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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LinkedIn just named Sarawak and Kedah Malaysia’s ‘hidden gems’ of tech talent

LinkedIn just named Sarawak and Kedah Malaysia’s ‘hidden gems’ of tech talent

Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, FinTech, Fishing, Industry 4.0, Our Community, Sarawak, Smart City
Sarawak, alongside Kedah, was named by LinkedIn as a state with a ready supply of tech talent Hiring digital talent? Why not try looking in Sarawak and Kedah? These states were identified by professional networking site LinkedIn as “hidden gem” locations – places in Malaysia where the supply of tech talent actually exceeded demand, the company said in its 2019 Emerging Jobs in Malaysia Report published on Tuesday (Jan 29). In its report, LinkedIn analysed “millions” of job titles listed by users in Malaysia to find out the top emerging jobs for the country. These were: data scientist, full stack engineer, drive test engineer, user experience designer and content writer.  [Source: "LinkedIn just named Sarawak and Kedah Malaysia’s ‘hidden gems’ of tech talent" published by BusinessInsider]
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CM urges KIK teams to join startup firms

CM urges KIK teams to join startup firms

Digital Economy, FinTech, Industry 4.0, Sarawak, Smart City
KUCHING: Innovative and Creative Group (KIK) teams from the public sector are encouraged to join startup companies as platforms to market their products or services. Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said over the years, the KIK teams had come up with innovative and unique products, making it timely for Sarawakians to compete in the global market. Speaking at the closing of the Sarawak-level KIK convention at UCSI Hotel here on Wednesday evening, Abang Johari said he’s amazed at the number of products or services which were nurtured at a startup company called ‘Plug and Play’ in California’s Silicon Valley, USA. “There are companies from South Korea, Singapore and Indonesia under the Plug and Play (accelerator programmes), but no Malaysian companies.” He said if our own products were…
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Jobs of the future: Top five emerging careers

Jobs of the future: Top five emerging careers

Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, FinTech, Fishing, Industry 4.0, Kalimantan, Our Community, Renewable Energy, Sabah, Sarawak, Smart City
CHOOSING the right course to study after secondary school is one of the most important decisions in life. With an array of courses available, the guidance of an experienced and knowledgeable education counsellor is invaluable after the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) and Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) examinations. Regardless of whether school-leavers are from the arts or science stream, it is important to select a discipline that matches interests. Malaysian Institute of Human Resource Management human resource adviser Geh Thuan Hooi said the programme of choice must be relevant now and in the future or graduates risk being left behind. “With the advent of Industry 4.0 where artificial intelligence (AI) will replace many present jobs, anything related to data analytics, information technology and robotics are good fields to venture into.…
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Why countries need to work together on AI

Why countries need to work together on AI

Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, FinTech, Industry 4.0, Smart City
At some point, a collaborative approach to AI problem-solving will become essential. Artificial intelligence, or AI, is driving massive shifts across the globe, and every day more questions arise. The narrative in the media focuses heavily on an “AI arms race”, with the US and China as the key players. But there is more to the story. The US and China are certainly central figures but they are not the only ones in the race, and the finish line and what characterizes a “winner” is still unclear. There is no doubt, however, that AI will have a generational impact; for example, PwC estimates that AI could increase global GDP by $15.7 trillion by 2030. Given the sweeping societal considerations and monetary benefits, it is not surprising that governments around the…
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Tax on natural resources reflects true value of what Sarawak owns, economist points out

Tax on natural resources reflects true value of what Sarawak owns, economist points out

Digital Economy, FinTech, Industry 4.0, Renewable Energy, Sarawak, Smart City
Associate Professor Dr Fatimah Karii KUCHING: The Sarawak government has been praised for introducing its own sales tax for petroleum products. Stressing that economic growth is about strategy and bold decision, Associate Professor Dr Fatimah Kari of Universiti Malaya (UM) said Sarawak is actually deprived of the profits of the true value of its resources despite being at the top of the country’s social prosperity indicator by virtue of its position as an oil and gas producer. Despite having resources such as oil and gas, “the sharing of wealth that benefits the producer state was minimal,” she pointed out. She was asked to comment on the impact of Sarawak-produced oil and gas on the state’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), pointing out it is taken away by Putrajaya which creates an “outwardly…
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Economy grew at 4.7% for 2018, says Bank Negara Malaysia

Economy grew at 4.7% for 2018, says Bank Negara Malaysia

Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, FinTech, Sabah, Sarawak
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian economy registered a growth of 4.7% during the final quarter of 2018, bringing the total GDP for the year to 4.7%, according to Bank Negara Malaysia today. Private sector activity remained the driver for growth, while a rebound in exports of goods and services contributed towards the positive growth of net exports. BNM governor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus said that major sectors had expanded during the quarter. “The services sector was supported by continued strength in consumer spending, particularly in the retail segment. Growth in the manufacturing sector remained driven by the electronics and electrical (E&E) and consumer related clusters,” she told a presentation today. Commodities related sectors continued to recover from production disruptions experienced since the second quarter, with higher growth in the mining and agricultural…
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Southeast Asia eclipses China as world’s mobile economy hot spot

Southeast Asia eclipses China as world’s mobile economy hot spot

Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, FinTech, Industry 4.0, Kalimantan, Sabah, Sarawak, Smart City
Thais, Indonesians and Singaporeans are big-time online bankers, shoppers and ride-hailers SINGAPORE -- Southeast Asians are outpacing the Chinese in embracing the mobile economy, with higher percentages of the population in several countries using smartphones to do their banking, to shop and hail rides. China may be home to giant e-tailers like Alibaba Group Holding, but Indonesia has the world's highest mobile e-commerce penetration rate, a new report reveals. Thailand leads the way in mobile banking penetration, while Singapore is ride-hailing central -- two fields in which China doesn't even crack the top five. The findings explain why investment money is steadily pouring into Southeast Asian startups. That money is fueling a digital revolution that has already made the region one of the world's most powerful growth drivers, while China grapples…
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SALIHIN Shariah Advisory accreditation by General Council for Islamic Banks and Financial Institutions for the Development and Capacity Building of Islamic Finance in Malaysia

SALIHIN Shariah Advisory accreditation by General Council for Islamic Banks and Financial Institutions for the Development and Capacity Building of Islamic Finance in Malaysia

Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, FinTech, Sarawak
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 28 (Bernama) -- The General Council for Islamic Banks and Financial Institutions (Bahrain) and SALIHIN Shariah Advisory (Kuala Lumpur) signed an agency agreement for enhancing Islamic finance education in Malaysia. With this agreement, SALIHIN Shariah Advisory becomes an accredited agent of CIBAFI for the main objective of promoting the professional certifications and training programmes of CIBAFI in Malaysia. These include ten (10) professional certificates, five (5) diplomas and one (1) executive professional master programme. In this context, CIBAFI expressed its appreciation to SALIHIN Shariah Advisory for their support and collaboration for the marketing and promotion of CIBAFI professional development programmes in Malaysia. Malaysia is a pioneer player in the Islamic financial services industry and it is a key stakeholder to CIBAFI. It deserves high focus and interest…
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