Mr. Chai, Honorary President, the Deputy Secretary-General and some members participated in the Trade and Investment Mission to Taiwan, Japan & Hong Kong led by YB Dato' Seri Rafidah Aziz, Minister of International Trade & Industry. The Sarawak delegates were led by YB Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr. George Chan Hong Nam, Deputy Chief Minister, Minister of Modernization of Agriculture & Minister of Industrial Development, Sarawak.
2nd Council Meeting.
Mr. Chai Foh Chin, Honorary President delivered documents to his successor Dato' Hii Ngo Sing at SMA Meeting Room. Also present were the Vice-President (External Affairs), the Secretary-General and his deputy.
The Vice-President (External Affairs) attended meeting of BIMP-EAGA Malaysia Business Council (BEMBC), Sarawak Chapter. The objective of the meeting is to update members on the latest developments at the national and sub-regional level of BEMBC.
The Vice-President (Internal Affairs) and a Council Member (Mr. Ben Tien) attended a business dialogue session between Honorabic Paul Henderson, Minister for Asian Relations and Trade, Northern Territory, Australia and local trade associations at Merdeka Palaca Hotel.
The Vice-President (Internal Affairs) attended seminar on "Export Credit Refinancing (ECR)" organized by Exim Bank (Export-Import Bank of Malaysia) at Holiday Inn, Kuching.
The President, Council Members and some members attended dinner cum briefing on RHB Bank products namely BizPower and Business Growth Package at Hornbill Restaurant, Sarawak Club, Kuching.
Some members attended seminar on "Food Safety for Agro Food & Food Industries Business" jointly organized by Minister of Modernization of Agriculture Sarawak, Malaysian Institute Food Technologist (MIFT) and Department of Agriculture at Kuching Hilton Hotel. Mr. Lee Choon Kheng, the President of Sarawak Aquaculture Association / Council Member of SMA, presented a paper on "Enhancing Competitiveness of Agro-Food Production in Sarawak". Mr. Chai, Honorary President, the Vice-President (Internal Affairs) and a Council Member (Mr. Ho) were invited to chair several sessions respectively at the seminar.
The Vice-President attended a forum on "Enhancing Successful Commercialization of Biotechnology from Public Sector Institutions: The Long and Winding Road" with Dr. Mark Philip Bradley, CEO, ATP Innovations, Australia organized by Sarawak Biodiversity Centre.
The Secretary-General attended Consumer Carnival Organizing Committee Meeting at Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs, Sarawak. They discussed the preparation of Consumer Carnival 2004.
The Vice-President (External Affairs) attended Organizing Committee Meeting of Sarawak Expo 2004 at DUBS.
Mr. Wilford Teo, a Council Member of SMA, attended 47th National Month State Sub-Committee Meeting to discuss the decoration of city and participation of citizens in the celebration of National Month. The meeting was convened by Ministry of Environment and Public Health, Sarawak and chaired by YB Dato' Hajah Azizah bt Datuk S.P. Haji Mohd. Dun, Assistant Minister of Housing and Local Government.
Some members attended Market Briefing (South Africa & Italy) held in conjunction with Trade Week 2004 (2-6 August 2004) organized by MATRADE at Kuching Hilton Hotel.
Mr. Chai Foh Chin, the Honorary President attended the 177th Sarawak Industrial Coordination Committee (ICC) Meeting at State Finance Secretary's Office, Wisma Bapa Malaysia, Kuching.
Mr. Chai (Honorary President), the Secretary-General, the Deputy Secretary-General and Mr. Goh (a Council Member) attended Dialogue Session between Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs and Private Sectors at Kuching Hilton Hotel.
3rd Council Meeting.
The Executive Secretary attended State-level BIMP-EAGA Agro-Industry Working Group Meeting at Ministry of Modernization of Agriculture, Sarawak in preparing for the national-level meeting in Sabah and regional meeting in Indonesia.
Mr. Chai Foh Chin, Honorary President attended the 1st meeting of Panel of Judges for Sarawak State Entrepreneur of the Year Award (EOYS) 2004 at Ernst & Young, Secretaries EOYS, Kuching.
Mr. Chai, Honorary President attended MASA 10th Anniversary Luncheon Talk on "Malaysian Economy in the Face of Globalization - Prospects and Challenges under the 9th Malaysia Plan", organized by Institute of Management Sarawak (MASA) and talked by YB Dato' Mustapha Mohamad, Minister in Prime Minister' s Department, Malaysia at Crowne Plaza Riverside Majestic, Kuching.
A Honorary President (Mr. Chai) attended MIA Annual Dinner 2004 hosted by Malaysian Institute of Accountants, Sarawak Branch at Crowne Plaza Riverside, Kuching.
Some members attended a seminar on "Cargo Transportation: Enhancing Business Competitiveness", jointly organized by Ministry of Industrial Development and Sarawak Development Institute at Crowne Plaza Riverside, Kuching. Mr. Lee Choon Kheng, a Council Member of SMA presented a paper entitled "Issues in Cargo Transportation Faced by Investors" at the seminar.
The Vice-President (External Affairs) attended Main Committee Meeting of the Sarawak Business Development & Promotion 2004 (Conference, Expo & Entrepreneur Award). The event was jointly organized by DUBS and SCCI in collaboration with MID and SMA.
Mr. Goh Teck Yuong, a Council Member attended "Integrity Week" of Sarawak Economic Development Corporation launched by YAB Pehin Sri Dr. Haji Abdul Taib Mahmud at Holiday Inn. Dato' Mohamed Yunus Ramli bin Abbas, CEO of Celcom (Malaysia) Bhd presented a briefing in conjunction with SEDC Integrity Week.