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YB MMII officiated GE Malaysia’s New Office and GE Regional Office in Nu Sentral Tower 2, Kuala Lumpur
            YB Dato’ Seri Ong Ka Chuan, Minister of International Trade & Industry II officiated the opening of GE Malaysia’s new headquarters and GE Regional Office at Nu Sentral Tower 2 Kuala Lumpur today, together with Mr John G. Rice, Vice Chairman of GE/CEO GE Global Growth. Almost all of GE’s main businesses including (GE Power, GE Oil & Gas, GE Energy Connections, GE Healthcare & GE Global Growth Organization) and GE’s remote monitoring & diagnostic centre for GE O&G and GE Power will be based at this new office. This is GE’s largest facility in Malaysia in terms of manpower with ~800 GE employees.          YB Dato’ Seri Ong congratulated GE for the 40 years of strong presence in Malaysia. GE’s contribution has grown from a small sales and services office to a 1400 employee strength today and accumulated investment of RM1 billion for all the its activities. The new digital and high tech office signifies the trust in Malaysia’s...
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STUDY VISIT BY MINISTERIAL DELEGATION FROM CÔTE D'IVOIRE (IVORY COAST) AND THE UNDP 26 SEPTEMBER 2016
  YB Minister II of Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), YB Dato’ Seri Ong Ka Chuan on 26 September 2016 received a courtesy call from H.E. Mrs. Niale Kaba, Minister of Planning and Development of Côte d’Ivoire, accompanied by officials from the Ministry of Planning and Development, Presidency of the Republic, Public Investments Programme of Côte d’Ivoire, as well as officials from the United Nation Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative in Malaysia and Côte d’Ivoire at Menara MITI, Kuala Lumpur. The courtesy call is part of their study visit programme to Malaysia to learn Malaysia’s experiences in driving the government and nation’s economic transformation, as well as their preparation for the Second International Conference on the Emergence of Africa in 2017.   YB Dato’ Seri Ong Ka Chuan shared Malaysia’s involvement in economic cooperation such as ASEAN and APEC, liberalisation initiatives under Free Trade Agreements...
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LAWATAN DELEGASI MENTERI DARI CÔTE D'IVOIRE (IVORY COAST) DAN UNDP 26 SEPTEMBER 2016
YB Menteri II Kementerian Perdagangan Antarabangsa dan Industri (MITI), YB Dato' Seri Ong Ka Chuan telah menerima kunjungan hormat daripada TYT Puan Niale Kaba, Menteri Perancangan dan Pembangunan Côte d'Ivoire, diiringi oleh pegawai-pegawai dari Kementerian Perancangan dan Pembangunan, Pejabat Presiden Republik, Program Pelaburan Awam, Côte d'Ivoire, serta pegawai-pegawai Perwakilan Tetap United Nation Development Programme (UNDP) di Malaysia dan Côte d'Ivoire pada 26 September 2016 di Menara MITI, Kuala Lumpur. Kunjungan hormat tersebut merupakan sebahagian daripada program lawatan sambil belajar mereka ke Malaysia untuk menimba pengalaman Malaysia dalam memacu transformasi kerajaan dan ekonomi negara, serta sebagai persediaan untuk menganjurkan International Conference on the Emergence of Africa Kedua pada tahun 2017.   YB Dato' Seri Ong Ka Chuan berkongsi penglibatan Malaysia dalam kerjasama ekonomi seperti ASEAN dan APEC, inisiatif liberalisasi di bawah Perjanjian...
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TURUN PADANG PROGRAMME TO SAM PRECISION ENGINEERING SDN. BHD
  YB Dato’ Sri Mustapa Mohamed, Minister of International Trade and Industry at the ‘Turun Padang’ programme to SAM Precision Engineering Sdn. Bhd in Bayan Lepas, Penang. In addition to the plant  tour programme, YB Minister was briefed on the company’s new expansion project in producing ‘thrust reverser machined parts’ which are key components in aerospace manufacturing activities. The new proposed investments valued at RM139.6 million, is further proof that companies in the aerospace industry are expanding their capabilities in Malaysia and demonstrates their confidence in Malaysia’s capabilities and the Government's policies.
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ROUNDTABLE MEETING WITH INDUSTRY PLAYERS
  YB Dato’ Sri Mustapa Mohamed, Minister of International Trade and Industry at the Roundtable Meeting with industry players in Penang. The session was attended by fourteen (14) industry players including Nationgate, Inari, National Instruments, Lumileds, AMD, Plexus, RC Precision Engineering and Kobay. The roundtable session is part of YB Menteri’s continuous engagements with the industry players and a platform to exchange feedback and views on pertinent issues and suggestions for Government’s interventions. Key issues discussed during this session were local talents, foreign workers, technology transfers and upskilling of local suppliers.  
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LAWATAN KERJA RASMI YB. DATUK CHUA TEE YONG, TIMBALAN MENTERI (PERDAGANGAN), KEMENTERIAN PERDAGANGAN ANTARABANGSA DAN INDUSTRI (MITI) KE KONVENSYEN TEAM EXCELLENCE WILAYAH PANTAI TIMUR 2016
Kelantan, 24 Ogos 2016 – YB. Datuk Chua Tee Yong, Timbalan Menteri (Perdagangan), Kementerian Perdagangan Antarabangsa Dan Industri (MITI) telah mengadakan lawatan kerja bagi merasmikan Majlis Penutup Konvensyen Team Excellence Wilayah Pantai Timur. Seramai 496 peserta yang terdiri dari 63 kumpulan dari pelbagai organisasi awam dan swasta (Kelantan, Terengganu serta Pahang) telah menyertai Konvensyen ini yang telah berlangsung pada 23 hingga 24 Ogos 2016 yang lalu.   Majlis ini merupakan program yang pertama di Kelantan yang dihadiri oleh YB Datuk Chua semenjak beliau menjawat jawatan sebagai Timbalan Menteri (Perdagangan) MITI. Antara pengisian dalam lawatan kerja tersebut ialah taklimat ringkas daripada ketua-ketua agensi di bawah MITI di Kelantan berkenaan perkembangan semasa setiap program serta perancangan  yang akan dilaksanakan. YB Datuk Chua juga turut mengadakan pertemuan bersama beberapa usahawan terpilih di negeri Kelantan antaranya ialah Syarikat Omni Mal Agency...
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[MEDIA RELEASE] RETRENCHED WORKERS ARE BEING REHIRED AS A RESULT OF BUSINESS EXPANSION AND NEW INVESTMENTS
  MEDIA RELEASE     RETRENCHED WORKERS ARE BEING REHIRED AS A RESULT OF BUSINESS EXPANSION AND NEW INVESTMENTS  
  1. On 27 July 2016, I had issued a statement outlining the state of Malaysia’s manufacturing sector. I touched on the challenges posed by the closure and restructuring of business operations, and stressed the Government’s success in attracting many other companies to set up their manufacturing facilities in Malaysia.
  2. The economic climate is challenging. A number of firms are restructuring their business plans and shifting their investments from one country to another to take advantage of abundant and cheaper labour costs.
  3. Malaysia is not spared from this new reality. In the period of January 2015 – August 2016, data from the Labour Department shows that a total of 10,907 workers at   51 companies in the manufacturing sector have been retrenched as a result of closure or restructuring exercises. Among companies which had announced and undertaken retrenchment...

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MITI’s DIALOGUE WITH THE FEDERATION OF MALAYSIAN MANUFACTURERS, 22 SEPTEMBER 2016
YBM MITI, YB Dato’ Sri Mustapa Mohamed chaired a Dialogue session with council members from the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) on 22 September 2016. Senior representatives from related Government ministries and agencies namely the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Human Resource, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Higher Education, Ministry of Domestic Trade, Co-operative and Consumerism, Ministry of Transport, Malaysian Quarantine and Inspection Services, Royal Malaysian Customs Department, Malaysia Competition Commission, Social Security Organisation and Human Resources Development Fund also attended the Dialogue.   The objective of the Dialogue was to enhance networking and share views on the development of the manufacturing sector, issues and challenges faced by the sector. In addition, the Dialogue also sought to gather suggestions and ideas to enhance the growth of the industry and to...
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DIALOG MITI BERSAMA PERSEKUTUAN PEKILANG-PEKILANG MALAYSIA, 22 SEPTEMBER 2016
YBM MITI , YB Dato' Sri Mustapa Mohamed mempengerusikan sesi Dialog dengan ahli-ahli majlis Persekutuan Pekilang-Pekilang Malaysia (FMM) pada 22 September 2016. Wakil-wakil kanan daripada kementerian dan agensi Kerajaan yang berkaitan iaitu Kementerian Kewangan, Kementerian Dalam Negeri, Kementerian Pendidikan, Kementerian Sumber Manusia, Kementerian Pertanian, Kementerian Kesihatan, Kementerian Pengajian Tinggi, Kementerian Perdagangan Dalam Negeri, Koperasi dan Kepenggunaan, Kementerian Pengangkutan, Jabatan Perkhidmatan Kuarantin dan Pemeriksaan Malaysia, Jabatan Kastam Diraja Malaysia, Suruhanjaya Persaingan Malaysia, Pertubuhan Keselamatan Sosial dan Pembangunan Sumber Manusia Berhad turut menghadiri Dialog tersebut.   Objektif Dialog ini adalah untuk meningkatkan jalinan hubungan dan berkongsi pandangan mengenai pembangunan sektor pembuatan, isu-isu dan cabaran yang dihadapi. Di samping itu, Dialog itu juga bertujuan untuk mengumpul cadangan dan idea untuk meningkatkan...
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