Kuching-born James Wan to produce ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’ TV series

Kuching-born James Wan to produce ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’ TV series

Amazon has given a series order to their planned adaptation of the horror film I Know What You Did Last Summer, Variety has learned. Development of the series was first reported last year. The YA series is described as a modern take on the hit 1997 horror film. In a town full of secrets, a group of teenagers are stalked by a mysterious killer a year after a fatal accident on their graduation night. Like the film, the project is based on the 1973 novel of the same name by Lois Duncan. "The best horror franchises always have another scare coming, and this I Know What You Did Last Summer series from Sara Goodman is a perfectly twisted update to the iconic slasher movie," said Albert Cheng, COO and co-head of television for Amazon Studios. "Any way you slice it, our global Prime Video customers will love this modern take on the fan favorite film." Goodman will write and executive produce. Shay Hatten, Erik Feig, Original Film's Neal Moritz and Pavun...
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Kenali Apa itu Bandar Pintar

Kenali Apa itu Bandar Pintar

A very insightful sharing by Prof. Ir. Dr. Al-Khalid Othman, Deputy Chief Scientist & Deputy Chief Advisor for Sarawak Digital Economy on today's episode "Kenali Apa itu Bandar Pintar" during our live interview for Sembang Digital Normal Baru, SMA-Azam with SARAWAKfm this morning. SMA in collaboration with AZAM Sarawak is broadcasting radio programmes to promote awareness and inclusivity covering various themes on Sarawak Digital Economy initiatives.#DrivingDigitalSarawak#DigitalInclusivity#DigitalBridge ...
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Newscaster with a combo of beauty and brains

Newscaster with a combo of beauty and brains

KUCHING: Cheryl Syahmina Toh Mohammad Christopher Toh is the epitome of beauty with brains. Not only is she blessed with good looks, she is also smart, talented and has a clear vision of what she wants in life. Armed with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication (Strategic Communication) from Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas), the 23-year-old Kuching-born is no stranger to TV Sarawak (TVS) viewers. Better known as Cheryl Toh, she is a newscaster for the English news, which airs every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 5pm. Although she is currently pursuing a Master in Communication – also at Unimas, she said this was not a barrier for her to have a career. “The most important thing is to be good at dividing (one’s) time. Undoubtedly, I’m very lucky because this career is very closely related to my studies,” she told New Sarawak Tribune recently. Being one of the youngest personalities at TVS, she said, was a challenge but what was important to her personally was to respect...
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SUKMA: Sarawak sasar satu emas dalam e-sukan

SUKMA: Sarawak sasar satu emas dalam e-sukan

KUCHING: Sarawak mensasarkan satu pingat emas dalam penyertaan sulung sukan elektronik (e-sukan) di Sukan Malaysia (SUKMA) bagi kategori Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) yang dijadualkan berlangsung pada 6 sehingga 14 Mac tahun depan di Johor Bahru. Menteri Muda Belia dan Sukan, Datuk Snowdan Lawan berkata pihaknya meletakkan ketetapan itu selepas meyakini kekuatan pasukan e-sukan Sarawak terletak pada PES dan bukan Dota 2 atau Mobile Legend (ML). "Kita menghantar 18 orang atlet e-sukan Sarawak untuk ke SUKMA yang akan bertanding bagi PES, ML dan Dota 2 dengan sasaran satu pingat emas untuk dibawa balik. "Ketentuan ini mengikut keperluan pihak penganjur yang kita sertai seperti Sukan Malaysia (SUKMA), Sukan Sarawak (SUKSAR), Sukan Asia bergantung kepada apa yang ditawarkan mereka kepada kita," katanya ketika ditemui pada program Jelajah Mesra di D'Virtual Park, Kota Samarahan hari ini. Kesemua atlet berkenaan katanya kini sedang menjalani proses latihan di D'Virtual Park, SESA Mini E-Sports Hub, Kota Samarahan sebagai persediaan bagi SUKMA tahun hadapan. Ketika ditanya, beliau tidak menolak kemungkinan untuk mengadakan pertandingan...
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Happy Go Lucky juara Pertandingan Virtual I4.0 Hackathon Malaysia Timur 2020

Happy Go Lucky juara Pertandingan Virtual I4.0 Hackathon Malaysia Timur 2020

KOTA SAMARAHAN, 18 Okt: Pasukan Happy Go Lucky muncul juara Pertandingan Virtual I4.0 Hackathon Malaysia Timur 2020 bertempat di Taman D-Virtual Kota Samarahan di sini, hari ini. Membentangkan Projek ‘A.I. Defective Glove Tracker’, wakil Universiti Malaysia Sabah itu mengalahkan 13 pasukan lain. Dengan kejuaraan itu, Pasukan Happy Go Lucky merangkul hadiah wang tunai RM5,000 yang telah disampaikan Menteri Muda Belia Dan Sukan Datuk Snowdan Lawan secara maya. Pada ucapannya, Snowdan yakin program Virtual Hackathon menyediakan peluang kepada pelajar universiti untuk mendalami isu sebenar yang dihadapi pihak industri berdasarkan kajian kes. “Ini akan mengasah bakat para pelajar di dalam aspek penyelesaian masalah dan pengurusan projek. “Secara tidak langsung, program juga membantu membentuk pelajar universiti menjadi usahawan menerusi permadanan perniagaan di antara usahawan kecil dan sederhana serta pelajar,” katanya. Sementara itu, dua wakil Kolej Universiti Teknologi Sarawak, iaitu Pasukan Hozatech dan Pasukan Will merangkul tempat kedua dan ketiga dan masing-masing menerima hadiah wang tunai RM3,000 dan RM2,000. Pertandingan Virtual I4.0 Hackathon Malaysia Timur 2020 telah dianjurkan oleh Perbadanan Produktiviti...
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Go digital to expand overseas, CM tells Sarawak companies

Go digital to expand overseas, CM tells Sarawak companies

KOTA SAMARAHAN: Chief Minister Abang Johari Openg today told businesses to embrace digitalisation and technology to expand internationally. He said with a population of only 2.8 million, Sarawak is not a potential market for every product. “Companies must step up their efforts to attract new customers in other countries, otherwise their markets will be limited,” he said. Abang Johari was speaking at the launch of D’Virtual Park, the state’s first virtual reality theme park. He said one of his top priorities when he became the chief minister three years ago was the state’s digital transformation. “Instead of waiting for allocation from the federal government, which may take some time, I have decided to invest RM1 billion to upgrade the digital infrastructure in Sarawak,” he said. “I am confident that the state is on the right path as contactless services have become the new normal due to the Covid-19 pandemic.” He said Sarawak has many products suitable for the global market, hence, entrepreneurs should embrace digitalisation in order...
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CM: State-owned station to promote Sarawak worldwide

CM: State-owned station to promote Sarawak worldwide

KOTA SAMARAHAN: Sarawak will be able to reach out to a global audience via its newly-launched television station, TVS, in the future, says Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg. The Chief Minister said the launch of the state-owned station last Sunday was part and parcel of Sarawak’s transformation into a digital economy. “I think in five to 10 years’ time we will reach out to the world through satellite communication and TVS can become a medium of communication worldwide. “That is our aspiration. TVS can promote Sarawak worldwide and Sarawakians can become global citizens, ” he said when opening D-Virtual Park, Borneo’s first virtual reality theme park, here on Monday. TVS, which is currently on a trial run on Astro channel 122, aims to be a platform for Sarawak content creators besides airing news bulletins, current affairs programmes and talk shows. Abang Johari also said the state government was now in the midst of upgrading infrastructure as part of its digital economy strategy, besides establishing...
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State can emulate Estonia

State can emulate Estonia

KOTA SAMARAHAN:  Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg on Monday (Oct 12) reiterated Sarawak’s hopes to emulate Estonia for model for digital economy. “I believe we can be on the same par with the rest of the world by emulating Estonia.  “Estonia, as you know, is in north-eastern Europe. It was under Russia. It developed very fast and has now become a star in Europe in terms of digital economy. We can achieve what Estonia has achieved,” he added when officiating at the launch of D-Virtual Park at Jalan Meranek here on Monday (Oct 12), Abang Johari explained that Sarawak had to leapfrog from semi-mechanical to digital economy to avoid being left behind in development. “Some asked we skipped the third level to go to the fourth level. If you were to follow the steps, you will be always be left behind. So, we have to leapfrog — that is what we are doing,” he said. To push digital economy, the chief minister...
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Virtual park to benefit Sarawakians

Virtual park to benefit Sarawakians

KOTA SAMARAHAN:  D-Virtual Park, the first virtual reality theme park in Borneo, was officially launched by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg on Monday (October 12). The RM13 million virtual park is the brainchild of Serba Dinamik Holdings Berhad and it is part of a breakthrough from the digital strategy for Sarawak.  The virtual theme park is equipped with facilities and services that can cater to entertainment, education and innovation. New Sarawak Tribune managed to get some comments on the expectations for the virtual theme park in helping to develop local talents to become more tech-savvy. Abdul Qaiyum Alidin, general manager of Operation Department, Serba Dinamik IT Solutions Sdn Bhd (SDIT) “This virtual park will be a one-stop centre for entertainment, innovation and education for the local community. We hope that the facilities and services available here can help to encourage the local talents and community to develop their skills in information communication technology (ICT) which can be used to kick start small...
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