SMA Activities Report (April - June 2005)
Some members attended a briefing session for employers in Sarawak for both members and non-members companies of Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF). A discussion on the establishment of MEF Sarawak Meeting was tabled at the meeting.
The Executive Secretary and some members attended a briefing on "Enterprise 50 Award - Enterprise 50 Promotion Series: Positioning Malaysian Companies for the Future". Enterprise 50 Award is an annual award programme organized by Small and Medium Industries Development Corporation (SMIDEC) and Deloitte Kassimchan to recognize the achievements of Malaysia's enterprising spirit.
Most of the Council Members attended a dinner hosted by Dato' Hii Ngo Sing, the President of SMA at It Hng (Teo Chew) Restaurant. 8th Council Meeting was held after the dinner.
Mr. Stephen Ung, Council Member and Mr. Yeo Eng Hock, the Executive Secretary attended discussion on "The Twenty Points Agreement between Sarawak/Sabah and Federal Government" organized by Jabatan Perpaduan Negara dan Integrasi Nasional, Department of Prime Minister of Malaysia at Holiday Inn, Kuching.
The Vice-President (External Affairs) and the Secretary-General attended a meeting at Labour Department, Sarawak. The meeting discussed the matter of organizing "Umbrella Association" for employers in Sarawak and Amended Sarawak Labour Ordinance (2005).
The Assistant Treasurer, the Executive Secretary, a Council Member (Mr. Sim Cho Phong) attended a Dialogue Session on "Employment of Foreign Labour in Sarawak" organized by administration unit, Chief Minister Department, Sarawak at Bilik Gerakan Negeri, 2nd Floor, Wisma Bapa Malaysia.
The President, the Vice-Presidents, the Deputy Secretary-General, the Executive Secretary and two Council Member (Mr. Teo & Mr. Lam) met at the President's Office. They discussed the Labour Ordinance of Sarawak has raised the threshold to RM2500 will cost Sarawak Employers colossal additional cost. SMA appealed YB Datuk Wira Dr. Fong Chan Onn, Minister of Human Resources to reconsider the implementation of the amendment of Sarawak Labour Ordinance.
The President, the Vice-President (External Affairs), the Deputy Secretary-General, the Assistant Treasurer, the Executive Secretary and some members attended a Roadshow on "Labour Ordinance of Sarawak (Amendment) 2005 and Job Cleaning System (JCS)" at Auditorium, 17th Floor, Bangunan Sultan Iskandar, Kuching. YB Datuk Wira Dr. Fong Chan Onn, Minister of Human Resources officiated the launching ceremony of the roadshow.
The Vice-President (External Affairs) attended a Preparatory Meeting on "Persidangan ke-21 Kelompok Kerja/Jawatankuasa Kerja SOSEK MALINDO Tingkat Daerah Kalimantan Barat/Peringkat Negeri Sarawak" in Pontianak at SIPEC, Kuching.
The Vice-President (Internal Affairs) attended meeting for the Resource & Agro-Based Industries (RABI), Sarawak Development Institute (SDI) at Ministry of Modernization of Agriculture (MOMA).
The Deputy Secretary-General attended Innovative Financing Seminar for ICT & High Growth Sectors jointly organized by Malaysia Debt Ventures Bhd and SCCI. The seminar was officiated by YB Dato' Sri Wong Soon Koh, 2nd Minister of Finance and Minister of Urban Development and Tourism, Sarawak.
The President, the Vice-President (External Affairs), the Deputy Secretary-General, three Council Members (Mr. Chai Koh Haw, Mr. Stephen Ung & Mr. Lau Tiong Ing) and more than twenty members attended Training on Understanding the ISO 9001 Quality Management System jointly organized by SMA and Neville-Clarke (M) Sdn Bhd at Kingwood Inn Kuching.
The President, the Vice-President (External Affairs) and some members attended Seminar on Comprehensive Tax Incentives for Companies organized by Malaysian Institute of Accountants, Sarawak Branch and supported by SMA.
The Vice-President (External Affairs) attended a Preparatory Meeting on the BIMP-EAGA Business Council Tourism Cluster Inaugural Meeting (in Miri on 14-15 June 2005) at SIPEC, Kuching.
Three Council Members (Mr. Chai Koh Haw, Mr. Wilford Teo and Mr. Lim Ah Ted) took part in Business Meeting/Trip to Pontianak organized by BEMBC Sarawak.
The President and Executive Secretary attended the Presentation of Offer Letter for Industrial Lots at Demak Laut Industrial Park by YB Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr. George Chan Hong Nam, the Deputy Chief Minister, Minister of Modernization of Agriculture and Minister of Industrial Development, Sarawak at Bilik Gerakan Negeri, Tingkat 2, Wisma Bapa Malaysia Kuching.
Annual General Meeting of SMA was held at SMA Meeting Room.
The Secretary-General attended the Opening Ceremony of STA Exhibition Centre and launching of STA Mutual Sdn Bhd & STA Training Sdn Bhd officiated by YAB Pehin Sri Dr. Haji Abdul Taib Mahmud, the Chief Minister of Sarawak.
The Vice-President (Internal Affairs), a Council Member (Mr. Ho Boon Ping), the Executive-Secretary and some members attended a briefing on "Productivity-Linked Wage System (PLWS)" organized by National Productivity Corporation at Kuching Hilton Hotel. The system will ensure employees obtains a fair share of the gains from productivity/performance improvement. PLWS provides motivation for good performance and flexible wage structure.
The Vice-President (Internal Affairs), the Deputy Secretary-General and some members attended meeting of MEF members in Sarawak organized by Malaysia Employers Federation (MEF).
Datuk Amar Wee Hood Teck, the former President of SMA passed away on 3 June 2005. The President paid last respect to the late Datuk Amar Wee at his resident.
The Executive Secretary attended the funeral of the late Datuk Amar Wee Hood Teck, the former President of SMA.
The President, the Vice-President (Internal Affairs), the Deputy Secretary-General, the Assistant Treasurer, the Executive Secretary, 2 Council Members (Mr. Sim Cho Phong and Mr. Lim Ah Ted) and some members attended a Nationwide Roadshow on "Golden Bull Award 2005 - the 3rd Malaysia 100 Outstanding SMEs" organized by Nanyang Siang Pau at Kuching Hilton Hotel.
The President, the Vice-President (Internal Affairs), the Treasurer and some Council Members and members attended a seminar on Amended Sarawak Labour Ordinance in Mandarin organized by Kuching Chinese General Chamber of Commerce & Industry at Chung Hua Middle School No. 1.
The Secretary-General attended the 184th Sarawak Industrial Coordination Committee (ICC) Meeting at State Finance Secretary's Office, Wisma Bapa Malaysia, Kuching.
The Vice-President (External Affairs) attended the Advisory Committee Meeting of Industrial Training Institute (ILP), Kota Samarahan.
The Vice-President (External Affairs), the Secretary-General, the Deputy Secretary-General, the Executive Secretary, a Council Member (Mr. Wilford Teo) and a member (Ms. Foo Siew Lin) attended Annual Dialogue Session Between YB Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr. George Chan Hong Nam, Deputy Chief Minister, Minister of Modernization of Agriculture & Minister of Industrial Development, Sarawak and State Business Associations at Sarawak Industrial Promotion & Exhibition Centre (SIPEC
Posted Date: 12 Aug 2005