| Aziz Idris |
THE afternoon session of the second day of the 15th Legislative Council (LegCo) session saw members spoke on issues regarding improving e-commerce, education and technology.
LegCo member and Penghulu of Mukim Gadong ‘A’ Yang Berhormat Haji Tahamit bin Haji Nudin urged youth to grasp the lucrative digital markets by acquiring the correct skills and knowledge to run a business through e-commerce or online.
“Many would-be e-commerce business owners just don’t know how such businesses are set up and what business and product model options are available to them,” he said.
In order to successfully tap into e-commerce business, he added, entrepreneurs need intuition, knowledge of market and a solid business plan.
Yang Berhormat Haji Tahamit also reminded that the relevant authorities should monitor and conduct regular studies on all business transactions to further upgrade the infrastructure and provide “more-relaxed” guidelines.
Meanwhile, Legco member and Village Head of Kampong Labi I Yang Berhormat Hanapi bin Mohd Siput called on local small and medium enterprises (SME) owners to promote their products and service through new media such as social media.
He believes that the success of SMEs, to some extent is influenced by the elements of effective and creative marketing via online platforms as it speeded up transactions while reaching wider audience.
He also urged SMEs to take advantage of the high mobile penetration in the country and use this to further promote their products and services.
Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Putera Maharaja Dato Paduka Haji Abdul Ghani bin Pehin Datu Pekerma Dewa Dato Paduka Haji Abdul Rahim focussed on education to curb unemployment.
Locals should always strive for more knowledge to face the challenges and bring beneficial results for the nation, he said.
He lauded the various initiatives for graduates to enter the employment world (public and private sectors) which he believed could help them become open-minded and help boost the gross domestic product (GDP) growth.