Kunjungan hormat daripada Organising Committee of Sarawak Beyond Paradigm 2019 Conference

Kunjungan hormat daripada Organising Committee of Sarawak Beyond Paradigm 2019 Conference

KUCHING, 25 JUN 2019 – YAB Ketua Menteri Sarawak Datuk Patinggi Abang Zohari Tun Openg menerima kunjungan hormat daripada Organising Committee of Sarawak Beyond Paradigm 2019 Conference yang diketuai oleh Tn Haji Abdul Kadier Sahib bertempat di Wisma Bapa Malaysia Petra Jaya Kuching. Dalam pertemuan berkenaan, mereka ingin menjemput YAB Ketua Menteri untuk merasmikan Sarawak Beyond Paradigm 2019 Conference dan juga perkara berkaitan pembangunan teknologi dan digital khususnya di Sarawak. Sejurus selepas itu, YAB Ketua Menteri Sarawak menerima kunjungan hormat daripada Sarawak-China Friendship Associations menjemput Ketua Menteri menghadiri Majlis Makan Malam Hubungan Baik Malaysia – China selama 45 tahun dan dianggarkan 500 orang hadirin dijangka hadir. Pertemuan diketuai oleh Menteri Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan Sarawak YB Datuk Dr. Sim Kui Hian. Seterusnya kunjungan hormat yang ketiga pula adalah daripada Pejabat Residen Bahagian Sri Aman yang diketuai oleh YB Datuk Francis Harden anak Hollis merangkap Menteri Muda Kesejahteraan Komuniti bertempat di Pejabat Ketua Menteri Wisma Bapa Malaysia Petra Jaya Kuching. [Source: "Kunjungan hormat daripada...
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Syarikat Sarawak digalak manfaat kemudahan pelaburan disediakan kerajaan persekutuan

Syarikat Sarawak digalak manfaat kemudahan pelaburan disediakan kerajaan persekutuan

TERIMA KASIH: Arham menyampaikan cenderamata kepada Pengerusi Serba Dinamik Sdn Bhd Abdul Kadier Sahib (kiri) yang merupakan salah seorang penceramah jemputan sempena seminar. — Gambar Muhammad Rais Sanusi KUCHING: Pemain syarikat domestik Sarawak digalakkan untuk memanfaatkan sepenuhnya kemudahan pelaburan yang disediakan kerajaan persekutuan untuk bergerak ke arah Industri 4.0. Timbalan Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif I Lembaga Pembangunan Pelaburan Malaysia (MIDA) Arham Abdul Rahman berkata, kerajaan berusaha menyediakan kemudahan menerusi pelbagai insiatif bagi membantu golongan berkenaan dalam mengembangkan pelaburan mereka. “Ia termasuk pakej insentif seperti Status Perintis, Elaun Cukai Pelaburan dan Dana Strategik Pelaburan Domestik. “Terdapat juga insentif pengeluaran robotik iaitu Elaun Modal Automasi untuk menggalakkan automasi dalam industri pengilangan dan Skim Pinjaman Mudah untuk Automasi dan Modenisasi (SLAM) untuk meningkatkan proses, keupayaan pengeluaran dan kepelbagaian dalam aktiviti nilai tambah lebih tinggi,” ujarnya. Beliau berkata demikian berucap pada Majlis Pelancaran Seminar Pelaburan Domestik Sarawak yang disempurnakan Timbalan Ketua Menteri Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan di sini, semalam. Arham berkata selain itu, MIDA juga menggalakkan bukan sahaja untuk mengguna...
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Go further downstream

Go further downstream

Chief Minister tells plywood mills to move to a ‘higher-level’ by manufacturing furniture, flooring products to remain in business Abang Johari rides a bicycle made from bamboo, which is a memento for him. Seen from left are Naroden, Hashim, Awang Tengah and Len Talif. — Photo by Chimon Upon KUCHING: Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg has acknowledged that local plywood mills have fallen on hard times, but urged industry players to change in order to survive. He said that plywood industry operators who are exporting the raw material needed to shift to a ‘higher level’ rather than continue their export business. “Yes (the local plywood industry is a sunset industry). That’s why we have to shift. Previously, we were exporting plywood. Now, you got the raw material here, you shift to (a) higher level. “You don’t have to export plywood all the time. You export the furniture, because plywood can be a raw material (which) can produce high- or added-value products,” he...
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Transforming Sarawak’s rural areas

Transforming Sarawak’s rural areas

A visit to a longhouse or a village in the interiors of Sarawak will enlighten one on the lifestyle of the people in the rural area. Some are farming and selling their crops to make a living while others are working as labourers in the mining, oil palm, construction and timber sectors in a small town or ‘pekan’ to sustain their livelihood and support their families. Normally, the men are the breadwinners of a family while the women will take care of the household chores and their children. Some women will also support their families by bringing harvested crops and produces such as vegetables from farm to sell at the markets in nearby towns. The hardship of living life in rural areas has prompted the people to yearn for better infrastructure and utilities to improve their welfare and enhance their lifestyle. In fact, some people living in rural areas still require basic necessities such as clean water and electricity supply to live a more comfortable...
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Boosting Sarawak’s agricultural produce

Boosting Sarawak’s agricultural produce

The slide in commodities prices offers agriculture players and smallholders in Sarawak the opportunity to venture further into the downstream industries. Despite weak commodities prices, demand for food remains robust with growing population and changing lifestyles of the people. With healthy demand for food and agriculture produce, smallholders and agriculture players should capitalise on producing more for commercialiastion as they could enjoy higher return from their businesses. Sarawak, with its vast amount of land and rich in natural resources, has the potential to enhance the development of the downstream industries especially food processing. Deputy Minister of Rural and Regional Development Datuk Alexander Nanta Linggi said the development of downstream industries especially food processing in Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE) will create higher value products for sale. He said the commercialisation of higher value products will enhance the agriculture sector and in turn increase the state’s gross domestic product (GDP) which will also boost Sarawak’s economy. “Strong global demand, together with on-going efforts to modernise and...
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Sarawak’s Power Play

Sarawak’s Power Play

Two sudden blackouts across Sarawak many weeks ago brought about the realisation of how important it was for the state to have consistent power and electricity supply. As more commercial and industrial developments blossom all over the state, the need to maintain an undisrupted power supply to alleviate potential loss of business is of top priority in the state’s economic development agenda. Higher demand arising from organic growth coupled with higher consumption especially from energy intensive multinationals at the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE) region will fuel the need for additional capacity for power. Industry players believed the prospects for the power industry are bright as demand for power is poised to grow exponentially over the next few decades. Besides, the ability to ensure constant supply of electricity and power will be a key catalyst to attract more foreign direct investment (FDI) into the state. Additionally, continuous interests shown by investors to invest in Sarawak by setting up their operations in the SCORE region...
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SARAWAK TIMBER SME’s EXPO 2019

SARAWAK TIMBER SME’s EXPO 2019

During 27th June 2019, Abang Johari attended the Sarawak Timber & SMEs Expo. The theme of the expo is to transform the timber industry and SMEs in Digital Economy and the Fourth Industrial Revolution. SARAWAK TIMBER & SME’s EXPO will be held from 27 -30th June 2019 at the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK). It is jointly organized by the Sarawak Timber Industry Development Corporation (STIDC) and the Ministry of Industrial and Entrepreneur Development (MIED). A picture with Abang Johari (On the left) with Mr. Heineken (On the second right) and Mr. Arix (On the right) The Expo provides an excellent platform for manufacturers and suppliers of timber and non-timber products and SMEs entrepreneurs to showcase and promote their products and new innovations. It functions as a “One-Stop Centre” where entrepreneurs and industry players can interact and tap the vast opportunities available for timber and non-timber as well as SME based product produced in Sarawak. The photographer, Ms. Charmaine with Mr. Heineken and Mr....
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Sarawak dijamin tidak akan muflis dalam tiga tahun

Sarawak dijamin tidak akan muflis dalam tiga tahun

PENGHARGAAN: Awang Tengah menerima cenderamata daripada Arham (dua kiri) sebagai tanda penghargaan selepas majlis pelancaran semalam. Turut kelihatan Naroden (kanan) dan Mussen (kiri). — Gambar Muhammad Rais Sanusi KUCHING: Sarawak dijamin tidak akan muflis dalam tempoh tiga tahun seperti yang diramalkan Menteri Kewangan persekutuan sebelum ini, kata Timbalan Ketua Menteri Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan. Beliau menegaskan, Sarawak telah dinilai oleh agensi penarafan antarabangsa seperti Moody’s dan Standard & Poor selama bertahun-tahun. Menurutnya, malahan kedua-duanya telah mengesahkan penarafan kredit pelaburan negeri masing-masing pada A3 dan A-. “Begitu juga, Ketua Audit Negara telah memberi Sarawak Sijil Audit Bersih bagi Kewangan untuk tempoh 17 tahun berturut-turut. “Belanjawan kerajaan Sarawak sentiasa mencatatkan lebihan selama bertahun-tahun. Kami mempunyai sumber pendapatan yang mantap terutama menerusi pelaksanaan cukai jualan ke atas produk petroleum untuk eksport. “Ini semua aliran pendapatan baharu ke negeri dan kami tidak bergantung sepenuhnya kepada rizab negeri,” ujarnya pada perasmian Seminar Pelaburan Domestik Sarawak anjuran bersama Lembaga Pembangunan Pelaburan Malaysia (MIDA) dan Kementerian Pembangunan Perindustrian dan Usahawan di...
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Dengan Kuasa Viral ‘Donut Mamy’ Semakin Laris!!!

Dengan Kuasa Viral ‘Donut Mamy’ Semakin Laris!!!

Donat Mamy yang semakin mendapat tempat dihati peminat-peminat donat terutamanya di sekitar Kuching. Rasanya yang sangat gebu dan manis membuatkan anda rasa tidak cukup beli skali. Menurut pengusaha Donut Mamy, Puan Suria Ishak memulakan perniagaannya secara kecil-kecilan di rumahnya sendiri dengan mengambil tempahan daripada Facebook. Kini dengan kuasa viral di media sosial, donatnya semakin dikenali ramai. Donat ala-ala Big Apple dan Dunkin's ini adalah hasil air tangannya sendiri. Dengan bantuan suaminya En. Faradzi atau lebih dikenali sebagai Razie, kini beliau dapat membuka sebuah gerai di Jalan Astana berhadapan dengan Plaza Astana. Sebaik sahaja gerainya dibuka, pelanggan akan mula berpusu-pusu datang singgah tidak melepaskan peluang untuk merasakan kelazatan Donut Mamy. Ada pelanggan yang sudah menempah sebelum gerai dibuka kerana bimbang akan donat cepat habis. Kepada peminat donat, boleh singgah ke gerai Puan Suria untuk menikmati sendiri Donut Mamy di Jalan Astana. Waktu mula beroperasi adalah sekitar jam 2.00ptg. Untuk sebarang tempahan, anda menghubungi Puan Suria di talian 0148888606 dan Facebook Suria Razie. ...
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Sarawak to have own model of schools for special needs kids

Sarawak to have own model of schools for special needs kids

Fatimah at the courtesy call. At left is Wishesland president Chi Poh Yung. — Photo by Muhammad Rais Sanusi KUCHING: Sarawak’s primary school for special needs children to be set up soon will not follow the existing models implemented by the federal Ministry of Education. Instead, it will be modelled along similar schools in other countries which have proven to be effective and successful, Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development Minister Dato Sri Fatimah Abdullah has said. “Sarawak’s own special needs primary schools will not duplicate what the ministry had done – in fact, we’re doing something different entirely. “We’ve benchmarked the various models and practices from other countries, most notably from Australia. One of the key differences is the inclusion of sports elements. Given the chance and the proper training required, we believe that with the inclusion of sports elements to the schools, they (special needs students) can be successful in the field as well,” Fatimah said during a press conference...
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