Go digital to expand overseas, CM tells Sarawak companies

Chief Minister Abang Johari Openg says Sarawak’s entrepreneurs should embrace digitalisation as the state has many products suitable for the global market.

KOTA SAMARAHAN: Chief Minister Abang Johari Openg today told businesses to embrace digitalisation and technology to expand internationally.

He said with a population of only 2.8 million, Sarawak is not a potential market for every product.

“Companies must step up their efforts to attract new customers in other countries, otherwise their markets will be limited,” he said.

Abang Johari was speaking at the launch of D’Virtual Park, the state’s first virtual reality theme park.

He said one of his top priorities when he became the chief minister three years ago was the state’s digital transformation.

“Instead of waiting for allocation from the federal government, which may take some time, I have decided to invest RM1 billion to upgrade the digital infrastructure in Sarawak,” he said.

“I am confident that the state is on the right path as contactless services have become the new normal due to the Covid-19 pandemic.”

He said Sarawak has many products suitable for the global market, hence, entrepreneurs should embrace digitalisation in order to grow their businesses.