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GE Seals Contract with MAB on MRO Engines and Collaboration in Areas of Leadership Development and Continuous Improvement

On 22 September 2016 in Putrajaya, YB Minister MITI, Dato’ Sri Mustapa Mohamed attended the signing ceremony of the agreement between General Electric (GE) and Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) for the sale of LEAP-1B engines to power 25 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft through CFM International, a 50-50 joint company between GE and Safran Aircraft Engines.  GE also signed an MoU to collaborate with MAB in the area of leadership development and continuous improvement.

The signing ceremony was witnessed by YAB Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, MAB Chairman Tan Sri Mohd Nor Mohd Yusof and GE Chairman & CEO, Mr Jeff Immelt.

Earlier, the Minister was also in attendance during the courtesy call by Mr. Immelt and Mr. Wouter van Welsch CEO of GE ASEAN on YAB PM.  During the discussion, GE noted the importance of Malaysia in the ASEANregion in terms of stability, growth and opportunities.  YAB PM assured GE that the Government is committed to partner with companies such as GE to...


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Certified Public Accountant Congress 2016

Datuk J. Jayasiri, Secretary-General of MITI was one of the panelists in Plenary Session 3 discussing the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) at the Certified Public Accountant (CPA). The one-day Congress which was held at One World Hotel, Petaling Jaya attracted more than 400 participants. Other panelists were Mr. Patrick Tay from Pricewaterhouse Coopers Capital, Mr. Yee Wing Peng (Deloitte Malaysia) and Mr. Firdaos Rosli (ISIS). The session was moderated by Ms. Sophie Kamaruddin (Bloomberg TV Malaysia).

During the session, the panelists exchanged views and highlighted the benefits and opportunities that could be reaped by Malaysia as one of the pioneer members of the TPPA. Nevertheless, Malaysian companies need to equip themselves as well as identify current gaps because trade liberalisation will also bring about challenges to local firms.  

   
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Working Visit by YB Datuk Chua, Deputy Minister (T) to LH Plus Sdn Bhd

Working visit by YB Datuk Chua, Deputy Minister (T) to LH Plus Sdn Bhd, a plastic manufacturer company. Products manufactured by the company include food and storage containers, promotional premium gifts, home and kitchen products, baby products and packaging. In 2015, nearly 90% of the company's revenues were from export sales to USA, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Thailand,  Japan, Philippines and Singapore.  LH Plus Sdn Bhd was selected as  Mid-Tier Companies Development Programme (MTCDP) participant in 2014 by MATRADE. Following its success in MTCDP, the company will embark  on a 2  year Ramp Up Programme (RUP) also an initiative by MATRADE.

 


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SESI LAWATAN KERJA DAN DIALOG YBTM(I) MITI KE PEJABAT PERSATUAN PEDAGANG DAN PENGUSAHA MELAYU MALAYSIA (PERDASAMA)
Kuala Lumpur, 19 Sept – YB Datuk Haji Ahmad Maslan, Timbalan Menteri (Industri) MITI telah melancarkan Biro Pengaduan Usahawan yang ditubuhkan oleh Persatuan Pedagang dan Pengusaha Melayu Malaysia (PERDASAMA) di mana Biro ini akan menjadi saluran perantaraan di antara perdagang dan pengusaha Bumiputera dengan agensi-agensi kerajaan. “Biro ini berperanan dalam membantu usahawan Bumiputera yang menghadapi kesulitan atau masalah seperti isu lesen perniagaan, mendapatkan pinjaman kewangan dan lain-lain. Biro ini akan menjadi alat penghubung utama di antara usahawan Bumiputera dan agensi-agensi kerajaan," kata YB Datuk Haji Ahmad Maslan. YB Datuk Ahmad membuat kenyataan itu semasa Lawatan Kerja ke PERDASAMA. Lawatan itu bertujuan untuk menjalin hubungan baik di antara pegawai-pegawai MITI dan Agensi bersama pihak NGO Bumiputera seterusnya mengenal pasti bentuk bantuan yang boleh diberikan kepada PERDASAMA dalam menyokong Persatuan ini memperjuangkan Agenda Bumiputera. Turut...
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WORKING VISIT AND DIALOGUE SESSION YBTM (I) MITI TO PERSATUAN PEDAGANG DAN PENGUSAHA MELAYU MALAYSIA (PERDASAMA)
Kuala Lumpur, Sept 19 – YB Datuk Haji Ahmad Maslan, Deputy Minister (Industry) MITI launched the Complaints Bureau Entrepreneur established by Persatuan Pedagang dan Pengusaha Melayu Malaysia (PERDASAMA) which will help channel concerns of Bumiputera entrepreneurs and traders to the government agencies. "The Bureau will play a key role in assisting Bumiputera entrepreneurs facing difficulties such as the issue of business licenses and obtaining financial loans, among others. The Bureau will serve as a vital link between Bumiputera businesses and government agencies," said YB Datuk Ahmad. YB Datuk Ahmad made the announcement during a working visit to the Office of PERDASAMA. The visit was aimed at enhancing relations between officials of the ministry and its agencies with the Bumiputera NGO and to identify assistance that can be provided to PERDASAMA in support of the Bumiputera Agenda. He was accompanied by Dato’ Dzulkifli Mahmud, Chief Executive Officer of MATRADE and...
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Visit to Pos Malaysia by YB Datuk Ahmad Maslan, MITI Deputy Minister
YB Datuk Ahmad Maslan, Deputy Minister of International Trade and Industry with DRB HICOM’s Chief Operating Officer, Y.Bhg. Datuk Mohamed Razeek Md. Hussain and Pos Malaysia CEO, Y.Bhg. Dato’ Mohd Shukrie Mohd Salleh during the official visit to Pos Malaysia Integrated Parcel Centre in Shah Alam. Pos Malaysia presented its eCommerce Strategic Plan which will complement the Government’s national agenda on eCommerce.              
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Working Visit to Jakarta, Indonesia
YB Dato' Sri Mustapa Mohamed, Minister of International Trade and Industry Malaysia recently made a one-day working visit to Jakarta, Indonesia on Sunday, 18 September 2016.   Among others, the Minister had the opportunity to meet and interact with  25 Malaysian students from higher learning institutions in Jakarta and Bogor, mostly studying medicine and veterinary during luncheon organised at the Malaysia Hall Jakarta.   Later, he had the chance to meet with exco members of the Malaysia Chambers Jakarta (MCJ) together with representatives from Badan Koordinasi Penanaman Modal (BKPM), delegates from the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN Indonesia) and Indonesian journalists. Dato' Sri Mustapa also met with KADIN's Chairman, Bapak Rosan Roeslani and explored future programmes that could be jointly organised between KADIN and similar trade and industry organisations in Malaysia.   YB Minister also had a meeting with his counterpart, Indonesia’s Trade Minister,...
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Working Visit to Jakarta, Indonesia
YB Dato' Sri Mustapa Mohamed, Minister of International Trade and Industry Malaysia recently made a one-day working visit to Jakarta, Indonesia on Sunday, 18 September 2016.   Among others, the Minister had the opportunity to meet and interact with  25 Malaysian students from higher learning institutions in Jakarta and Bogor, mostly studying medicine and veterinary during luncheon organised at the Malaysia Hall Jakarta.   Later, he had the chance to meet with exco members of the Malaysia Chambers Jakarta (MCJ) together with representatives from Badan Koordinasi Penanaman Modal (BKPM), delegates from the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN Indonesia) and Indonesian journalists. Dato' Sri Mustapa also met with KADIN's Chairman, Bapak Rosan Roeslani and explored future programmes that could be jointly organised between KADIN and similar trade and industry organisations in Malaysia.   YB Minister also had a meeting with his counterpart, Indonesia’s Trade Minister,...
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MITI Secretary General’s Visit to Sarawak

In conjunction with the recent national level celebration of the Malaysia Day 2016 in Bintulu on 16 September 2016, Datuk J.Jayasiri, Secretary General of MITI visited the Samalaju Industrial Park (SIP) in Bintulu. SIP is one of the five (5) growth nodes under the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE).

During the visit, Datuk Jayasiri was briefed on the progress and development plans in SIP by the CEO of RECODA, Tan Sri Datuk Amar Wilson Baya Dandot. Also present were the CEO of MATRADE, Dato’ Dzulkifli Mahmud and officers from MITI, MIDA and MATRADE Sarawak. The CEO of RECODA acknowledged the contribution and assistance rendered by MITI and its agencies, MIDA and MATRADE in promoting SCORE as an investment hub.  To date, seven (7) investors are already operating in SIP with total investment of RM15.3 billion.

Datuk Jayasiri also visited the site of the Samalaju Industrial Port to view progress of its construction which is expected to be completed by April...


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MITI Second Minister Visited CIFIT (Xiamen) and CAEXPO (Nanning)
YB Dato Seri Ong Ka Chuan, Second Minister of International Trade and Industry visited Xiamen Fujian from 8-9 September for the China International Fair for Investment and Trade (CIFIT) and Nanning Guangxi from 10-12 September for China-ASEAN Expo (CAEXPO).   In Xiamen, Minister Ong visited the Malaysia Pavilion led by the Associated Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry Malaysia (ACCCIM) supported by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry. The minister witnessed the signing of the memorandum of understanding between JEFI Aquatech Resources Sdn. Bhd. andASEAN Marine Product Exchange Ltd. Co., and met with Vice Premier Wang Yang, Vice Minister of MOFCOM Wang Shouwen and provincial leaders from Fujian and Jiangxi. In addition, the minister also visited Kibing Glass factory and met potential investors in the metallurgy sector.    In Nanning, apart from attending the opening of the CAEXPO, the minister visited the Malaysia Pavilion led by MATRADE, and witnessed the...
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