3rd Council Meeting for 37th SMA Council was held at Hornbill Restaurant, Sarawak Club.
Mr. Joseph Lau (President), Mr. Stephen Hii (Secretary-General) and some Council Members attended Mid-Autumn Festival Dinner organized by Kuching and Kota Samarahan Division Hardware and Machinery Merchants' Association at Crown Square Imperial Hall, Kuching.
Mr. Joseph Lau, the President attended the 275th Industial Coordination Committee (ICC) Meeting at Wisma Bapa Malaysia.
Mr. Lai King Min (Honorary President), Mdm. Mariana Ung (Vice-President), Mr. Stephen Hii (Secretary-General) and some members attended the Industry 4.0 Awareness Programme organised by Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak in collaboration with the Ministry of Industrial & Entrepreneur Development (MIED) Sarawak and the Sarawak Multimedia Authority.
Mr. Norazlan Zakaria (Head, Marketing of Malaysian Industrial Development Finance [MIDF] Bhd, Kuala Lumpur), accompanied by Mr. Mohd Suffian Bin Bolhassan (Head,MIDF Development Finance Division, Sarawak) and Ms Anita Bangan Anak Winston (Account Manager, MIDF Development Finance Division, Sarawak) visited SMA Office. He gave us a briefing on documentations & information required to be submitted and application process for apply MIDF soft loan.
Some members attended SIRIM QAS International’s Updates & Networking Session at Hilton Hotel Kuching. In this session, SIRIM QAS shared their knowledge and experiences and also gave an update on the latest development and services offered by SIRIM QAS International and discussion on any issues pertaining to Certification, Inspection and Testing.
Mr. Joseph Lau, the President and some members called on Encik Mohd Merzan Hashim, the Director of Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) Negeri Sarawak. The purpose of this visit was to promote the construction materials produced by SMA member manufacturers. SMA construction materials manufacturers were invited to take part at Galeri CIDB at CIDB Building to promote construction materials made in Sarawak.
24.10.18 – 25.10.18
Madam Mariana Ung (Vice-President) and some members attended Business Excellence Conference organized by Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC) at Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK). The objectives of this programme was to promote Business Excellence concept, sharing of the best practices, continuous improvement journey from excellent organisations and also to improve productivity of an organisation.
Madam Mariana Ung (Vice-President), Mr. Sim Cho Phong (Vice-President), Mr. Stephen Ung (Assistant Treasurer) and some members attended a Seminar on Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR 4.0) at Riverside Majestic Hotel Kuching (Astana Wing). The Seminar was jointly organised by Sarawak Multimedia Authority, Ministry of Industrial and Entrepreneur Development Sarawak and Sarawak Skills Development Centre. YB Malcolm Mussen Lamoh, Assistant Minister of Industries and Investment emphasized the urgent need for various industry sectors in Sarawak to 'leapfrog' from IR 2.0 to IR 4.0.
Mr. Joseph Lau, the President attended the 276th Industial Coordination Committee (ICC) Meeting at Wisma Bapa Malaysia.
Madam Mariana Ung (Vice-President), Madam Rita Ting (Council Member) and some members attended SIRIM Networking with Industry on “Towards Preventing Bribery in Organization through ISO 37001 and Improving Working Environment through ISO 45001:2018 OHSMS” at Grand Margherita Hotel, Kuching.
Mr. Joseph Lau (President), Madam Mariana Ung, Mr. Sim Cho Phong (Vice-Presidents), Mr. Stephen Hii (Secretary-General), Tuan Haji Zaidi Ahmad and Madam Rita Ting (Council Members) attended International Conference on Sarawak & ASEAN with the theme, “Growing Together for Common Prosperity & Regional Wellbeing.” The Conference was organised by KASI Institute Kuala Lumpur, in collaboration with MRS Management Sdn Bhd, Sarawak at Hilton Hotel, Kuching.
Mr. Yeo Eng Hock (Executive Secretary) attended Digital Economy Readiness Programme & Digital Free Trade Zone Seminar jointly organised by Kuching Chinese General Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCGCCI) & Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC).
CMS Cement IndustriesSdn Bhd, a member manufacturer of SMA launched an eco-friendly cement product called Portland Limestone Cement at Borneo Convention Centre Kuching. Mr. Joseph Lau Ka Hoo, the President attended the launching ceremony officiated by Mr. Suhadi Sulaiman, the Chief Exceutive Officer of CMS Cement Division, and Mr. Noor Azirhan Sahat, Manager of Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) Sarawak, who represented the Director of CIDB Sarawak.
SMA received Government Grant from YB Dato Sri Wong Soon Koh, Minister of International Trade and E-Commerce & Minister of Finance (II), Sarawak at his office in Baitulmakmur Building, Kuching.
Some members attended Sarawak Export Day at Kingwood Hotel, Sibu. The programme was organized by Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) in collaboration with the Ministry of International Trade and e-Commerce (MITeC) Sarawak.
Mr. Lai King Min (Honorary President), Mr. Joseph Lau (President ), Mr. Sim Cho Phong (Vice-President), Mr. Louis Hii, Mr. Victor Hii (Council Members) etc called on Datuk Ir. Haji Zuraimi bin Haji Sabki, the Director of Public Works Sarawak at Public Works Department (PWD) Sarawak, Wisma Saberkas, Kuching. The purpose of the visit was to promote the construction materials manufactured by SMA member manufacturers to PWD.
Mr. Joseph Lau, the President attended a briefing on “Import Duty/Sales Tax Exemption & Sales Tax Mechanism” at Wisma Kastam Kuching. The Briefing was organized by Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) Sarawak in collaboration with Royal Malaysian Customs Department (RMCD).
Some members attended a Networking Tea in Conjunction with Digital Upskilling Programme at Swinburne Sarawak Campus. The Programme is supported by the Ministry of Education and Science Technological Research and the Sarawak Multimedia Authority. The aim of the programme is to upskill workforce for the Digital Economy. The training programme focuses on Internet of Things, which is a key enabler of Industry 4.0.
Some members attended eCommerce Shoutout Programme 2018 at Borneo 744, Bintawa Industrial Estate, Kuching. The programme was organised by the Ministry of International Trade and E-Commerce (MITeC) Sarawak, that was an initiative by the Sarawak government to promote e-Commerce and relevant driving technologies among Sarawakians, especially the youths, to be ready in meeting the demands of nation-building.
Mr. Chai Foh Chin (Honorary Advisor), Mr. Stephen Hii (Secretary-General), Mr. Stephen Ung (Assistant Treasurer) and Mr. Stanley Lau (Council Member) attended DPI Holding Bhd Investor Roadshow in conjunction with their proposed Initial Public Offer (IPO) on the ACE Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad. Datuk Abang Haji Abdul Karim Bin Tun Abang Haji Openg, President of the Sarawak Business Federation officiated the Roadshow at Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK). DPI Holding Bhd is the parent company of DPI Sdn Bhd, a member manufacturer of SMA. The company produces aerosol spray paints and industrials aerosol products.