Malaysia state government’s online system, which incudes sever computers got damaged due to fire, said State Deputy Premier Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas.
He said he could not comment further on the fire, which disrupted the state government’s online system and services over the weekend, according to a report by Bernama- the Malaysian news agency. The reason for fire which occurred at Wisma Bapa Malaysia last Thursday which damaged the Sarawak government server room is yet to be established, said Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas.
“I cannot comment because it is still under investigation,” he told reporters after launching a fire safety campaign in conjunction with the Gawai celebration at the state Fire and Rescue Department headquarters.
According to him, the state government had always emphasised fire safety, especially in government buildings, and would discuss with the Fire and Rescue Department ways to reduce fire risks.
“It is very important to make sure that fire risks should be reduced,” he said.
On the fire safety campaign initiated by the department, Uggah said it was part of efforts to raise awareness on the community’s role in preventing and fighting fires.
He said one of them is the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) which has trained residents in over 3,000 villages in Sarawak on their roles during fires and other disasters since its establishment in 2015.
“It is important to know that while the department has its own programmes, the people themselves must be empowered so that they could be involved in managing these disasters,” he said.
Fire has been playing spoilsport in many data centres. Last year a fire at OVHcloud’s France data centre caused havoc for many users who were unable to access their applications.