Employers must furnish details on how they house their foreign workers
08 February 2021
The Federal Territories Ministry will make it compulsory for every employer to provide details about accommodation for the foreign workers being hired in order to obtain the development order approval. Its minister, Tan Sri Annuar Musa said this was to ensure that these workers would not be living in over-crowded kongsi houses in line with the government’s efforts in curbing the spread of Covid-19 among foreign workers in the federal territories.
The extension of the movement control order, albeit with a tightening of the current standard operating procedure, will allow all sectors of the economy to be reopened, sources say. As for implementation of the stricter SOP in economic sectors, the National Security Council (NSC) will discuss beefing up current security forces.
No shutdown of economic activities despite rising Covid-19 cases
02 February 2021
The government will not impose a strict lockdown akin to the movement control order (MCO) last year as this would devastate lower income groups, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said. The senior defence minister acknowledged views that the current iteration of the MCO was more relaxed than before, but said it was still causing significant damage to the economy.
The Malaysian Rubber Council (MRC) 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). MRC is governed by a Board of Trustees appointed by the Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities. MRC is tasked with undertaking market promotion of quality Malaysian rubber products in world markets, and supports small and medium enterprises (SMEs) through domestic promotion efforts.
The Malaysian Rubber Council (MRC) has organized a Donation Ceremony for the B40 Group of Rubber Smallholders together with Persatuan Kebajikan Sahabat Tahfiz Kuala Pilah, Negeri Sembilan today.
The ceremony was attended by Yang Berhormat Dato 'Dr. Mohd Khairuddin Aman Razali, Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities together with MRC’s Chief Executive Officer, Encik Nurul Islam Mohammed Yusoff.
A cash donation of RM10,000 to recipients comprising of B40 rubber smallholders from DUN Senaling, DUN Juasseh, DUN Johol, DUN Pilah and DUN Seri Menanti was held today at Laman Gentam, Kuala Pilah to help ease their burden.
First Session of MRC Townhall 2021: “Soaring Beyond New Horizon”
MRC townhall was held today for the first time this year after Encik Nurul Islam Mohamed Yusoff was appointed as MRC's CEO in March 2021.
With his speech titled “Soaring Beyond New Horizon”, Encik Nurul shared his thoughts and perspectives on MRC’s milestones, reflected on key challenges that MRC faces and last but not least, his aspirations on what the future holds for MRC.
Encik Nurul also shared his believes in the right work culture and mindset that could lead the organization towards achieving its greatest success.
He ended his speech by thanking everyone in MRC for their contribution thus far and hoping for everyone to join him in the next chapter of MRC’s journey, to spread the wings and soar beyond the horizon together.
MRC staffs were also given a smart watch each as to promote the healthy work life balance to everyone.
“The groundwork for all happiness is good health.” - Leigh Huntz
The Management of MRC Pays a Courtesy Visit to Top Glove
MRC Management led by the Chief Executive Officer, Encik Nurul Islam Mohamed Yusoff paid a courtesy visit to Top Glove and was welcomed by Tan Sri Dr. Lim Wee Chai, Chairman of Top Glove, Dato Lee Kim Meow, Managing Director together with its management today.
The meeting began with a visit to Top Glove Tower where MRC had the opportunity to learn about the values inculcated in the management of Top Glove especially in the care of a healthy lifestyle as they place such great importance on employee welfare.
Discussions between MRC and Top Glove today focused on MRC’s role and collaboration with the largest rubber glove manufacturer. Top Glove also shared their future plans and efforts in hiring local workers as well as creating a conducive work environment for all their staff and employees.
Soon after the discussion, MRC management was also taken to visit the Top Glove Research and Development Center to understand the research behind the process of producing high quality rubber gloves. Next was a visit to the medical rubber glove production division to understand the production process of the products.
Finally, MRC was taken to the Top Glove employees' dormitory to look at the facilities provided to their employees. Spacious dormitory rooms, comfortable pillows and mattresses, atm machines, grocery store, money changer, remittance service, laundry room and barber shop are among the facilities available. This visit can confirmed that Top Glove takes good care of their employees’ welfare and beings.
MRC Welcomes Forest Plantation Development Sdn Bhd
Malaysian Rubber Council (MRC) received a courtesy visit from the General Manager of the Forest Plantation Development Sdn Bhd (FPDSB), Encik Zharudin Narudin today. Forest Plantation Development Sdn Bhd (FPDSB) is the Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) of the Government with the sole purpose of implementing the Forest Plantation Development Programme in Malaysia.
Kossan Rubber is Air Selangor's First Recycled Water Client
10 April 2021
Kossan Rubber Industries Berhad (Kossan) is the first client to be supplied with recycled water from treated effluents by Pengurusan Air Sdn Bhd (Air Selangor) for industrial use. Air Selangor and Indah Water Konsortium Sdn Bhd (IWK), in a joint statement, said the reclaimed water for industrial use not linked to food and drinks was produced by Central Water Reclamation Sdn Bhd (Central Water), whereby Air Selangor held a 60% share and IWK held the balance of 40%.
Is Rubber the Next Shortage Threatening the Auto Industry?
13 April 2021
After hybrid and EV batteries, semiconductors, select metals and even seat foam, the auto industry could rapidly be facing a shortage of tires. Global rubber supplies are running critically short, some analysts warn. Demand for rubber gloves and packaging tape has increased significantly during the pandemic, and supply has also been depleted by drought, floods and a leaf disease in the top-producing countries such as Thailand and Vietnam.
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