Four MOUs on digitalising Sarawak inked

Sarawak Multimedia Authority (SMA) general manager Dr Zaidi Razak (second left) and Huawei Technologies (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd chief executive officer Michael Yuan exchange the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), witnessed by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg (centre). Photo: Ukas

KUCHING: Four Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) relating to the formulation of the Kuching Smart City Masterplan (KSCMP) were exchanged between Huawei Technologies (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (Huawei Malaysia) and its strategic partners on Tuesday (Oct 5).

The four strategic partners were namely Sarawak Multimedia Authority (SMA), Sarawak Information Systems Sdn Bhd (SAINS), Sarawak Digital Economy Corporation (SDEC), and Centre of Technical Excellence Sarawak (Centexs).

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg witnessed the exchanging of the MOUs, which was held in conjunction with the KSCMP launching ceremony.

During the exchange, Huawei Technologies (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd was represented by its chief executive officer (CEO) Michael Yuan, SMA by its general manager Dr Zaidi Razak, SAINS by its CEO Dr Anderson Tiong, SDEC by its CEO Sudarnoto Osman, and Centexs by its CEO Syeed Mohd Hussien Wan Abdul Rahman.

The MOU exchanged between Huawei Malaysia and SMA involves cooperation focusing on assisting Sarawak to achieve its target of digitalising its economy to push for the state’s economic growth, with each party to provide expertise for Sarawak’s digital economy and digital transformation.

Sarawak Information Systems Sdn Bhd (SAINS) chief executive officer (CEO) Dr Anderson Tiong (second left) and Huawei Technologies (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd CEO Michael Yuan exchange the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), witnessed by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg (centre). Photo: Ukas

Meanwhile, the MOU between Huawei Malaysia and SAINS involves collaboration on the study, design, and implementation of digital services to accelerate the digital economy adoption.

Sarawak Digital Economy Corporation (SDEC) chief executive officer (CEO) Sudarnoto Osman (second left) and Huawei Technologies (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd CEO Michael Yuan exchange the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), witnessed by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg (third left). Photo: Ukas

As for the MOU exchanged between Huawei Malaysia and SDEC, the scope of the understanding includes supporting Sarawak Rural Broadband Network by providing consultancy and technical expertise.

Among others, it also includes continuing to support Sarawak in nurturing local small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and higher learning institutions in digital innovation, smart city, and go-to-market capability through Centre of Excellence Lab, Centexs 5G Testbed, and SDEC Cloud partnership.

Centre of Technical Excellence Sarawak (Centexs) chief executive officer (CEO) Syeed Mohd Hussien Wan Abdul Rahman (second left) and Huawei Technologies (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd CEO Michael Yuan exchange the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), witnessed by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg (centre). Photo: Ukas

Lastly, the MOU between Huawei Malaysia and Centexs is in the area of digital talent development.

During the ceremony, a contribution of 300 units of Huawei MatePad T10 tablets was also symbolically presented by Yuan to the Sarawak government, represented by State Education Department Director Dr Norisah Suhaili, to be distributed to underprivileged students in the state.

Huawei Technologies (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd chief executive officer Michael Yuan (right) symbolically presents a contribution of 300 units of Huawei MatePad T10 tablets to the Sarawak government, represented by State Education Department Director Dr Norisah Suhaili, to be distributed to underprivileged students in the state. Witnessing the presentation is Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg (centre). Photo: Ukas