State inks MOU with Singapore to facilitate mobile digital payment platform collaboration

Members of the Sarawak delegation are seen in a group photo with Singaporean Prime Minister Lee. From left: Mohamad Morshidi, Masing, Abang Johari, Lee, Uggah and Zulkifli.

SINGAPORE, March 7: Sarawak and Singapore signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to pave the way for collaboration in mobile digital payment platforms yesterday morning.

The MOU was signed between Sarawak Multi-Media Authority (SMA), represented by its general manager Dr Zaidi Razak and Network for Electronic Transfers (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. (Nets), represented by its group CEO Jeffrey Goh.

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg who led a state delegation on a two-day working visit to Singapore witnessed the signing ceremony at a leading hotel here.

In the afternoon, Abang Johari paid a courtesy call on the Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong at the Istana, at Orchard Road and later had a meeting with Singapore Finance Minister Heng Swee Kiat at his office at High Street.

Abang Johari presents brochures on Sarawak to Heng at the end of their meeting.

Also present at the earlier signing ceremony were Singapore Minister In-Charge of Smart Nation, Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Sarawak Deputy Chief Ministers Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas and Tan Sri Dr James Jemut Masing, Sarawak State Secretary Tan Sri Mohamad Morshidi Abdul Ghani and Malaysian High Commissioner of Malaysia to Singapore, Dato’ Zulkifli Adenan.

Later, Mohammad Morshidi led a team comprising key state government officials and board members of various organisations and agencies to attend a briefing at the Singapore Ministry of Trade and Industry.

The Chief Minister and his delegation arrived here on Sunday to explore possibilities of collaboration with the Singapore government in areas of digital economy. — DayakDaily