SMA Activities Reports (April ¨C June 2007)
Some members attended the Seminar on Nutritional Labelling organized by SIRIM Bhd, at Crowne Plaze Riverside Hotel, Kuching.
The Vice-President and some members attended the Seminar on Occupational Health Services (Seminar Perkhidmatan Kesihatan Pekerjaan) organised by Occupational Safety and Health Department, at Holiday Inn Kuching
The Vice-President (Internal Affairs) 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, Sarawak Industrial Promotion & Exhibition Centre, Jalan P. Ramlee, Kuching.
The Deputy Secretary-General attended the first meeting for MEF East Malaysia Region, at Sarawak Industrial Promotion and Exhibition Centre (SIPEC), Kuching.
The Secretary-General attended the SMIDEC Enterprise 50 Promotion Series: ¡®Building Global Rating for Malaysia Companies¡¯, at Grand Continental Hotel, Kuching.
The Vice-President (External Affairs) attended the meeting for Economic and Industrial Development Committee, Sarawak Development Institute, at Ministry of Industrial Development, Sarawak.
SEMINAR PERKHIDMATAN KESIHATAN PEKERJAAN ORGANISED BY OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT ON 5 APRIL 2007 AT HOLIDAY INN KUCHING.
Tuan Hj. Kormain Bin Hj. Mohd Noor (Left), Director of Department of Occupational Safety and Health, Sarawak and Ir. Haji Rosli Bin Hussin (Centre), Deputy Director-General of Department of Occupational Safety and Health, Malaysia at the opening ceremony.
Mr. Chiou Huey Ping (Left, 1st row), the Vice President (Internal Affairs) of SMA and some members attended the seminar.
PRESENTATION OF OFFER LETTER FOR INDUSTRIAL LOTS ON 16 APRIL 2007 AT SIPEC
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 was accompanied by YB Tuan Haji Daud Bin Abdul Rahman (2nd left) and YB. Encik Larry Sng Wei Shien (2nd right), Assistants Minister of Industrial Development, at the Presentation Ceremony.
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 was presenting a Offer Letter for Industrial Lot to a member of SMA.
Guests and manufacturers attended the Presentation of Offer Letter for industrial Lots on 16 April 2007 at at Sarawak Industrial Promotion & Exhibition Centre (SIPEC), Jalan P. Ramlee, Kuching.
The Secretary-General attended a meeting on SMIDEC Annual Showcase (SMIDEX) 2007, at Ministry of Industrial Development, Sarawak.
Annual General Meeting at SMA Meeting Room.
The Secretary-General attended a Preparatory Meeting of the Jawatankuasa Bersama Penyelarasan Industri between MITI and the State Government, at Ministry of Industrial Development, Sarawak.
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Five SMA member manufacturers including Lee Fah Mee Sdn Bhd, Syarikat Kion Hoong Cooking Oil Mill Sdn Bhd, Mui Hiong Foodstuff Co, Wak Thong Sdn Bhd and Sundrop Fruit Juices Berhad participated in the 4th Malaysia International Halal Showcase from 9-13 May 2007 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) under the Sarawak Pavilion.
The Secretary-General and Assistant Treasurer attended a Briefing on 9th Malaysia Plan and Dialogue Session with the Honourable Senator Dato Sri Effendi Norwawi, Minister in the Prime Minister`s Department, at Dewan asajaya, Holiday Inn Kuching.
The President,the Vice-President(Internal Affairs), the Secretary-General, the Deputy Secretary-General, the assistant Treasurer and a Council Member (Mr. Chai Koh Haw)attended a dialogue session between the representatives from Guilin Municipal Council, China and local businessmen.
The Vice-President(External Affairs), the Secretary-General, the Deputy Secretary-General and three Council Members (Mr. Sim Cho Phong, Mr. Lam Lee Onn and Stephen Ung) paid a visit to Tuan Haji Ismail Ithnin, Director of Department of Environment (DOE). They discussed the issues on environment faced by manufacturers.
SMA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2007 HELD ON 6 MAY 2007AT SMA MEETING ROOM.
Dato' Hii Ngo Sing (centre), the President chaired the AGM. Also seen were Mr. Joseph Lau Ka Hoo( right), the Secretary-General and Mr. Ben Tien Khiong Chin (left) the Assistant Treasurer
2007 Annual General Meeting was held at SMA Meeting Room on 6 May 2007. The photo shows AGM in progress.
DELEGATION OF GUILIN MUNICIPAL COUNCIL CHINA VISITED KUCHING ON 19 MAY 2007
Dato¡¯ Hii Ngo Sing (2nd right), Mr. Zhang Xiulong (6th right), the Mayor of Guilin and the leaders of Trade and Industry Associations at the dialogue session.
From 2nd left, Mr. Chai Koh Haw, Council member; Mr. Joseph Lau, the Secretary-General; Madam Mariana Ung, the Deputy Secretary-General; Mr. Ben Tien,the assistant Treasurer attended the dialogue session between the Delegation from Guilin Municipal Council, China and local businessmen.
COURTESY CALL TO DIRECTOR OF DOE ON 22 MAY 2007
Mr. Joseph Lau (right), the Secretary-General and Tuan Haji Ismail Ithnin, Director of Department of Environment, Sarawak were discussing the issues on environment faced by manufacturers.
Council Members of SMA posing for a photograph with Tuan Haji Ismail Ithnin, Director of Department of Environment (DOE), Sarawak.
7th Council Meeting
1st Organizing Meeting for SMA 44th Anniversary Dinner
The Vice-President (Internal Affairs) attended Fellowship Talk (2nd Session) on Enhancing SMEs Competitiveness, organized by National Productivity Corporation (NPC) Sarawak, at Holiday Inn Kuching.
The Secretary-General attended the official opening ceremony of SMIDEX 2007 officiated by YAB Dato¡¯ Seri Abdullah bin Haji Ahmad Badawi, the Prime Minister of Malaysia at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.
The Executive Secretary attended State Consumer Affairs Council Meeting at the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs, Sarawak.
The Secretary-General attended a Preliminary Meeting Regarding the Preparation for Dialogue Session between MID and Private Sectors.
The factory of Trans-Ocean Coatings & Chemicals Sdn Bhd was slightly destroyed by fire on 9 June 2007. The Vice-Presidents, the Treasurer, the Executive-Secretary and two Council Members (Mr. Stephen Ung and Mr. Stanley Lau) visited the site and expressed their sympathies.
The Secretary-General, the Assistant Treasurer and a Council Member (Mr. Chai Koh Haw) attended the Dialogue Session between MID and Private Sectors chaired by YB Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Dr. George Chan Hong Nam Deputy Chief Minister, Minister of Modernization of Agriculture & Minister of Industrial Sarawak at Holiday Inn, Kuching.
The Vice-President (Internal Affairs) attended the 2nd Meeting on 8th Malaysia International Food & Beverage Trade Fair, which will be held from 12-14 July 2007 at MATRADE Exhibition & Convention Centre (MECC), Kuala Lumpur. Lee Fah Mee Sdn Bhd and Sundrop Fruit Juices Berhad participated in the Trade Fair.
The President and Senior Council Members discussed on the visit of the Consul-General of the Consulate General of China in Kuching to SMA.
The mother of Mr. Mr. Lee Vui Shin passed away on 22 June 2007. The President, the Vice-Presidents, the Executive Secretary and a Council Member (Mr. Chai Koh Haw) paid last respect to the late Mrs. Lee and expressed their sympathies.
Mr. Xie Fugen, the Consul-General and Mr. Ma Yu the Vice Consul (Economic & Commercial) of the Consulate General of China in Kuching paid a visit to SMA.
2nd Organizing Meeting for SMA 44th Anniversary Dinner
DIALOGUE SESSION BETWEEN MID AND PRIVATE SECTORS ON 18 JUNE 2007 AT HOLIDAY INN KUCHING
YB Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Dr. George Chan Hong Nam (Centre) , Deputy Chief Minister, Minister of Modernization of Agriculture & Minister of Industrial Sarawak chaired the Dialogue Session.1st left was YB. Encik Larry Sng Wei Shien, Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister`s Deparrtment (Economic Planning) and Assistant Minister of Industrial Development (Planning)
Mr. Joseph Lau Ka Hoo (1st left),the Secretary-General and Mr. Ben Tien Khiong Chin (2nd left), theAssistant Treasurer attended the Dialogue Session between MID and Private Sectors.
THE CONSUL-GENERAL OF CHINA IN KUCHING VISITED SMA ON 26 JUNE 2007
From left were Mr. Ma Yu, the Vice Consul (Economic & Commercial), Mr. Xie Fugen, the Consul-General, Dato' Hii Ngo Sing , the President and Mr. Chiou Huey Ping, the Vice-President.
Dato' Hii Ngo Sing (6th left), the President was presenting SMA Membership Directory to Mr. Xie Fugen, the Consul-General of China in Kuching. 1st right was Mr. Ma Yu, the Vice Consul (Economic & Commercial).
SPEECH BY DATO' HII NGO SING, PRESIDENT OF SMA AT ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF SMA ON 6 MAY 2007
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Thank you very much for attending the 2007 Annual General Meeting.
Due to the contributions of SMA Council Members and support of our members, many events and activities had been carried out in 2006. SMA had organized and participated in training courses, seminars, briefings and other meetings. We had also printed and issued SMA Newsletter quarterly to keep our members well informed through out the year.
In addition, SMA had submitted memorandums on the views of issues and proposals from our members to Ministry of International Trade and Industry, Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs, Ministry of Industrial Development Sarawak and others Government Department concerned as well as attended the dialogue sessions organized by various ministries. SMA welcomes the suggestions and opinions from our members at any time other than the annual general meeting..
When the State Government approved the new tariff rates for SESCO with effect from 1 April 2007, we are very concerned about the impact on the competitiveness between the local and the imported products. Therefore, we submitted our views and proposals to SESCO and Ministry of Industrial Development Sarawak immediately.
Sarawak manufacturers are presently facing the transportation disadvantage in both the importation of materials and exportation of finished products. The increase in tariff will certainly make Sarawak industries less competitive. SMA strongly opposes SESCO to increase the electricity tariff.
In line with the Sarawak Government`s Policy to industrialize Sarawak and to enable local manufacturers to compete in the global arena, the state government should show her concern and resolve the various problems faced by the manufacturers. Apart from that, manufacturers must also show their concern to the impact brought by trading globalization tendency. We have to produce products that are competitive in terms of price and quality.
In order to increase the efficiency of human resource, the employees are encouraged to attend suitable training courses. Besides that, we should maximize the use of technology, mechanization and automation to improve our productivity and reduce the operating cost.
Members are encouraged to contact the Human Resources Development Berhad (HRDB) under the Ministry of Human Resources, for more information to upgrade knowledge and skills of their employees.
For the technology, mechanization and automation of the operating systems, members are encouraged to consult National Productivity Corporation (NPC), which is an agency of the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI). Please contact SMA Secretariat for more details on HRDB and NPC.
Posted Date: 19 Oct 2007