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Annual General Meeting 2008 on 18 May 2008

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Speech by Dato' Hii Ngo Sing, the President of SMA.

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Report by Mr. Joseph Lau Ka Hoo, the Secretary ¨CGeneral of SMA.

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Report by Mr. Yeo Jui Yong, the Treasurer of SMA.

Dato' Hii Ngo Sing (2nd left), the President chaired the AGM. Also seen were Mr. Joseph Lau Ka Hoo(2nd right), the Secretary-General; Mr. Yeo Jui Yong (left), the Treasurer and Mr. Yeo Eng Hock (right), the Executive Secretary.

AGM 2008 in progress.

Speech by Dato¡¯ Hii Ngo Sing, President of SMA at Annual General Meeting of SMA on 18 May 2008.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Thank you very much for attending the 2007 Annual General Meeting.

Due to the contributions of Council Members coupled with the support of our members, many events and activities had been carried out successfully in 2007.

We are now in the era of globalization and trade liberalisation. In order to remain competitive in the world market, manufacturers are encouraged to improve and upgrade their productivity by adapting new technologies. Besides that, employers are also urged to give opportunities to their employees to improve their working attitudes and skills. In this regard, many courses and seminars have been organized in the past two years like Talk on Computer and ICT; Talk on self-motivation; Seminar on Motivating Employees and Personal Development Training Course.

In order to improve the effectiveness of disseminating news and information, members are encouraged to use e-mail in communication. At the moment, we are in the process of collecting e-mail address from the members. So far only 40 % of the members are found having e-mail addresses.

For senior members who are illiterate in computer are also encouraged to join ICT courses organized by the association.

Recently, with the rising cost of raw materials, Sarawak manufacturers are no longer competitive with the foreign manufacturers due to their cheaper cost of raw materials, who in return export their products to Sarawak at a much lower price as compared to Sarawak products.

We propose the government to abolish the AP system for the importation of raw materials so that Sarawak manufacturers are able to import the raw materials at cheaper prices, there fore Sarawak manufacturers will be more competitive.

Other than that, the government should also extend incentives to the Sarawak manufacturers who are making use of the above raw materials which are currently being subsidized by the government for the end consumers. This measure would enable price differential between the subsidized products for the end consumers and the industrial users to be narrowed.

In addition, the Sarawak manufacturers have to pay the entire cost of the sub-station (capital contribution) whereby the ownership of it still belongs to Syarikat SESCO Berhad (SESCO). This high cost of capital contribution has incurred a huge financial burden to both the small and medium industries in Sarawak, On the contrary, the manufacturers in Peninsular Malaysia pay less than 10 %, whereas in Sabah the sub-station is free-of-charge. In line with Government policy to industrialize Sarawak, we propose that the capital contribution should be reduced to less than 10% of the total cost of the sub-station in line with Peninsular Malaysia.

SMA had submitted memorandums on the views of the above issues and proposals to Ministry of International Trade and Industry and Ministry of Industrial Development Sarawak.

Finally we hope our members could submit suggestions and opinions to us at any time other than the annual general meeting.

Thank you.

Patron, Honorary President & Honorary Advisors to SMA 2008-2009

Patron:
YB Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Dr. George Chan Hong Nam,
Deputy Chief Minister, Minister of Modernization of Agriculture & Minister of Industrial Development, Sarawak.

Honorary President:
Mr. Chai Foh Chin ,
Former President of SMA, Executive Director of Lee Fah Mee Sdn Bhd.

Honorary Advisor:
Dr. Ngenang Janggu,
Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Industrial Development, Sarawak.

Honorary Advisor:
Puan Sabariah Mohd. Sofian,
Director of Ministry of International Trade and Industry, Sarawak Branch.

Honorary Advisor:
Encik Asmayuddin Jamaluddin,
Director ofMalaysian Industrial Development Authority, Sarawak Branch.

Honorary Advisor:
Puan Ursla Unnie Thomas Salang,
Director of Small and Medium Industries Development Corporation, Sarawak Branch.

Honorary Advisor:
Datu Robert Lian,
Director of Immigration Department, Sarawak.

Honorary Advisor:
Encik Mohd. Abd. Kadir Johari,
General Manager of SIRIM Bhd, Sarawak

Honorary Advisor:
Mr. Ting Ming Huai,
Former Chairman of SMA.

Honorary Advisor:
Mr. Li Wing Fong,
Former President of SMA, The Managing Director of C. L. Plastics (M) Sdn Bhd.

Legal Advisor:
Mr. Sim Thong Poh,
Sim Thong Poh Advocates.

Posted Date: 15 Sep 2008

Activities List

SMA Activities Report (August - September 2016)
SMA Activities Report (July 2016)
SMA Activities Report (April – June 2016)
Program Export Day 2016: Go the Extra Mile
SMA Activities Report (January – March 2016)
Launching Ceremony of the State-Level SK1M Scheme
SMA Activities Report (October - December 2015)
SMA 52th Anniversary Dinner
SMA Activities Report (July - September 2015)
Exporter Forum 2015
Courtesy Call on Consulate General of China & China National Day Reception
Furniture & Home Expo 2015
Called on Honorary Presidents on 17-09-2015
The Management of TM Sarawak visited SMA
Sarawak Grand Timber & SMEs Expo 2015
SMA Activities Report (April – June 2015)
SMA Activities Report (January – March 2015)
Dialogue Session with Deputy Prime Minister
Talks on GST
Review of Minimum Wage
MAJECA / JAMECA Joint Conference
GST Implementation Workshop
SMA Activities Report (October - December 2014)
SMA Activities Report (July - September 2014)
Talk on GST on 25 September 2014
SMA Activities Report (April – June 2014)
Briefing on Financial Assistance Programmes and Incentives for SMEs
Dialogue Session with Deputy Prime Minister
SMA Activities Report (January – March 2014)
SMA Activities Report (October - December 2013)
SMA Activities Report (July - September 2013)
SMA Golden Jubilee Dinner
SMA Activities Report (April - June 2013)
Courtesy Call on Assistant Minister of MID YB Tuan Haji Julaihi Bin Haji Narawi
SMA Activities Report (January – March 2013)
SMA Activities Report (October - December 2012)
Talk on SME Masterplan (2012 - 2020)
Briefing on Exploring Business Opportunities in Guangzhou and Johannesburg
SMA Activities Report (July - September 2012)
Sarawak Trade and Industrial Seminar 2012
Seminar on Opportunities in the Indonesian Market
SMA Activities Report (April - June 2012)
Courtesy Call on Director of DOSH
SMA Activities Report (January – March 2012)
Sarawak Furniture Industry Development Seminar 2012
New Year 2012 Gathering
SMA Activities Report (November - December 2011)
SMA Activities Report (October - November 2011)
MATRADE’s Programme and Dialogue 2011
SMA 48th Anniversary cum Fund Raising Dinner (2)
SMA 48th Anniversary cum Fund Raising Dinner (1)
Called on the Sponsors of SMA Fund Raising Dinner 2011
Sarawak Domestic Investment Seminar 2011
SMA Activities Report (July - September 2011)
Sarawak Economic Transformation Lab 2011
SMA Annual General Meeting 2011
Called on the Director of MITI Sarawak
Called on the Permanent Secretary of MID Sarawak
Micro Financing Open Day
SMA Activities Report (April - June 2011)
SMA Activities Report (January - March 2011)
4th Personal Development Training Course
Briefing on Loan Schemes And Environmental, Health & Safety Regulations
Sarawak Domestic Investment Dialogue and Seminar 2010
SMA Activities Report (October - December 2010)
SMA Activities Report (July - September 2010)
BIMP-EAGA Biz-Expo
High Commissioner of Bangladesh Visited SMA
SMA Activities Report (April - June 2010)
SMA Activities Report (January - March 2010)
SMA Activities Report (October - December 2009)
Buy Malaysia Products Expo (29 Oct - 1 Nov 2009)
Report on the Cost of Doing Business and Dialogue Session with MID
SMA Activities Report (July - September 2009)
SMA Council Members Paid a Visit to BCCK
SMA Activities Report (April - June 2009)
Briefing on Malaysia Benchmarking Index (MBI)
Seminar on Sustaining Malaysia's Competitiveness
Called on DCM and Heads of Government Agencies
SMA Activities Report (January - March 2009)
Buy Malaysia-Made Products Campaign 2009 (January)
SMA Activities Report (October - December 2008)
Personal Development Training Course
SMA Activities Report (July - September 2008)
Notice Board 2/2008
Annual General Meeting 2008 on 18 May 2008
SMA Activities Reports (April - June 2008)
Notice Board 1/2008
Briefing on National Single Window
SMA Activities Report (January - March 2008)
Secretary for Commerce of Maldives High Commission Visit SMA
SMA Activities Report (October - December 2007)
Notice Board 2/2007
Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Seminar
SMA 44th Anniversary Dinner on 11 August 2007
SMA Activities Report (July - September 2007)
SMA Activities Reports (April ¨C June 2007)
Seminar on Motivating Employees (in Mandarin)
Computer Course for Beginners
Notice Board 1/2007
SMA Activities Reports (January ¨C March 2007)
SMA Activities Report (October - December 2006)
SMA Activities Report (July - September 2006)
SMA Delegation visited Sabah International Expo (SIE)
3rd Talk on Computer and ICT
Seminar on Trends and Prospects in Agro-Food Produ
2006 Annual General Meeting
Director of Management Services Division of MATRADE visit SMA
Tax & Financial Planning Workshop
3rd Personal Development Training Course
Courtesy Call to Director of MIDA on 4 May 2006
2nd Talk on ICT (Mandarin Session)
SMA Activities Report (April - June 2006)
Workshop on Cost Reduction
Trade Exhibition in Conjunction with Gerak Usahawan Negeri Sarawak 2006
MATRADE Board of Director Visited SMA & TOCC
Briefing on Market Development Grant (MDG)
Organizing Chairman of SIE visited SMA
Notice Board 1/2006
SMA Activities Report (January - March 2006)
Workshop on Amended Sarawak Labour Ordinance (in Mandarin)
Briefing on Human Resource Requirement
Notice Board 4/2005
SMA Activities Report (October - December 2005)
Workshop on Amended Sarawak Labour Ordinance (in Mandarin)
SMA Activities Report (July - September 2005)
SMA 42nd Anniversary Dinner on 24-9-2005 at Thian Court
Sarawak Investment & Trade Dialogue and Seminar on Opportunities in Manufacturing and Related Service
Workshop on Safe Handling of Chemicals Hazardous to Health at Workplace
Corporate Information Update
SMA Activities Report (April - June 2005)
42nd Anniversary Dinner
Workshop on Safe Handling of Chemicals Hazardous to Health at Workplace
SMA Activities Report (January - March 2005)
Seminar on Globalization on 9.12.2004
Hari Raya Aidilfitri Visit on 14.11.04
Seminar on Food Packaging for Small & Medium Scale Food Industries on 13-10-2004
Sarawak Machinery & Technology Exhibition (S-Matex)
Seminar on How to Implement an Effective ISO 9001:2000 Quality Management System
SMA Activities Report (October - December 2004)
Message from Mr Chai Foh Chin, Immediate Past President & Honorary President of SMA
SMA Working Committee 2004-2005
Notice Board 3/2004
A Visit to Sabah International Expo (SIE) 2004 at Sutera Harbour KK from 8 to 10 September 2004
Launching Ceremony of the Sarawak Business Development & Promotion 2004 (Conference, Expo & Entrepreneur Award) at Sarawak Tourism Complex Kuching on 7 September 2004
Seminar on Cargo Transportation: Enhancing Business Competitiveness at Crowne Plaza Riverside on 25 August 2004
Dialogue Session - Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs at Kuching Hilton Hotel on 6 August 2004
Seminar on Food Safety for Agro Food Production & Food Industries at Kuching Hilton Hotel on 22-23 July 2004
Dinner cum Briefing on RHB Bank Products at Hornbill Restaurant on 21 July 2004
Seminar on Trade & Investment Sarawak on 5 July 2004 at Taipei, Taiwan
SMA Activity Report (July - September 2004)
Notice Board 2/2004
SMA Activity Report (April ¨C June 2004)
Visit to Industrial Training Institute, Kota Samarahan
Seminar on Income Tax Self-Assessment 2004
Seminar on Income Tax Self-Assessment 2004 (Mandarin Session)
SMA Activity Report (January - March 2004)
Notice Board 1/2004
Meeting of instant noodle manufacturers and distributors.
Director of Mailfast, Darwin, Australia visited SMA.
Director of HKTDC visited SMA.
Seminar on Tax Audit and Company Directors on 2-3-2004 at Kuching Hilton Hotel.
Launching of Demonstration Project on Cleaner Technology for Sustainable Development on 18-2-2004 at Sundrop Fruit Juices Berhad.
Seminar on Cleaner Technology for Sustainable Development on 18-2-2004 at Kuching Hilton Hotel.
Seminar on Income Tax Self-Assessment 2004
Seminar on ¡°Food Safety and Quality¡±
Presentation of Presidential Appreciation Awards
40th Anniversary Dinner and Relaunch of SMA Website
Notice Board 3/2003
Presentation of Research Report on ¡°Market Orientation and Competitiveness¡±
Courtesy Call to Permanent Secretary of MID
Courtesy Call to Assistant Inspector of the Islamic Affair
Seminar on Safety at and in the Workplace
Economic and Commercial Counsellor, Embassy of Spain visited SMA.
Seminar on Intellectual Property on 16 September 2003 at Merdeka Palace Hotel, Kuching.
Dialogue Session with Minister of International Trade and Industry.
Courtesy call to Director of SMIDEC.
Dialogue Session between Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs and Private Sectors.
Meeting on Economic Stimulus Package.
Sarawak Manufacturers` Association Membership Directory 2003
Seminar on Intellectual Property (Trade Mark, Patent and Industrial Design)

 

 

 


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