Sarawak Shell Livewire

Sarawak Shell Livewire

Community Initiative, Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, FinTech, Industry 4.0, Our Community, Sarawak, Smart City, Social Innovation
Great energy today at SMA-TEGAS Digital Innovation Hub Kuching for the first Sarawak Shell LiveWIRE Bright Ideas workshop this year. Our journey in search for the brightest business ideas in Sarawak continues next week at SMA-TEGAS Digital Innovation Hub Bintulu on July 13 and at SMA-TEGAS Digital Innovation Hub Miri on July 20. To join, sign up at https://livewire.shell.com.my/register.html Photo from SMA - TEGAS Digital Innovation Hub Photo from SMA - TEGAS Digital Innovation Hub Photo from SMA - TEGAS Digital Innovation Hub
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Financial management: 24 S’wak ministries, department, agencies rated ‘excellent’ – Auditor-General’s Report

Financial management: 24 S’wak ministries, department, agencies rated ‘excellent’ – Auditor-General’s Report

Community Initiative, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Our Community, Sarawak
The views of the Sarawak State Assembly building taken from the air – Bernama file photo KUCHING: The financial management of a majority of Sarawak’s 32 ministries, departments and agencies last year has been “excellent”, the Auditor-General’s Report 2018 Series 1 said. The report released today said 24 ministries, departments and agencies performed excellently, seven were good and one was found to be less satisfactory. The top performing ministry was Ministry of International Trade and e-Commerce with a score of 97.43 per cent, while the Welfare Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development was at the bottom of the table with a score of 62.02 per cent. The number of ministries, departments and agencies that performed excellently had doubled from 11 in 2017 to 24 last year, while the number…
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Syed Saddiq: Federal govt respects Sarawak’s position on youth age cap

Syed Saddiq: Federal govt respects Sarawak’s position on youth age cap

Community Initiative, Our Community, Sarawak
The Federal Government respects the Sarawak government’s stand in carrying out an in-depth study of the decision to lower the youth age cap from 40 years to 30. NSTP/MELVIN JONI KUCHING: The Federal Government respects the Sarawak government’s stand in carrying out an in-depth study of the decision to lower the youth age cap from 40 years to 30. Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman said here today that the change only involved associations registered with the Registrar of Youth (ROY). “What the state government has raised is something different, which does not come under the jurisdiction of the Federal Government,” he said after paying a courtesy call on Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg at Wisma Bapa Malaysia here. “So, only those registered under…
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Enriching experience for UNIMAS students at Thaksin University

Enriching experience for UNIMAS students at Thaksin University

Community Initiative, Entrepreneurs, Our Community, Sarawak, Social Innovation
Spending three weeks in Songkhla, Thailand is definitely an eye opening experience for 10 undergraduate students from Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) who have just completed the student mobility program at Thaksin University from 23 June to July 13, 2019. The program was part of a joint collaboration between the Faculty of Language and Communication, UNIMAS and Department of Western Languages of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Thaksin University. During the three weeks’ program, students were required to attend classes, conducting presentations, participating in community projects and at the same time, were given the opportunity to explore beautiful tourism attractions within Songkhla, Hatyai, Trang and Phatthalung vicinities with their Thai buddies. Gabriel Lihan Apat Ferguson, 21, from Kuching said the three weeks’ program was simply amazing and has provided…
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Minister looks forward to VR changing way tourism industry operates

Minister looks forward to VR changing way tourism industry operates

Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Industry 4.0, Our Community, Sarawak, Smart City, Social Innovation
KUCHING: Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah hopes that digital technology such as Virtual Reality (VR) will revolutionise the way the tourism industry operates in future. Speaking during the Beyond Paradigm Summit 2019 held at a hotel here last week, he said through VR technology tourists will be able to experience the destination of their choice even before making the trip. “This technology is especially helpful for elderly group of travellers who wish to travel to adventurous destination such as caves, underwater, mountainous areas and rainforest but are limited by their physical ability, health and age. Hence the VR technology would be able to give them the immersive personalised experiences as if they were there,” he added. During the event, Abdul Karim was…
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Sarawak dijamin tidak akan muflis dalam tiga tahun

Sarawak dijamin tidak akan muflis dalam tiga tahun

Community Initiative, Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, FinTech, Fishing, Industry 4.0, Our Community, Renewable Energy, Sarawak, Smart City
PENGHARGAAN: Awang Tengah menerima cenderamata daripada Arham (dua kiri) sebagai tanda penghargaan selepas majlis pelancaran semalam. Turut kelihatan Naroden (kanan) dan Mussen (kiri). — Gambar Muhammad Rais Sanusi KUCHING: Sarawak dijamin tidak akan muflis dalam tempoh tiga tahun seperti yang diramalkan Menteri Kewangan persekutuan sebelum ini, kata Timbalan Ketua Menteri Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan. Beliau menegaskan, Sarawak telah dinilai oleh agensi penarafan antarabangsa seperti Moody’s dan Standard & Poor selama bertahun-tahun. Menurutnya, malahan kedua-duanya telah mengesahkan penarafan kredit pelaburan negeri masing-masing pada A3 dan A-. “Begitu juga, Ketua Audit Negara telah memberi Sarawak Sijil Audit Bersih bagi Kewangan untuk tempoh 17 tahun berturut-turut. “Belanjawan kerajaan Sarawak sentiasa mencatatkan lebihan selama bertahun-tahun. Kami mempunyai sumber pendapatan yang mantap terutama menerusi pelaksanaan cukai jualan ke atas produk petroleum untuk eksport.…
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CM to officiate S’wak trade, tourism office in S’pore today

CM to officiate S’wak trade, tourism office in S’pore today

Community Initiative, Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, FinTech, Fishing, Industry 4.0, Our Community, Renewable Energy, Sarawak, Smart City
SINGAPORE: Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg will be officiating the soft opening of Sarawak Trade and Tourism Office (Statos) here today. The office, which is located at Robinson Road, is to serve as a one-stop centre to promote tourism and agricultural products from Sarawak while at the same time bring in more investments, promote trade and attract more tourists to the state. The event is expected to be attended by around 100 invited guests from Sarawak and Singapore including deputy chief ministers Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah and Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr James Masing as well as acting State Secretary Datu Jaul Samion. The initiative to set up Statos in Singapore was announced by Abang Johari last year during the Sarawak International Business Exhibition and Conference (SIBEC).…
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Syarikat Sarawak digalak manfaat kemudahan pelaburan disediakan kerajaan persekutuan

Syarikat Sarawak digalak manfaat kemudahan pelaburan disediakan kerajaan persekutuan

Aviation and Aerospace, Community Initiative, Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, FinTech, Fishing, Industry 4.0, Our Community, Renewable Energy, Sarawak, Smart City
TERIMA KASIH: Arham menyampaikan cenderamata kepada Pengerusi Serba Dinamik Sdn Bhd Abdul Kadier Sahib (kiri) yang merupakan salah seorang penceramah jemputan sempena seminar. — Gambar Muhammad Rais Sanusi KUCHING: Pemain syarikat domestik Sarawak digalakkan untuk memanfaatkan sepenuhnya kemudahan pelaburan yang disediakan kerajaan persekutuan untuk bergerak ke arah Industri 4.0. Timbalan Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif I Lembaga Pembangunan Pelaburan Malaysia (MIDA) Arham Abdul Rahman berkata, kerajaan berusaha menyediakan kemudahan menerusi pelbagai insiatif bagi membantu golongan berkenaan dalam mengembangkan pelaburan mereka. “Ia termasuk pakej insentif seperti Status Perintis, Elaun Cukai Pelaburan dan Dana Strategik Pelaburan Domestik. “Terdapat juga insentif pengeluaran robotik iaitu Elaun Modal Automasi untuk menggalakkan automasi dalam industri pengilangan dan Skim Pinjaman Mudah untuk Automasi dan Modenisasi (SLAM) untuk meningkatkan proses, keupayaan pengeluaran dan kepelbagaian dalam aktiviti nilai tambah lebih tinggi,” ujarnya.…
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SARAWAK TIMBER SME’s EXPO 2019

SARAWAK TIMBER SME’s EXPO 2019

Community Initiative, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, FinTech, Industry 4.0, Our Community, Sarawak, Smart City
During 27th June 2019, Abang Johari attended the Sarawak Timber & SMEs Expo. The theme of the expo is to transform the timber industry and SMEs in Digital Economy and the Fourth Industrial Revolution. SARAWAK TIMBER & SME’s EXPO will be held from 27 -30th June 2019 at the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK). It is jointly organized by the Sarawak Timber Industry Development Corporation (STIDC) and the Ministry of Industrial and Entrepreneur Development (MIED). A picture with Abang Johari (On the left) with Mr. Heineken (On the second right) and Mr. Arix (On the right) The Expo provides an excellent platform for manufacturers and suppliers of timber and non-timber products and SMEs entrepreneurs to showcase and promote their products and new innovations. It functions as a “One-Stop Centre” where…
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Boosting Sarawak’s agricultural produce

Boosting Sarawak’s agricultural produce

Community Initiative, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, FinTech, Fishing, Industry 4.0, Our Community, Renewable Energy, Sarawak, Smart City
The slide in commodities prices offers agriculture players and smallholders in Sarawak the opportunity to venture further into the downstream industries. Despite weak commodities prices, demand for food remains robust with growing population and changing lifestyles of the people. With healthy demand for food and agriculture produce, smallholders and agriculture players should capitalise on producing more for commercialiastion as they could enjoy higher return from their businesses. Sarawak, with its vast amount of land and rich in natural resources, has the potential to enhance the development of the downstream industries especially food processing. Deputy Minister of Rural and Regional Development Datuk Alexander Nanta Linggi said the development of downstream industries especially food processing in Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE) will create higher value products for sale. He said the…
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