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SMA Activities Report (January – March 2020)

Malaysia is planning to impose a cash transaction limit of RM25,000 in a bid to strengthen the country's financial integrity and prevent cash used for illicit activities. Mr. Stephen Hii Hium Ung (Secretary-General) attended an Engagement Session on Cash Transaction Limit (CTL) organised by Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM - the Central Bank of Malaysia) on 15 January 2020 at BNM Office Kuching. The objective of the session is to socialize and seek the views of industry players on the proposed CTL measures.

SME Talk jointly organized by Sin Chew Daily and Hock Seng Lee Group held on 22 February 2020. SME Talk was presented by Mr. Koong Lin Loong (Chairman, SMEs Committee of ACCCIM), SMA was one of the supported associations. The representatives of the organizers visited SMA and conducted a briefing on the SME Seminar on 20 January.

The guests were Mr. Charles Lee (Senior Marketing Manager of Sin Chew Daily); Mr. Thian Joon Thiah (Sales consultant of Sin Chew Daily); Mr. Thomas Wong (General Manager- Commercial of Hock Seng Lee Bhd) and Ms. Trish Lui (Manager - Property, Sales & Marketing of Hock Seng Lee Construction Sdn Bhd). They were received by Mr. Lai King Min (Honorary President); Mr. Joseph Lau (President); Mr. Stephen Hii (Secretary-General) and Mr. Stephen Ang (Deputy Secretary-General).

Some members attended a Seminar on “Corporate Liability under the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Act 2009” organized by Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) on 20 January 2020 at Hotel Hilton, Kuching. MACC is a government agency in Malaysia that investigates and prosecutes corruption in the public and private sectors.

Mr. Joseph Lau Ka Hoo (President) attended the Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) Integrity Day on 21 January 2020 at Sarawak Chamber, Riverside Majestic Hotel, Kuching. During the opening ceremony of SEDC Integrity Day, YAB Datuk Patinggi Dr Abang Johari Tun Abang Haji Openg, the Chief Minister of Sarawak emphasized that since we practise the culture of integrity, transparency, accountability , Sarawak can be prosperous and strong in this region.

Among those present at the event were YB Datuk Talib Zulpilip, Minister in Chief Minister’s Office (Integrity and Ombudsman); YB Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture; Tan Sri Datuk Amar Abdul Aziz Husain, Chairman of SEDC; Mr. Abdul Hadi Abdul Kadir, General Manager of SEDC.

The father of Mr. Sim Cho Phong (Vice-President) passed away peacefully on 31 January 2020. Mr. Stephen Hii (Secretary-General); Mr. Stephen Ung (Assistant Treasurer); Madam Rebecca Sim (Council Member) and Yeo Eng Hock (Executive Secretary) paid their last respects to the late Mr. Sim and atended his funeral on 2 February 2020. Sim family donated RM 5000.00 to SMA, we wish to extend heartfelt thanks to the family.

The mother of Mr. Stanley Lau (Council Member), Madam Lucia Wong was called home to be with the Lord on 1February 2020. Mr. Stephen Hii (Secretary-General); Mr. Stephen Ung (Assistant Treasurer); Madam Rita Ting (Council Member) and Yeo Eng Hock (Executive Secretary) visit the family of the late Madam Wong and paid their last respects to her.

Two officers from Small Medium Enterprise Development Bank Malaysia (SME Bank) called on Mr. Joseph Lau Ka Hoo, President of SMA on 19 February 2020. They were Mr. Mohd Midzhar Osman (Head, Program Development, SME Bank Kuala Lumpur) and Mr. Abang Abu Seman Abang Hamkah (Manager, Enterprise Centre, SME Bank Kuching). SME Bank would like to organize a briefing on their financing packages and services to SMA Members. For further information on SME Bank, please contact its Sarawak Regional Centre, Lot 514 & 515, Seksyen 6, Man Kulas, 93400 Kuching, Sarawak. Tel: 082-259955 / 082-259994, Fax: 082-243181, Website:

Sarawak Timber Industry Development Corporation (STIDC) will be rolling out a new online system to improve its service delivery to timber industry players, government agencies and stakeholders throughout the state. The system, called STIDC Timber Industry Information System (STIS), was the result of plans to improve the standard operating procedures and replace the existing system of Online Registration System (ORSIS) for the company registration process and eGrading system.

Mr. Stephen Hii, the Secretary-General attended a Briefing on the new system on 19 February 2020 at Dewan Seminar PUSAKA, Podium Block, Wisma Sumber Alam, Kuching.

Mr. Joseph Lau (President), Mr. Stephen Hii (Secretary-General), Mr. Louis Hii, Mr. Peter Chai (Council Members) and some members attended SME Talk jointly organized by Sin Chew Daily and Hock Seng Lee Group held on 22 February 2020 at Vista Industrial Park (VIP), Kuching. SME Talk was presented by Mr. Koong Lin Loong (Chairman, SMEs Committee of ACCCIM). He shared the problems and challenges faced by SME and the information on bank financing and government incentives. SMA was one of the supported associations.

8th Meeting for 37th SMA Council was held on 3 March 2020 at SMA Meeting Room.

Some members attended Access to financing from Credit Guarantee Corporation Malaysia Berhad (CGC) - Entrepreneur Seminar on 10 March 2020 at SME Corporation Malaysia, Kuching Office.

Due to the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases infection in Malaysia rised in first half March, in order to reduce the spread of the pandemic, and the growth of positive cases, the government had imposed a 14-day Movement Control Order (MCO) from 18 to 31 March nationwide to curb the spread of the Covid-19 infection in Malaysia. YAB Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, the Prime Minister announced the MCO on 16 March, Monday night.

A Press Release issued by the Registry of Society on 16 March 2020, announced that all associations are prohibited to conduct programmes / activities /conferences / assemblies / general meetings until 30 June 2020 to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

YAB Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, the Prime Minister announced the MCO Phase 2 on 25 March 2020. The Movement Control Order (MCO) nationwide which was enforced from 18th March 2020 to 31st March 2020 due to the pandemic outbreak of COVID-19 had been extended until 14th April 2020.

During the MCO period, SMA Secretariat updated the government's regulations, policies and information to members through email and whatsapp.




到访的来宾包括星洲日报高级市场经理李冠融先生、星洲日报广告营业专员田福星先生、福胜利有限公司商业部总经理黄仁修先生及福胜利建筑有限公司房产部经理雷美珍小姐,由赖庆明名誉会长、刘嘉福会长、许献文秘书长 及汪的材副秘书长接待。



出席这项活动的其他贵宾包括:首席部长署(廉正与监察)部长,拿督达立祖基菲里;旅游、艺术与文化部部长,拿督阿都卡林韩查;砂经济发展局主席,丹斯里阿都阿兹 ;砂经济发展局总经理,阿都哈迪卡迪尔。



马来西亚中小型企业发展银行(中小型企业银行)两名高级职员于二月十九日莅临本会拜访刘嘉福会长。他们是吉隆坡中小型企业银行程序开发主任,莫哈末米扎尔奥斯曼先生及古晋中小型企业银行企业中心经理,阿邦阿布塞曼先生。该银行期望将来为本会会员举办贷款配套及服务的说明会。欲知有关中小型企业银行的详情,请联络该银行砂拉越区域中心,Lot 514 & 515, Seksyen 6, Man Kulas, 93400 Kuching, Sarawak. 电话: 082-259955 / 082-259994,传真 : 082-243181,网页。



刘嘉福会长、许献文秘书长、蔡美星理事 、许魯育理事等会员于二月二十二日参加星洲日报与福胜利集团联合主办的“今日中小企,明日新巨人”中小型企业座谈会。主讲人是中小型企业课题大师孔令龙局绅,他在座谈会上分享有关中小型企业的课题,应对眼前的各种挑战,包括银行融资及政府的援助金等等。这项座谈会在VIP工业园(Vista Industrial Park)举行,本会为支持单位之一。






在行动管制令期间,本会通过电邮及Whatsapp 将政府的最新条例、政策及资讯传达给会员。

Posted Date: 2 Jun 2020

Activities List

SMA Activities Report (January – March 2020)
Photo Gallery – (October – December 2019) B
Photo Gallery – (October – December 2019) A
SMA Activities Report (October – December 2019)
Photo Gallery – (July – September 2019) F
Photo Gallery – (July – September 2019) E
Photo Gallery – (July – September 2019) D
Photo Gallery – (July – September 2019) C
Photo Gallery – (July – September 2019) B
Photo Gallery – (July – September 2019) A
SMA Activities Report (July – September 2019)
Photo Gallery – (April – June 2019) D
Photo Gallery – (April – June 2019) C
Photo Gallery – (April – June 2019) B
Photo Gallery – (April – June 2019) A
SMA Activities Report (April – June 2019)
Photo Gallery – (January – March 2019) C
Photo Gallery – (January – March 2019) B
Photo Gallery – (January – March 2019) A
SMA Activities Report (January – March 2019)
Photo Gallery (October - December 2018) G
Photo Gallery (October - December 2018) F
Photo Gallery (October - December 2018) E
Photo Gallery (October - December 2018) D
Photo Gallery (October - December 2018) C
Photo Gallery (October - December 2018) B
Photo Gallery (October - December 2018) A
SMA Activities Report (October - December 2018)
Photo Gallery (July – September 2018) B
Photo Gallery (July – September 2018) A
SMA Activities Report (July – September 2018)
SMA 55th Anniversary Dinner on 5 May 2018
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)
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 ˇ°Food Safety and Qualityˇ±
Presentation of Presidential Appreciation Awards
40th Anniversary Dinner and Relaunch of SMA Website
Notice Board 3/2003
Presentation of Research Report on ˇ°Market Orientation and Competitivenessˇ±
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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