5th Meeting for 37th SMA Council was held at SMA Meeting Room.
Mr. Joseph Lau (President) attended Special Task Force to Facilitate Business Sarawak (SAMUDAH) Meeting at Bilik Gerakan Negeri, Wisma Bapa Malaysia, Kuching. SAMUDAH 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, the President attended the 280th Sarawak Industrial Coordination Committee (ICC) Meeting at Wisma Bapa Malaysia, Kuching.
Mr. Victor Hii Lu Thian, Council Member attended Industrial Estate (Demak Laut Industrial Park) Maintenance Committee Meeting at Ministry of Industrial and Entrepreneur Development (MIED) Sarawak.
Tuan Haji Zaidi Ahmad (Council Member) and Mr. Nadison Rathenum (King Hong Steel Sdn Bhd) attended a meeting with H.E. Mr. Imran Ahmad, the State Minister of Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment, Bangladesh on Foreign Labour and Investment of Bangladesh at Wisma Chinese Chamber, Kuching. Bangladesh hopes to increase the number of Bangladeshis in the Malaysian labour market.
Some members attended HRDF Growth Project Talk at Chemsain Building, Kuching. The talk comprises of two parts and they are as follows: (1) SME Development and sharing of best practises in other countries. (2) Talk by the Director of Department of Polytechnic and Community College Education.
The Annual General Meeting 2019 was held at SMA Meeting Room.
Mr. Joseph Lau, the President attended the 281st Sarawak Industrial Coordination Committee (ICC) Meeting at Wisma Bapa Malaysia, Kuching.
Mr. Griffith Jones Goba, the Director and Ms Susan Anak Belayong, Executive Officer of Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), Sarawak visited SMA. SMA member Manufacturers were encouraged to sign up for the Industry4WRD Readiness Assessment before closing date 30 June 2019. There are two types of incentives available for companies to undertake Industry4WRD RA, ie Government Fund or Tax Deduction.
Yeo Eng Hock (Executive Secretary) and some members attended Go Digital Talk, a Programme organised by Credit Guarantee Corporation (CGC) Malaysia Berhad in collaboration with Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation(MDEC) at Borneo Convention Centre, Kuching. Go Digital Talk was a Mentoring Programme to coach SMEs on ways to synergize their businesses with rising opportunities in Digital Sales, Online Marketing and e-distribution channel. Speakers from ELOKAL, FAVE, WEBTVASIA and E-TRADE presented at the Programme.
Madam Mariana Ung (Vice-President) attended Majlis Jamuan Gawai Raya (Gawai Dayak festival and Hari Raya Aidilfitri Gathering) organized by Exco Mission 100 at Pullman Hotel Kuching. Mission 100 is an organization appointed by the Government Servants Welfare and Sports Council (MAKSAK) Malaysia to promote MAKSAK medical programme in Malaysia.
SMA participated in the Charity Sale of SJK(c) Chung Hua No. 6 to fulfill our social responsibility. The Charity Sale of SMA was sponsored by Kayusar Sdn Bhd, Syarikat Kion Hoong Cooking Oil Mills Sdn Bhd and Mr. Stephen Ung, the Assistant Treasurer of SMA.
Mr. Stephen Hii (Secretary-General) attended FRIM Technology Talk (Sarawak Zone) jointly organized by Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) and Forest Department Sarawak at UCSI Hotel Kuching. FRIM is an Institute under the Ministry of Water, Land and Natural Resources, Malaysia. This Talk with the theme "Sustainable Forestry: Innovation and Solutions" aims to promote FRIM's technical services for the benefit of forestry-related stakeholders and industry players.
Mr. Chai Foh Chin (Honorary Advisor), Madam Rebecca Sim (Council Member) and some members attended Sarawak Domestic Investment Seminar jointly organized by Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) and Ministry of Industrial and Entrepreneur Development (MIED) Sarawak. The seminar was officiated by YB. Datuk Amar Haji Awang Tengah Ali Hassan, Deputy Chief Minister cum Minister Industrial and Entrepreneur Development Sarawak. Mr Victor Hii (Group Managing Director of ASTEEL Group cum Council Member of SMA) was the Moderator of Session III: Building Businesses - Government Relations for Growth, presented by MIDA, Matrade, MIDF and Exim Bank.
Summer Pacific Sdn Bhd, manufacturer of royal jelly & honey (Member of SMA) participated in the Malaysian International Food & Beverage Trade Fair (MIFB Trade Fair) at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC).
Madam Mariana Ung (Vice-President) attended Regional Meeting of Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) Sarawak at Level 2, Wisma Perkeso, Kuching.
Mr. Joseph Lau Ka Hoo (President) attended a Networking Session on Invest Series: Unfolding States' Business Potential, organized by Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA), Sarawak at RECODA office, LCDA Tower. Participants include representatives from European Union Delegation to Malaysia, Sarawak Convention Bureau and Potential Investors from West Malaysia.
Mr. Joseph Lau Ka Hoo (President) and Mr. Sim Cho Phong (Vice-President) attended a Grand Dinner on the occasion of 45th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Malaysia and China cum 25th Anniversary of the set-up of the Consulate-General's Office of the People's Republic of China in Kuching. The grand dinner was organized by Sarawak-China Friendship Association, held at Pullman Hotel, Kuching.
Some members in Bintulu attended the Launching of Program B7 biodiesel implementation for industry sectors in Malaysia by YB Ms Teresa Kok Suh Sim, the Minister of Primary Industries, Malaysia and B7 Seminar. The event was organized by the Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) through the Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) held at Auditorium Bintulu Port Authority, Bintulu. B7 biodiesel is a blend of seven per cent palm methylester and 93 per cent petroleum diesel. Program B7 biodiesel implementation for industry sectors will create a greener Malaysia by reducing our carbon footprint and environmental pollution.