PM confident MBM will help government assist youth groups weather COVID-19 efects
22 July 2020
KUALA LUMPUR, July 22 — Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has expressed confidence that the Malaysia Youth Council (MBM) will work closely with the government to assist those from the younger generation who have been impacted economically by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Government mulls compulsory use of face masks in public areas – PM
20 July 2020
KUALA LUMPUR, July 20 — The government is mulling the idea of making it compulsory to use face masks in all public places as COVID-19 threat still persists, Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin announced.
The Malaysian Rubber Export Promotion Council (MREPC) was incorporated on 14 April 2000 under the Companies Act 1965 as a company limited by guarantee under the Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities (MPIC). MREPC is governed by a Board of Trustees appointed by the Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities. MREPC is tasked with undertaking market promotion of quality Malaysian rubber products in world markets, and in particular, to support small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
MREPC participated for the first time as a virtual exhibitor in the AIDS 2020: Virtual held from 6 – 10 July 2020. The event was organised by the International AIDS Society (IAS) and attended virtually by thousands of people from over 180 countries. The AIDS 2020: Virtual enabled the delegates to access and engage through virtual means on the latest HIV science, advocacy and knowledge traditionally presented at the conference. The event had also witnessed Datuk Professor Dr Adeeba Kamarulzaman officially stepped into her new role as the IAS's president for the 2020-2022 term. Dr Adeeba, the chairman of Malaysian AIDS Foundation, was the first Asian to hold the position.
MREPC's virtual booth featured contents highlighting the strengths and capabilities of Malaysian manufacturers in producing a wide array of condoms in various textures, flavors, colors and packaging. The booth also provided live chat platform for instant communication with the visitors. MREPC booth received over 600 visits virtually for the five-day event. Majority of the visitors were from the United States, South Africa, India, Mexico, United Kingdom, Brazil and Canada.
KUALA LUMPUR, 20 MAY 2020: The Malaysian Rubber Export Promotion Council (MREPC), an agency under the Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities tasked to undertake market promotion of quality Malaysian rubber products in world markets, today announced the appointment of Yang Mulia Raja Dato' Haji Idris Raja Kamarudin as its new Chairman.
Having led various private limited, public listed and multinational companies, Yang Mulia Raja Dato' Haji Idris brings an incomparable wealth of experience and strategic vision to the Council. He has served in leadership roles at Siemens Malaysia, TDM Berhad, Kumpulan Darul Ehsan Berhad, and Kumpulan Perangsang Selangor group of companies among others.
MREPC Chief Executive Officer Brandon Chan said, “We are delighted to welcome Yang Mulia Raja Dato' Haji Idris Raja Kamarudin to the MREPC Board of Trustees. Under his stewardship, we are confident that the Council will continue to strengthen Malaysia’s position as a leading global sustainable rubber products player.”
Yang Mulia Raja Dato' Haji Idris brings to MREPC more than thirty years of experience and is currently helming TDM Berhad, a public listed subsidiary of Terengganu Incorporated Sdn Bhd (TI), the strategic investment arm of the Terengganu State Government, as the Director and Chairman.
He also serves as a Board member of Perbadanan Kemajuan Iktisad Negeri Kelantan (PKINK) and a member of the advisory board of Majlis Penasihat Ekonomi Negeri Kelantan (MPEN).
A Fellow of the British Computer Society (FBCS) and the Chartered Management Institute (FCMI) in United Kingdom, Yang Mulia Raja Dato’ Haji Idris also holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Strategic Management from University of Derby, UK.
MREPC's participation in the 45th edition of Arab Health which was held from 27 - 30 January 2020 at the Dubai World Trade Center, Dubai, UAE turned out to be very successful. The newly located MREPC Malaysia Pavilion at Hall 7 which housed 12 Malaysian rubber product companies as co-exhibitors received high number of visitors of more than 3,000 people throughout the event. MREPC also facilitated more than 100 business matching sessions between the potential buyers and Malaysian rubber medical device companies.
MREPC embarked on new on-site promotional platforms which included prominent advertisements at the main entrances and huge grid banners on the outside of main exhibition hall that proved to be impactful in branding Malaysia as the source of quality rubber medical devices and garnering more footfall to the MREPC Malaysia Pavilion.
MREPC also recorded its highest ever trade leads received which was over 400 enquiries compared to the previous editions. Rubber medical glove was the most sought after products, followed by catheters, condoms and other rubber medical devices. Majority of the enquiries were from the Middle East, Africa and South Asian countries. MREPC was also honoured to receive the visit of Ambassador of Malaysia to the UAE, His Excellency Mohd Tarid Bin Sufian.
For the first time, MREPC organized a Chinese New Year's Celebration Dinner which was attended by the Malaysian exhibitors and government agencies in Dubai. The show's next edition will be held from 1 - 4 February 2021 which will also coincide with the World Expo 2020 Dubai.
Chinese New Year Celebration Dinner with Malaysian participants and agencies in Dubai
MREPC with Malaysian participants at Arab Health 2020
Malaysian businessman Tan Sri Lim Wee Chai is certainly the man of the hour. He is going places no Malaysian tycoons have. The boss of Top Glove Corporation Bhd, the world’s largest gloves manufacturer, has found his company placed as third largest market capitalisation listed on Bursa. Top Glove is expected to create Malaysian history soon by announcing the biggest jump in quarterly profit for a listed company.
Malaysia’s exports in June saw a strong rebound as economies globally reopened, paving the way for a good uptick in economic activities in the second half of the year. The main products which contributed to the expansion in exports were electrical and electronic products, rubber products, palm oil and palm oil-based agriculture products, optical and scientific equipment and machinery, equipment and parts.