Time to get into digital economy

Abang Johari says the Sarawak government always welcomes local and global industry players in developing the state’s digital economy.

KUCHING: Malaysia is moving towards a digital economy where most industries are using artificial intelligence (AI), drones, robotics and others.

Perhaps, some jobs such as accounting, banking and warehousing, will no longer require full manpower in the future.

Hence, the younger generations are strongly advised to acquire digital technology skills and knowledge.

According to Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg, the Sarawak government always welcomes local and global industry players to develop the state’s digital economy in line with efforts to make Sarawak a developed state by 2030.

The use of AI and robotics play an important role in the digital economy.

Not to be outdone, Serba Dinamik Berhad is also actively playing its role in transforming Sarawak through digital economy.

Abdul Kadier Sahib.

According to its group chairman Datuk Abdul Kadier Sahib, D-Virtual Park is one of Serba Dinamik efforts in realising Sarawak’s digital economic agenda.

Built with the best digital technology infrastructure concept, D-Virtual Park focuses on the latest developments based on virtual reality technology, technological innovation as well as digital entertainment.

Meanwhile, Centexs Commercial general manager Mohamad Shahren Mohamad Yusri said Sarawak was on the right track in terms of developing the digital economy, which  could bring the state to a higher level.

Mohamad Shahren

He added, at Centexs Commercial, there was a product known as Smart Home which was created in response to the chief minister’s call to move towards the digital economy. Smart Home is a smart system with Google voice commands,

“This is the right time for the people of Sarawak to get involved in the digital economy, which will further boost economic growth in the state,” he said.

However, the transition to the digital economy still has its own challenges that need to be faced.

GOJO director and chief operating officer Pradeep Kumar said the transition from the Internet economy to full digital was a challenge for all Asean countries.

In this regard, he hoped the state government would ensure high quality and affordable   digital infrastructure.

“The government needs to introduce a policy to bridge the digital gaps between small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and large industries as well as set a comprehensive digital economic development goal that can benefit all parties,” he added.