Policy makers and CEP’s think-tanks proposes unconventional reform that required in order to build greater future for the country especially Sabah and Sarawak and to achieve greater national development goals
Figure 1: Dr Muhammed Abdul Khalid at his welcoming speech for the Pre-Congress of the Future for Bumiputeras & the Nation 2018 (Pre-KBN 2018).
Putrajaya, 28 AUG: The 2018 Pre-Congress of the Future for Bumiputeras & the Nation (Pra-KBN 2018) took place in Putrajaya today on the theme “Addressing the Challenge Faced by Bumiputeras in the New Malaysia.” Pra-KBN 2018 was welcomed by the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisor, Dr Muhammed Abdul Khalid.
Pra-KBN 2018 have hosted experts and economists from various sectors in the country to discuss the measures to be taken to strengthen the national economy. Tuan Haji Abdul Kadier Sahib, a prominent Bumiputera entrepreneur from Sarawak and well-known for a very successful Malaysian Multinational Oil & Gas company, was among those being called to join the congress.
Figure 2: Among delegations participated in the Pra-KBN 2018.
According to Abdul Qaiyum Alidin, Chief Technical Officer of RESONICS Consultancy “Pra-KBN 2018 is an excellent initiative for policy makers and think-tanks to discuss and formulate a new reform model in the nation’s development agenda. We appreciate the effort by Council of Eminent Persons (CEP), Ministry of Economic Affairs (MEA), Economic Planning Unit (EPU) and TERAJU for inviting Sarawak representatives to Pra-KBN 2018 and we would further collaborate in building more inclusive economic development as one of the country’s priority and to achieve greater national development goals and overcome pockets of socioeconomic inequality as a means to balance the wealth distribution. I’m looking forward to more productive engagement with all the parties involved in the 2018 Congress of the Future of Bumiputeras & the Nation (KBN 2018).” The MEA will hold KBN 2018 on Sept 1. Abdul Qaiyum is also Chairman of StartUp Borneo and Advisor for Economic Bureau at Ikatan Graduan Melayu Sarawak (IGMS) or Sarawak Malay Graduates Association. Last week on August 18 at the 2nd StartUp Borneo Pre-Pitching Event hosted at Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC) Wilayah Sarawak, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed for a cooperation on Startup Community Empowerment and Indonesia-Malaysia Economic Development in Borneo.
RESONICS Consultancy aims to position cities in Sarawak such as Kota Samarahan and Kuching as an ‘Integrated Smart Ecosystem’ hub for technology development and entrepreneurship in the country. RESONICS Consultancy have inked partnering deals with industry majors such as FinTech4Good (United States), Umadx (China), Unmanned Integrated Systems (Singapore), Vibratec (France), HIPMI KALBAR (Indonesia), Powernode Solution (Malaysia), Vybe Engineering (Malaysia), K-HEC (Malaysia) and soon securing few massive foreign investments for future development in Sarawak.[Admin]