The digital economy is here to stay! People, we are standing on the brink of a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter businesses, income levels, and career opportunities. With Penjana, MDEC is spearheading the digital leap to ensure Malaysians are skilled to face the shift in skill demands in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Skilled in the art of web development? Think you have the tenacity of a freelancer? Or perhaps you curate blogs with great panache? Microsoft Malaysia and the Biji-biji Initiative have teamed up to empower Malaysians to roam the digital planes of the Gig Economy with independence, sustenance, and confidence.
Brace yourselves for a field day of digital mobilization Malaysians! The inclusive “Bersama Malaysia” initiative by Microsoft is proud to launch the first datacenter region in Malaysia, as part of the nation's digital transformation, the initiative plans to upskill 1 million Malaysians of all socio-economic backgrounds, young adults and people living with disabilities to thrive this digital era.
The catastrophic impact of the outbreak has been staggering economies, national development, and the most vulnerable communities, even worsening the severity of those already facing socio-economic inequalities. With COVID-19 amplifying the conditions and awareness of various social calamities, how would our light-bearers from the social sector respond accordingly?
Barefooted, living off scraps for pocket money, out of school, denied of nationality. Statelessness is still a pullulating social issue in Sabah and the numbers of undocumented youths continue to grow, thousands of them never had proper education growing up thus a vast deal of them remain unemployed.
Frontliners workers who are the backbone of our effective health system amidst the pandemic risk their lives every day to ensure minimal spread of COVID-19 and provide for us. In their time of need, the Rakyat is here to provide the necessities to show this pandemic what true Malaysian solidarity feels like.
It is a rough time for Earth's most social species, where everyone seems to be divided, disengaged, and distressed. But that is not stopping humanity from breaching the veil of disconnection for goodwill and civic mobilization. We take care of each other, or as Malaysians are coining it "Kita jaga kita".
Think about those times you hear about a joke that cashes in on a racially associated stigma, and the time you've been told that Chinese phone seller is going to scam your money, or maybe you've heard some Malaysians criminalizing immigrants in our country. Yes, racism does exist among us.
Family, friends, romantic partners, and co-workers - we all miss them. most of us would give everything just to have a "normal", face-to-face conversation instead of our laptop screens. Social health is as important as mental health, as long as we build awareness on staying connected, the better we sustain ourselves.
This year's Hari Malaysia observes each Malaysian battling and persevering through the state of the nation in collaborative ways to eradicate the spread of COVID-19. The PPE Initiative has witnessed a powerful movement by fellow Malaysians each coming together in the face of adversity to protect and uplift one another.