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.
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.
MRC Chaired Joint Meeting with MPOC & MTC on the Establishment of Malaysian Agricomodities Regional Office in Jeddah
The third joint meeting between MPOC-MRC-MTC was held today at MRC Office, chaired by the Chief Executive Officer, Encik Nurul Islam bin Mohamed Yusoff. The meeting was attended by the other two entrusted agencies by the Ministry; Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC), represented by its Chief Executive Officer, Dato’ Dr. Hj. Wan Zawawi Wan Ismail, Ms. Belvinder Kaur Sron, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Faisal Iqbal, Deputy Director of the Marketing & Market Development and Mr. Mohd Izham Hassan, Manager of the Marketing & Market Development; as well as Malaysian Timber Council (MTC), represented by its Chief Executive Officer, Tuan Muhtar Suhaili, Mr. Roger Chin as the COO, Mr. Khairul Anwar and Ms. Agnes Seah as the Director and Manager of the International Business Development Division of South Asia, Middle East and Africa. Today's discussion focused in-depth on matters involving the establishment of the Malaysian agricomodity regional office in Jeddah. A visit to MRC Gallery with some briefings on rubber products were also given to MPOC and MTC by MRC’s Marketing and Development Division as soon as the meeting ended.
The construction of the rubber gloves and personal protective equipment (PPE) hub by the World Gloves International Group City and Hub Development Sdn Bhd (WGC) is set to begin this June. To be located in the Gebeng industrial area, the hub will be constructed on a piece of land spanning 128.2 hectares, involving an investment of RM100 million, said Pahang State Development Corporation (PKNP) chief executive officer (CEO) Mohd Faizal Jaafar.
US FDA Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) Routes for Medical Devices: Updated Overview
05 April 2021
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has 26 active guidance documents related to special recommendations for medical devices during the COVID-19-associated public health emergency. Medical device types covered include personal protective equipment (gloves, masks, etc.), certain remote assessment and monitoring devices, ventilators, sterilizers, disinfectants, infusion pumps, thermometers and telethermographic systems, digital health devices for treating psychiatric disorders, and diagnostic tests for COVID-19.
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