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SMA Activities Report (October - December 2018)

3rd Council Meeting for 37th SMA Council was held at Hornbill Restaurant, Sarawak Club.

Mr. Joseph Lau (President), Mr. Stephen Hii (Secretary-General) and some Council Members attended Mid-Autumn Festival Dinner organized by Kuching and Kota Samarahan Division Hardware and Machinery Merchants' Association at Crown Square Imperial Hall, Kuching.

Mr. Joseph Lau, the President attended the 275th Industial Coordination Committee (ICC) Meeting at Wisma Bapa Malaysia.

Mr. Lai King Min (Honorary President), Mdm. Mariana Ung (Vice-President), Mr. Stephen Hii (Secretary-General) and some members attended the Industry 4.0 Awareness Programme organised by Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak in collaboration with the Ministry of Industrial & Entrepreneur Development (MIED) Sarawak and the Sarawak Multimedia Authority.

Mr. Norazlan Zakaria (Head, Marketing of Malaysian Industrial Development Finance [MIDF] Bhd, Kuala Lumpur), accompanied by Mr. Mohd Suffian Bin Bolhassan (Head,MIDF Development Finance Division, Sarawak) and Ms Anita Bangan Anak Winston (Account Manager, MIDF Development Finance Division, Sarawak) visited SMA Office. He gave us a briefing on documentations & information required to be submitted and application process for apply MIDF soft loan.

Some members attended SIRIM QAS International’s Updates & Networking Session at Hilton Hotel Kuching. In this session, SIRIM QAS shared their knowledge and experiences and also gave an update on the latest development and services offered by SIRIM QAS International and discussion on any issues pertaining to Certification, Inspection and Testing.

Mr. Joseph Lau, the President and some members called on Encik Mohd Merzan Hashim, the Director of Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) Negeri Sarawak. The purpose of this visit was to promote the construction materials produced by SMA member manufacturers. SMA construction materials manufacturers were invited to take part at Galeri CIDB at CIDB Building to promote construction materials made in Sarawak.

24.10.18 – 25.10.18
Madam Mariana Ung (Vice-President) and some members attended Business Excellence Conference organized by Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC) at Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK). The objectives of this programme was to promote Business Excellence concept, sharing of the best practices, continuous improvement journey from excellent organisations and also to improve productivity of an organisation.

Madam Mariana Ung (Vice-President), Mr. Sim Cho Phong (Vice-President), Mr. Stephen Ung (Assistant Treasurer) and some members attended a Seminar on Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR 4.0) at Riverside Majestic Hotel Kuching (Astana Wing). The Seminar was jointly organised by Sarawak Multimedia Authority, Ministry of Industrial and Entrepreneur Development Sarawak and Sarawak Skills Development Centre. YB Malcolm Mussen Lamoh, Assistant Minister of Industries and Investment emphasized the urgent need for various industry sectors in Sarawak to 'leapfrog' from IR 2.0 to IR 4.0.

Mr. Joseph Lau, the President attended the 276th Industial Coordination Committee (ICC) Meeting at Wisma Bapa Malaysia.

Madam Mariana Ung (Vice-President), Madam Rita Ting (Council Member) and some members attended SIRIM Networking with Industry on “Towards Preventing Bribery in Organization through ISO 37001 and Improving Working Environment through ISO 45001:2018 OHSMS” at Grand Margherita Hotel, Kuching.

Mr. Joseph Lau (President), Madam Mariana Ung, Mr. Sim Cho Phong (Vice-Presidents), Mr. Stephen Hii (Secretary-General), Tuan Haji Zaidi Ahmad and Madam Rita Ting (Council Members) attended International Conference on Sarawak & ASEAN with the theme, “Growing Together for Common Prosperity & Regional Wellbeing.” The Conference was organised by KASI Institute Kuala Lumpur, in collaboration with MRS Management Sdn Bhd, Sarawak at Hilton Hotel, Kuching.

Mr. Yeo Eng Hock (Executive Secretary) attended Digital Economy Readiness Programme & Digital Free Trade Zone Seminar jointly organised by Kuching Chinese General Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCGCCI) & Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC).

CMS Cement IndustriesSdn Bhd, a member manufacturer of SMA launched an eco-friendly cement product called Portland Limestone Cement at Borneo Convention Centre Kuching. Mr. Joseph Lau Ka Hoo, the President attended the launching ceremony officiated by Mr. Suhadi Sulaiman, the Chief Exceutive Officer of CMS Cement Division, and Mr. Noor Azirhan Sahat, Manager of Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) Sarawak, who represented the Director of CIDB Sarawak.

SMA received Government Grant from YB Dato Sri Wong Soon Koh, Minister of International Trade and E-Commerce & Minister of Finance (II), Sarawak at his office in Baitulmakmur Building, Kuching.

Some members attended Sarawak Export Day at Kingwood Hotel, Sibu. The programme was organized by Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) in collaboration with the Ministry of International Trade and e-Commerce (MITeC) Sarawak.

Mr. Lai King Min (Honorary President), Mr. Joseph Lau (President ), Mr. Sim Cho Phong (Vice-President), Mr. Louis Hii, Mr. Victor Hii (Council Members) etc called on Datuk Ir. Haji Zuraimi bin Haji Sabki, the Director of Public Works Sarawak at Public Works Department (PWD) Sarawak, Wisma Saberkas, Kuching. The purpose of the visit was to promote the construction materials manufactured by SMA member manufacturers to PWD.

Mr. Joseph Lau, the President attended a briefing on “Import Duty/Sales Tax Exemption & Sales Tax Mechanism” at Wisma Kastam Kuching. The Briefing was organized by Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) Sarawak in collaboration with Royal Malaysian Customs Department (RMCD).

Some members attended a Networking Tea in Conjunction with Digital Upskilling Programme at Swinburne Sarawak Campus. The Programme is supported by the Ministry of Education and Science Technological Research and the Sarawak Multimedia Authority. The aim of the programme is to upskill workforce for the Digital Economy. The training programme focuses on Internet of Things, which is a key enabler of Industry 4.0.

Some members attended eCommerce Shoutout Programme 2018 at Borneo 744, Bintawa Industrial Estate, Kuching. The programme was organised by the Ministry of International Trade and E-Commerce (MITeC) Sarawak, that was an initiative by the Sarawak government to promote e-Commerce and relevant driving technologies among Sarawakians, especially the youths, to be ready in meeting the demands of nation-building.

Mr. Chai Foh Chin (Honorary Advisor), Mr. Stephen Hii (Secretary-General), Mr. Stephen Ung (Assistant Treasurer) and Mr. Stanley Lau (Council Member) attended DPI Holding Bhd Investor Roadshow in conjunction with their proposed Initial Public Offer (IPO) on the ACE Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad. Datuk Abang Haji Abdul Karim Bin Tun Abang Haji Openg, President of the Sarawak Business Federation officiated the Roadshow at Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK). DPI Holding Bhd is the parent company of DPI Sdn Bhd, a member manufacturer of SMA. The company produces aerosol spray paints and industrials aerosol products.

Posted Date: 2 Nov 2019

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SMA Activities Report (January – March 2019)
Photo Gallery (October - December 2018) G
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Photo Gallery (October - December 2018) B
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SMA Activities Report (October - December 2018)
Photo Gallery (July – September 2018) B
Photo Gallery (July – September 2018) A
SMA Activities Report (July – September 2018)
SMA 55th Anniversary Dinner on 5 May 2018
SMA Run on 29 April 2018
SMA Activities Report (April – June 2018)
Call on Minister of MITeC and Sponsors of Dinner
SMA Activities Report (January – March 2018)
Launching of Industrial Revolution 4.0 in December 2017
BNM Carnival of Finance, 23-25 November 2017
Sarawak eCommerce Forum, 7 Nov 2017
Integrity Programme with Chief Minister, 2 Nov 2017
Seminar on Digital Free Trade Zone, 12 Oct 2017
Sarawak Business and Investment Summit, 9 Oct 2017
SMA Activities Report (October - December 2017)
Dialogue Session on Digital Economy in September 2017
Conference on Agriculture and Agro-based Industry in August 2017
Officers from MIDA & POIC visited SMA in August 2017
SMA Activities Report (July - September 2017)
SMA Activities Report (April – June 2017)
Hari Raya Aidilfitri Visit on 25 June 2017
SMA Annual General Meeting 2017
Sarawak Timber and SME Expo 2017
SMA Activities Report (March 2017)
SMA Activities Report (January – February 2017)
SMA Activities Report (November - December 2016)
SMA Activities Report (October 2016)
Trade Mission to Indonesia
SMA Activities Report (August - September 2016)
SMA Activities Report (July 2016)
SMA Activities Report (April – June 2016)
Program Export Day 2016: Go the Extra Mile
SMA Activities Report (January – March 2016)
Launching Ceremony of the State-Level SK1M Scheme
SMA Activities Report (October - December 2015)
SMA 52th Anniversary Dinner
SMA Activities Report (July - September 2015)
Exporter Forum 2015
Courtesy Call on Consulate General of China & China National Day Reception
Furniture & Home Expo 2015
Called on Honorary Presidents on 17-09-2015
The Management of TM Sarawak visited SMA
Sarawak Grand Timber & SMEs Expo 2015
SMA Activities Report (April – June 2015)
SMA Activities Report (January – March 2015)
Dialogue Session with Deputy Prime Minister
Talks on GST
Review of Minimum Wage
MAJECA / JAMECA Joint Conference
GST Implementation Workshop
SMA Activities Report (October - December 2014)
SMA Activities Report (July - September 2014)
Talk on GST on 25 September 2014
SMA Activities Report (April – June 2014)
Briefing on Financial Assistance Programmes and Incentives for SMEs
Dialogue Session with Deputy Prime Minister
SMA Activities Report (January – March 2014)
SMA Activities Report (October - December 2013)
SMA Activities Report (July - September 2013)
SMA Golden Jubilee Dinner
SMA Activities Report (April - June 2013)
Courtesy Call on Assistant Minister of MID YB Tuan Haji Julaihi Bin Haji Narawi
SMA Activities Report (January – March 2013)
SMA Activities Report (October - December 2012)
Talk on SME Masterplan (2012 - 2020)
Briefing on Exploring Business Opportunities in Guangzhou and Johannesburg
SMA Activities Report (July - September 2012)
Sarawak Trade and Industrial Seminar 2012
Seminar on Opportunities in the Indonesian Market
SMA Activities Report (April - June 2012)
Courtesy Call on Director of DOSH
SMA Activities Report (January – March 2012)
Sarawak Furniture Industry Development Seminar 2012
New Year 2012 Gathering
SMA Activities Report (November - December 2011)
SMA Activities Report (October - November 2011)
MATRADE’s Programme and Dialogue 2011
SMA 48th Anniversary cum Fund Raising Dinner (2)
SMA 48th Anniversary cum Fund Raising Dinner (1)
Called on the Sponsors of SMA Fund Raising Dinner 2011
Sarawak Domestic Investment Seminar 2011
SMA Activities Report (July - September 2011)
Sarawak Economic Transformation Lab 2011
SMA Annual General Meeting 2011
Called on the Director of MITI Sarawak
Called on the Permanent Secretary of MID Sarawak
Micro Financing Open Day
SMA Activities Report (April - June 2011)
SMA Activities Report (January - March 2011)
4th Personal Development Training Course
Briefing on Loan Schemes And Environmental, Health & Safety Regulations
Sarawak Domestic Investment Dialogue and Seminar 2010
SMA Activities Report (October - December 2010)
SMA Activities Report (July - September 2010)
High Commissioner of Bangladesh Visited SMA
SMA Activities Report (April - June 2010)
SMA Activities Report (January - March 2010)
SMA Activities Report (October - December 2009)
Buy Malaysia Products Expo (29 Oct - 1 Nov 2009)
Report on the Cost of Doing Business and Dialogue Session with MID
SMA Activities Report (July - September 2009)
SMA Council Members Paid a Visit to BCCK
SMA Activities Report (April - June 2009)
Briefing on Malaysia Benchmarking Index (MBI)
Seminar on Sustaining Malaysia's Competitiveness
Called on DCM and Heads of Government Agencies
SMA Activities Report (January - March 2009)
Buy Malaysia-Made Products Campaign 2009 (January)
SMA Activities Report (October - December 2008)
Personal Development Training Course
SMA Activities Report (July - September 2008)
Notice Board 2/2008
Annual General Meeting 2008 on 18 May 2008
SMA Activities Reports (April - June 2008)
Notice Board 1/2008
Briefing on National Single Window
SMA Activities Report (January - March 2008)
Secretary for Commerce of Maldives High Commission Visit SMA
SMA Activities Report (October - December 2007)
Notice Board 2/2007
Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Seminar
SMA 44th Anniversary Dinner on 11 August 2007
SMA Activities Report (July - September 2007)
SMA Activities Reports (April ¨C June 2007)
Seminar on Motivating Employees (in Mandarin)
Computer Course for Beginners
Notice Board 1/2007
SMA Activities Reports (January ¨C March 2007)
SMA Activities Report (October - December 2006)
SMA Activities Report (July - September 2006)
SMA Delegation visited Sabah International Expo (SIE)
3rd Talk on Computer and ICT
Seminar on Trends and Prospects in Agro-Food Produ
2006 Annual General Meeting
Director of Management Services Division of MATRADE visit SMA
Tax & Financial Planning Workshop
3rd Personal Development Training Course
Courtesy Call to Director of MIDA on 4 May 2006
2nd Talk on ICT (Mandarin Session)
SMA Activities Report (April - June 2006)
Workshop on Cost Reduction
Trade Exhibition in Conjunction with Gerak Usahawan Negeri Sarawak 2006
MATRADE Board of Director Visited SMA & TOCC
Briefing on Market Development Grant (MDG)
Organizing Chairman of SIE visited SMA
Notice Board 1/2006
SMA Activities Report (January - March 2006)
Workshop on Amended Sarawak Labour Ordinance (in Mandarin)
Briefing on Human Resource Requirement
Notice Board 4/2005
SMA Activities Report (October - December 2005)
Workshop on Amended Sarawak Labour Ordinance (in Mandarin)
SMA Activities Report (July - September 2005)
SMA 42nd Anniversary Dinner on 24-9-2005 at Thian Court
Sarawak Investment & Trade Dialogue and Seminar on Opportunities in Manufacturing and Related Service
Workshop on Safe Handling of Chemicals Hazardous to Health at Workplace
Corporate Information Update
SMA Activities Report (April - June 2005)
42nd Anniversary Dinner
Workshop on Safe Handling of Chemicals Hazardous to Health at Workplace
SMA Activities Report (January - March 2005)
Seminar on Globalization on 9.12.2004
Hari Raya Aidilfitri Visit on 14.11.04
Seminar on Food Packaging for Small & Medium Scale Food Industries on 13-10-2004
Sarawak Machinery & Technology Exhibition (S-Matex)
Seminar on How to Implement an Effective ISO 9001:2000 Quality Management System
SMA Activities Report (October - December 2004)
Message from Mr Chai Foh Chin, Immediate Past President & Honorary President of SMA
SMA Working Committee 2004-2005
Notice Board 3/2004
A Visit to Sabah International Expo (SIE) 2004 at Sutera Harbour KK from 8 to 10 September 2004
Launching Ceremony of the Sarawak Business Development & Promotion 2004 (Conference, Expo & Entrepreneur Award) at Sarawak Tourism Complex Kuching on 7 September 2004
Seminar on Cargo Transportation: Enhancing Business Competitiveness at Crowne Plaza Riverside on 25 August 2004
Dialogue Session - Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs at Kuching Hilton Hotel on 6 August 2004
Seminar on Food Safety for Agro Food Production & Food Industries at Kuching Hilton Hotel on 22-23 July 2004
Dinner cum Briefing on RHB Bank Products at Hornbill Restaurant on 21 July 2004
Seminar on Trade & Investment Sarawak on 5 July 2004 at Taipei, Taiwan
SMA Activity Report (July - September 2004)
Notice Board 2/2004
SMA Activity Report (April ¨C June 2004)
Visit to Industrial Training Institute, Kota Samarahan
Seminar on Income Tax Self-Assessment 2004
Seminar on Income Tax Self-Assessment 2004 (Mandarin Session)
SMA Activity Report (January - March 2004)
Notice Board 1/2004
Meeting of instant noodle manufacturers and distributors.
Director of Mailfast, Darwin, Australia visited SMA.
Director of HKTDC visited SMA.
Seminar on Tax Audit and Company Directors on 2-3-2004 at Kuching Hilton Hotel.
Launching of Demonstration Project on Cleaner Technology for Sustainable Development on 18-2-2004 at Sundrop Fruit Juices Berhad.
Seminar on Cleaner Technology for Sustainable Development on 18-2-2004 at Kuching Hilton Hotel.
Seminar on Income Tax Self-Assessment 2004
Seminar on ¡°Food Safety and Quality¡±
Presentation of Presidential Appreciation Awards
40th Anniversary Dinner and Relaunch of SMA Website
Notice Board 3/2003
Presentation of Research Report on ¡°Market Orientation and Competitiveness¡±
Courtesy Call to Permanent Secretary of MID
Courtesy Call to Assistant Inspector of the Islamic Affair
Seminar on Safety at and in the Workplace
Economic and Commercial Counsellor, Embassy of Spain visited SMA.
Seminar on Intellectual Property on 16 September 2003 at Merdeka Palace Hotel, Kuching.
Dialogue Session with Minister of International Trade and Industry.
Courtesy call to Director of SMIDEC.
Dialogue Session between Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs and Private Sectors.
Meeting on Economic Stimulus Package.
Sarawak Manufacturers` Association Membership Directory 2003
Seminar on Intellectual Property (Trade Mark, Patent and Industrial Design)




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