27 FEBRUARY 2018 (TUESDAY)
1. Ms. Habibah Enok
Director, MIDA Sabah
2. Ms. Dayang Noralizah M. Yassin
Assistant Director, MIDA Sabah
3. Mr. Gilbert Chee
Director, Labuan Corporation
List Of Company Delegates
1. Mr. Darhim Dali Hashim
Group Chief Executive Officer, Radimax Group Sdn. Bhd.
2. Mr. Shamsir Aiza Zainal
Group Chief Financial Officer, Radimax Group Sdn. Bhd.
3. Ir. Mahamud Sayuti Abd. Halim
Chief Executive Officer, Radimax Defence TechnologiesSdn.
4. Mr. Idris Othman
Senior Manager, Naval Projects, Radimax Defence Technologies
5. Mr. Amir Syazali
Senior Manager, BusinessDevelopment, RadimaxGroupSdn. Bhd.
6. Mr. Mohd. Zamri Sampol
Head, Projects, Labuan Shipyard & Engineering Sdn. Bhd.
7. Mr. Shamsul Bakhri
Senior Manager, Technical Services, Labuan Shipyard &
Engineering Sdn. Bhd.
8. Mr. Fitzgerald Spencer James
Manager, Health, Security, Safety & Environment, Labuan
Shipyard & Engineering Sdn. Bhd.
9. Mr. Eng Abdel alim Eltayeb Elawad
Counselor, Embassy of the Republic of The Sudan
Managing Director, Giad Industrial Group
The objectives of this visit are :
✓ To foster close relationship with the private sector and obtain views on
ways to attract and encourage investments. MITI/ MIDA seek to better
understand of company’s operation and any future plans of company
to expand/ diversify.
✓ To stay in touch with companies on the ground and gain insights from
their experiences as well as to understand the challenges faced in
growing their operations in Malaysia.
✓ To obtain feedback from companies on issues to help us to fine tune
our policies and measures. This regular interaction is important as we
are developing a progressive ecosystem to promote investments in the
2. MALAYSIA’S INVESTMENT PERFORMANCE , AS AT SEPTEMBER
✓ MIDA approved RM113.5 billion investments in services,
manufacturing and primary sectors, where 73.5% was contributed by
Domestic Investments (RM83.4 billion), and26.5% from Foreign
✓ Services sectorwas the largest contributor to the total approved
investments as at September 2017 which amounting to RM69.2 billion
(excluding real estate).
✓ Approved investments in the manufacturing sectorwasRM35.0
billion with the contribution from domestic investments of RM20.8
billion and foreign investments RM14.2 billion.
✓ Approved investments in theprimary sector recorded a total of RM9.3
✓ The total of 3,886 projects approved has created 91,492
3. SABAH INVESTMENT PERFORMANCE 2016 – SEPTEMBER 2017
✓ As at December 2016, a total of 757 manufacturing projects with
investments worth RM19.7 billion have been implemented in the
state. More than 91,000 Sabahan have benefitted from these projects
✓ Among notable companies operating in Sabah include Petronas
Chemicals Fertilizer (ammonia & granular urea), Sunlight Inno
Seafood (frozen shrimp), Genting Biodiesel (biodiesel) and
MewahDatu (palm oil refinery).
✓ We are pleased that despite the challenging global environment,
Sabah continues to attract additional approved investments worth
more than RM972 million in the manufacturing and services sectorin
January to September 2017.
✓ We know that a comprehensive ecosystem will be a natural magnet
for investments. With that in mind, the Government continues to
undertake concerted efforts to put in place the required enablers to
support investors in doing their business in this country.
✓ The commencement of the latest infrastructure development project,
namely the Pan Borneo Highway, is certainly a game changer that
will transform the future of the Borneo states. The highway will drive
the economic development of the people along its 2,083 km
alignment and accelerate the social and economic growth of the
✓ Upon completion, Pan Borneo Highway is slated to be the
transportation backbone of Sabah and Sarawak and will play a
major role in opening up economic corridors and opportunities in
areas it transverses. With the greater mobility the highway provides,
the cost of ‘point-to-point connectivity’ will be reduced and more
business opportunities will be created in Sabah and Sarawak.
✓ We are optimistic that the project will be an impetus to attract more
quality investments into East Malaysia, particularly in the targeted
sectors such as petroleum products, chemical and chemical products,
oil & gas, building materials, food manufacturing, furniture, tourism and
4. LABUAN INVESTMENT PERFORMANCE
✓ During the year 2011 – September 2017, Labuan has attracted a total
of 5 manufacturing projects with approved investments RM95
million and 8 services projects with approved
✓ As at June 2017, a total of 28 manufacturing projects with
investments worth RM4.2 billion have been implemented in Labuan.
More than 3,000 job opportues been created.
✓ The highest investment comes from Petronas Methanol (Labuan) Sdn.
Bhd. Followed by Sabah Gas Industries and Amsteel Mills Sdn. Bhd.
5. INCENTIVES PROVIDED UNDER MIDA TO PROMOTE INVESTMENTS
✓ Pioneer Status
Income tax exemption ranging from 70% or 100% for a period of 5 or
✓ Investment Tax Allowance
60% or 100% on qualifying capital expenditure for 5 years.
✓ Reinvestment Allowance
60% on qualifying capital expenditure for 15 consecutive years.
✓ Import Duty Exemptions
For raw materials/components and machinery & equipment.
✓ Less Developed Area
- The company is to undertake its manufacturing or services activities
in the less developed areas that will lead to substantial creation of
employment and rural development.
(a)Exemption of income
➢ Income Tax Exemption of 100% up to 15 years of assessment
(b)Exemption of income equivalent to the capital expenditure
➢ 100% on the qualifying capital expenditure incurred within 10
years and can be offset 100% of statutory income for the year
✓ Other Incentives
➢ Industrial Area Management
➢ Automation Capital Allowance Expenditure
➢ Principal Hub
➢ Independent Conformity Assessment Bodies (ICAB)
➢ Industrialised Building System (IBS)
6. DOMESTIC INVESTMENT INITIATIVES UNDERTAKEN BY MIDA
• Outreach & Engagement
✓ Coordinate and implement the domestic investment promotional
activities at HQ and state state level.
✓ Organise Investment seminars at regional (Northern, Southern,
East Coast & West Malaysia) and national level in creating
awareness on the Government’s latest policies and to boost
domestic direct investments.
✓ Turun Padang & Dialogue sessions with GLICs, GLCs, MNCs,
LLCs,TERAJU, Associations & State Agencies.
• Establishment of SME Investment Desk
✓ To provide support and guidance to local companies including
SMEs, particularly Bumiputera companies.
✓ Dedicated officers at HQ and all state offices.
• Supply Chain Development
✓ To advocate the development of sustainable business integration
between MNCs and local companies/SMEs through conferences
themed “MNCs & SMEs Supply Chain Development &
Opportunities” and business matching sessions.
• Domestic Investment Strategic Fund (DISF)
✓ Establishment of a Domestic Investment Strategic Fund of RM1
billion toaccelerate the shift of Malaysian-owned companies in
targeted industries to high value-added, high technology,
knowledge-intensive and innovation-based industries.
✓ To provide matching grants (1:1) for the following:
1. Training of Malaysians
2. R&D activities;
3. Modernization of facilities
4. Compliance with international standards& Certification
5. Licensing or purchasing of new technology
✓ Since its establishment in 2012 until December 2017, MIDA
approved a total of RM1,328.1million for 270 projects, mainly for
the modernization of facilities.
7. MALAYSIA’S GLOBAL RANKING
✓ In the Ease ofDoing Business Report(World Bank Doing Business
2017 Report), Malaysia improved its ranking to 24th position among
190 countries. Malaysia is ahead of Portugal (29
th), France (31st) and
✓ The Global Competitiveness Index (2017 – 2018) Rankings,
Malaysiawas ranked in the 23rd position, ahead of Korea Republic
(26th), China (27th) and Saudi Arabia (30th).
✓ Malaysia has ranked first out of 80 countries in a survey on the best
nations to invest in, beating regional competitors Singapore, India,
Thailand and Indonesia, based on the 2017 Best Countries Report, a
joint rankings and analysis project from US News & World Report,
Young & Rubicam’s BAV Consulting and the Wharton School of the
University of Pennsylvania.
8. WAY FORWARD
• To promote investments in high value added activities and niche areas.
• To create conducive environment for innovation, research and
• To enhance entrepreneurial skills and the development of SMEs.
• To attract skilled talents from abroad in order to sustain growth in the
knowledge-based and innovative economy.
• To promote Industry 4.0