SMA Activities Report (April – June 2015)
Mr. Chai Foh Chin, Honorary President attended a briefing on Economic Outlook organized by Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM). The briefing was conducted by Mr. Fraziali Ismail, BNM's Director of Economics Department in conjunction with the release of the BNM Annual Report in mid-March. Mr. Fraziali Ismail also presented BNM's views on the economic outlook in 2015.
Some members attended Group Outreach and Biz Talk organized by Small Medium Enterprise Development Bank Malaysia Berhad (SME Bank) at Dewan Kenyalang, Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC), Kuching.
5th Meeting for 35th SMA Council was held at SMA Meeting Room.
17.04.15 - 20.04.15
SMA Member Manufacturers (Chenson Health Products Sdn Bhd, Chuan Ming Sdn Bhd, Kayusar Sdn Bhd, Lasme Enterprise Sdn Bhd, Lee Fah Mee Sdn Bhd, Moh Sing Hiong & Sons Sdn Bhd, SBFM Industries Sdn Bhd, Soon Onn Brothers Furniture Sdn Bhd and Ta Ann Plywood Sdn Bhd) participated in the Sarawak Grand Timber Expo and Sarawak Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Expo 2015.
The Expo was jointly organised by the Sarawak Timber Industry Development Corporation (STIDC) and the Ministry of Industrial Development, Sarawak (MID). Products of local timber producers and manufacturers and products of the SMEs were displayed. International participants from countries such as Indonesia, Vietnam, Korea and China also presented. The main focus and highlights of this year’s Expo were the recreation of the House of Acacia and the introduction and the creation of the Bamboo Gallery.
Mr. Lai King Min, the President attended a dinner hosted by Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) at Hilton Hotel, Kuching.
Mr. Joseph Lau Ka Hoo, the Secretary General attended the 248th Sarawak Industrial Coordination Committee (ICC) Meeting at Wisma Bapa Malaysia, Kuching.
Some members attended Talk on GST organized by SME Association of Malaysia (SME Malaysia) and SUPP. The speaker was Mr. Michael Kang, the Deputy President of SME Malaysia.
Photo 1: Talk on GST held on 30 April 2015 in progress.
Photo 2: Mr. Lo Khere Chiang (centre), Chairman Of Padawan Municipal Council & Dato' Sri Khazali Bin Haji Ahmad (2nd right), Director General of Royal Malaysia Customs Department officiated the Talk of GST. The speaker of the Talk was Mr. Michael Kang (right), Deputy President of SMI Malaysia.
6th Meeting for 35th SMA Council was held at SMA Meeting Room.
Pn Roslawati Mohd Tahir (Assistant General Manager, Telekom Malaysia, SME Sarawak), Pn Monica Redeem (Manager, TM SME Sarawak) and Mr. Morse Laga (Assistant Manager) visited SMA. They were entertained by Mr. Lai King Min (President), Mr. Joseph Lau Ka Hoo (Secretary-General) and Mr. Lau Tiong Ing (Council Member).
TM management introduced their products and activities. SMA complained and hoped TM to improve the issues, such as cable stolen, high installation cost of fixed phone line and slow wifi network speed.
Mr. Lai King Min, the President attended a Seminar on Community of LEAN Management 2015 organised by Malaysia Productivity Corporation ( MPC) at MPC Kuching. Lean management is an approach to running an organization that supports the concept of continuous improvement, a long-term approach to work that systematically seeks to achieve small, incremental changes in processes in order to improve efficiency and quality.
The Annual General Meeting 2015 was held at SMA premises.
Photo 1: The Annual General Meeting 2015 was held on 24 May 2015. The photo shows AGM in progress.
Photo 2: Mr Lai King Min (centre), the President of SMA was chairing the AGM. Also seen were Mr. Joseph Lau Ka Hoo( right), the Secretary-General and Mr. Yeo Jui Yong (left), the Treasurer.
Mr. Lai King Min, the President attended Industrial Estate (Demak Laut Industrial Park) Maintenance Committee Meeting at Ministry of Industrial Development Sarawak (MID), Wisma Sumber Alam, Kuching.
Some members attended Product briefing & Demo (TM BizNet - Business Made Easier) organized by Telekom Malaysia Sdn Bhd at Fifty Six Hotel, Jalan Tun Jugah, Kuching.
Mr. Joseph Lau, the Secretary-General attended a Discussion on Review of Industrial Relations Act 1967 and Trade Unions Act 1959 at Dewan PERKESO.
Mr. Lai King Min, the President and some members attended “GST Hand - Holding Programme” organised by National Association of Women Entrepreneurs of Malaysia (NAWEM) at Sarawak State Library.
Photo 1: GST Hand - Holding Programme held on 11 June 2015 at Sarawak State Library.
Photo 2: Puan Noelle Lily Morse, Senior Assistant Director, GST Division, Royal Customs Department was presenting on 11 June 2015.
Mr. Lai King Min, the President attended Meeting of PEMUDAH State Level Sarawak at Bilik Gerakan Negeri, Wisma Bapa Malaysia, Kuching.
On 7th February 2007, the Special Taskforce to Facilitate Business or PEMUDAH (taken from the taskforce’s Malay name ‘Pasukan Petugas Khas Pemudahcara Perniagaan’) was established. Reporting directly to the Prime Minister, the team comprises 23 highly respected individuals from both the private and public sectors. It serves as a channel for the business community and public sector to convey issues, problems and proposals relating to government delivery system.
Mr. Joseph Lau Ka Hoo, the Secretary General attended the 249th Sarawak Industrial Coordination Committee (ICC) Meeting at Wisma Bapa Malaysia, Kuching.
Posted Date: 26 Sep 2015