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SMA Activities Report (January – March 2018)

09.01.18
Mr. Joseph Lau (President), Mr. Stephen Hii (Secretary-General), Mr. Lam Lee Onn and Mr. Thomas Wong (Council Members) paid a Courtesy call on YB Dato Sri Wong Soon Koh (centre), the Minister of International Trade and E-Commerce & Minister of Finance (II), Sarawak. Dato Sri Wong said that the Department will set up an e-commerce college to train youths to be talents who are proficient in e-commerce.

10.01.18
8th Meeting for 36th SMA Council was held at SMA Meeting Room.

24.01.18
Mr. Stephen Hii Hium Ung (Secretary-General) and Mr. Tie Tung Wei (Treasurer) attended a Group Discussion on the review of the Minimum Wage at Institut Latihan Perindustrian, Kota Samarahan.

06.02.18
Mr. Joseph Lau Ka Hoo, the President attended the 270th Sarawak Industrial Coordination Committee (ICC) Meeting at Wisma Bapa Malaysia, Kuching.

08.02.18
9th Meeting for 36th SMA Council was held at SMA Meeting Room.

08.02.18
Madam Rita Ting, Council Member attended Seminar on Business Opportunities on Halal Industry in Japan at Pullman Hotel, Kuching. The Seminar was jointly organised by Malaysian External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) and Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO). JETRO is a Japan government-related organization that promotes mutually beneficial trade and investment relations between Japan and other nations.

26.02.18
Mr. Stephen Hii, Secretary-General attended the official opening ceremony of the Riverside Majestic Hotel Astana Wing. The opening was officiated by YAB Datuk Patinggi Abang Haji Abdul Rahman Zohari Bin Tun Datuk Abang Haji Openg, the Chief Minister of Sarawak.

28.02.18
Mr. Joseph Lau, the President attended Chinese New Year Gathering hosted by Sarawak Timber Association.

28.02.18
Some members attended “Malaysia-China Enterprises Grow Together” Roadshow at Wee Boon Ping Hall, Wisma Chinese Chambers, Kuching. The Roadshow was organized by Malaysia-Foshan Chamber of Commerce, Malaysia Entrepreneurs’ Development Association, Branding Association of Malaysia, SME Association of Malaysia and Kuching Chinese General Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

01.03.18
SMA Honorary Presidents and Council Members attended a lunch hosted by Mr. Joseph Lau, the President to Celebrate Chinese New Year on 1 March 2018 at Mandarin Restaurant, iCom Square, Kuching.

02.03.18
Some members attended the launching of the 'National Empowerment In Certification And Training (NEXT-GEN) Industry 4.0 Report' at Pullman Hotel, Kuching. The event was organized by Human Resource Development Board, in collaboration with the Penang Skills Development Centre and Knowledgecom Corporation Sdn Bhd.

05.03.18
Mr. Stephen Hii, Secretary-General and Mr. Sim Cho Phong, Deputy Secretary-General and some members attended Hi-Tea & Networking Session organized by Malaysian Industrial Development Finance Berhad (MIDF) at Pullman Hotel, Kuching.

09.03.18
Mr. Chai Koh Haw (the chairman cum founder of Mui Hiong Foodstuff Sdn Bhd) attended Digital Tourism Forum 2018. The Forum was organised by ASEAN-CHINA Entrepreneur’s Association (ACEA), with the support of Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Sarawak and with University Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) as a strategic partner.

The objective of this event was to share views in terms of Digital Tourism between the regions. At the forum, tourism industry players shared their views on the topic ‘How the Digital Age Enhances and Impacts the Asean Tourism Industry and related Industries such as food, catering, handicrafts etc. and Promoting and Interacting across Asean, the World and Malaysia’.

13.03.18
Our former President/Honorary Advisor Mr. Chai Foh Chin's father, Mr. Chai Hong passed away peacefully on 12 March, the President and Council Members paid their last respects to the late Mr. Chai Hong.

16.03.18
Mr. Joseph Lau Ka Hoo, the President attended the 271st Sarawak Industrial Coordination Committee (ICC) Meeting at Wisma Bapa Malaysia, Kuching.

17.03.18
The Committee Members of SMA 55th Anniversary Dinner attended a Briefing on the Dinner conducted by Mr. Lam Lee Onn, Organising Chairman at 38 Food Street, at icom Square, Pending Road, Kuching.

22.03.18
Jointly Organising Meeting of SMA 55th Anniversary Dinner and SMA Run were held at SMA Meeting Room.

27.03.18
Mr. Joseph Lau Ka Hoo (President) and Mr. Stephen Hii Hium Ung (Secretary-General) attended Roadshows on Sarawak Timber Legality Verification System (STLVS) and Forestry-Related Matters 2018 organised by Sarawak Timber Industry Development Corporation (STIDC) at Dewan Seminar PUSAKA, STIDC Kuching.

29.03.18
The Organising Committee Members of SMA 55th Anniversary Dinner called on Dato' Hii Ngo Sing and Mr. Lai King Min , Honorary Presidents cum dinner sponsors. The Committee invited Dato’ Hii and Mr. Lai to attend the dinner. A Press Conference on SMA 55th Anniversary Dinner and SMA Run was held as well.

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Mr. Stephen Hii, Secretary-General attended the official opening ceremony of the Riverside Majestic Hotel Astana Wing on 26 February 2018. The opening was officiated by YAB Datuk Patinggi Abang Haji Abdul Rahman Zohari Bin Tun Datuk Abang Haji Openg, the Chief Minister of Sarawak.

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Some members attended “Malaysia-China Enterprises Grow Together” Roadshow at Wee Boon Ping Hall, Wisma Chinese Chambers, Kuching on 28 February 2018. The Roadshow was organized by Malaysia-Foshan Chamber of Commerce, Malaysia Entrepreneurs’ Development Association, Branding Association of Malaysia, SME Association of Malaysia and Kuching Chinese General Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

Chinese New Year Gathering

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SMA Honorary Presidents and Council Members attended a lunch hosted by Mr. Joseph Lau, the President to Celebrate Chinese New Year on 1 March 2018 at Mandarin Restaurant, iCom Square, Kuching.

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Tossing of the yu sheng for good fortune at Chinese New Year Gathering on 1 March 2018.

Mr. Stephen Hii (4th right), Secretary-General and Mr. Sim Cho Phong (2nd right), Deputy Secretary-General attended Hi-Tea & Networking Session organized by Malaysian Industrial Development Finance Berhad (MIDF) on 5 March 2018 at Pullman Hotel, Kuching.


SMA 55th Anniversary Celebration
Message from Mr. Joseph Lau Ka Hoo, President of SMA

SMA was established on 20 February 1963. This year, Sarawak Manufacturers’ Association (SMA) is celebrating its 55th Anniversary which is yet another milestone for this affiliation that was initiated with the sole aim to promote the interests of the manufacturers in Sarawak. Thanks to the staunch and unwavering effort given by the past Presidents, Chairmen and council members.

In conjunction with 55th Anniversary Celebration, we will organise our first ever SMA Run on 29 April 2018. As the culmination of the Celebration, SMA 55th Anniversary Dinner will be held on 5 May 2018 at Imperial Hotel, Kuching.

Sarawak has over the years made great strides in economic development and the current government is determined to accelerate it through, for instance, the modernization of industries, pursuing of the economy and the upgrading of its land transport sector, including Pan Borneo Highway.

SMA fully supports the government’s goals and will continue to express its views on issues affecting particularly the manufacturers in Sarawak. Among others, we would want the relevant authorities of the state government to improve on land and coastal transportation facilities such as the major ports in the state. We also hope that the local government can support qualified local products. We need more land for industrial activities and the local manufacturers should deserve a more competitive energy cost. We understand that while rules and regulations are generally good for the masses, smaller establishments may require assistance and leniency or leeway in the compliance to statutory & regulatory requirements.

As the industrial players, we cannot afford to lag in an environment facing swift and exponential change driven by technological innovation. The fourth industrial revolution, Industry 4.0, is looming on the horizon. The First Industrial Revolution used water and steam power to mechanize production. The Second used electric power to create mass production. The Third used electronics and information technology to automate production. Now this Fourth Industrial Revolution is building on the Third, the digital revolution that has been occurring since the middle of the last century. It is characterized by a fusion of technologies that includes cyber-physical systems, the Internet of things, cloud computing and cognitive computing.

While that may seem overwhelming or maybe intimidating to us, we have no choice but to embrace the change in whatever small ways we can. For instance, as we know that the influences and impact of Internet is growing rapidly, and it is totally the right time for local manufacturers to seize this opportunity to consider e-commerce and further expand our businesses. I hope that SMA can also be a platform for the sharing of knowledge and technical know-how in this aspect, just like the saying, together we can achieve more.

Joseph Lau Ka Hoo
President
Sarawak Manufacturers' Association
31 March 2018

Posted Date: 5 Sep 2018

Activities List

SMA Run on 29 April 2018
SMA Activities Report (April – June 2018)
Call on Minister of MITeC and Sponsors of Dinner
SMA Activities Report (January – March 2018)
Launching of Industrial Revolution 4.0 in December 2017
BNM Carnival of Finance, 23-25 November 2017
Sarawak eCommerce Forum, 7 Nov 2017
Integrity Programme with Chief Minister, 2 Nov 2017
Seminar on Digital Free Trade Zone, 12 Oct 2017
Sarawak Business and Investment Summit, 9 Oct 2017
SMA Activities Report (October - December 2017)
Dialogue Session on Digital Economy in September 2017
Conference on Agriculture and Agro-based Industry in August 2017
Officers from MIDA & POIC visited SMA in August 2017
SMA Activities Report (July - September 2017)
SMA Activities Report (April – June 2017)
Hari Raya Aidilfitri Visit on 25 June 2017
SMA Annual General Meeting 2017
Sarawak Timber and SME Expo 2017
SMA Activities Report (March 2017)
SMA Activities Report (January – February 2017)
SMA Activities Report (November - December 2016)
SMA Activities Report (October 2016)
Trade Mission to Indonesia
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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