‘New Ministry Catalyst for Digital Economy’

KUCHING: Second Finance Minister Dato Sri Wong Soon Koh said his new Ministry of International Trade and E-Commerce was set up by Chief Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg to propel Sarawak into e-economy through digital advancement.

With new responsibility entrusted to him, Wong said his new role would mean building relationships with any countries or companies that can help Sarawak to reach the vision of becoming developed in digital economy.

It is a new challenge but not something unattainable. If the people of Sarawak can follow that vision, we definitely can leapfrog into a new era where Sarawak will no longer be provincial but becoming an internationally renowned state of digital sophistication, Wong told The Borneo Post yesterday.

He said the chief minister is not only a visionary leader, he is also a man of determination.

So I call on all the people of Sarawak especially the businessmen and entrepreneurs to be more keenly aware of the new direction of the state, said Wong.

He stressed that the Sarawakian business community must be active to embark on the journey together with the state leadership to realise the Chief Minister’s vision.

As for himself, he said he would try his best in delivering his duty as the Minister of International Trade and E-Commerce and play his part faithfully in leading local business community towards the new direction.

I want to thank the Chief Minister for his confidence in me. I appreciate the appointment. I will definitely work hard to look for international resources especially in terms of finance and talents.

On the reconciliation of UPP and SUPP, Wong stressed that even before the last state election, he has been extending the olive branch.

For the sake of Chinese unity and greater representation in the BN, we UPP do not mind working out a formula to work together with SUPP. If the Chinese community is better united, we are in a better position to work with other communities for betterment of Sarawak, said Wong.

Source: Borneo Post Online