CM wants state’s economic ecosystem to be more conducive for youths to develop talents (Video)

CM wants state’s economic ecosystem to be more conducive for youths to develop talents (Video)

Community Initiative, Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, Sarawak, Social Innovation
https://youtu.be/2sCGtmbAWrI KUCHING: Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg wants to transform the state’s economic ecosystem to be more conducive for youths to develop their talents. He said one of the areas the state would be focusing on is the creative industry, in which Sarawak has an abundance of young talents. “For instance our creative industry, we have the talent. That’s why you notice some of the national singers are from Sarawak. “Even in Hollywood we have James Wan (film director from Sarawak),” he said during a special meeting with the press recently in connection with his third anniversary as Sarawak’s sixth chief minister. Abang Johari said because of that, the state government is in the midst of turning the old State Legislative Assembly building into a performing arts centre.…
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Awang Tengah: S’wak tops M’sia’s most preferred investment destination in first 3Q of 2020

Awang Tengah: S’wak tops M’sia’s most preferred investment destination in first 3Q of 2020

Community Initiative, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Industry 4.0, Sarawak
KUCHING (Nov 13): Sarawak ranked first as the most preferred investment destination in Malaysia in terms of investment value in manufacturing sector for the first nine months of this year, said Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan today. The Minister of International Trade and Industry, Industrial Terminal and Entrepreneur Development said Sarawak continued to be an attractive investment destination in the country despite the Covid-19 pandemic. “My ministry will continue to engage with investors either in person or online. For the first nine months of this year, Sarawak ranked number one as the most preferred investment destination in Malaysia in terms of investment value in manufacturing sector, with a total value of RM15.8 billion as in the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (Mida) report,” he said when delivering…
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Western Digital agrees to invest a further RM2.3b in Malaysia

Western Digital agrees to invest a further RM2.3b in Malaysia

Digital Economy, Industry 4.0, Sarawak, Smart City
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 5 — Western Digital, a leading digital storage equipment manufacturer, has decided to invest an additional RM2.3 billion to upgrade its facilities and boost its production capacity in Malaysia. “This was agreed on during a meeting between Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and group chairman of Western Digital Malaysia, Datuk Syed Hussian Aljunid, today. “This raises Western Digital’s total investment in Malaysia to almost RM18 billion,” the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said in a statement today. The new investment would go towards the expansion of facilities and factory capacities at Western Digital Media Penang and Western Digital Sarawak. According to the PMO, interest among companies to increase investments in Malaysia reflects the government’s capability in managing the economy and investors’ confidence in the country’s administration and…
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Western Digital to spend another RM2.3bil in Malaysia, cumulative investment rise to RM18bil [NSTTV]

Western Digital to spend another RM2.3bil in Malaysia, cumulative investment rise to RM18bil [NSTTV]

Digital Economy, Industry 4.0, Sarawak, Smart City
https://youtu.be/tO9-jbT1Z04 KUALA LUMPUR: American hard disk drive manufacturer and data storage company Western Digital will invest an additional RM2.3 billion to expand its presence in Malaysia. The new investment will take Western Digital's total investment to almost RM18 billion since establishing its operations in the country in 1973. The Prime Minister's Office (PMO), in a statement, said the additional investment was agreed upon during a meeting between Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and Western Digital (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd chairman Datuk Syed Hussian Aljunid today. The PMO said the new investment would be used to expand the facilities and capacity of Western Digital's plants in Penang and Sarawak,. This would benefit the country's economy and provide employment to more than 2,000 people, it added. The new investment by Western Digital…
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Tambahan pelaburan Western Digital bukti keupayaan kerajaan urus ekonomi – PMO

Tambahan pelaburan Western Digital bukti keupayaan kerajaan urus ekonomi – PMO

Digital Economy, Industry 4.0, Sarawak, Smart City
KUALA LUMPUR, 5 Nov -- Keupayaan kerajaan dalam menguruskan ekonomi dan keyakinan pelabur terhadap pentadbiran dan kestabilan negara ketika dunia masih berdepan pandemik COVID-19 terbukti apabila terdapat syarikat yang berminat menambah pelaburan di negara ini. Western Digital Sdn Bhd, syarikat pengeluar peralatan storan digital terkemuka memutuskan untuk menambah pelaburan sebanyak RM2.3 bilion bagi meningkatkan kemudahan dan kapasiti pengeluaran syarikat itu di Malaysia. "Perkara itu dipersetujui semasa pertemuan antara Perdana Menteri Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin dengan Pengerusi Kumpulan Operasi Western Digital Malaysia, Datuk Dr Syed Hussian Aljunid, hari ini. "Ini menjadikan nilai keseluruhan pelaburan Western Digital di Malaysia berjumlah hampir RM18 bilion," demikian menurut Pejabat Perdana Menteri dalam satu kenyataan hari ini. Pelaburan baharu itu akan diperuntukkan untuk memperluaskan fasiliti dan kapasiti kilang di Western Digital Media Pulau Pinang dan Western Digital…
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Western Digital tambah pelaburan RM2.3 bilion di Malaysia

Western Digital tambah pelaburan RM2.3 bilion di Malaysia

Community Initiative, Digital Economy, Industry 4.0, Sarawak, Smart City
PETALING JAYA: Pejabat Perdana Menteri mengesahkan Western Digital Sdn Bhd menambah pelaburan sebanyak RM2.3 bilion bagi meningkatkan kemudahan dan kapasiti pengeluarannya di negara ini. Katanya, ini menjadikan keseluruhan pelaburan syarikat pengeluar peralatan storan digital terkemuka itu di Malaysia berjumlah hampir RM18 bilion setakat ini. Pejabat Perdana Menteri berkata, pelaburan itu dipersetujui semasa pertemuan Perdana Menteri, Muhyiddin Yassin dengan Pengerusi Kumpulan Operasi Western Digital Malaysia, Syed Hussian Aljunid hari ini. Katanya, pelaburan tambahan itu membuktikan keupayaan kerajaan dalam menguruskan ekonomi dan keyakinan pelabur terhadap pentadbiran serta kestabilan negara ketika dunia masih berdepan penularan Covid-19. “Pelaburan baru itu akan diperuntukkan untuk memperluaskan fasiliti dan kapasiti kilang di Western Digital Media Pulau Pinang dan Western Digital Sarawak. “Pelaburan tambahan ini akan memberi manfaat ekonomi kepada negara, selain membuka peluang pekerjaan kepada lebih 2,000…
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PANDei e-Pelancongan Course-Sarawak’s small step towards community based tourism

PANDei e-Pelancongan Course-Sarawak’s small step towards community based tourism

Community Initiative, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Our Community, Sarawak, Smart City, Social Innovation
KUCHING, Nov 5: The launch of ‘e-Pelancongan’ online learning programme is Sarawak’s small step towards sparking off interests among the people in a community-based tourism in the state. Tourism, Arts and Culture Ministry permanent secretary Hii Chang Kee said the free-ofcharge four-module online course is now available for everyone to access and participate. “These modules are now available not only to Grab drivers but to everybody including taxi drivers, schools students or housewives. “You can all learn through this program on how to become an ambassador of Sarawak’s tourism as you know more about the cities like Kuching, Sibu and Miri,” he said. He further introduced that the four modules in the course which are only available in Malay language at the moment are tourism awareness, responsible tourism, business events…
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Kenali Apa itu Bandar Pintar

Kenali Apa itu Bandar Pintar

Community Initiative, Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, Industry 4.0, Our Community, Sarawak, Smart City, Social Innovation
A very insightful sharing by Prof. Ir. Dr. Al-Khalid Othman, Deputy Chief Scientist & Deputy Chief Advisor for Sarawak Digital Economy on today's episode "Kenali Apa itu Bandar Pintar" during our live interview for Sembang Digital Normal Baru, SMA-Azam with SARAWAKfm this morning. SMA in collaboration with AZAM Sarawak is broadcasting radio programmes to promote awareness and inclusivity covering various themes on Sarawak Digital Economy initiatives.#DrivingDigitalSarawak#DigitalInclusivity#DigitalBridge
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Taman alam maya tarikan pelancong

Taman alam maya tarikan pelancong

Community Initiative, Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Industry 4.0, Our Community, Sarawak, Smart City, Social Innovation
KOTA SAMARAHAN: Taman D-Virtual di sini berpotensi menjadi tarikan pelancongan domestik dan luar negara, kata Menteri Pelancongan, Kesenian dan Kebudayaan Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah. Beliau berkata, taman alam maya tersebut akan menjadi pakej yang boleh dipertontonkan dan diuar-diuarkan sebagai pakej pelancongan Sarawak. “Kalau kita lihat pada masa kini, anak-anak muda memang berminat dengan permainan alam maya. “Dan memandangkan tempat ini berdekatan dengan bandar Kuching, ia mempunyai potensi untuk mereka yang berkunjung ke Sarawak,” katanya. Beliau berkata demikian ketika ditemui media selepas Majlis Perasmian Taman D-Virtual di sini, semalam. Menurutnya, beliau sendiri teruja dengan pelbagai jenis permainan alam maya yang disediakan di dalam galeri taman permainan itu. “Semua permainan mempunyai promosi yang tersendiri. “Keluarga yang datang bersama anak-anak mereka akan berasa seronok kerana mereka dapat bermain untuk tempoh yang lama di…
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Abdul Karim: Restaurants not the source of Covid-19

Abdul Karim: Restaurants not the source of Covid-19

Community Initiative, Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Our Community, Sarawak, Smart City, Social Innovation
KUCHING, Nov 5: Restaurants and eateries are not the source of the Covid-19 spread. This is the view of Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah when he said restaurants and eateries cannot be closed down. “I don’t mind the pubs and entertainment centres be closed down, but not the eatery places. “I don’t think restaurants and eatery places are the source of this Covid-19 (spread),” he said when addressing the launching ceremony of PANDei ePelancongan Course at Imperial Hotel today. Abdul Karim said during the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) meeting yesterday, he fought for restaurant and eateries to remain open for their owners could not afford another close down. “It was suggested in yesterday’s meeting to close down all eateries and entertainment centres for the…
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