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Beginning 2 October 2009, the Small and Medium Industries Development Corporation (SMIDEC) will be officially known as SME Corporation Malaysia (SME Corp. Malaysia).
SME Corp. Malaysia will coordinate SME development programmes involving 60 agencies under the jurisdiction of 14 different ministries. It will function as “one-referral” centre and provide Malaysian SMEs with effective and integrated SME development programmes, as well as financial assistance schemes.
SME Corp Malaysia will undertake to ensure that SMEs not only continue to succeed in the current challenging economic scenario but their long-term competitiveness are further strengthened.
At the launching ceremony of SME Corp. Malaysia’s logo on 21 August 2009, Deputy Prime Minister Y.A.B. Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin announced the appointments of Y.Bhg. Datuk Ir. Mohamed Al Amin Hj. Abdul Majid as its Chairman and Y.Bhg. Dato’ Hafsah Hashim as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
KOTA BAHARU, Nov 16 (Bernama) — Malaysia’s 643,000 small medium enterprise (SME) entrepreneurs have been urged to work towards penetrating the Asean market next year.
Minister of International Trade and Industry Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamad in making this call said they should take full advantage of Malaysia assuming the chairmanship of Asean in 2015 to more actively market their products in the region.
He also cautioned that if they failed to do so, they would lose out on an excellent opportunity to enhance their business and quality of life.
“SME entrepreneurs must break into the Asean market as the domestic scenario is too small with just 30 million people. But Asean has a 620 million population and imagine if, we can just sell soya or chilli sauce or fish crackers (keropok).
“By breaking into foreign markets, their business will surely grow,” he added.
Mustapa told reporters this after officiating the Kelantan Halal Products Transformation Programme 2015 here... Read More
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 17 (Bernama) — The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) has targeted to increase the small and medium enterprise (SME) market growth from 6.3 to 9.3 per cent under the SME Master Plan 2012-2020.
Its minister, Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed said the SME Master Plan 2012-2020 was aimed at contributing at least 41 per cent to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 2020 from 33 per cent at present.
He said the government would continue to expand financing options for SMEs by providing special funds and schemes either directly or through Bank Negara Malaysia.
“I must stress that SMEs should strengthen their management skills, financial and learning capacities, and fully utilise the support given by the government,” he said at the launch of 27th Asian Credit Supplementation Institution Confederation (ACSIC) Conference 2014 from Nov 16 to 21 here Monday.
His speech was read by MITI secretary-general Datuk Dr Rebecca Fatima Sta Maria.
Mustapa said under... Read More
KUALA LUMPUR: The International Trade and Industry Ministry is organising the Malaysia Entrepreneurship Forum 2015 (MEF) for local entrepreneurs seeking to grow their businesses.
To be held at the Matrade Exhibition and Convention Centre on Thursday, the forum is aimed at providing information about government efforts to help entrepreneurs go global.
It will also feature successful entrepreneurs such as Cliff Ink Sdn Bhd’s Michelle Lau Sook Yee and Habibul Ajmi Manggar from Perniagaan Orang Kampung Sdn Bhd, who will share their experiences.
Other entrepreneurs include Datin Nor Azlin Abdul Jalil from Pearl Haya Sdn Bhd, Razi Yahaya from Rocksoft Sdn Bhd, B.J. Tan from Jeenhuat Foodstuffs Industries Sdn Bhd, and Asyraf Abdul Rahman from Autokeen Sdn Bhd.
The forum will be launched by International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed, who will also take part in a special segment called “Bicara Bersama Menteri”.
The segment will be moderated by renowned... Read More