Tuesday, July 27

Follow Hisham’s footsteps, Bumiputera youths urged

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Hisham (front row, fourth right) handing over a souvenir to Annuar as others look on.

SIBU: Young Bumiputeras are urged to emulate the example set by entrepreneur Mohammad Hisham Khairul Nasir who has found a way to explore business opportunities in the digital economy.

Assistant Minister for Science Research and Biotechnology Dr Annuar Rapaee stressed that Hisham, who as the managing director of online services company BeliBeli24, has created a business which provides convenience to locals to order food online and have it delivered just by using their handphones.

“Ordering online has becoming today’s culture. Even my own children who are now in the United Kingdom, they too order online,” he said when officiating at the official launching of the BeliBeli24 business premises at Kuda Lane 2 recently.

Annuar who is also Nangka assemblyman added by ordering online, customers can save in terms of time spent driving on the road and petrol expenses as well as bypass parking problems.

He said Hisham has wisely utilised today’s advanced digital technology to generate income through the digital economy.

“Besides that, as Hisham needs manpower to send the orders to his customers either to their homes or offices by using motorcycle, at the same time, the business also provides job opportunities to the locals,” he added.

Annuar congratulated Hisham for his commendable effort in providing online services.

Meanwhile, Hisham in his speech said he planned to further expand his online business to other parts of Sarawak, amongst others.

“Even though we just started, I noticed that online business activities have great potential to be further expanded judging from the impressive volume of orders we receive daily.

“We receive (orders for) an average of 70 to 90 deliveries daily and the number is growing,” he said.

Hisham added BeliBeli24 is a platform developed and managed by Solaku Enterprise and they have partnered with more than 20 vendors.