by NOOR SYAHHIRA HADY & SARAH HAFIZAH CHANDRA
KUCHING: The Association of Wives of Ministers and Assistant Ministers of Sarawak (SABATI) is called upon to utilise digital technology in its building (Wisma SABATI).
In line with the development of technology, Premier Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg suggested that e-wallets and internet services be adopted in the administration and management of information here.
He added that as the SPayGlobal has become the main platform for business, state government and private sector transactions, the association too should use the e-wallet in its cafeteria or gallery.
“Maybe I can also suggest preparing a WiFi room because now Sarawak provides WiFi through a Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT).
“I am confident and believe that the strong cooperation among SABATI members will facilitate all efforts in moving holistic charity aid not only within our own state but also to Peninsular Malaysia,” he said.
He said this when officiating the Wisma SABATI opening ceremony and SABATI’s 40th Anniversary Celebration at Wisma SABATI here yesterday (Nov 26).
Adding on, he also pointed out that the new building (Wisma SABATI) can be an integrated site to fuel and strengthen unity among the community, especially in delivering charitable donations in every corner of the state of Sarawak.
Moreover, Abang Johari said that as Malaysia lives by the concept of a big family, maintaining mutual respect is a must.
“Therefore, SABATI’s efforts in continuing charity work to help individuals in need are a good example and well-respected.
Meanwhile, the ceremony was officiated by Head of State Tun Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud and his wife Toh Puan Datuk Patinggi Raghad Kurdi Taib, today.
The new building has a multipurpose hall for functions that can accommodate up to 500 guests, along with four badminton courts and an auditorium with seating for 270 people.
These facilities will soon be available for a modest rent, enabling SABATI to reach out to local organisations, especially non-government organisations (NGOs).