Sarawak Chief Minister, Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg led a state delegation on a two-day working visit to Singapore, witnessed the signing ceremony at a leading hotel. [NSTP/MOHD RADZI BUJANG]

SINGAPORE: Singapore and Sarawak this morning signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to pave the way for collaboration in the mobile digital payment platform.

Sarawak Chief Minister, Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg who led a state delegation on a two-day working visit to Singapore, witnessed the signing ceremony at a leading hotel.

The Chief Minister’s office in a statement today said 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 at the signing ceremony was 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 its 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 board members of the SMA 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.

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