Category Archives: Media Coverage

‘Enhance technopreneur culture among youths’

KUCHING: The technopreneur culture among youths in Sarawak today needs to be improved because they are still lacking in the right technopreneurship and entrepreneurship attitude and skills, said Minister of International Trade and E-Commerce Dato Sri Wong Soon Koh.

He pointed out there are now emerging pockets of innovative and creative youth enterprises especially in the F&B (food and beverage) sector, in ICT (information and communication technology), in hospitality and creative sectors (artpreneurship) particularly in urban centres such as Kuching.

“A systematic approach and the relevant mechanisms would be necessary to reach out to such independent start-ups who may not be well informed on where to go for advice or support,” he said when opening a technopreneurship programme jointly organised by Angkatan Zaman Mansang Sarawak (AZAM Sarawak) and United States Embassy Kuala Lumpur held at a leading hotel here yesterday.

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Workshop attracts 10 journalists

KUCHING: Ten journalists attended a workshop titled ‘Ethical and Legal Challenges for Journalists in the Age of Social Media’ organised by Angkatan Zaman Mansang (AZAM) Sarawak and the Commonwealth Journalists Association (CJA) Sarawak branch in collaboration with Sarawak Energy at Pullman Hotel here, yesterday.

The one-day workshop focused on updating media practitioners on ethical and legal challenges in the digital age as well as to contribute to the general enhancement of professionalism among media practitioners and those in the related fields.

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AZAM dan CJA anjur bengkel kewartawanan pada Sabtu ini

KUCHING: Bengkel Cabaran Etika dan Undang-undang Bagi Wartawan Dalam Era Media Sosial diadakan pada Sabtu ini, di sini.

Anjuran Angkatan Zaman Mansang Sarawak (AZAM Sarawak) dan Persatuan Wartawan Komanwel (CJA) Cawangan Sarawak dengan kerja-sama Sarawak Energy, sekurang-kurangnya 20 peserta dijangka akan menghadiri bengkel selama sehari itu.

Selama berdekad-dekad, Internet telah merevolusi bagaimana komuniti dunia berfungsi dan beroperasi, daripada politike kepada hiburan, perubahan berlaku dengan begitu cepat dan mentransformasikan landskap tradisional dalam cara yang belum pernah dilihat.

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AZAM anjur Taklimat “Laporan Digital Memudahkan” bagi perkasa kemahiran pengamal media tempatan

KUCHING: Mungkin banyak pihak yang beranggapan laporan digital adalah sesuatu yang mudah dan senang, apatah lagi berteraskan teknologi.

Namun ia bukanlah semudah yang disangka. Ada banyak peraturan dan kaedah perlu dikuasai, selain memahami akan peranan pengguna teknologi itu sendiri.

Seramai 30 peserta yang merupakan pengamal media tempatan dan pegawai perhubungan Kerajaan Negeri telah menghadiri Taklimat “Laporan Digital Memudahkan” yang dianjurkan oleh Angkatan Zaman Mansang (AZAM) Sarawak baru-baru ini.

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Peluang pekerjaan graduan IT masa kini lebih meluas

Bidang teknologi maklumat (IT) masa kini jauh berbeza disbanding dengan 10 tahun lalu di mana ketika it ia adalah salah satu bidang yang bukan menjadi pilihan utama, khusus bagi pelajar lepasan sekolah yang berhasrat mahu menyambung pengajian ke peringkat institusi pengajian tinggi (IPT).

Menurut Dekan Fakulti Sains Komputer dan Teknologi Maklumat Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) Dr Johari Abdullah, ia adalah berikutan pada tempoh tersebut, IT masih belum berkemband dan kebergantungan kepada teknologi itu masih belum menyerlah.

Bidang IT itu, katanya, tenggelam oleh bidang-bidang lain yang lebih popular ketika itu termasuk perubatan, kejuruteraan dan banyak lagi.

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AZAM, SDI thank former CEO, Aloysius Dris

KUCHING: Angkatan Zaman Mansang (AZAM) Sarawak, Sarawak Development Institute (SDI) and their subsidiaries hosted an appreciation dinner for their former Chief Executive Officer, Datu Aloysius Dris, 73, at Riverside Majestic Hotel here on Friday.

The event gave AZAM and SDI Board Members and the staff of Greater AZAM, namely, AZAM, SDI, Faradale Media-M Sdn Bhd and Faradale Holdings Sdn Bhd, the opportunity to bid farewell to Aloysius.

A member of AZAM since 1983, Aloysius is a founding Board Member of AZAM and SDI. He was CEO of both AZAM and SDI from 1 August 2003 until 31 Dec last year.

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Forging a new direction for ‘Greater AZAM’

KUCHING: Angkatan Zaman Mansang (Azam) Sarawak plans to create a bigger impact through greater cooperation and collaboration with its sister organisation Sarawak Development Institute (SDI) and its subsidiary, the Faradale Group of Companies.

Azam Sarawak and SDI chief executive officer Datu Aloysius Dris explained it was important for this collective group, which he coined as the ‘Greater Azam’, to find a new direction to work together more closely in order to achieve its mutual objective.

As such, he stressed on the importance of moving in the right direction and in tandem with trends not only locally, but regionally and internationally as well.

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Applying the Silicon Valley startup culture here in Sarawak

Originally referring to the large number of silicon chip innovators and manufacturers in south San Francisco Bay Area, Silicon Valley is headquarters to 39 businesses in the Fortune 1000, and thousands of startup companies.

A paradise for most startup entrepreneurs, while Silicon Valley is a thousand miles away from Sarawak and it may be impossible to replicate the exact components here, it doesn’t mean we can’t understand what makes it work and try to adapt it to our circumstances.

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