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Farmers and entrepreneurs adapt to new normal digital lifestyle via Timogah mobile app

KUCHING, Sept 25: The Timogah mobile application was developed to provide platforms for traditional and modern farmers and entrepreneurs to market their products even without physical presence in the market.

Its founder Heineken Laluan emphasised that he was inspired to develop the app considering the high demand for the food delivery services not only among communities in Sarawak but also Sabah and Peninsular Malaysia.

“The application will provide convenience for entrepreneurs especially in retail and food and beverage sectors to market their products in he local market digitally without the need for a physical store or supermarket,” he shared with listeners of the New Normal Digital Chat programme aired on Sarawak FM recently.

Sembang ‘Usahawan Digital’ kupas prospek kerjaya dalam era digital

KUCHING: Sembang ‘Transformasi dalam Dunia E-Dagang’ dengan topik ‘Usahawan Digital’ diadakan baru-baru ini untuk mengembangkan medium perniagaan digital.

Program yang mengetengahkan prospek dan peluang kerjaya anjuran Lembaga Multimedia Sarawak (SMA) dengan kerjasama Angkatan Zaman Mansang Sarawak (AZAM Sarawak) itu menyasarkan golongan belia dan usahawan di negeri ini.

Usahawan sayur-sayuran dalam talian, Heineken Laluan turut berkongsi aplikasi dalam talian yang dibangunkannya, Timogah.

Shift to e-commerce, entrepreneurs told

(FROM left) Heineken with AZAM Sarawak communication officer hassnal Hakim Junaidi and Sarawak FM announcer Azman Johari.
(FROM left) Heineken with AZAM Sarawak communication officer hassnal Hakim Junaidi and Sarawak FM announcer Azman Johari.

KUCHING: Local entrepreneurs, who are still using conventional methods, have been urged to adopt e-commerce to market their products.

Syarikat Timogah founder Heineken Laluan said the demand for food delivery services had increasedthroughout the country. 

“That led me to establish an online marketplace – Timogah which serves as a platform for traditional and modern farmers, sellers and local entrepreneurs to market their products.”

Aplikasi Timogah bantu pengusaha, peniaga

TEMU BUAL.... Heineken Laluan (kiri) Pegawai Komunikasi AZAM Sarawak, Hassnal Hakim Junaidi (tengah) bersama juruhebah Azman Johari (kanan) di Studio Sarawak FM
TEMU BUAL…. Heineken Laluan (kiri) Pegawai Komunikasi AZAM Sarawak, Hassnal Hakim Junaidi (tengah) bersama juruhebah Azman Johari (kanan) di Studio Sarawak FM

KUCHING: Aplikasi Timogah bakal membantu pengusaha dan peniaga tempatan dalam mengembangkan medium perniagaan mereka secara dalam talian.

Pengasan Timogah, Heineken Laluan berkata, aplikasi yang dibangunkan ini bertujuan untuk memberi platform kepada para petani tradisional dan moden dalam memasarkan produk mereka dalam pasaran tempatan menerusi digital.

“Para peniaga serta pengusaha produk tempatan sudak tidak perlu menggunakan perkhidmatan gerai ataupun pasar raya sebagai medium perniagaan mereka,” katanya ketika ditemubual dalam Program Sembang Digital Normal Baharu menerusi Sarawak FM, semalam.

Heineken berkata, idea penubuhan aplikasi ini tercetus apabila permintaan pengguna terhadap khidmat penghantaran makanan semakin meningkat sejak wabak pandemik Covid-19 ini.

Menurutnya, penggunaan platform digital seperti Timogah dalam pemasaran produk jualan terbukti membantu memastikan rantaian bekalan makanan tempatan dapat diteruskan serta memberi manfaat kepada semua pihak.

“gaya hidup digital ternyata mengubah serta memudahkan kehidupan kita terutama musim Perintah Kawalan Pergerakkan Pemulihan (PKPP) ini. 

“Justeru, golongan sasai iaitu komuniti petani kecil luar bandar, peniaga kecil dan pengusaha produk tempatan harus menyesuaikan diri dengan normal baharu ini agar mampu bersaing dengan produk yang sedia ada,” ujarnya.

Beliau yang juga calon akhir Shell LiveWIRE global Top Ten Innovators Award 2020 turut menyatakan misinya untuk mendidik khususnya komuniti sasaran tersebut dalam menggunakan platform digital dalam usaha memasarkan produk jualan mereka. 

Connecting Sarawak in the new normal

Due to its terrain which varies from coastal lowlands to mountainous hinterland, Sarawak has long presented challenges to connectivity in terms of building roads and providing internet access.

Throw in the delay brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, and it’s a big challenge for Sarawak Multimedia Authority (SMA) to achieve state-wide connectivity in under-served areas by 2025.

Read more: https://www.newsarawaktribune.com.my/connecting-sarawak-in-the-new-normal/

SMA on the future of Sarawak as a digital state

KUCHING, Sept 18: The Sarawak government through Sarawak Multimedia Authority (SMA) is actively producing new products and technologies in preparation for the digital transformation, especially through the Open Data initiatives, in order to bring the government closer to the people. 

SMA administrative officer Faizal Ibrahim said among the challenges faced in creating an open digital government were internet connectivity (especially in rural areas), digital adoption by the local community, lack of information, and information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure. 

Read more: https://dayakdaily.com/sma-and-azam-sarawak-prepare-for-sarawak-to-become-digital-state/

SARAWAK SELANGKAH KE ARAH NEGERI DIGITAL

KUCHING: Kerajaan Sarawak kini giat menghasilkan produk dan teknologi baru seperti ‘open data’ untuk mendekatkan kerajaan dengan rakyat melalui Lembaga Multimedia Sarawak (SMA).

Pegawai Tadbir SMA Faizal Ibrahim berkata, penggunaan teknologi ini bertujuan untuk berkongsi maklumat dan memberi manfaat kepada rakyat seperti statistik mengenai penyebaran wabak Covid-19, data mengenai cara-cara pencegahan dan maklumat peringatan mesra kepada orang awam.

“Hubungan teknologi ‘open data’ dengan lima prinsip kerajaan digital amatlah berkait rapat dan saling melengkapi antara data, kerajaan dan orang awam,” katanya.

How digital helps with the new norm

In addition to unveiling Sarawak Economic Action Council (SEAC) to facilitate the state government’s post-Covid-19 exit economic strategy up to 2030, Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg launched on June 9 a webinar series called ‘Sarawak Productive’ to boost the participation of businesses and start-ups in e-commerce which, pre-Covid-19, was targeted to make up 17.4 percent contribution to the state’s gross domestic product (GDP) by 2025.

Throughout the movement control order (MCO), we have seen digital communications and technology being applied to various aspects of people’s lives — monitoring and controlling the spread of Covid-19; battling fake news; creating reliable portals for users isolated at home; online communications like Zoom to manage and coordinate our group efforts from the government level to corporate level; continuing the process of education; and finally, to keep in touch with loved ones.

Read more: https://www.newsarawaktribune.com.my/how-digital-helps-with-the-new-norm/

SMA HELPS TO DIGITALISE OPERATIONS OF STATE GOVERNMENT

(from left) SMA assistant officer Hafeez Rosland, Faizal, AZAM communication officer Hakim Junaidi and Sarawak FM broadcaster Azman Johari pose for a photo call after the radio interview.
(from left) SMA assistant officer Hafeez Rosland, Faizal, AZAM communication officer Hakim Junaidi and Sarawak FM broadcaster Azman Johari pose for a photo call after the radio interview.

KUCHING: Sarawak Multimedia Authority (SMA) is taking proactive approach to assist in digitalising the operations of the state government.

For example, Sarawak ID is an initiative of the state government that promotes ‘digital identity’ in streamlining accesses by the public to services offered by the state government,” said SMA administrative officer Faizal Ibrahim in a radio interview with Sarawak FM.

Faizal said there are 585,688 users of Sarawak ID and the initiative could act as a single platform to provide greater convenience to the public while saving time to access public services.

“The state government could provide assistance, such as Sarawakku Sayang Special Assistance via its e-wallet initiative, namely Sarawak Pay,” he said.

Since the implementation of movement control order (MCO) he said a total of 191,846 new users had signed up for Sarawak ID, an increment of about 33 percent from the corresponding period last year. 

sma giat promosi pelaksanaan digital

KUCHING: Wabak pandemik Covid-19 yang melanda negara telah menangguhkan aktiviti sosial seharian masyarakat, perubahan kehidupan dengan mengamalkan norma baharu termasuk melibatkan diri dengan aktiviti digital yang sinonim dengan cara hidup masyarakat hari ini.

Justeru, Lembaga Multimedia Sarawak (SMA) giat mengambil langkah untuk pelaksanaan digital Sarawak sebagai tanda peralihan sistem kerajaan konvensional yang bertukar ke arah digital. 

Read more: https://www.utusansarawak.com.my/?p=15484&fbclid=IwAR2QGt0mTsaha3ZYiu52bfllxzk3NwQsN2-h-5_VQPPLE-I0t9mqVhRUUpw