Enhance skills, capitalise on investments, Sarawakians urged
22 Jan 2024
Premier Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg has called upon Sarawakians to actively enhance their skills so as to work together with the investors, both local and international.
According to him, Sarawak presents a plethora of opportunities for supply chain collaboration and the state’s diverse resources provide a fertile ground for mutually beneficial partnerships.
Therefore, he highlights the importance of technology transfer, aimed at ensuring that the local expertise would be bolstered through shared knowledge.
“As we extend a warm welcome to OCIM and other investors in Sarawak, it’s imperative for Sarawakians to exert diligent efforts.
“As the host country, we must enhance our skills, facilitating collaborative efforts with overseas guests investing in Sarawak, and perhaps, even delve into learning and appreciating their cultures.
“Tonight, we have the opportunity to observe the convergence of cultures between Koreans and Sarawakians. A meaningful cultural exchange is essential for broadening our understanding beyond borders and fostering teamwork as a unified team,” he said in his keynote address for the Malaysia Korea Charity Gala Night at Damai Lagoon Resort near here last Saturday.
Commending the joint organisers, Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) through the Sarawak Cultural Village (SCV) and OCIM Sdn Bhd, Abang Johari acknowledged their efforts being meant for a noble cause.
“I understand all the proceeds will go to charity organisations, and I appreciate the collaboration to help the less-fortunate groups.
“That should be our approach — investment with a focus on good ROI (return of investment), but simultaneously playing a part to help the less-fortunate groups.
“Thank you, and I hope you’d make more money,” he added.
The event’s objective was to raise funds for Yayasan Ilmu Sarawak, a foundation dedicated to knowledge advancements, and the ‘Green Generation’ initiative for a sustainable future.
Additionally, it also meant to support Perkata Sarawak, an organisation focusing on enhancing the care and wellbeing of mentally and physically challenged children and their families.
Among the distinguished guests were Minister of Tourism, Creative Industry and Performing Arts Dato Sri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah and his deputy Datuk Sebastian Ting; Minister for Women, Childhood and Community Wellbeing Development Dato Sri Fatimah Abdullah; former deputy chief minister Tan Sri Datuk Patinggi Dr George Chan; SEDC chairman Tan Sri Datuk Amar Abdul Aziz Husain; OCIM Sdn Bhd chairman Lee Woohyun; and event coorganisers Puan Sri Datin Amar Nur Ashima Aziz and Dr Kim Sooyeon.
Source: Borneo Post