Abang Abdul Karim re-elected as SCCI president

Datuk Abang Abdul Karim Tun Openg

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KUCHING, Oct 13: Datuk Abang Abdul Karim Tun Openg has been re-elected as president of Sarawak Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) for the 2021-2013 term at its 70th Annual General Meeting (AGM) held virtually yesterday.

Other office bearers elected yesterday include deputy president Datuk Dr Philip Ting Ding Ing, regional vice-president for Sibu Pemanca Datuk Jason Tai Hee, regional vice-president for Bintulu Temenggong Datuk Barry Yek and regional vice-president for Miri Andy Chia Chu Fatt.

Albert Tang Yew Liong was elected as secretary and Anne Kung Soo Ching as treasurer while the committee members are Dato Alex Ting, Dr Anderson Tiong, Dominic Chuo, Dr George Ngui, Goh Yong Tat, Gracie Geikie, Nobel Pang, Dato Sri Peter Lu, Angie Kueh and Wendy Earnest.

SCCI 2021-2023 Elected Office Bearers and Committee Members.

“We look forward to an optimistic business recovery for Sarawak despite the challenges faced. Whilst many organisations big and small have been affected adversely in the last 18 months, we will need to soldier on to ensure that our business continuity will remain relevant during these challenging times.

“The chamber has adapted to the changes such as going virtual to continuously support the members. Since 2020, we have had a number of webinars such as the virtual dialogue sessions with the Chief Minister and also sessions with Matrade (Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation), Statos (Sarawak Trade and Tourism Office Singapore) to discuss exports and with Bank Negara to discuss the moratorium.

“We hope to always be able to connect and help our members in whatever way necessary,” said Abang Abdul Karim during the AGM.

Meanwhile, other than giving an update on plans for the upcoming year and support for member associations and local business environment, members were also introduced to opportunities available by Sarawak Digital Economy Corporation Berhad (SDEC).

“We are inviting Sarawak companies to collaborate with SDEC and take advantage of the opportunities available for businesses—from start-up support, cloud storage, manpower for IT and technology, to training and development, investments in technology and more,” said SDEC CEO Sudarnoto Osman during his presentation on SDEC’s digital business roadmap for Sarawak.

The public are urged to visit www.scci.org.my or call 082-237148 for more information on SCCI. — DayakDaily

SCCI’s 70th AGM on Oct 12, 2021 which was held via Zoom.