SMA 48th Anniversary cum Fund Raising Dinner (1)
Speech by Mr. Lai King Min, President of SMA.
Welcoming Speech by Mr. Stephen Ung Yuk Woo, Organising Chairman.
Sarawak Manufacturers’Association (SMA) organized 48th Anniversary Dinner on Saturday, 24 September 2011. The dinner also includes entertainment and lucky draws.
Mr. Lai King Min, the President of SMA delivery his speech as follow:
“ Sarawak Manufacturers' Association (SMA) was formed in 1963 and tonight, we are celebrating the 48th anniversary of the Association.
The Association has been supported by its members and many non-members during its long history. On behalf of the Association, I welcome you all to this dinner tonight and also thank you all for your support of SMA activities. Our dinner would not be a success without your generous support.
I would like to extend special appreciation towards the Organising Chairman of this dinner, Mr Stephen Ung, and Mr Sim Cho Phong who is in charge of ticket sales for tonight. They have worked very hard to ensure the success of tonight's dinner. We initially targeted for 50 tables but tonight we have managed to fill 63 tables.
After this dinner, the next main activity for this year would be the negotiation and construction of display cabinets for our members to display their products at the Borneo Convention Center, Kuching. The Ministry of Industrial Development, Sarawak has given us a grant of RM20,000 and SMA will charge a small fee for the maintenance of the exhibition space.
As for next year, SMA will hold an Expo for our members' products. Non-members are also invited to join us and make the Expo a success. All are welcome to exhibit and promote their products, especially products made in Sarawak.
Once again, I express my appreciation to everyone involved and hope for a bright future for the Association.”
Earlier, during his welcoming speech, Mr. Stephen Ung Yuk Woo,the Organising Chairman expressed his appreciation to the sponsors and many others Council Members, members and non-members who have advertised in the SMA Newsletter Special Edition for 48th Anniversary Dinner; have bought the dinner tickets; have donated the Gift for lucky draws and have supported the association directly and indirectly. He specially thanked the following main sponsors: Hong Leong Bank Bhd; Yung Kong Metal Works Co Bhd; KKB Engineering Berhad; DIGI Telecommunications Sdn Bhd and Plastic Pipe Industries Sdn Bhd.
Posted Date: 2 Mar 2012