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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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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MDEC to partner with more tech players in creating Digital Tech Faculty experts

MDEC to partner with more tech players in creating Digital Tech Faculty experts

Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, FinTech, Industry 4.0, Smart City, Social Innovation
KUALA LUMPUR (July 29): The Ministry of Communications and Multimedia (KKMM), via its agency Malaysia Digital Economy Corp (MDEC), will be working closely with the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) to partner with more tech companies such as Acestar, AWS, Cisco Academy, Microsoft, Oracle, Quandatics, and SAS Institute to create digitally-skilled faculty experts and graduates. In a statement, MDEC said as part of its commitment to ensuring industry-relevant curriculum delivery at all MDEC’s Premier Digital Tech Institutions (PDTIs) and Data Partner Universities, MDEC will be working closely with more technology partners to expand its Digital Tech Faculty Expert (DTeX) programme.  It said the partnership will allow the tech partners to contribute to growth of industry-ready skills required in the workforce that is critical to meet the industry’s current and future demand.Advertisement MDEC…
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Sabah’s only innovation and creativity centre on track to shape resilient community

Sabah’s only innovation and creativity centre on track to shape resilient community

Community Initiative, Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Our Community, Sabah, Smart City, Social Innovation
KOTA KINABALU: Having only begun operating for four months, the Sabah Creative Economy and Innovation Centre has achieved several accomplishments in fostering an innovative and resilient community despite the Covid-19 pandemic. Highlights include the concept of Augmented Reality (AR) or Virtual Reality (VR) in tourism, pushing for innovation among locals, and establishing a partnership with the Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Centre (MaGIC). The centre's general manager Viviantie Sarjuni said the AR/VR Tourism idea was picked to be among the top 10 in the Startup Weekend online organised by Techstar - an American seed accelerator founded in 2006 in Boulder, Colorado. "The idea came from one of the participants Zikri Zainudin, who is a Sabahan. The idea is to make changes to a person's perception of their physical surroundings when…
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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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Nancy melantik Sanib sebagai Ahli Lembaga Penasihat Arkib Negara Malaysia

Nancy melantik Sanib sebagai Ahli Lembaga Penasihat Arkib Negara Malaysia

Community Initiative, Creative Arts & Design, Our Community, Social Innovation
KUCHING, 5 JULAI 2020 (SNN) – YB Dato’ Sri Hajah Nancy Shukri telah menyampaikan surat pelantikan kepada Datu Dr. Sanib bin Hj. Said sebagai Ahli Lembaga Penasihat Arkib Negara Malaysia petang tadi.  Nancy merupakan Menteri Pelancongan, Seni dan Budaya Malaysia yang bertanggungjawab kepada pelbagai jabatan dan agensi Kerajaan Persekutuan termasuk Arkib Negara Malaysia yang mempunyai cawangan di negeri Sarawak. Nancy berkata dengan kelayakan dan pengalaman yang luas, Sanib akan mampu memberikan sumbangan kepada kemajuan Arkib Negara Malaysia di peringkat kebangsaan. Sanib Said (67) merupakan salah seorang sejarawan yang terkenal di Sarawak dan Malaysia.  Sebagai seorang sejarawan beliau banyak menggunakan perkhidmatan arkib bukan sahaja di Malaysia tetapi juga di luar negara.  Penyelidikan yang dilakukan beliau telah menghasilkan tesis dan buku tentang sejarah Sarawak.  Mungkin ramai yang tidak mengetahui bahawa Sanib pernah berkhidmat sebagai Pegawai Arkib dan…
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Visi di sebalik penubuhan D-Virtual Park

Visi di sebalik penubuhan D-Virtual Park

Community Initiative, Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, Industry 4.0, Our Community, Renewable Energy, Sarawak, Smart City, Social Innovation
‘D-Virtual Park’ Kota Samarahan merupakan taman tema maya yang pertama seumpamanya di rantau. Ia bakal memberikan pengalaman yang menarik kepada masyarakat Borneo mendalami lebih dekat kecanggihan teknologi digital dalam era Revolusi Perindustrian 4.0. Menelan kos bernilai RM13 juta D-Virtual Park telah membawa nama Sarawak ke peta dunia. Menerusi satu temu bual eksklusif wartawan Suara Sarawak ALWIN LAWRENCE bersama Pengarah Urusan dan Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif Serba Dinamik Holdings Bhd, DATUK DR IR MOHD ABDUL KARIM ABDULLAH, baru-baru ini yang berkongsikan matlamat, hala tuju dan pengalamannya membangunkan D-Virtual Park ini. SUARA SARAWAK: Disebabkan tempoh PKPP kini, bagaimana dan bila D-Virtual Park akan dapat dibuka secara rasmi kepada orang ramai? DATUK DR IR MOHD ABDUL KARIM: D-Virtual Park telah pun dibuka secara rasmi kepada orang ramai ketika ini.Tetapi oleh kerana Perintah Kawalan Pergerakan (PKP), kita…
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Taman tema VR di Kota Samarahan dibuka dengan kapasiti terhad

Taman tema VR di Kota Samarahan dibuka dengan kapasiti terhad

Community Initiative, Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, Industry 4.0, Sarawak, Smart City, Social Innovation
KOTA SAMARAHAN: D’Virtual Park di Jalan Meranek di sini yang juga taman tema realiti maya (VR) pertama di Borneo dengan kos bernilai RM13 juta, kini dibuka kepada orang ramai namun dengan kapasiti yang dikurangkan. Pengarah Urusan Kumpulan Serba Dinamik Group Bhd, Datuk Dr Mohd Abdul Karim Abdullah berkata langkah itu sejajar dengan pelaksanaan prosedur keselamatan dan kesihatan ditetapkan kerajaan mengikut Perintah Kawalan Pergerakan Pemulihan (PKPP).“Jumlah pengunjung dikurangkan secara ketara daripada yang kita jangkakan sebelum tempoh Perintah Kawalan Pergerakan (PKP). “Bagaimana pun, kami akan membukanya semula dengan pelaksanakan langkah keselamatan dan kesihatan baharu untuk pengunjung,” katanya dalam sesi bersama media di taman itu, malam tadi. Mengikut prosedur terbabit, para pengunjung disyaratkan memakai penutup hidung dan mulut apabila memasuki premis serta mengamalkan penjarakan sosial manakala kakitangan taman akan bertindak mengendalikan orang ramai bagi…
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