CM in Lion City to explore collaborative opportunities in digitalization

Abang Johari (right) meets with Tharman in Singapore.

SINGAPORE, March 5: Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg is on a mission to explore opportunities for collaboration with the Singapore government in the field of digitalisation.

Abang Johari who is currently leading a state delegation on a two-day working visit to the Lion City met with Singapore Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam at a leading hotel here today.

They had a brief discussion before adjourning for lunch at the same hotel hosted by the latter. Also present at the lunch was Malaysia’s High Commissioner to Singapore, Dato’ Zulkifli Adenan.

Members of Sarawak’s delegation included Deputy Chief Ministers Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas and Tan Sri Dr James Jemut Masing, State Secretary Tan Sri Mohamad Morshidi Abdul Ghani and Deputy State Secretary Datu Sabariah Putit.

From right: Abang Johari and Masing being briefed by IMDA officials.

This morning the State Secretary led a delegation comprising board members of Sarawak Multi-Media Authority (SMA) on a visit to Singapore’s Smart Nation and Digital Government Office (SNDGO) where they were given a briefing.


The SNDGO under the Singaporean Prime Minister’s Office plans and prioritises key Smart Nation projects, drives the digital transformation of government, builds long-term capabilities for the public sector, and promotes public and industrial adoption and participation, to take a collective approach in building a Smart Nation.

Later, in the afternoon, Abang Johari and Masing joined members of the delegation to call on the Singaporean Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) to attend a briefing and were given a tour of the premises.

The IMDA is a statutory body that develops and regulates the converging infocomm and media sectors in a holistic manner, creating a dynamic and exciting sector filled with opportunities for growth, through an emphasis on talent, research, innovation and enterprise especially among the SMEs in Singapore. — DayakDaily