Category Archives: Media Coverage


KUCHING: Sarawak Multimedia Authority (SMA) together with Angkatan Zaman Mansang Sarawak (Azam Sarawak) have launched a public awareness campaign across various radio stations to further empower and brace Sarawakians against the economic backlash resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic.

In a statement issued by Azam, it said that the public awareness campaign themed ‘Normal Baru Serba Digital’ (Digital new normal) will be broadcast in Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese (Mandarin) and Iban beginning August this year.

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KUCHING: Mar 10: Angkatan Zaman Mansang Sarawak (AZAM Sarawak), Sarawak Development Institute (SDI) and Faradale Media-M (FMM) had their chance to take a sneak peek into D-Virtual Park, the first virtual reality (VR) theme park in Malaysia.

The purpose of the visit to the park located at Serba Dinamik facilities and Smart Hub in Kota Samarahan on Mar 10 was to explore potential collaborations and linkages in future programmes as VR technology will become an increasingly important and accessible tool in various industries as the state moves towards Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR4.0). 

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Women with a mission

Recently, two Malaya-based social entrepreneurs made their way to a sharing event organised by Angkatan Zaman Mansang Sarawak (AZAM Sarawak) in Kuching, Sarawak. Founder of Grow the Goose and Borneo Cocoa, Ida Faranina Othman has been an entrepreneur for 16 years, from owning and running a baking studio, event management company, supplier of corporate gifts, production house, advertising agency, photo studio to a kids party planning outfit.

Her entrepeneurial passion grew in her since her younger days. At 10 years old, she wanted a t-shirt that everyone wears. “I wanted it so my mum asked me to save up. So I sell things like recycled cans until I was able to collect enough money.” At 12, she started a cupcake business while at 15 she babysits.

Hence, after she took a break to focus on her family, she noticed a gap in the market on child empowerment programmes. It was a little experiment with her children that led her to launch ‘Grow the Goose’ — a social enterprise focusing on financial empowerment programmes for children to help them attain financial wisdom before entering adulthood.

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AZAM Sarawak to hold talk on commercial swiftlet farming

KUCHING: Angkatan Zaman Mansang (AZAM) Sarawak is organising a knowledge sharing on commercial swiftlet farming to be held this Nov 12 at Kompleks AZAM, here.

The knowledge sharing aims to share and educate participants on the route to a successful swiftlet farming investment, a lucrative enterprise which is attracting more and more Sarawakians.

It will be delivered by Dr. Charles Leh, AZAM member and Honorary Curator of World of Birdnest Museum, Singapore. Dr. Charles was a zoologist and curator of natural history at the Sarawak Museum from 1982 to early 2018 when he retired.

He was also an adjunct lecturer with UNIMAS from 2002 to 2014 at the Faculty of Resource Science and Technology. He conducted research on swiftlets and its farming for over 30 years and he wrote several books on the secret of swiftlet farming and A Guide to Birds’ Nest Caves and Birds’ Nests of Sarawak.

“I hope that participants will gain an insight on the potential of this industry particularly with upcoming technological advances such as AI, as well as steps to conserve our biological resources,” said Dr. Charles.

About 50 participants comprising members of AZAM, local entrepreneurs, government officers of the relevant agencies, non-profit organisations and, professionals and students in the related fields are expected to attend.

This knowledge sharing is a part of activities organised for members of AZAM and is also open to non-members.

Other AZAM’s activities organised for its members earlier this year included a study trip and rural community outreach programme in Niah, Miri Division and, in Lawas of Limbang Division as well as, a knowledge sharing session on Social Enterprise.

Admission to the talk on swiftlet farming is free and the limited seats are on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.

Those interested in joining this event can contact AZAM Sarawak at 082 411799 (Nissa Normin) for further information.

Talk on swiftlet farming at AZAM Sarawak on Nov 12

KUCHING, Nov 6: Angkatan Zaman MAnsang (AZAM) Sarawak will be organising a knowledge sharing on commercial swiftlet farming this Nov 12 at Kompleks AZAM here.

The knowledge sharing, according to a media release today, aims to share and educate participants on the route to a successful swiftlet farming investment, a lucrative enterprise which is attracting more and more Sarawakians.

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SMA, AZAM organise ‘Youth Online Business Workshop 2019’

KUCHING: Increased internet access and constant innovations in online business marketing have created new asset-light online business models, giving the youth more opportunities to take part in the increasingly competitive and lucrative online market. The potential for Sarawak youths to be successful in this area is significant with the government’s clear digital economy roadmap for all sectors, and, the availability of various unique local products that are highly marketable in both local and international markets.

This development prompts the Sarawak Multimedia Authority (SMA) in collaboration with Angkatan Zaman Mansang (AZAM) Sarawak to organize a workshop called Youth Online Business Workshop 2019 themed “Boosting Youth Enterprise through Online Business” on Oct 25 (from 8am to 5pm) and Oct 26 (from 8am until 1pm) at the SMA Creative Heritage Innovation Centre (CHIC) Yayasan Sarawak Building (near Padang Merdeka).

The one-and-a half day workshop will help participants navigate the world of online business, and take advantage of the availability of online business models which maximise on marketing strategies but work on minimal capital investment.

The workshop will expose participants to existing tools and frameworks to launch or expand their business while helping participants plan effective strategies to better grow their business, define their overall goals, identify risks and opportunities, and facilitate business transitions from traditional to online platforms, new technologies like automation and virtual reality, and e-commerce portals.

The workshop will include five modules by Alianza Group, on setting up online businesses, in addition to a knowledge sharing session e-commerce portal, and overview of online businesses and current issues by Sarawak Multimedia Authority.  

In addition, there will be a briefing on online business marketing for social media influencers to be presented by Koperasi Belia Inovatif Sarawak (KOBIS).

Approximately 50 participants made up of local young entrepreneurs as well as graduates of public and private institutions of higher learning are expected to attend.

This workshop is part of an on-going SMA-AZAM’s digital inclusivity programme.

Online business workshop

KUCHING: SMA in collaboration with Azam Sarawak is organising a workshop entitled ‘Youth Online Business Workshop 2019’ this Oct 25-26 at SMA Creative Heritage Innovation Centre here.

Themed ‘Boosting Youth Enterprise through Online Business’, the workshop will help participants navigate the online business world and take advantage of the availability of business models online.

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SMA, AZAM SArawak anjur siri bengkel pengaruh media sosial mulai 19 Oktober

KUCHING:Lembaga Multimedia Sarawak (SMA) dan Angkatan Zaman Mansang (AZAM) Sarawak akan menganjurkan beberapa siri seminar dan bengkel bagi pengaruh media sosial Sarawak bermula 19 Oktober ini di sini. 

Bertemakan ‘Influencers with a Cause’, siri bengkel Program Pembangunan Pengaruh Media Sosial Sarawak ini turut mendapat kolaboratif daripada Koperasi Belia Inovatif Sarawak (KOBIS).

Antara yang diundang untuk berkongsi tip pada program itu nanti ialah YouTuber Cardock atau dikenali sebagai Fadhil Mohamad Isa yang akan memberi ceramah bertajuk ‘Perjalanan ke arah menjadi Pengaruh Media Sosial’.

Ahli strategi pemasaran berpengaruh, Bvern Yip dan Daphne Teoh dari Kuala Lumpur juga diundang untuk berkongsi tip kepada peserta.

Turut diadakan forum bagaimana untuk memperkasakan pengaruh sosial media bagi impak sosioekonomi yang tinggi.

Forum ini akan menampilkan Kumpulan AnyMind serta personaliti radio Kuching dan pencipta kandungan di sebalik Makcik Bawang Champion – Afick Wazai dan Fir Affandi sebagai ahli panel.

Untuk maklumat lanjut, hubungi Pegawai Perhubungan AZAM Sarawak Nissa Normin menerusi talian 082-411799 atau e-mel kepada 

Workshops, seminars for social media influencers

KUCHING: With more established brands turning to social media influencers to market their products, chances for youth and aspiring content creators to make viable livelihoods online are opening up.

It is against this backdrop that Sarawak Multimedia Authority (SMA) and Angkatan Zaman Mansang Sarawak (Azam Sarawak) in collaboration with Koperasi Belia Inovatif Sarawak (Kobis) will be organising a series of seminars and workshops for Sarawak-based social media influencers starting Oct 19 this year.

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Talk to discuss creating a difference with social enterprise

KUCHING: The Knowledge Sharing on Social Enterprise will be held at the SMA Creative Heritage Innovation Centre (CHIC) at Bangunan Yayasan Sarawak on 24 October 2019, 8.30am to 12.30pm.

Organised by Angkatan Zaman Mansang Sarawak (AZAM Sarawak),  it aims to expose participants to the potential and importance of social enterprise in Sarawak and the way it can be applied to address social, environmental and financial issues.

The speaker are Grow the Goose and Borneo Cocoa founder Nina Othman, who has approximately 14 years’ experience in entrepreneurship, marketing, and advertising, and Anja Juliah Abu Bakar – founder and social impact director of Blubear Holdings Sdn Bhd, a social enterprise that empowers girls and gives them access to education.

About 70 to 100 participants are expected to attend.

For more information, contact AZAM Sarawak communication officer Hakim Junaidi on 082-411799 or email