KUCHING: Chairman of Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) Stakan Branch encourages young digital traders to join the Kuching China Traders Importers & Exporters Association to extend their horizons and build their network.
Datuk Sim Kiang Chiok said that this is an opportunity to learn from each other besides benefitting the older more established businesses and enhancing the capacity and capabilities of young digital entrepreneurs.
The organising chairman for the Mid-Autumn Festival and 48th commemorative anniversary of the diplomatic relations between Malaysia and China was speaking at a dinner celebration held on Sept 18, which was jointly organised by Kuching China Traders Importers & Exporters Association and China Consul in Kuching.
“The trade between Sarawak and China can be traced back to hundreds of years ago and will remain a pivotal part of our economy in the future.
“While the traditional mode of import and export will remain as a major part of the business infrastructure we also take note of the fact that new models are growing in this digital age.
“Young entrepreneurs who are already participating in ‘drop shipping’ trade where goods are directly sold from factories to users, as well as digital marketing through Alibaba, Lazada, Shopee and Amazon are actually participating as importers and exporters as well,” he said.
He thanked Premier Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg for his efforts to improve digital business in Sarawak, saying that his far-reaching initiatives actually help the people and are vital for future business.
“We have a true visionary as our leader in Sarawak and I urge the younger generation to take up all the opportunities available to you so that Sarawak will be the most developed region in Malaysia as envisioned by YAB Premier.”
Apart from Abang Johari, present at the dinner were Deputy Premier Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan, Deputy Premier Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian’s representative and also Batu Kitang assemblyman Lo Khere Chiang, Special Envoy of the Prime Minister to China Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing and His Excellency Consul General of the People’s Republic of China Xing Wei Ping.