SMA Activities Report (January – March 2014)
Mr. Yeo Eng Hock, the Executive Secretary attended a meeting at Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), Sarawak. The objective of this meeting is to enhance closer relationship among MITI, MITI's Agencies and Trade & Industry Associations. Encik Abdul Aziz Sharkawi, the Director of MITI Sarawak presented a briefing on the Policies and Activities of MITI. Associations are invited to raise their views of issues (problems) and suggested solution (proposals) for MITI to consider and adopt.
Encik Abdul Aziz Sharkawi (centre), the Director of MITI Sarawak chaired the meeting on 15 January 2014.
Some members attended Seminar Pemerkasaan Ekonomi Nasional (PENA) Peringkat Negeri Sarawak.
Some members attended Seminar Pemerkasaan Ekonomi Nasional (PENA) Peringkat Negeri Sarawak organized by State Planning Unit at Dewan Kompleks Islam Sarawak, Jalan P Ramlee, Kuching.
Mr. Joseph Lau, the Secretary General attended the 238th Sarawak Industrial Coordination Committee (ICC) Meeting at Wisma Bapa Malaysia, Kuching.
Mr. Yeo Eng Hock, the Executive Secretary attended a Pocket Talk on MATRADE's 2014 Trade Promotion Programmes. 3 announcements raised at the talk by Directors of Matrade:
(1) Matrade’s Trade Promotion Activities 2014 ( Trade Fairs, Specialised Marketing Missions [SMM], International Events Hosted in Malaysia )
(2) Matrade’s Going Export (GoEx) Programme
(3) The Development Programme for Mid-Tier Companies in Malaysia
Puan Noor Azian Romlan (left), the Director of Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE), Sarawak Branch was presenting at the Matrade Pocket Talk.
The representatives of Government Agencies and Trade Associations attended the Matrade’s Pocket Talk Session.
Mr. Yeo Eng Hock, the Executive Secretary and some members attended Seminar Pemerkasaan Ekonomi Nasional (PENA) Peringkat Negeri Sarawak. The Seminar was organized by State Planning Unit at Dewan Kompleks Islam Sarawak (Beside Wisma Hopoh, Jalan P Ramlee).
SMA Council Members attended the President’s Chinese New Year Open House.
Mr. Lai King Min, the President attended the Chinese New Year Gathering hosted by Sarawak Timber Association at Wisma STA, Kuching.
Mr. Lai King Min, the President attended the Dialogue Session with the Deputy Prime Minister, YAB Tan Sri Dato' Hj Muhyiddin Yassin at Pullman Hotel, Kuching.
The Kuching South City Council (MBKS) held it Chinese New Year Open house on the 15th day of the Chinese New Year (Yuan Xiao Jie). Kayusar Sdn Bhd, a member manufacturer of SMA served complimentary food at the event as part of their corporate social responsibility.
Mr. Yeo Eng Hock, the Executive Secretary attended a Briefing on Various Government Financial Assistance Programmes and Incentives for SMEs at Grand Margherita Hotel, Kuching.
Mr. Yeo Jui Yong (Treasurer), Madam Josephine Li (Council Member) and some members attended a Talk on Goods and Services Tax (GST) at Auditorium, Sarawak State Library. The Talk was conducted by Madam Noelle Lily Morse, the Senior Assistant Director of Royal Malaysian Customs Department , Sarawak.
Mr. Chai Foh Chin (Honorary President), Mr. Yeo Eng Hock (Executive Secretary) and some members attended the launching of Minimum Wages Integrated Nationwide Clinics at Islamic Information Centre, Jalan Ong Tiang Swee, Kuching.
YB Dato' Richard Riot Anak Jaem, the Minister of Human Resources, launched the event. This event is jointly conducted by the Secretariat of the National Wages Consultative Council (NWCC) under the Ministry of Human Resources and the Performance Management & Delivery Unit (PEMANDU).
Since the Order was gazetted in 2012, this means the Order has to be reviewed in 2014 and a new Order has to be in force in 2015. Hence, the Minister urged all the employers and industry players present today to give their feedback and views, as soon as possible, but not later than 30th April 2014, to the Secretary of NWCC so that appropriate consideration can be given.
YB Dato’ Richard Riot Anak Jaem (centre), the Minister of Human Resources, launched this Clinic.
Approximately 200 participants attended the event.
9th Meeting for 34th SMA Council Meeting was held at SMA Meeting Room.
Mr. Yeo Eng Hock, the Executive Secretary attended a Briefing on Promotion of Labour Day Award by SOCSO at Wisma PERKESO Kuching. The winners from all 12 competing categories for employers and employees will be announce during the 2014 Labour Day Celebration, which will be held on the 3rd May 2014, at Stadium Putra, Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur. The award prize will include cash, certificate and trophy; will be given away by YAB Dato' Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak, the Prime Minister.
A Business Delegation from New Zealand, led by Dr Pita Sharples, the Minister of Māori Affairs visited Kuching, Sarawak. NZ Business Delegations including Ministers and Corporate Leaders.
Mr. Lai King Min (President), Mr. Ben Tien Khiong Chin (Assistant Treasurer), Mr. Stephen Ung Yuk Woo and Mr. Stephen Hii Hium Ung (Council Members) attended New Zealand Business Matching at Hilton Hotel Kuching.
Mr. Joseph Lau, the Secretary General attended the 239th Sarawak Industrial Coordination Committee (ICC) Meeting at Wisma Bapa Malaysia, Kuching.
Posted Date: 2 Jun 2014