable development programmes, technology, and community events to make social impact creation attractive for brands by merging business objectives with global social development goals 

Hong Kong wedding marketplace Hitchbird nabs seed round from Catcha Group

Hitchbird has over 5,000 wedding vendors on its platform in 24 categories across 53 cities in Asia 

Today's top tech news, April 2: Grab/Uber deal raising competition concerns in Southeast Asia

Also, the Indonesian government suggests new regulations and Commerce.Asia raises US$1.3M