New Straits Times
Sarawak to tap Singapore’s digital expertise
SINGAPORE: Singapore and Sarawak signed a memorandum of understanding to pave the way for collaboration in the mobile digital payment platform.
Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Abang Openg, who led a state delegation on a two-day working visit, witnessed the signing ceremony, here.
The Chief Minister’s Office said in a statement yesterday Abang Johari paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the Istana and later had a meeting with Finance Minister Heng Swee Kiat.
Also present 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 Mohammad Morshidi Abdul Ghani and Malaysian High Commissioner to Singapore Datuk Zulkifli Adenan.
The Sarawak Multi-Media Authority (SMA) was represented by general manager Dr Zaidi Razak and Network for Electronic Transfers (Singapore) Pte Ltd (Nets) by group chief executive officer Jeffrey Goh.
Later, Mohammad Morshidi led a team comprising key state government officials and SMA board members to attend a briefing at the Singapore Ministry of Trade and Industry.
According to the statement, the Chief Minister and his delegation arrived, here, on Sunday to explore the possibility of collaboration with the Singapore government in areas of the digital economy.