Sarawak has world class land management policy

Abdul Latif (second right) and Abdul Aziz (second left) witnessing the exchange of the MoU signed between MPC and SEDC at a hotel here today (July 16. 2020).

By Adrian Lim

KUCHING, July 16: Sarawak has one of the best land management policies in the world.

Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC) director general Datuk Abdul Latif Abu Seman noted that the land management policy in Sarawak is one of the best in the world.

Abdul Latif, who has worked in Sarawak in the past, applauded the state government for having a good policy in dealing with land management and implementing the digital economy such as cashless payment for instance Sarawak Pay to boost economic growth.

“The land management in Sarawak is one of the best.

“Even Kingston University captured it and used it as a case study,” he said in his speech prior to the signing of an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between MPC and Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) at a hotel here today.

Abdul Latif added that MPC is diversifying into research which is important to boost productivity and enhance the competitiveness of the country.

He believed research will assist local businesses especially small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to add value and at the same time generate quality productivity.

He noted the corporation cannot rely on traditional ways to boost productivity and growth for businesses.

He said to spur the growth of the country’s economy, productivity is the game changer.

Abdul Latif noted productivity is an important element to be focused for the long-term success of an organisation.

Additionally, he said online business platforms through Sarawak Pay and Helpy were gaining popularity not only in urban areas but also in rural areas.

Hence, he believed online businesses in particular electronic commerce will assist the Sarawak economy to grow.

Among those present at the signing of the MoU were SEDC chairman Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Husain, SEDC general manager Abdul Hadi Datuk Abdul Kadir, MPC board member Datuk Abang Karim Tun Openg and MPC state director Sarimah Misman. —DayakDaily