Sarawak CMIEA Attracts 20 Entries In Three Categories

Sarawak CMIEA Attracts 20 Entries In Three Categories

Community Initiative, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, General, Industry 4.0, Our Community, Sarawak, Smart City
Sarawak CMIEA Attracts 20 Entries In Three Categories KUCHING, 24 August 2017 — The Sarawak Chief Minister’s Industry Excellence Awards (Sarawak CMIEA) has received 20 entries in three categories this year. They are: Small Category for domestic companies with sales turnover of RM300,000 to RM3 million: Medium Category for domestic companies with sales turnover of RM3 million to RM20 million; and, Large Category for domestic companies with sales turnover exceeding RM20 million. Sarawak Business Federation’s (SBF) President, Datuk Abang Abdul Karim Tun Openg, said the awards presentation would be held during the federation’s first anniversary annual dinner-cum-Sarawak CMIEA’s gala night on Sept 8. Figure 1: The Sarawak Business Federation (SBF) led by its President, Datuk Abang Haji Abdul Karim Tun Abang Haji Openg (center) posing with State Secretary, Tan Sri Datuk…
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Sarawak To Emulate Estonia As Model For Digital Economy

Sarawak To Emulate Estonia As Model For Digital Economy

Community Initiative, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, General, Industry 4.0, Our Community, Sarawak, Smart City
Sarawak to emulate Estonia as model for digital economy KUCHING (9 September 2017): The formation of the Sarawak Multimedia Authority (SMA) next year would be a step forward for Sarawak to emulate Estonia, which is now the digital leader in Europe. Chief Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg said Sarawak looks up to Estonia, a small country in Europe, as a model for the state’s economic transformation to a digital economy. Speaking at the Sarawak Chief Minister’s Industry Excellence Award (CMIEA) 2017 last night, he revealed that a bill on the legislative framework of SMA would be introduced in the coming State Legislative Assembly (DUN) sitting in November. Figure 1: Samling Strategic Corporation CEO Lawrence Chia (centre) receives the CMIEA on behalf of Samling Housing Products Sdn Bhd from…
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Top CMIEA 2017 Awardee Earns Spot In IEA Nominees List

Top CMIEA 2017 Awardee Earns Spot In IEA Nominees List

Community Initiative, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, General, Industry 4.0, Our Community, Sarawak, Smart City
Top CMIEA 2017 awardee earns spot in IEA nominees list KUCHING (18 November 2017): The top Chief Minister’s Industry Excellence Award (CMIEA) Sarawak 2017 recipient Samling Housing Products Sdn Bhd will represent the state at the upcoming Industry Excellence Awards (IEA). According to Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC) board director Datuk Abang Abdul Karim Tun Openg, the choice was made based on the company’s evaluation process in accordance to the criteria set by Malaysia Business Excellence Framework and the IEA. “The CMIEA, held once every two years, identifies  good practices that contribute to the Sarawak companies’ excellence which in turn, contribute to the state’s economy,” he spoke during CMIEA Sarawak 2017 company feedback report and sharing session at MPC yesterday. Figure 1: Abang Abdul Karim (second left) presents the report to…
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Practise Business Excellence To Stay Competitive, Urges Awang Tengah

Practise Business Excellence To Stay Competitive, Urges Awang Tengah

Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Industry 4.0, Sarawak, Smart City
Practise business excellence to stay competitive, urges Awang Tengah KUCHING (9 December 2017): All organisations and government departments in the state should instil a culture of ‘business excellence’ among their members in order to not only stay competitive in whatever they do but meet the expectations of the people they serve. According to Deputy Chief Minister, Minister of Industrial and Entrepreneur Development and Second Minister of Urban Development and Natural Resources Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan, an organisation would be able to do better in service delivery if it is serious in its commitment to adopt business excellence. “We are hoping that with a business excellence culture, more organisations in the state will become excellent organisations. We are also hoping that they will not only become the best in…
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‘Crowd Funding’ Helps Community Projects

‘Crowd Funding’ Helps Community Projects

Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Sarawak, Smart City
‘Crowd funding’ helps community projects KUCHING (30 October 2015): Most of us have heard of ‘crowd funding’ as a way to source for money to fund a cause, project or product. Names like ‘Kickstarter’ or ‘Indiegogo’ are well known although the focus is usually outside Malaysia and you need a lot of ringgit make it to the lowest pledge. Borrowing the concept from another non-local outfit called ‘Detroit Soup’, a local community of youths called ‘The Champions’ started their own version called ‘Sup4good’, an event that played out at The Granary recently. Like its inspiration, Sup4good invites proposals from members of the public who have a great idea, initiative or project that can help the community. Four finalists are shortlisted and given four minutes to pitch the idea to a…
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UNIMAS and RESONICS Cooperation in Developing Smart City and Industry 4.0

UNIMAS and RESONICS Cooperation in Developing Smart City and Industry 4.0

Community Initiative, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Industry 4.0, Our Community, Sarawak, Smart City
UNIMAS and RESONICS Cooperation in Developing Smart City and Industry 4.0 Figure 1: Najib is accompanied by Awang Tengah and Musa witnessed the exchange of MoU between UNIMAS and Resonics Consultancy. Nov 22, 2017, KUCHING: In conjunction with the 13th World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF), Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) and RESONICS Consultancy have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation in developing Smart City and Industry 4.0 on 21st November 2017. The Memorandum of Understanding between UNIMAS and RESONICS Consultancy were witnessed by Dato' Sri Mohd Najib Tun Haji Abdul Razak, Prime Minister of Malaysia together with Datuk Amar Haji Awang Tengah bin Ali Hassan, Deputy Chief Minister of Sarawak, Dato' Seri Idris Jusoh, Minister of Higher Education and Tun Musa Hitam, Chairman of the WIEF Foundation at 2.00 pm…
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