The Vice-President (Internal Affairs), a Council Member (Mr. Lau Tiong Ing) and some members attended a seminar on ¡°Upgrading Engineering Design Capability for Competitive Market¡± organized by SIRIM Bhd, Sarawak.
6th Council Meeting.
The Honorary President (Mr. Chai), the Vice-Presidents, the Deputy Secretary-General and 6 Council Members paid a courtesy call to YB Tuan Haji Daud bin Abdul Rahman, Assistant Minister of Industrial Development (MID) Sarawak (Promotion and Development of Industrial Estates) cum Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister's Office (Islamic Affairs). Puan Hjh. Sutin Sahmat, Assistant Principal Secretary of MID cum Secretary of (ICC) Sarawak also presented the meeting. They discussed the problems on applications of industrial lots and Halal certification.
The Vice-President (External Affairs), the Secretary-General, the Deputy Secretary-General and the Assistant Treasurer attended New Year Gathering hosted by the Consulate-General of the People's Republic of China in Kuching.
The Secretary-General attended the 181st Sarawak Industrial Coordination Committee (ICC) Meeting at State Finance Secretary's Office, Wisma Bapa Malaysia, Kuching.
SMA Council Members, led by Dato' Hii Ngo Sing, paid a courtesy call to Encik Ismail Hashim, the in-coming Director of Small and Medium Industries Development Corporation (SMIDEC). Encik Ismail was appointed as a Honorary Advisor to SMA.
The Vice-President (External Affairs) and the Secretary-General attended a meeting at Labour Department, Sarawak. They discussed the matter of organizing an ¡°Umbrella Association¡± for employers in Sarawak and ¡°Code of Conduct for Industrial Harmony¡±.
The Vice-President (Internal Affairs) and the Secretary-General attended a lunch to welcome the Year of Rooster hosted by Sarawak Timber Association at Wisma STA, Kuching.
7th Council Meeting.
The Secretary-General attended a meeting chaired by Encik Onn Abdullah, the Director of Malaysian Industrial Development Authority, Sarawak. They discussed the problems and issues on Sea Transportation and Ports faced by manufacturers and exporters.
The President, the Assistant Treasurer and a Council Members (Mr. Wilford Teo) attended Chinese New Year Dinner organized by the Associated Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry Sarawak (ACCCIS) at Kuching Hilton Hotel.
The Vice-President (Internal Affairs) attended Briefing on ¡°Genuine Joint-Venture¡± organized by Genuine Joint-Venture Promotion Council, Ministry of Entrepreneur Development and Co-operative Society at Merdeka Palace Hotel, Kuching.
The Secretary-General attended a meeting for Economic & Industrial Development Committee, Sarawak Development Institute (SDI) at SDI Conference Room, Kompleks AZAM, Kuching.
The Secretary-General attended the 182nd Sarawak Industrial Coordination Committee (ICC) Meeting at State Finance Secretary's Office, Wisma Bapa Malaysia, Kuching.
The Vice-President (External Affairs) attended a dialogue session between state level SOSEK MALINDO Working Committee and BIMP-EAGA Malaysia Business Council (BEMBC), Sarawak Chapter at Wisma Bapa Malaysia. The dialogue was chaired by Dato' Haji Salleh bin Sulaiman, Deputy State Secretary, Sarawak. BEMBC was led by Datuk Abang Haji Abdul Karim Tun Abang Haji Openg.