Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Majlis Pelancaran BID - IT Anjuran SME Bank

24 MEI 2017 - Pelancaran BID-IT; Business In Digital anjuran SME Bank dihadiri sekitar 500 usahawan & bakal usahawan pelbagai bidang IT di Kuala Lumpur. Kaedah pemilihan drpd lebih 1200 syarikat kepada 19 syarikat terbaik adalah kali pertama dibuat.







Monday, May 22, 2017

Pameran antarabangsa anjuran Business Continuity Institute BCI United Kingdom & GRC Consulting

22 MEI 2017 - Rasmikan persidangan & pameran antarabangsa anjuran Business Continuity Institute BCI United Kingdom & GRC Consulting (conference on governance, risks & continuity) di Kuala Lumpur.




Keynotes Adress - Official Opening Ceremony of the GRCCS-BCI International Conference and Exhibition 2017

Yang Berbahagia Tan Sri Dato’ Haji Abd Karim b. Munisar 
Chairman, GRC Consulting Services Sdn Bhd (GRCCS)

Encik Abdul Razak Yaacob
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
GRC Consulting Services Sdn Bhd (GRCCS)

Mr. David Thorp
Executive Director 
Business Continuity Institute, United Kingdom

Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, 

A very good morning to all of you

It is indeed my pleasure to deliver a keynote address at the GRCCS-BCI International Conference & Exhibition 2017 on Business Continuity Management (BCM) today. I am here on behalf of Yang Berhormat. Dato Sri Mustapa Mohamed, Minister of Ministry of International Trade and Industry.

First of all, I would like to congratulate the organisers of GRCCS and the BCI United Kingdom for organising this international conference and exhibition 2017. 

I was informed that this is the second time the GRCCS-BCI International Conference and Exhibition on business continuity management is held in Malaysia. This followed the successful inaugural conference held at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC) last year. 

Let me also congratulate the Malaysian Administrative Modernisation and Management Planning Unit of the Prime Minister’s Department of Malaysia (MAMPU) for endorsing and participating in this international conference. I would like to welcome the international speakers from the United Kingdom, United States and Hong Kong to Malaysia. 

Building Organisational Resilience In A Challenging World is the theme chosen for this year’s conference. Indeed we are living in a challenging world and it is increasingly important that our companies be well prepared for unexpected disruptions and build their resilience. 

The recent ransomware attacks affected about 200,000 networks across 150 countries, including the NHS in the UK. This is a stark reminder how vicious the cyber threat can be. Our modern world is heavily dependent on IT systems. 

Even though these systems provide a myriad of benefits, they also have their pitfalls, as we have seen. Beyond such large-scale disruptions, minor disruptions can also affect our businesses, such as power outages, ceiling collapses and fires. 

All organisations whether government agencies, public listed companies or SMEs need to build resilience into their businesses and organisations, and ensure that they are able to recover from unexpected shocks. The government aspires for BCM to be embraced so that government agencies and companies are able to respond and adapt when faced with business disruptions, emergency, disaster and crisis. 

The adoption of BCM standards is one way for organisations to systematically identify risks, carry out Business Impact Analysis (BIA), develop contingency plans, business continuity plans and enhance their organisational resilience. 

BCM is almost certainly likely to prepare organisations better for disasters and tail risk events even if those specific events were not exactly contemplated. This is because the organisation will be naturally better at coming together in a crisis situation, and would be able to leverage on some of the core elements of response and BCM plans that have already been developed and tested. 

The adoption of The Good Practice Guidelines (GPG) issued by The Business Continuity Institute (The BCI) are encouraged to enable organisations to understand and prioritise the threats to their businesses, as well as put in place a BCM system and ensure that the business recovers from disruptive incidents. 

Certainly the government encourages all BCM practitioners to upgrade their knowledge and obtained professional qualification in BCM such as the CBCI Certification issued by the Business Continuity Institute, United Kingdom which is globally recognised. 

I am pleased to take note that there will be a CBCI graduation ceremony carried out in conjunction with this conference, which is the third CBCI graduation ceremony in Malaysia hosted by GRCCS and The BCI United Kingdom. Having a pool of qualified Business Continuity Professionals certainly provides the manpower required for the industry and organisations to implement the best practices and standards on BCM. 

It is also encouraging to note that various organisations from the public sector, public listed companies, GLCs, and private companies are here today at this conference. This certainly shows that all sectors in Malaysia has started to embrace BCM in their organisations. 

This will contribute to resilient companies in Malaysia which will be able to continue delivering their products and services even in the event of business disruptions, emergencies or disaster. 

In conclusion, as more companies enhance their BCM capabilities, it will elevate the overall productivity, quality and competitiveness of Malaysia’s industries. This will also result in the creation of a reliable business environment for large companies and SMEs, through the growth of a pool of dependable and resilient local business partners. 

Once again, congratulations to the organisers GRCCS and the BCI United Kingdom for organising this international conference and exhibition 2017. I am confident that this conference and exhibition will take us one step forward as we strive for greater resilience for the nation through BCM. On that note, it is with great pleasure that I hereby officiate The GRCCS-BCI International Conference and Exhibition 2017.

Majlis Perasmian Creanova Lean 2017

Majlis Perasmian Creanova Lean 2017 tentang kaedah peningkatan kreativiti, inovasi & produktiviti anjuran MPC di Hotel Blue Wave Shah Alam melibatkan pelbagai syarikat & agensi.





Thursday, May 18, 2017

Laporan Akhbar - Reopening Fronterra Brands






[VIDEO] : Malaysia-New Zealand Total Trade To Grow By 10% In 2020

According to Deputy International Trade and Industry Minister, Datuk Ahmad Maslan, last year, the two countries' total trade stood at RM5.46 billion this year marked the 60th anniversary of the establishment of Malaysia-New Zealand relations, based on trade, education, security and defence, as well as tourism.

He was speaking after officiating the reopening of Fonterra Brands Malaysia Sdn Bhd manufacturing plant, today.

The global leader in diary nutriton reopened its milk powder manufacturing plant, Susumas, following  a RM20 million upgrade to further develop its role as a strategic manufacturing hub in the region.

Over the last six years, Fonterra Brands Malaysia has invested close to RM60 million to upgrade its infrastructure.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Official Reopening Kilang Fronterra Brands di Malaysia

16 MEI 2017 - Pembukaan Rasmi Semula (Official Reopening) Kilang Fonterra Brands Malaysia di Shah Alam bersama Menteri Pembangunan Maori, New Zealand, HE Te Ururoa Flavell. 

Fonterra adalah pengeluar produk tenusu terbesar di dunia milik koperasi 10,500 orang petani. 

Fonterra juga adalah pelabur New Zealand terbesar di Malaysia. 

Antara jenama susu Fonterra ialah Fernleaf, Anmum, Anlene & Anchor dieksport ke 140 buah negara.







Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Pembukaan Rasmi Semula (Official Reopening) Kilang Fonterra Brands Msia di Shah Alam 16/5/17 bersama Menteri Pembangunan Maori, New Zealand, HE Te Ururoa Flavell. Fonterra adalah pengeluar produk tenusu terbesar di dunia milik koperasi 10,500 orang petani. Fonterra juga adalah pelabur New Zealand terbesar di Msia. Antara jenama susu Fonterra ialah Fernleaf, Anmum, Anlene & Anchor dieksport ke 140 buah negara.

16 Mei 10 am

KEYNOTES ADRESS FONTERRA BRANDS (MALAYSIA) SDN BHD MANUFACTURING PLANT (SUSUMAS) REOPENING

Honourable Te Ururoa Flavell
New Zealand Minister of Maori Affairs

Your Excellency Dr. John Subritzky
New Zealand High Commissioner to Malaysia

Mr. Matt Ritchie, 
New Zealand Trade Commissioner to Malaysia
New Zealand Trade Enterprise

Mr. Jose Miguel Porraz-Lando
Managing Director 
Fonterra Brands Malaysia and Singapore 

Distinguished guests

Ladies and gentlemen

A very good morning. It is such an honour and a pleasure to be here today, at the reopening ceremony of Fonterra Brands Malaysia’s Susumas manufacturing plant after recent upgrading works for this facility. I am privileged to celebrate this milestone today, as they reopen the doors to one of the main manufacturing plants for Fonterra in Asia exporting powdered milk products to countries around the region.

Fonterra is the largest dairy cooperative in New Zealand and the largest New Zealand investor in Malaysia. Being New Zealand’s largest producer of dairy products, Fonterra is the global face for New Zealand’s dairy industry. The location of this Fonterra-owned facility in Malaysia is one of the indicators of Malaysia’s strong economic relationship with New Zealand, with Malaysia being New Zealand’s eighth largest trading partner. 

As Mr. Jose Miguel had mentioned earlier, it’s also encouraging to learn that Malaysia is one of Fonterra’s four leading markets and this shows the important role that Malaysia plays not only in terms in the consumer market but also as an export hub. This is largely attributed to our strategic location, infrastructure and highly skilled labour.

Trade is one of, if not, the most important indicator of bilateral relations between two countries. This year marks the 60th anniversary since the establishment of Malaysia-New Zealand relations, and we are glad that it has grown from strength-to-strength. Our long-standing friendship is based on strong ties in trade, education, security and defense, and tourism. 

The highlight of our close trade relations would be on the 26th October 2009, when Malaysia and New Zealand has signed what is called the Malaysia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement in Kuala Lumpur. 

This agreement will remove all existing duties and trade barriers, making it easier for both countries to conduct business and increase trade volume. In 2016, our trade with New Zealand stands at RM 5.46 billion, with exports to New Zealand at RM 2.82 billion and imports at RM 2.63 billion. 

It is also promising to see a delegation from New Zealand led by the Honourable Minister Flavell. Selamat Datang to Malaysia and I look forward to more keen efforts to strengthen our ties further through business partnerships. 

It is heartening to receive the vote of confidence from Fonterra as the largest investor from New Zealand who has paved the way for many others to follow. 

Being one of Fonterra’s “leadership” markets, Malaysia is poised to be a regional export hub because of its location near two of the largest growing economies, namely, India and China. 

And as part of the OIC and enjoying close ties to members of the OIC, Fonterra’s huge presence in Malaysia will ensure that Malaysia becomes one of the largest Halal-hubs in the Asia-Pacific region.

Malaysia is always improving and finding ways to make the country attractive to investors. This include putting in place infrastructure such as transportation networks and high-speed broadband, making it easier to connect to global markets. Also, with government-funded programs such as Skills Development Fund Corporation, Malaysia is ensuring that we will always have trained workers who are skilled.

Ladies and gentlemen,

I am proud to announce that Malaysia is ranked at number 17 on Deloitte’s Global Manufacturing Competiveness Index 2016 and by 2020, Malaysia is predicted to move up to number 12 in this ranking. Malaysia is also grouped in what is called The Mighty Five for the Asia-Pacific region, alongside India, Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam. These 5 countries are expected to be included in the Top 15 rankings within the next 5 years in terms of manufacturing competitiveness. 

On that note, I congratulate Fonterra once again for another major milestone in their operations here in Malaysia. I continue to wish and hope that our trade relations with New Zealand will increase and grow even stronger in the years ahead. 
Thank you.

Seminar Etika Media Sosial (E-Mas) - 14 Mei 2017

Buat pertama kali Biro IT UMNO Malaysia menganjurkan Seminar Etika Media Sosial (E-Mas) pada 14 Mei 2017 bertempat di Auditorium Aras 4. PWTC, Kuala Lumpur. Program tersebut berjaya mengumpulkan hampir 300 peserta terdiri daripada kakitangan awam, pelajar universiti dan aktivis media sosial.

Tahniah dan terima kasih kepada semua yang terlibat.










Thursday, May 11, 2017

Malaysia - Afghanistan Bussiness Forum

11 MEI 2017 - Merasmikan Afghanistan-Msia Business Forum di KL pg ini. Kali pertama diadakan dlm sejarah. Turut hadir ialah Timb Menteri Commerce & Industries Afghanistan, HE Mohammad Qurban Haqjo.





KEYNOTES ADRESS - ‘GROW YOUR BUSINESS... LIST ON BURSA’

Yang Berbahagia Datuk N. Rajendran 
Deputy CEO of MIDA

Ms. Selvarany Rasiah
Chief Commercial Officer of Bursa Malaysia

Distinguished Guests 
Members of the Media 
Ladies and Gentlemen,

Good morning and a warm welcome to everyone. Thank you for taking the time to join us today. I would like to commend MIDA and BURSA for successfully organising this forum.

Today’s event is undoubtedly in line with the Government’s on-going efforts to increase the competitiveness of our domestic players. We want more local companies to integrate into the international supply chain and become global champions. 

As the world is being shaped by new and emerging technologies, domestic players need to align themselves by adopting new processes and different ways of doing business, such as automation, robotics and other smart technologies. 

This will require businesses to invest in new technologies, upskilling of talents as well as research and development activities.

Recognising that funding is among the challenges involved in moving up the value chain, I am pleased to commend MIDA for working together with Bursa Malaysia to assist and facilitate companies here in making the transition, particularly by diversifying their financial assets, specifically by being publicly listed.

I trust that this forum will increase the financial literacy and understanding of investors present today towards taking their businesses to the next level.

For entrepreneurs with global ambitions, taking your company public is not just about selling stock but it is also a testament to the success and long term viability of your company. 

The process of being listed may be time consuming and complex but the payoff is surely worth the effort. I hope that all of you will take advantage of this event to get your questions answered, and find opportunities to further grow your business. 

Ladies and Gentlemen 

Being a trading nation that adopts an open economy, high quality foreign direct investment (FDI) continues to be crucial to our economy. 

FDI not only creates job opportunities and contributes to the transfer of technology, it also opens doors to our domestic players through the development of the local supply chain.

Looking back over the past five decades, Malaysia's economy has grown by leaps and bounds – transforming from an agriculture-based to a diversified, industrial and service-based economy. 

MIDA, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, has been a key contributor to this growth. For example, from 1980 to 2016, MIDA has approved a total of 28,907 manufacturing projects worth RM1.07 trillion. This has created over 3 million job opportunities for the nation.

Domestic companies including SMEs can leverage on this strong foundation built over the years to venture into new growth areas. Just like most countries in the world today, the development of SMEs is key to sustainable economic success. In Malaysia, 97 per cent of business establishments are SMEs.

To achieve growth that is inclusive and sustainable, the Government targets to raise the proportion of domestic investments to 73 per cent of the total. So far, we have been consistent in maintaining that 70-30 ratio. For example, total domestic investments approved in 2016 for the manufacturing, services and primary sectors were 71.6 per cent or RM148.9 billion while foreign investments contributed 28.4 per cent to the total.

While this reflects that our initiatives are working, there is still more to be done. In addition to providing platforms such as conferences, seminars and business meetings to encourage business collaborations between MNCs and SMEs, we continue to support local companies by providing facilities under MITI and its agencies. 

MIDA for example, has the Domestic Investment Strategic Fund (DISF). This matching grant could be utilised by local companies to upgrade themselves via acquisition of foreign technology, meeting international standards and obtaining certifications to enable them to be more active in the global value chain. 

At the same time, SMEs can also avail themselves to incentives provided by SME Corp, SME Bank as well as MIDF. 

As much as we encourage local companies to leverage on these facilities, we are also looking at long term solutions. As such, this collaboration between MIDA and Bursa Malaysia is timely to encourage local companies to look beyond depending on Government facilities and grow your own resources towards sustainable growth.

Ladies and gentlemen,

Based on MIDA’s records, there are more than 300 private companies in Malaysia which meets the prerequisite for listing on Bursa Malaysia’s Main Board. 

These companies which have registered uninterrupted profit after tax (PAT) of more than RM20 million for a period of three to five full financial years, have yet to take advantage of being publicly listed.

I am confident that this platform would be a 
good opportunity for businesses with global ambitions to gain valuable insights on the benefits, requirements and processes involved in a listing exercise. 

I want to once again urge companies to seize this opportunity to leverage on the secure and active trading markets to unlock your business potential.

MITI with MIDA and other agencies will continue to intensify our efforts in providing a more conducive business environment for businesses to thrive and sustain in the long-run.

On that note, I wish you all a productive session ahead. Thank you.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

UMNO 71 : MENDEPANI CABARAN MEDIA SOSIAL DI SPM TV1

UMNO bakal meniti usia 71 tahun 11 Mei ini. Cabaran demi cabaran dilalui UMNO setiap dekad. Media sosial menjadi trend terkini rakyat menerima & menyebar maklumat. Bgmn UMNO mendepani serangan media sosial yg cuba memecahkan perpaduan org melayu & keharmonian rakyat Malaysia amnya.

TETAMU : DATUK AHMAD MASLAN, AHLI MAJLIS TERTINGGI/PENGERUSI BIRO INFORMASI & TEKNOLOGI; PROF MADYA ISMAIL SUALMAN, KETUA PENGARAH PERBADANAN PRODUKTIVITI MALAYSIA.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Anugerah MPC, Mesyuarat Penyelarasan Industri & Hari MITI

Antara gambar-gambar majlis makan malam, Anugerah MPC, Mesyuarat Bersama Penyelarasan Industri & Hari MITI peringkat Zon Utara. 

YBM, YBM2 & MB. Tahniah & terima kasih kepada semua yang terlibat. Sesuatu yang sangat cemerlang.