马来西亚中华大会堂总会（华总） The Federation of Chinese Associations Malaysia (Huazong)
The Federation of Chinese Associations Malaysia (Huazong) was founded in late 1991 as a leading Chinese national organization by the 13 State Chinese Assembly Halls in Malaysia. Its establishment is a long awaited result in realization of the common aspiration of the Chinese community.
Currently there are over 10,000 registered Chinese associations in Malaysia. Most of them are dialects groups, surname groups, trade associations, cultural and educational bodies. These associations are also the direct members of the respective Chinese Assembly Halls in various states, and indirectly members of Huazong. In other words, Huazong becomes the leading Chinese organization focuses in matters related to culture, education, economy and social of the Chinese community.
The 13 members of Huazong are as follows:
1. Perlis Chinese Assembly Hall
2. Kedah Chinese Assembly Hall
3. Penang Chinese Town Hall
4. Perak Chinese Assembly Hall
5. The Kuala Lumpur And Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall
6. Negeri Sembilan Chinese Assembly Hall
7. Malacca Chinese Assembly Hall
8. The Federation of Chinese Associations, Johore State
9. The Federation of Chinese Associations of Kelantan
10. The Chinese Assembly Hall Terengganu
11. The Associated of Chinese Associations Pahang
12. The Federation of Chinese Associations Sabah
13. The Federation of The Chinese Associations Sarawak
The objectives of Huazong are as follows:
• To promote goodwill and unity among the various ethnics in the country.
• To discuss and deal with matters of importance and interest to the members.
• To offer views on government policies and implementations affecting its members.
• To promote and participate in cultural, educational, social and economic work consistent with the Federal Constitution.
• To liaise with other societies having similar objectives as those of the Association in furtherance of the above objectives.
The objectives of Huazong and the 13 Chinese Assembly Halls encompass all aspects of cultural, educational, social and economic work while other Chinese associations are classified according to categories or objectives, namely dialect groups, surname groups, social welfare, culture, religions, trade, sports, youth, education etc.
For the past 27 years, we are proud of our achievements in various fields. With the support and cooperation offered by the Chinese community, we have successfully expressed the wishes of the Chinese community to the Government. We also voice out the opinions and the stand of the Chinese community on politics, economics, culture, education, social and religion, so that the problems faced by the Chinese community can be given timely concerns.
Huazong has frequently met with Cabinet Ministers, Deputy Ministers and Director General of Government agencies to discuss problems and issues faced by Chinese community.
Besides, Huazong has set up several cultural funds and education funds to sponsor various cultural projects, as well as to provide study loans and scholarship to needy students.
The Malaysia Chinese Culture Festival is the most successful event organized by Huazong and the 13 State Chinese Assembly Halls. The Malaysian Chinese Cultural Festival was first held in Selangor in 1984, after that it has become a yearly event organized by the 13 State Chinese Assembly Halls in rotation.
The activities and programs of the Malaysian Chinese Cultural Festival including lantern marching parades, cultural and literature seminars and lectures, cultural performances like various cultural dancing and singing from all races, lion dance or dragon dance, lantern making competitions, spring couplets and Chinese Calligraphy competitions, traditional Chinese martial arts demonstration, fashion show of Chinese costumes, traditional handycrafts exhibitions, food carnivals and food fairs.
Recently we have made the Malaysian Chinese Cultural Festival to reflect the roots and cultures of the various ethnics. The Malay and Indian cultural organizations have been invited to contribute some of the programs like Indian cultural dance or traditional Malay wedding reception and Dikir Barat performance. The Programs presented are usually portraying the ‘‘1 Malaysia’’ spirit of unity. We also invited the state Tourism Board to participate in the festival.
We believe that these activities will help in generating a greater interest of the public in Chinese cultural and also to promote a better understanding among various ethnics in Malaysia.
马来西亚中华总商会（中总） The Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia (ACCCIM)
Founded on 2nd July 1921, The Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia (ACCCIM) has 17 Constituent Members located separately in the 13 states and Federal Territories of Malaysia. Direct and indirect membership of all Constituent Members are well over 100,000, representing Malaysian Chinese companies, individuals and trade associations in particular and the Chinese business community in general. Membership of ACCCIM include Eminent Members, Associate Members, and more than 5,000 young entrepreneurs.
The collaboration network of ACCCIM is very wide. ACCCIM has signed numerous Memorandums of Understanding or Economic Cooperation Agreements with overseas chambers of commerce and economic organisations. ACCCIM has enhanced relationship with Chinese chambers of commerce all around the world after successfully organising the 7th World Chinese Entrepreneurs Convention (7th WCEC) in 2003, currently is a member of World Chinese Entrepreneurs Convention (WCEC) Advisory Committee. ACCCIM is a member of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Malaysia.
ACCCIM is a member of National Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia (NCCIM), an apex organisation comprising five principal private sector bodies namely ACCCIM, Malay Chamber of Commerce Malaysia (DPMM), Malaysian Associated Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (MAICCI), Malaysian International Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MICCI) and Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM). Tan Sri Datuk Ter Leong Yap, President of ACCCIM is the current President of NCCIM.:
ACCCIM maintains close rapport with Government Ministries and Agencies as a channel for consultation over a wide range of issues, and participate in many consultative panels, dialogues, seminars etc. with the Government. ACCCIM regularly interact with chambers of commerce, trade organisations and major Chinese associations in Malaysia to discuss and exchange ideas on economic and trade issues, and issues affecting the Chinese community.
The ACCCIM has established a Socio-Economic Research Centre (SERC Sdn. Bhd.) in 2010 as a think-tank to carry out research on economic issues in order for ACCCIM to make concrete and strategic suggestions to the Government and effectively contribute to the development of the national economy of Malaysia.
马来西亚连锁协会 Malaysia Retail Chain Association
MRCA acts as an excellent avenue for retail businesses to network and exchange ideas, share resources and to promote the healthy expansion of the retail industry in Malaysia and abroad.
MRCA aims to create a highly supportive environment to build retail businesses and pool ideas, experiences and efforts to tap on various opportunities in Malaysia as well as abroad. Its vision is to be recognized as one of the most influential retail bodies in Malaysia, supporting the development and globalization of the retail industry.
Since it was established, MRCA has developed into a very strong organisation, comprising of more than 500 leading retail chain stores operators as well as franchisors and covering more than 25,000 outlets throughout Malaysia.
With such a vast network of retail outlets, these members help provide more than 150,000 job opportunities to Malaysians across the country, and the number is expected to continue to expand, judging from the bright potential of the retail industry.
MRCA also aspires to champion digital retail as an initiative to boost and promote O2O amongst retailers in tandem with the current uprising trend.
马来西亚零售商协会 Malaysia Retailers Association (MRA)
The Malaysia Retailers Association (MRA) was founded in 1982 and is the leading retail association representing some of the largest retail companies in Malaysia. MRA is the only representation from Malaysia and is one of the founding members of the Federation of Asia-Pacific Retailers Association (FAPRA), the umbrella organisation of 19 retail associations in the Asia-Pacific region. Member countries/regions of FAPRA include Australia, China, Chinese Taipei, Fiji, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey and Vietnam.
Over the years, the Association has played a vital role with a long-term mission to promote the retail industry. Today, our membership represents over 150 major retail & related companies, covering more than 10,000 retail outlets and in employment of more than 150,000 staff.
Unique as compared to most countries’ retail associations, our member organisations include various sectors in retail business ranging from department stores to supermarkets and hypermarkets, convenience stores, food & beverage, fashion, accessories and specialty stores; as well as suppliers, wholesalers and industry-related service organisations.
In recognition to MRA’s on-going efforts to promote the development of the retail industry, MRA is appointed as the Industry Lead Body (ILB) for Retail by the Department of Skills Development (JPK), under the purview of the Ministry of Human Resources Malaysia. MRA is also the Project Chairman of Initiative R3 – Strengthen Retail and F&B Competencies of the Retail and F&B Productivity Nexus (RFBPN) under the purview of the Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC).
• To present a unified voice – to protect, promote and lobby on issues that affect all retailers.
• To exchange and share information on common issues.
• To raise the status and professionalism of retailing through education, training and info-sharing.
• To assist members in fostering closer ties, promote interaction and collaborations with their counterparts within Malaysia, as well as in the region.
• To assist members to improve their strategies and revolutionise their business models to face the challenges in the marketplace and in keeping their companies competitive.
马来西亚创业促进会 Malaysia Entrepreneurs’ Development Association
Malaysia Entrepreneurs’ Development Association (Persatuan Usahawan Maju Malaysia – PUMM) is a multi-racial non-profit making organization. With the support by our former Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, PUMM was established in 1993 by a group of young entrepreneurs lead by Tan Sri Lee Kim Yew, the CEO of Country Heights Bhd.
The main objective of forming PUMM is to create a valuable platform for entrepreneurs especially those business owners from SMIs and SMEs, to share knowledge, experience, wisdom, and to create new business opportunities through seminars, forums, workshops, business visits, business study trips etc.
Since its forming, PUMM had worked very closely with the government agency to promote the business and economic development in the country especially among the young entrepreneurs. PUMM had managed to helped many young entrepreneurs to realize their vision and played an important role in contributing towards nation economic development. In recognition for PUMM’s effort and contribution, in year 1999, the then Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Dr. Mahathir Mohamad had directed PUMM to assist in the country’s entrepreneurship in the “Majlis Perundingan Ekonomi Negara Kedua (MAPEN 2)”.
PUMM seek to reap the benefit of the information age by encouraging education facilities to be set up to cater for its manpower needs, and taking affirmative step forward towards making reality platform for Entrepreneurship. In addition it also encourages young Malaysian to instill stronger charisma spirit in facing the challenges of globalization ahead.
马来西亚品牌协会 Branding Association of Malaysia
About Branding Association of Malaysia
The Branding Association of Malaysia was founded in 2000 with the noble goal of developing the potential of Malaysian brands in order to allow them to be successful in the modern global market. Our vision - then and now - is to achieve 100 internationally acclaimed brands as members by the year 2020.
Branding Association works steadily towards this vision in many ways, including - but not limited to - providing learning and education platforms, organising business networking programmes, offering members branding opportunities through media tie-ups and working closely with government agencies.
We set the runway for Malaysian brands to rise above in achieving their presence and connectivity across all continents of the world. Branding Association of Malaysia reaches out to local SME companies to aid in bringing out their potential as valuable brands.
Our objectives, therefore, are as follows:
• To spearhead a branding movement, especially amongst the SME communities
• To establish a conducive business networking environment for members
• To organise learning platforms such as forums, workshops and conferences
• To serve as a communication bridge between business communities and government agencies
Since our inception, we have been advocating unity among our members in order to allow us to better position ourselves on issues and policies that may hinder Malaysian SME’s as a whole. Apart from achieving branding goals, our members will enjoy the benefits of being a part of unified voice that encourages effectiveness and change.
The Branding Association is also an effective vehicle for promoting trust and cooperation among small and medium brands. This enables them to share branding strategies and gather more input towards building themselves into successful brands – as individuals and as a whole.
The Branding Association was realized with the primary purpose of acting as a unified community, comprised of proud Malaysian SMEs, equipped with strong branding expertise and working together to open the gateway to the modern business world for all Malaysian brands.
马来西亚中小型企业公会 SME ASSOCIATION OF MALAYSIA
SME Association of Malaysia (SME Malaysia) was inaugurated on July 13, 1995 as SMI Association of Malaysia at a time when manufacturing sector was still the dominant economic driver of Malaysia. In recognition of the growing importance of service and agricultural industries, the membership was opened to service and agricultural sectors later with a corresponding name change to SME Association of Malaysia.
Since its inauguration, SME Malaysia has organized numerous international conferences, seminars and exhibitions for the benefits of SMEs. SME Malaysia’s annual award series, the Platinum Business Awards (PBA), has the main purpose to inspire, nudge and spur SMEs to scale greater height.
In 2017, SME Malaysia set up the SME Training Academy, which aims to uplift the management capability of micro-and small enterprises and to transform them into a competent, innovative and technology driven enterprise.
SME Malaysia is also actively engaging with various Ministers and government agencies to promote interests of SMEs through participating in dialogues and policy making meetings.
To transform small and medium industries, enterprises and business into the economic powerhouse of the country.
To instill, and eventually ingrain deeply, the concept of a learning organisation in small and medium industries, enterprises and businesses, and encourage them to be export-oriented.
• To foster the development of SMEs through learning and skills development;
• To act as a medium to facilitate business opportunities for SMEs through collaboration with large companies, MNCs and relevant government agencies;
• To act as a medium to facilitate interaction between SMEs and the Government through providing inputs for policy making;
• To disseminate information to SMEs in respect of various financial, technical assistance, and training offered by the Government, financial institutions and private sector;
• To assist SMEs in the marketing and promotion of their products at the national and international levels, including the creation of new markets.
Symbolization of Association’s logo
The black and red colours in the sign signify versatility, maturity, vitality and passion of SMEs in building a better future. Double red arrow in the letter ‘‘E’’ reflects dynamic, strong and enthusiastic leadership at the Association.
马来西亚电脑及多媒体工业协会 The National ICT Association of Malaysia PIKOM)
PIKOM, THE NATIONAL TECH ASSOCIATION OF MALAYSIA is the association representing the technology industry in Malaysia. Its membership currently stands at 1000 companies involved in a whole spectrum of technology products and services which commands 80% of the total ICT trade in Malaysia.
PIKOM has formed five chapters to better serve the members and the industry:-
• CIO Chapter
• Cybersecurity Chapter
• E-Commerce Malaysia
• Venture Investment Chapter
Learn more at www.pikom.org.my.
东盟连锁加盟联邦 ASEAN Retail – Chains & Franchise Federation (ARFF)
Since taking over office on 1-April 2018, the Committee led by President Prof. Dato’ Dr Jayles Yeoh, had put in much effort to organize regular Members’ Networking sessions to enable members to meet potential clients and also to identify opportunities for partnerships, joint ventures or new areas of expansion for their business. Members were also encouraged to bring in friends and associates who may be potential members.
The Committee had also touched base with the Embassies and High Commissions of the ASEAN countries to pave the way for future collaboration with them.
With the rapid evolving of e-commerce, retailers can now expand their business via the internet instead of setting up outlets and chain-stores. President Prof. Dato’ Dr Jayles believes that ARFF can contribute to e-Franchising & e-Retailing, befitting of its mission & vision. In view of this, during the 10th AGM held on 19 March 2019, a resolution was proposed and adopted to change the name of ASEAN Retail-Chains & Franchise Federation to ‘‘ASEAN Retailers & Franchise Federation’’ so that any form of retail & franchise business set up can become a member of ARFF.
A resolution was also passed to include an Associate Membership with no voting rights. This category of membership encompasses young entrepreneurs and Enterprise/Sole Proprietorship established below 3 years. The objective is to encourage new and young business owners to join as member and capitalize on Members’ Networking sessions to establish mutually beneficial relationship with other business owners and potential clients and/or customers. They can then later convert to Ordinary member. In this connection, the ARFF Youth Bureau was established under the leadership of Eddie Lim, Founder of Youth World Development Sdn Bhd.
Recent development also saw the reactivation of the Women Entrepreneur Bureau (WEB) which was formalized 3 years ago. The objectives of WEB is to promote cross learnings through education and training, to empower more women entrepreneurs in Malaysia to have more business opportunities. It aims to enrich its members towards personal, career and economic success across the ASEAN region. Miss Carmen Soo, who is the Deputy Treasurer has been appointed as the Chairlady to head this bureau.
The highlight of 2019 will be the staging of the ASEAN Outstanding Business Award (AOBA 2019) on 18 October, 2019 in the HXC Grand Ballroom located in ICC Pudu. AOBA founded in 2010 is organized to recognize ASEAN retail and franchise enterprises for their key accomplishments which make them stand out among their peers in terms of their commitment to the community, ethical behavior and environmental sustainability. It is also aimed to showcase the following:
• Recognition toward the achievement attained by leaders
• A mark of honour and encouragement for entrepreneurs and leaders
• Development of new leaders and upgrading of existing leaders
• Catalyst of growth for the country’s economic driver.
大马企业监管机构 Malaysian Institute of Corporate Governance (MICG)
Malaysian Institute of Corporate Governance’s mission is to be the leading advocate of Corporate Governance in Malaysia.
MICG’s principal activities are to promote and encourage corporate governance development, provide education and training for the benefit of its members and other interested institutions or bodies in Malaysia.
MICG was established in March 1998 following recommendation by the High Level Finance Committee on Corporate Governance.
The Institute was incorporated as a company limited by guarantee, with founding members consisting of the Federation of Public Listed Companies (FPLC), Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA), Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA), Malaysian Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (MAICSA), and Malaysian Institute of Directors (MID).
Please visit our website www.micg.org.my for more info.