State government renting land to genuine farmers to stop people from acquiring land purportedly for farming only to sell them off later
Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg
KUCHING: The state government has amended its land policy on agriculture by renting land to those who want to venture into farming instead of alienating land to those who apply for it for agricultural enterprise.
To implement the new policy the state government is setting up an Agro Park in Sarikei to be completed next year. ...
Abang Johari (centre) with the State Entrepreneur of the Year Awards 2017 recipients ( from left) Hii, Nelson, Yong and Chew.
KUCHING: Technological innovation is inevitable in the state’s agriculture industry for it to produce crops to meet global demand.
In pointing this out, Chief Minister Datuk Patanggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said the use of digital technology in agriculture is no longer a niche for a small group of farmers.
He added in effort to digitise the industry the state government has amended ...
The time has come once again to celebrate the cream of the crop of Sarawak’s entrepreneurs in the form of the Sarawak State Entrepreneur of the Year Awards 2017 presented at the Sarawak Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s (SCCI) 66th Annual Dinner on Friday, November 10.
Organised by the Ministry of Industrial and Entrepreneur Development, Sarawak in association with SCCI and Ernst & Young, it was first launched in 2004 as a prestigious Awards Programme held annually to honour and acknowledge exceptional ...
Media statement by SBF and SCCI
We refer to the statement made by the Honourable Minister of Human Resources Datuk Seri Richard Riot Jaem published in the media on 27th August 2017. It is reportedly stated that the reason, why our nominee, Datuk Philip Ting, was not reappointed to the SOSCO Board was because he is a non-Sarawakian.
With respect, the ground for the Minister's decision is misconceived and blatantly unacceptable.
Datuk Philip Ting is a Sarawakian with a "K" in his identity card. ...
The Sarawak Business Federation (SBF) and the Sarawak Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI) are disappointed that the Ministry of Human Resources did not reappoint a nominee representing the employers of Sarawak to the Board of Perkeso (SOCSO) as was the practice for more than 25 years by all former ministers holding responsibility over SOCSO.
Sarawak employers, who are represented in the Council of the SBF, collectively contribute more than RM200m a year to SOCSO. As an important stakeholder, they have a ...
KUCHING: The proposed Employment Insurance Scheme (EIS) should not be meant for paying additional benefits that are already covered by the existing laws.
In stating this, Sarawak Business Federation (SBF) deputy president Datuk Dr Philip Ting said employers in Sarawak “are not against the EIS system” but the proposed collection “just does not make sense”.
According to him, benefits of employees are well covered by existing laws including the Employment Act 1955 (Employment Termination Lay-off Benefits – ETLB) and retrenchment benefits in collective ...
KUCHING: Sarawak Business Federation (SBF) is against the proposed collection under the Employment Insurance Scheme (EIS) Bill but not the scheme itself.
Its president Datuk Abang Abdul Karim Abang Openg insisted that the SBF “is not against the proposed EIS but we are of the view that major changes need to be made to the scheme that is presented to Parliament”.
According to him, the EIS Bill proposes a collection of one per cent of monthly wages (0.5 per cent from employers and ...
A delegation from the Sarawak Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI) and the Sarawak Business Federation (SBF) led by its President, Datuk Abang Haji Abdul Karim Tun Abang Haji Openg jointly paid a courtesy call on the Chief Minister Datuk Amar Abang Haji Abdul Rahman Zohari Tun Abang Haji Openg at Wisma Bapa Malaysia, Petra Jaya in Kuching.
It was the first time for both SCCI and SBF to pay a courtesy call on CM since his appointment as the State’s sixth ...
Awards for state’s entrepreneur of the year
KUCHING: Nominations for the annual Sarawak State Entrepreneur of the Year Awards (EOYS) 2017 are now open.
First launched in 2004, EOYS is a prestigious awards programme to honour and acknowledge exceptional entrepreneurial talent and leadership.
Up to last year, almost 50 entrepreneurs from all over Sarawak have been given this recognition.
EOYS is organised by the Ministry of Industrial and Entrepreneur Development in association with Sarawak Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCl) and Ernst & Young.
Assistant Minister ...