MAJLIS PERASMIAN PROGRAM DIGITAL EKONOMI DALAM PEMBANGUNAN USAHAWAN

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UCAPAN KETUA MENTERI PULAU PINANG
SEMPENA MAJLIS PERASMIAN PROGRAM DIGITAL EKONOMI DALAM PEMBANGUNAN USAHAWAN

15 SEPTEMBER 2018
DEWAN MAHLIGAI KENCANA, WISMA PERKESO, SEBERANG JAYA

Puan Sumathi Selvam
Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif 
Yayasan Kemajuan Sosial Malaysia (YKSM)

Puan Elia Mastura Kamaruddin
Pengerusi 
Pertubuhan Kebajikan & Kemajuan Sosial (PKKS)

Dato’ Danial Abdullah
Pengerusi 
Pertubuhan Kebajikan dan Sosial Seberang Perai

Dr. Mary Ann Harris
Ketua Pegawai Kewangan 
Perbadanan Bekalan Air Pulau Pinang (PBAPP)

Puan Jariyah Binti Hashim
Ketua Jabatan, Pembangunan & Pengeluaran Industri
Pihak Berkuasa Perlaksanaan Koridor Utara(NCIA)

Cik Ajri Zarith Nur binti Ahmad
Eksekutif Perbadanan
Pembangunan Pulau Pidang, PDC (Bahagian Usahawan)

Puan Nachiamei A/P Ramasamy
Naib Presiden, Pendidikan & Modal Insan
Pihak Berkuasa Perlaksanaan Koridor Utara(NCIA)

Ms. Ong Bee Leng
Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif 
Penang Women’s Development Corporation(PWDC)

Encik Ashran bin Dato’ Ghazi
Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif
Malaysia Global Innovation & Creativity Centre (MaGIC)

Madam Krista Goon
Pengasas Redbox Studio

Encik Balachandran a/l Ramachandran
Pengarah 5CANALE Sdn Bhd

En. Naresh a/l Tan Sri Ramesh
Pelita Samudra Pertama(M) Sdn Bhd

En. Sharath a/l Tan Sri Ramesh
Pelita Samudra Pertama(M) Sdn Bhd

Terlebih dahulu saya ingin mengucapkan jutaan terima kasih kepada jawatankuasa penganjur kerana menjemput saya bagi merasmikan Program Digital Ekonomi Dalam Pembangunan Usahawan Wanita pada petang yang mulia ini.

Saya difahamkan program ini dianjurkan oleh pihak Yayasan Kemajuan Sosial Malaysia (YKSM) dengan kerjasama Kementerian Pembangunan Wanita, Keluarga dan Masyarakat dan turut melibatkan Pertubuhan Kebajikan dan Kemajuan Sosial (PKKS). Majlis ini berjaya mengumpulkan seramai lebih kurang 250 orang usahawan-usahawan yang terdiri daripada pelbagai bidang industri antaranya seperti industri pembuatan makanan, industri pembuatan pakaian, ejen kosmetik dan penjagaan kulit, industri pelancongan/homestay dan juga perkhidmatan.

Kesemua usahawan-usahawan ini mempunyai latar belakang yang berlainan. Ada yang bermula dari pelajar universiti yang bakal menamatkan pelajaran dalam bidang keusahawan, bakal-bakal usahawan yang baru berjinak dalam industri dan usahawan-usahawan yang telah berjaya melebarkan sayap perniagaan ke peringkat luar negara.

Usaha seperti ini memang digalakkan oleh Kerajaan Negeri seperti yang dibentangkan dalam Ucapan Belanjawan Negeri Pulau Pinang 2018 oleh Mantan Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang, YB Lim Guan Eng pada 2 November 2017.

Di bawah Pembangunan Modal Insan, Kerajaan Negeri berharap dapat menyediakan prasarana bagi menghadapi Revolusi Industri 4.0 kepada pelapis-pelapis generasi akan datang. Data is king, talent is everything.

Sementara itu, Kerajaan Negeri menyambut baik usaha yang dijalankan oleh pihak Yayasan dengan menyediakan platform ini kepada peniaga dan usahawan-usahawan IKS untuk mengetahui dengan lebih lanjut berkaitan peluang dan cabaran yang ditawarkan oleh Revolusi Industri 4.0. Saya difahamkan bahawa 60% peserta yang hadir pada hari ini telah mendaftar untuk mengikuti kursus jangka masa pendek dengan Yayasan bagi memantapkan kemahiran mereka dalam bidang “Internet of things” (IOT). Syabas saya ucapkan!

Kita tidak perlu berasa takut kerana ini bukanlah perkara baru. Memiliki telefon pintar bukan perkara baru, memiliki akaun Facebook, Instagram, Twitter pun bukan perkara baru, cumanya hari ni bagaimana untuk menggunakan platform ini sebagai penghubung dalam perniagaan yang dijalankan. Kursus-kursus teknikal ini dapat dipraktiskan agar seiring dengan teknologi.

Usahawan perlu melengkapkan diri dalam kemahiran-kemahiran ‘niche’ yang amat relevan dalam industri yang berkaitan. Platform digital juga tidak boleh dipandang remeh oleh sesetengah masyarakat kerana inilah trend terkini. Sangat penting bagi semua masyarakat mengetahui fungsi dan penggunaan agar tidak ketinggalan dalam arus permodenan.

Saya yakin, usaha ini dapat memastikan usahawan-usahawan wanita menambah pendapatan mereka dan juga memasarkan produk dan perkhidmatan ke luar negara tanpa ragu-ragu dengan kesahihan platform yang digunakan untuk perniagaan.

Akhir kata, semoga penganjuran program pada hari ini dapat memberi manfaat kepada kita semua dalam menghadapi dunia yang penuh mencabar masa kini.

Sekian, terima kasih.

THE OPENING CEREMONY OF ASIA PACIFIC MASTERS GAMES (APMG) 2018

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SPEECH BY CHIEF MINISTER OF PENANG

AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF ASIA PACIFIC MASTERS GAMES (APMG) 2018 

8 SEPTEMBER 2018

On behalf of the State Government and the people of Penang, I would like to extend a warm welcome, or as we say in Malay, “Selamat Datang”, to every participant of the inaugural Asia Pacific Masters Games 2018.

Penang is honoured to have you here. For those returning to Penang, it is good to have you back. For those visiting Penang for the first time, please take the time to explore what our state has to offer from nature to heritage to festivals to entertainment to food, and I am sure you will fall in love with Penang.

Today is a historic day for Penang, and for the Masters Games worldwide as we celebrate the staging of the first-ever Masters Games to be held in Asia. Finally, there is a multi-sport Masters event for Asians to call it our own. With the APMG taking off in Penang and the next World Masters Games being held in Kansai, Japan in 2021, I am confident that the efforts to promote a healthy lifestyle through sports, especially for Masters or senior people, will gain steam in Asian countries.

When the Penang State Government first took on the challenge of hosting this Games in December 2016, we set a target of attracting 5,000 participants to the inaugural Asia Pacific Masters Games. It was not an easy task as the Masters Games concept is still in its infancy stage in this part of the world. But I feel proud to announce today that we succeeded in surpassing the target, with a total of 5,564 participants from 64 different nations with us here to compete in 22 sports over the nine days of competition in both island and mainland of the state.

The Games also involves 1,067 officials and over 1,000 volunteers and 1,000 performers who are involved in this beautiful opening ceremony tonight.

Penang’s feat has been acknowledged by the Malaysia Book of Records, as the first-ever Masters Games to be held in the region, with the greatest number of participating countries represented.

The APMG 2018 project has been taken to the heart by the people of Penang. This is our Games, and we will do our best to ensure all the participants are offered the best competition opportunities inside the sporting arena, and Malaysia’s famous warm hospitality outside the sporting arena. There will be minor shortcomings, but I sincerely hope everyone can pull together to overcome these obstacles and put on a Games to be proud of.

For the thousands of local and foreign participants, families and friends who are in Penang for APMG 2018, I invite you to sample the best Penang has to offer. My advice to the participants is: The APMG 2018 should not be about all work and no play. You will have the opportunity to compete and experience the unique conditions that make our state so special.

In between your sports engagements, come and enjoy our warm hospitality while you explore attractions like the George Town UNESCO Heritage Site enclave, our serene beaches and the ride up to Penang Hill. Most importantly, make sure to get a first-hand taste of why Penang is known worldwide as a top tourist destination and street food destination in Asia.

Masters Games throughout the world have emphasised the importance of goodwill, making friends and staying healthy, and the APMG 2018 is no different.
Befitting the APMG 2018 tagline “Beyond The Games”, it is my sincere hope that by the end of APMG 2018, everyone returns home with plenty of good memories.

I look forward to experiencing the celebration of Masters sports and the writing of a new legacy for Masters Games in Asia together with you during APMG 2018.

Thank you.

 

 

SHARING ECONOMY CONFERENCE PENANG 2018

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Speech by Chief Minister of Penang
At Sharing Economy Conference Penang 2018

St. Giles Wembley, George Town, Penang
6 September 2018


Yang Berhormat Tuan Eddin Syazlee Shith,
Deputy Minister of Communications & Multimedia Malaysia

Dato’ Seri Lee Kah Choon
Special Investment Advisor to the Chief Minister of Penang and Director of InvestPenang

Dato’ Ng Wan Peng
Chief Operating Officer, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)

Ms. April Rinne
Head of Sharing Economy Working Group , World Economic Forum

Members of the press

Distinguished Guests and Speakers

Introduction: Penang in the Digital and Sharing Economy

Good afternoon. I wish to thank the organisers of Sharing Economy Conference Penang 2018 – the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) and collaborative partner investPenang for organizing and inviting me to speak and officiate at this event today. The conference today further solidifies Penang as a hub for innovation and creativity after MDEC’s Crowd Economy Conference held last year which attracted more than 300 participants.

Penang is indeed the right choice to be selected to host this conference. BBC cited Penang as Asia’s next Silicon Valley, and highlighted Penang’s success in punching well above its weight in the tech world. Penang envisions to attract more Global Business Services (GBS) companies, and to continue to partake in high value manufacturing with Industry 4.0 focusing on Internet of Things (IoT) and big data analytics as well as to encourage start-ups development in the State.

The Sharing Economy

The rapid advancement in digital technology has enabled businesses and corporations to innovate and create new business models comprising of new approaches. Indeed, the new ABCs of today’s world is Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and Cloud Computing. I understand that Malaysia is projecting the value of the sharing economy to reach RM17billion by 2020, while globally the value is expected to grow 30% yearly to US$3.1 trillion by 2025.

The Penang State Government, via InvestPenang, collaborated and supported this effort by the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) to make aware to corporations in Penang, of the emerging trends of the sharing economy and how corporations and individuals in Penang can participate and leverage on the trend.

The Penang State Government also wishes to applaud the effort by YB Gobind Singh Deo, Minister of Communications and Multimedia and his ministry which encourages faster Internet speed at a much lower rate for Malaysia. We are positive that this will enhance business productivity in Penang and Malaysia, and solidifies Malaysia as a destination of choice for investors. Participants of the sharing economy as those present today require wider Internet access and better speed as an important enabler to accelerate the growth of their business.

Many participants in the conference today are from the start-up community. I hope to see more start-ups in Penang partake in the sharing economy models and take the opportunity to identify gaps that can be solved by your start-up company. In October 2015, Penang launched the @CAT (Accelerator for Creative, Analytics & Technology) at Wisma Yeap Chor Ee, in CBD Heritage Zone of George Town. This initiative, overseen by InvestPenang, provides a platform for technopreneurs to “accelerate” their business from ideas to market. Particularly popular with the Gen Ys, this program has attracted designers and creators in software, apps, digital creative art and IoT devices.

On 10 March 2018, the Penang State Government established the Penang i4.0 Seed Fund with an allocation of USD 1 million. The objectives are to spur participation in the Industry 4.0 revolution and digital economy that is shaping our world today. The i4.0 Seed Fund provides funding for qualified high potential early stage technology start-ups. I am pleased to note that three weeks ago, the first stream of 16 companies were successfully awarded with RM1.67 million from the Penang i4.0 Seed Fund. Indeed, many of these companies are participants in the sharing economy. These companies are involved in a range of business activities that include software, e-commerce, inventory systems, membership platform, tech design, job matching, support services, drive-thru services, monetisation assistance, and combinations of IoT, sensors and tracking systems.

Closing Remark

In closing, I would like to thank MDeC and investPenang for making this conference possible, Ms. April Rinne from the World Economic Forum and Mr. Ali Salman from IDEAS, who will be sharing their thoughts and experience. I hope that the audience will participate actively and find opportunities to network in this conference.

Thank you

PROGRAM PENANAMAN 5100 POHON POKOK GOLDEN PENDA

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TEKS UCAPAN KETUA MENTERI PULAU PINANG
SEMPENA PROGRAM PENANAMAN 5100 POHON POKOK GOLDEN PENDA

7 SEPTEMBER 2018 (JUMAAT)
PADANG TAMAN SEMILANG, SEBERANG JAYA

Yang Berhormat Ahli-Ahli EXCO Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang

Yang Berhormat Ahli-Ahli Parlimen Negeri Pulau Pinang

Yang Berhormat ADUN-ADUN Negeri Pulau Pinang

Yang Berbahagia Dato’ Sr Haji Rozali bin Haji Mohamud
Yang Dipertua, Majlis Perbandaran Seberang Perai

Yang Dihormati Ahli Majlis- Ahli Majlis 
Majlis Perbandaran Seberang Perai

Yang Berusaha Puan Ir Hjh Rosnani bt Hj Mahmod
Setiausaha Perbandaran, Majlis Perbandaran Seberang Perai

Ketua-Ketua Jabatan

Kakitangan Majlis Perbandaran Seberang Perai

Rakan - rakan Media

Tuan - tuan dan puan - puan yang dihormati sekalian

Selamat pagi dan salam sejahtera.

Terlebih dahulu saya ingin merakamkan ucapan penghargaan dan tanda terima kasih yang tidak terhingga kerana sudi menjemput saya merasmikan Program Penanaman 5100 Pohon Pokok Golden Penda.

Di kesempatan ini, terlebih dahulu saya ingin mengucapkan tahniah dan syabas kepada YBhg. Dato’ YDP, dan Tuan Setiausaha Perbandaran kerana berjaya menganjurkan Program Penanaman 5100 Pohon Pokok Golden Penda 2018 yang bertempat di Padang Taman Semilang, Seberang Jaya.

Tidak ketinggalan juga saya ingin mengucapkan terima kasih dan tahniah kepada yang terlibat secara langsung atau tidak langsung dalam menjayakan program ini. Perlaksanaan program ini juga adalah merupakan kesinambungan daripada Program Penanaman Pokok Teduhan yang terdahulu iaitu dari jenis Tabebuia Spp. (Tecoma) yang telah diadakan pada 27 Ogos 2017. Ianya telah dirasmikan oleh Yang Amat Berhormat Tuan Lim Guan Eng, yang merupakan Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang pada tahun 2017.

Pada waktu tersebut, sebanyak 3,002 batang pokok Tecoma telah berjaya ditanam. Program sebegini merupakan sebahagian daripada hasrat kerajaan untuk mewujudkan suasana persekitaran yang segar dan nyaman, memberi kesedaran bahawa menghijaukan dan memelihara alam sekitar adalah tanggungjawab semua pihak, serta memupuk minat menanam pokok dan mencintai alam sekitar bagi rakyat Malaysia.

Usaha penanaman pokok ini adalah selaras dengan komitmen Malaysua untuk memastikan bahawa sekurang-kuranya 50% daripada keluasan tanah Negara dilitupi kawasan berhutan seperti yang dinyatakan semasa Persidangan Rio pada tahun 1992.

Golden Penda merupakan pokok teduhan dari jenis Xanthostemon Chrysanthus, berasal dari Australia. Pokok Golden Penda dipilih berdasarkan sistem pengakaran yang baik dan memerlukan kerja penyelenggaraan yang minimum berbanding dengan pokok lain.

Saya difahamkan penanaman pokok Golden Penda, bukan hanya akan ditanam di Taman Semilang akan tetapi di seluruh kawasan Seberang Perai Utara, Seberang Perai Tengah dan Seberang Perai Selatan. Antara tempat-tempat yang telah dikenalpasti bagi penanaman pokok Golden Penda, adalah kawasan lapang Taman Semilang, kawasan lapang Taman Bertam Perdana, kawasan lapang Taman Pekatra Indah, Klinik Cure & Care 1 Malaysia (Bukit Mertajam), Jalan Permatang Nibong, Hospital Seberang Jaya & sekolah-sekolah yang memenangi Program Anugerah Sekolah Hijau.

Saya difahamkan sebanyak 5,100 batang pokok Golden Penda telah ditaja dan akan ditanam dalam menjayakan program ini. Sebanyak 350 batang pokok akan ditanam di kawasan lapang Taman Semilang, dan bakinya ditanam serentak di kawasan-kawasan yang telah ditetapkan.

Syabas dan tahniah diucapkan kepada tuan-tuan dan puan-puan yang menyertai Program Penanaman Golden Penda 2018.
Tuan-tuan dan puan-puan sekalian,

Program Penanaman 5,100 Pokok Golden Penda ini sejajar dengan hasrat Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang menjadikan Pulau Pinang bersih, hijau, selamat dan sihat. Diharapkan Majlis Perbandaran Seberang Perai memperbanyakkan lagi kawasan-kawasan hijau yang berlatar belakangkan landskap yang menarik dan cantik di Seberang Perai ini.

Hadirin yang saya hormati sekalian,

Sebelum mengakhiri ucapan, sekali lagi saya ingin mengucapkan tahniah dan syabas kepada Majlis Perbandaran Seberang Perai, ahli majlis dan hadirin sekalian yang turut terlibat dalam menjayakan majlis kita pada pagi ini. Sesungguhnya saya amat berharap agar perjuangan menghijaukan bumi kita khususnya negeri Pulau Pinang akan terus berkembang subur demi manfaat generasi kini dan akan datang.

Sekian, terima kasih.