Time for Sabah, Sarawak to play bigger role

Time for Sabah, Sarawak to play bigger role

Aviation and Aerospace, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, FinTech, Industry 4.0, Renewable Energy, Sabah, Sarawak, Smart City
Dato Madani Sahari As a Sarawakian, I am aware that there has been decades-long limitation in bringing the automotive industry to Sabah and Sarawak, as the logistics factors alone make it seemingly challenging to set up an automotive manufacturing ecosystem. However, with the advent of technology and disruptions within the mobility sector, new opportunities have arisen for the people of Sabah and Sarawak. With the correct strategy, it is the right time for meaningful participation, with new comparative advantages now available for the region. MARii has long been working closely with the Australian government to develop numerous turnkey projects in electric mobility and advanced manufacturing for the benefit of Malaysians. Now, in the case of Sabah and Sarawak, an opportunity has presented itself. Firstly, the advent of online technology has…
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MAHB’s retail revolution more than just business

MAHB’s retail revolution more than just business

Aviation and Aerospace, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, FinTech, Industry 4.0, Renewable Energy, Sabah, Sarawak, Smart City
SEPANG: The word “lifestyle” may seem out of place at an airport, but it is exactly what Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) aims to inject into its five international airports in five years. The country’s main airport operator is looking to revamp the commercial space at international airports in Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi, Penang, Kota Kinabalu and Kuching. In an interview with FMT, Mohammad Nazli Abdul Aziz, who is spearheading the commercial reset, said the exercise is about raising the standards of airport retail and realising the full potential of commercial space. “Look at other airports in the region like Singapore, South Korea and Hong Kong. Their average sales per pax (SPP) is at least two to three times more than KLIA’s,” he said. Nazli, who is also MAHB’s senior general…
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Kolaboratif sektor awam, swasta anjak sektor pertanian

Kolaboratif sektor awam, swasta anjak sektor pertanian

Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, Industry 4.0, Sarawak, Smart City
KUCHING: Kolaboratif sektor awam dan swasta sangat penting dalam menganjak sektor pertanian kepada sektor berorientasikan eksport. Timbalan Ketua Menteri Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas berkata, atas sebab itu beliau meneruskan idea mempunyai syarikat utama sebagai modul baharu dalam hala tuju pertanian negeri. Beliau yang juga Menteri Pemodenan Pertanian, Tanah Adat dan Pembangunan Wilayah berkata demikian pada mesyuarat dan makan tengah hari bersama pengurusan kanan lapan syarikat di sini, semalam. Turut hadir pada mesyuarat tersebut Setiausaha Tetap Kementerian Pemodenan Pertanian, Tanah Adat dan Pembangunan Wilayah Datu Ik Pahon Joyik dan Pengarah Jabatan Pertanian Dr Alvin Chai serta para pegawai kanan yang lain. Menurut Uggah, syarikat terutama yang telah kukuh mempunyai banyak kelebihan, antaranya loji pemprosesan yang diiktiraf antarabangsa bagi standard kualiti selain pasaran yang sangat penting. “Kita kini berdepan dengan persaingan…
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MED to create 50,000 entrepreneurs

MED to create 50,000 entrepreneurs

Aviation and Aerospace, Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, FinTech, Fishing, Industry 4.0, Renewable Energy, Sabah, Sarawak, Smart City
KUALA NERUS, Feb 17 (Bernama) – The Ministry of Entrepreneur Development (MED) aims to produce 50,000 small and medium entrepreneurs (SMEs) in order to increase their contribution significantly to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth, says its minister Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Yusof. He said SMEs currently contributed 37 per cent to the GDP and the target was increase that to 47 per cent by 2020. He said in order to achieve the target, the ministry has implemented various initiatives including the “Reach Out & Adopt Programme with MED”, pocket talk sessions with SMEs, Cluster Based Enhancement Programme and Bumiputera Youth Entrepreneurship Programme to foster interest and guide those who are really keen. [Source: "MED to create 50,000 entrepreneurs" pubished by BERNAMA] Photo Credits: BERNAMA
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Tokopedia raises $1.1b from SoftBank, Alibaba to evolve into infrastructure-as-a-service

Tokopedia raises $1.1b from SoftBank, Alibaba to evolve into infrastructure-as-a-service

Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, FinTech, Kalimantan, Smart City
Tokopedia has secured US$1.1 billion in its latest funding round, the company announced today. The deal turns the Indonesian ecommerce unicorn into the most valuable startup in the country, valued at about US$7 billion. The funding is led by SoftBank Vision Fund and existing investor Alibaba Group, with participation from SoftBank Ventures Korea and others. Tokopedia also raised the same amount of funding last year in an Alibaba-led round. According to co-founder and CEO William Tanuwijaya, Tokopedia is evolving its ecosystem to infrastructure-as-a-service, providing logistics, fulfillment, payments, and financial services technologies to empower online and offline commerce. “This will broaden Tokopedia’s scale and reach while improving operational efficiencies for the millions of businesses and partners in our ecosystem and further our mission to democratize commerce through technology in Indonesia,” he…
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Ekonomi Sarawak diunjur berkembang 5% tahun ini

Ekonomi Sarawak diunjur berkembang 5% tahun ini

Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, FinTech, Sarawak, Smart City
RAI BERSAMA: Awang Tengah (lima kiri) dan tetamu lain pada makan malam Tahun Baharu Cina pada malam Sabtu. LIMBANG: Timbalan Ketua Menteri Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan berkata, ekonomi Sarawak diunjur akan berkembang kukuh pada kadar lima peratus pada tahun ini berbanding pertumbuhan ekonomi negara keseluruhannya. Beliau menambah, prestasi tersebut disokong pertumbuhan pelaburan swasta selari dengan kerancakan aktiviti ekonomi domestik dan global. Katanya Sarawak juga mengumumkan lebih RM11 bilion bagi belanjawan negeri tahun ini iaitu yang tertinggi dalam sejarahnya. "Dengan prestasi ini kita menjangkakan Keluaran Dalam Negara Kasar (KDNK) Sarawak lebih tinggi berbanding kadar 4.7 peratus pertumbuhan ekonomi keseluruhan negara," katanya. Awang Tengah berkata demikian pada Majlis Makan Malam Tahun Baharu Cina anjuran Persatuan Hockien Limbang di Dewan Suarah Limbang malam Sabtu lalu. Turut hadir isterinya Datuk Dayang Morliah…
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How Funding Societies survived when it only had cash good for 1 month

How Funding Societies survived when it only had cash good for 1 month

Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, FinTech
This is 14 Questions, where we ask founders in the Asian tech scene to share their memorable moments, lessons learned, and advice for other founders. Name: Kelvin Teo Current position: Co-founder and CEO of Funding Societies/Modalku Describe what you do: As co-founder and CEO, I do whatever it takes – legally and ethically right – to make the company successful. According to feedback, I’m “well-loved and well-laughed” by the team. Kelvin Teo, co-founder and CEO of Funding Societies What was the most memorable moment you had while building your company? Building a startup while studying abroad was unheard of. But I was inspired by an ex-colleague who we thought did just that. Later on, we found out that he actually had a co-founder on ground. Thankfully, we didn’t know earlier…
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Salam TIMOGAH dari Pontianak, Indonesia

Salam TIMOGAH dari Pontianak, Indonesia

Community Initiative, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, Industry 4.0, Kalimantan, Our Community, Sarawak, Smart City
[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIcPkm7Wy1Y[/embed] Salam TIMOGAH dari Pontianak, Indonesia. Rombongan dari Kuching ini terdiri daripada En Heineken Laluan mewakili Timogah, Prof Khalid dari SMA (Sarawak Multimedia Authority), Abdul Qaiyum dari Resonics Consultancy & StartupBorneo, En Ramzy dari AnakSarawak Digital Media dan En Hisham dari Serapi Group. Disambut dengan penuh mesra dan disusuli dengan pelbagai program yang diatur oleh pihak HIPMI KALBAR; misi Timogah kali ini adalah untuk menimba pengalaman, menjalin hubungan dengan rangkaian perniagaan merentas sempadan dan mencari pelbagai peluang perniagaan. #ecommerce #agriculture [Old Kuching Kampung Heritage/StartUp Borneo]
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TIMOGAH Terus Berani Mengorak Langkah Tahun 2019

TIMOGAH Terus Berani Mengorak Langkah Tahun 2019

Community Initiative, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, Kalimantan, Our Community, Sarawak
#TIMOGAH terus mengorak langkah ke hadapan hasil daripada jalinan kerjasama erat sejak tahun 2018 bersama projek #StartupBorneo dan #KuchingKampungHeritage. Bersama pembimbing Encik Qaiyum Alidin, Timogah hari ini ikut serta dalam rombongan ke Pontianak, Indonesia. Misi TIMOGAH ke Pontianak kali ini adalah untuk menimba pengalaman, meneroka peluang perniagaan dan menjalinkan kerjasama dengan kelompok usahawan serta syarikat berkaitan, dari kawasan Kalimantan amnya. TIMOGAH adalah sebuah syarikat perdagangan atas talian (ecommerce) yang diusahakan oleh anak tempatan Sarawak. Berpusat di Kuching Sarawak, Timogah kini menawarkan sistem pembelian secara online dengan khidmat penghantaran segera untuk pelbagai hasil pertanian atau makanan segar kepada para pelanggan di sekitar Kuching. Borneo amnya kaya dengan pelbagai tanaman yang boleh diusahakan secara komersial. Bermula dari skala pasaran tempatan dan menitikberatkan pertanian mampan (sustainable farming). Usaha berterusan sedang dijalankan supaya revolusi perniagaan atas talian ini…
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Old Kuching Heritage Pemangkin Kota Bersejarah Dunia

Old Kuching Heritage Pemangkin Kota Bersejarah Dunia

Community Initiative, Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, FinTech, Fishing, Industry 4.0, Sarawak, Smart City
TURUN PADANG : Abang Johari menyertai aktiviti World Cleanup Day di bawah inisiatif Old Kuching Heritage. Old Kuching Heritage antara inisiatif Kerajaan Sarawak untuk menjadikan ibu negeri Kuching sebagai bandar raya bersejarah yang diiktiraf dunia. Penubuhan Old Kuching Heritage ini merupakan inisiatif di bawah Strategi Ekonomi Digital Sarawak bagi tempoh 2018 hingga 2022. Selain menjadikan Kuching sebagai bandar raya bersejarah diiktiraf dunia, Old Kuching Heritage ini juga menjadi pemangkin dalam meningkatkan ekonomi penduduk. Bagi mencapai matlamat ini, empat komponen telah dikenal pasti sebagai bidang fokus utama di bawah Old kuching Heritage. Empat komponen utama ini ialah Kampung Heritage , Heritage trail, Riverfront Heritage dan Business Heritage. 1) Kampung Heritage. Pengekalan budaya warisan kehidupan kampung Sarawak sebagai wadah kelestarian tamadun lama. Selain pembangunan fizikal, pemeliharaan dan pengekalan berteraskan warisan, perlabagi aktiviti berasaskan…
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