Dialogue between CM and Sarawak Business Federation members to be streamed live

Abang Abdul Karim (seated, third right) and Ting (seated, fourth right) at a press conference to launch the Chief Minister’s Webinar.

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KUCHING, Oct 20: An online dialogue session titled “Budget 2021 towards Vision 2030” will be held between Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg and SBF members on Nov 23 at 10am via a webinar.

The event will be held at the Chief Minister’s Office and will be streamed live via Zoom, Facebook and YouTube to members of the public, revealed Sarawak Business Federation (SBF) president Datuk Abang Abdul Karim Tun Openg at a press conference here to launch the event.

“With the topic ‘Budget 2021 towards Vision 2030’, the dialogue session aims to keep SBF members abreast with the latest development as well as keep members informed on how the state will pursue its transformation journey to become a high income nation by 2030.

“It is our hope that with the CM’s Webinar, we will be able to gain some valuable insights and discover proactive steps for our business organisations to adopt in order to move forward and be on the fast-track in helping Sarawak transform into a high income nation by the year 2030, as set by the chief minister.

“Some of the key goals of Vision 2030 is to increase household income to RM15,000 per household, to reduce absolute and relative poverty, to improve our health and environment and much more,” said Abang Abdul Karim.

Meanwhile, SBF deputy president Datuk Dr Philip Ting revealed the federation is a conglomerate of key organisations and associations in Sarawak’s business sector with the purpose of promoting and protecting the interest of the business community in the state and serving as a link between the private and public sector.

To date, there are 15 business and trade associations which are SBF members including Sarawak Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Dewan Usahawan Bumiputera Sarawak, Dayak Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Sarawak and many more.

“Our members cover all business sectors and employ more than 80 per cent of all private sector employees in Sarawak. This webinar will indeed be useful and much needed at this time for our members as well as other business organisations in Sarawak,” Ting added.

SBF members are invited to submit their questions for the webinar by Oct 30, 2020.

To find out more about the CM’s Webinar and SBF membership registration, visit www.sbf.org.my, call 082-237148 or email admin@sbf.org.my. — DayakDaily