Mr. Joseph Lau, the President of SMA met Mr. Navin Manghan, Vice President of MIT Academy Sdn Bhd to discuss the future collaborations between SMA and MIT Academy. Mr. Sim Thong Poh (Legal Advisor), Madam Mariana Ung (Vice-President) and Mr. Stephen Hii (Secretary-General) also attended the discussion at Riverside Majestic Hotel, Kuching.
Madam Josephine Li (Council Member) attended meeting of Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) East Malaysia Region at Pejabat Pusat Khidmat Dewan Usahawan Bumiputera Sarawak. A Briefing on Management System Certification, conducted by Encik Fadil, National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) at the meeting.
Mr. Lai King Min (Honorary President), Mr. Joseph Lau (President), Mdm. Mariana Ung (Vice-President), Mr. Stephen Hii (Secretary-General) and Mr. Stephen Ung(Assistant Treasurer) attended the Sarawak Business and Investment Summit 2017 organised by Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute at Hilton Hotel Kuching.
Mr. Chiou Huey Ping (Honorary Advisor to SMA) and some members attended Update Session on MIDF Government Financial Assistance Programs organized by Malaysian Industrial Development Finance (MIDF).
Madam Mariana Ung Siew Chin (Vice-President of SMA) and some members attended Malaysia Digital Free Trade Zone (DFTZ) & SME Onboarding Program organised by Ministry of International Trade and E-Commerce, Sarawak at Grand Margherita Hotel, Kuching.
Mr. Lai King Min, Honorary President attended the Special Task Force To Facilitate Business Sarawak (SAMUDAH) Meeting at Bilik Gerakan Negeri, Wisma Bapa Malaysia, Kuching.
Mr. Chai Foh Chin (Honorary Advisor), Mr. Joseph Lau (President) and some members attended Luncheon Forum on Pre-State Budget 2018 organised by The Institute of Management Sarawak.
Mr. Joseph Lau, the President attended the Council Members Installation Dinner of Kuching Chinese General Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCGCCI).
7th Meeting for 36th SMA Council was held at SMA Meeting Room.
Mr. Joseph Lau, the President attended the 267th Sarawak Industrial Coordination Committee (ICC) Meeting at Wisma Bapa Malaysia, Kuching.
Mr. Joseph Lau (President), Mr. Stephen Hii (Secretary-General), Mr. Lam Lee Onn, Mr. Louis Hii, Mr. Chai Tze Bui (Council Members) and Mr. Yeo Eng Hock (Executive Secretary) attended SMA Breakfast Networking at 38 Food Street, at icom Square, Pending Road, Kuching.
Madam Mariana Ung, Mr. Ben Tien (Vice-Presidents), Mr. Stephen Hii (Secretary-General), Mr. Sim Cho Phong (Deputy Secretary-General), Mr. Tie Tung Wei (Treasurer), Mr. Stephen Ung (Assistant Treasurer) and 4 Council Members attended “Integrity Programme with the Chief Minister of Sarawak 2017” at Pullman Hotel, Kuching. The programme was organized by the state government through the Chief Minister’s Department (Integrity and Ombudsman Unit). Themed ‘Empowering Integrity and Governance for Sustainable Development’, the event was officiated by YAB Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg, the Chief Minister of Sarawak.
Some members attended “HRDF Dialogue Session with Registered Employers 2017” at Hilton Hotel, Kuching. The purpose of this dialogue session was to discuss feedbacks, inputs and recommendations for improvements that correspond within the Government’s strategic agenda.
Mr. Chai Tze Bui, Council Member attended Teh Tarik Session Event organized by Sarawak Digital Economy Entrepreneur Association (SDEEA) at MaGIC Sarawak, Borneo744, Kuching. The seminar was introducing the development of Sarawak Digital Economy.
The digital economy is a new economic system of transactions conducted over the internet, in which digital technologies are widely used. Transactions across the network between businesses, consumers and governments are rapidly growing. Digital economy will enable Sarawak to reach out to global business community, as well as to forge international business collaborations.
Madam Mariana Ung (Vice-President), Mr. Sim Cho Phong (Deputy Secretary-General), Mr. Tie Tung Wei (Treasurer), Mr. Stephen Ung (Assistant Treasurer) and some members attended Sarawak eCommerce Forum 2017, organized by the Ministry of International Trade and eCommerce Sarawak at Imperial Hotel Kuching.
YAB Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg, the Chief Minister said that the state would continue to provide the necessary facilities for the development of e-commerce, to maximise the resources and products available in the state. YB Dato Sri Wong Soon Koh, Minister of International Trade and E-Commerce also attended the forum.
Mr. Joseph Lau Ka Hoo, the President attended Tax and Business Summit 2017 organised by KPMG Tax Services Sdn Bhd at Hilton Hotel, Kuching.
Some members attended Seminar on Tax & GST Changes & Impact on Budget organized by AccountSoft Enterprise Sdn Bhd at Pullman Hotel, Kuching. The Seminar was presented by Mr. Jacky Chan, Advisory Director of YYC GST Consultants Sdn Bhd.
Mr. Joseph Lau (President) and Mr. Stephen Hii (Secretary-General) attended the World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) at Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK). The 3 day Forum was jointly organized by Sarawak Centre of Performance Excellence (SCOPE) and the World Islamic Economic Foundation (WIEF). The forum was officiated by YAB Dato' Sri Mohd Najib Tun Haji Abdul Razak, the Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Malaysia.
Some members attended Supply Chain Conference, themed “MNCs & SMEs Supply Chain Development & Opportunities” for East Malaysia at USCI Hotel, Kuching. The Conference jointly organised by Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA), Regional Corridor Development Authority (RECODA) and General Electric (GE), was officiated by Datuk Mohd Naroden Majais, Assistant Minister for Entrepreneur and Small & Medium Enterprise (SME) Development on behalf of the Chief Minister of Sarawak.
Mr. Joseph Lau (President) and Mr. Stephen Hii (Secretary-General) attended Dialogue Session with the Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) at BNM, Kuching . The dialogue was chaired by Tan Sri Muhammad Ibrahim, the Governor of BNM, provided an effective avenue for industry players and the business community to exchange views and discuss common issues.
Mr. Yeo Eng Hock, the Secretary-General attended the Grants and Certificate Presenting Ceremony of Registry of Society (ROS) at Indian Association Kuching. ROS Sarawak honoured and recognited 22 of the oldest Associations in Kuching (established over 60 years) which still active and fulfilled all the necessary requirements of ROS. Besides that, ROS given out grants (RM10,000 for 10 Associations) for those Associations who performed outstanding work for their community.
Some members attended SME Financing Forum in conjunction with the Carnival of Finance (Karnival Kewangan) Sarawak at CityOne Mall in Kuching from 23 to 25 November 2017. For further information on Financing for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), please log on to: www.smasarawak.com.my/cgi/subissues.cgi?file=149is.txt
Mr. Lai King Min, Honorary President attended Talk on GST Ambassadors Programme conducted by Royal Malaysia Customs Department at Wee Boon Ping Hall, Wisma Chinese Chambers, Kuching. Knowledgeable Customs Officers (GST Ambassadors) provided free advice to Goods and Services Tax (GST) and helped businesses in solving their GST issues and guided them in following the right procedures in paying the consumption tax.
Mr. Yeo Eng Hock, the Executive Secretary attended the launching of the Industrial Revolution 4.0 Initiatives in Sarawak organized by the Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) at Hilton Hotel, Kuching. The launching ceremony was officiated by Datuk Mohd Naroden Majais, Assistant Minister for Entrepreneur and Small & Medium Enterprise (SME) Development on behalf of the Chief Minister of Sarawak.
Mr. Joseph Lau, the President attended the 268th Sarawak Industrial Coordination Committee (ICC) Meeting at Wisma Bapa Malaysia, Kuching.
Madam Rita Ting, the Council Member and some members attended Outreach Programme Industry 4.0 (Industrial Revolution 4.0). The program was organized by SME Corp under the Ministry of International Trade and Industry. YB Datuk Chua Tee Yong, the Deputy Minister of International Trade and Industry said that the Ministry will help Malaysian businesses nationwide to prepare for megatrend changes and contemporary developments, when he officiated the Programme held at Borneo Convention Centre Kuching.
Mr. Ben Tien, the Vice-President attended Seminar on Global Logistics and Supply Chain organized by MiceVision Management Sdn Bhd (MV International) at Roxy Hotel, Kuching. This event is aim to gather professionals and top management from logistics, supply chain, manufacturing and other various industries to discuss and network on the issues, challenges, opportunities and knowledge sharing.
Mr. Joseph Lau Ka Hoo, the President attended the Public Service Gathering (Hari Perkhidmatan Awam / Civil Service Day) at Borneo Convention Centre Kuching. The gathering was officiated by Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg, the Chief minister of Sarawak. Around 5,000 civil servants from both state and federal departments, statutory bodies and government-linked companies (GLCs), as well as those from non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and the private sector attended the gathering.
The Chief Minister also launched the Sarawak Multimedia Authority (SMA) and unveiled the first version of the Sarawak Digital Economy Strategy Book 2018-2022, heralding the start of digitalisation transformation of Sarawak to be at the forefront of the digital world.
Mr. Joseph Lau, the President attended the 269th Sarawak Industrial Coordination Committee (ICC) Meeting at Wisma Bapa Malaysia, Kuching.
13th World Islamic Economic Forum