Kota Samarahan dilengkapi Arena E-Sport mengagumkan

Kota Samarahan dilengkapi Arena E-Sport mengagumkan

Community Initiative, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Industry 4.0, Sarawak, Smart City
https://www.facebook.com/unitkomunikasiawamsarawak/videos/298416714567916/ Kota Samarahan dilengkapi Arena E-Sport mengagumkan KUALA LUMPUR: Sarawak membuktikan keseriusan dalam usaha membangunkan industri sukan elektronik melalui pembangunan fasiliti sukan elektronik, SESA Mini Esports Hub yang terletak di D-Virtual Park, Kota Samarahan. Menteri Belia dan Sukan, Dato’ Seri Reezal Merican Naina Merican berkata Arena Esports itu merupakan inisiatif Persatuan Sukan Elektronik Negeri Sarawak (SESA) bersama pihak swasta, fasiliti SESA Mini Esports Hub. [Source: "Kota Samarahan dilengkapi Arena E-Sport mengagumkan" published by Unit Komunikasi Awam Sarawak-UKAS]
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Fund to facilitate youths’ entry to creative industry

Fund to facilitate youths’ entry to creative industry

Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Sarawak, Social Innovation
KUCHING: Minister of Youth and Sports Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah has once again called upon all talented young Sarawakians to apply for capital under the Sarawak Youth Creative Industry Fund. According to him, the Sarawak government has set aside an allocation of RM9 million, slated for youths who want to venture into the creative industry. The application form can be downloaded via https://myss.sarawak.gov.my/modules/web/pages.php?mod=download&id=23&menu_id=0&sub_id=189. “Talented youths in Sarawak can apply for this fund to pursue their interest in the fields of arts and culture,” said Abdul Karim, who is also Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, in his opening remarks for the ‘Youth Roadshow Programme’ at SMK Balai Ringin yesterday. He said the fund could be utilised for exposure purposes, development and expansion of value-based network of music, theatres, as well…
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Sesa laying framework for esports devt in Sarawak

Sesa laying framework for esports devt in Sarawak

Aviation and Aerospace, Community Initiative, Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, FinTech, Industry 4.0, Our Community, Renewable Energy, Sarawak, Smart City
KUCHING: Sarawak Esports Association (Sesa) yesterday appreciated the remarks of Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Seri Reezal Merican Naina Merican that Sarawak is serious in developing the esports industry in the state. The minister commended the initiative taken by Sesa and the private sector in setting up the Sesa Mini Esports Hub at D-Virtual Park in Kota Samarahan recently. “This esports arena covers 7,000 sq ft and is equipped with 60 gaming computers, six streaming rooms, as well as rooms for holding conferences, discussion and management,” Reezal said during his ministerial winding-up speech in Parliament on Wednesday. “Apart from the esports facility, the Youth and Sports Department Sarawak is also very active in organising esports activities and programmes such as the online esports competitions Myesports PUBG from July 18 to…
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AZAM SARAWAK ATTENDS FINAS CREATIVE INDUSTRY STAKEHOLDERS SESSION

AZAM SARAWAK ATTENDS FINAS CREATIVE INDUSTRY STAKEHOLDERS SESSION

Community Initiative, Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Our Community, Sarawak, Social Innovation
AZAM Sarawak officers and board member, Alice Wee attended a meet the creative industry stakeholders session by FINAS at the FINAS Sarawak Branch on July 10, 2020. At the function, among other things, the Chairman of FINAS, YBrs. Tuan Zakaria Abdul Hamid, had the opportunity to introduce a new member of the Corporation, namely YBhg. Dato ‘Norhyati Mohd Ismail who is also a board member of AZAM. Dato’ Norhyati is also the Chairman of the Sarawak (film) Industry Development Committee. The event is also to brief local industry players on the latest facilities and immediate post covid19 assistance in terms of fund and facilities. AZAM has been an active NGO in contributing to efforts in nurturing the creative industry (as a potentially high income economic activity) in the state including…
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Abg Johari receives courtesy calls

Abg Johari receives courtesy calls

Sarawak
KUCHING: Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg received three courtesy visits at his office yesterday. The first courtesy visit was from the Bank Negara group led by Central Bank Governor Tan Sri Muhammad Ibrahim. Shortly thereafter he received a courtesy call from Swedish Ambassador to Malaysia Dag Juhlin-Dannfelt and a similar visit from the Ukrainian Ambassador to Malaysia Olexander Nechytaylo. Present during the visits was State Secretary Tan Sri Datuk Amar Mohamad Morshidi Abdul Ghani. [Source: "Abg Johari receives courtesy calls" published by BorneoPost Online]
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Bandung smart city model for Kuching

Bandung smart city model for Kuching

Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, FinTech, Industry 4.0, Sarawak, Smart City, Social Innovation
INDONESIA:  Sarawak is using Bandung smart city as a model to develop Kuching as the first smart city in the state. Assistant Minister in Chief Minister’s Department (Islamic Affairs) Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Junaidi said the success of Bandung as a smart city for four years will be the best model for Kuching. “Bandung, with population of 2.57 million or 167.67 people per square km, has been transformed into modern-day city while retaining local cultural heritage via digital creativity and innovation,” he said after paying a courtesy visit on West Java Governor Mochamad Ridwan Kamil at the latter’s office in Gedong Sate, Bandung. “There is a lot we can learn and share together, especially in the ICT development sector, which has been successfully implemented in Bandung smart city in terms…
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Nancy: Efforts will boost tourism and preserve songket and keringkam

Nancy: Efforts will boost tourism and preserve songket and keringkam

Community Initiative, Creative Arts & Design, Sarawak, Social Innovation
KUCHING: More efforts should be made to promote Sarawak songket and keringkam among locals and visitors, says Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri. The Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister said promoting local handicraft would help to boost tourism besides preserving them for future generations. “The state tourism ministry needs to create something so that people will wear songket and keringkam. We want an influx of people coming into Sarawak to take back Sarawak’s handicraft when they leave. “We are here to promote local tourism, which is not just about travelling to places but having something to take back, ” she said when visiting the Songket and Keringkam Gallery here. Keringkam is Sarawak Malays’ traditional hand-stitched embroidery using gold or silver thread. It is usually worn as head coverings or shawls at weddings…
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‘Bandung a great smart city model’

‘Bandung a great smart city model’

Community Initiative, Digital Economy, Industry 4.0, Sarawak, Smart City, Social Innovation
KUCHING: Bandung serves as the best model for Kuching in its transformation into becoming a smart city. The highland city of Indonesia, about a couple of hours’ drive away from Jakarta, was declared a smart city four years ago, said Assistant Minister in Chief Minister’s Department (Islamic Affairs and Kuching North City Commission) Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Junaidi. “Bandung is a city that covers an area of 167.57 square kilometres and has a population of 2.57 million. “It has managed to transform, from an old city into a modern one, and retained the local culture through creativity and digital innovation,” he said in a statement issued in conjunction with his visit to the Indonesian city, where he paid a courtesy call on the Governor of West Java, Mochamad Ridwan Kamil…
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Abang Johari: 36 new telco towers to enhance digital connectivity

Abang Johari: 36 new telco towers to enhance digital connectivity

Community Initiative, Digital Economy, Sarawak
KUCHING: Thirty-six locations in Betong, including Pusa, have been identified as the site for erecting new telecommunication (telco) towers to enhance digital connectivity. In pointing this out today, Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said 32 of these projects are in the process of being implemented, out of which nine will be completed in the near future. “Four of these new telco towers have been completed. We are going to build more to improve network connection. Once all these (36 new telco towers) are completed, we will have strong signal,” he said when launching the ‘Rindok Digital@Pusa’ programme in conjunction with the Sarawakku Sayang campaign in Betong. Initiated by the Sarawak Multimedia Authority (SMA), the three-day programme is second of its kind held in Sarawak with the objective of…
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Awg Tengah calls on private sector, industry experts to aid state gov’t in becoming nation’s digital economic powerhouse

Awg Tengah calls on private sector, industry experts to aid state gov’t in becoming nation’s digital economic powerhouse

Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Industry 4.0, Sarawak, Smart City
KUCHING: Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan is calling on the private sectors, higher learning institutions, chambers of commerce, financial institutions and experts from all industrial fields to help the Sarawak Government in charting its way to become the nation’s digital economic powerhouse. He said that Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg in May had announced the setting up of the Sarawak Economic Action Council (SEAC) to restore the state’s post-Covid-19 economy through digital economy, and therefore would need the collaboration of all sectors to draw a plan. Awang Tengah said the SEAC will focus on manufacturing and entrepreneur development; mining; forestry; tourism; education and human capital developments; renewable energy; data centre and innovation; services; infrastructure; and commercial agriculture. “Because of that we need the…
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