Sabah to allow interstate travel from Nov 1, says chief minister
13 October 2021
KOTA KINABALU (Oct 13): The Sabah government would allow cross-state travel for social visits and tourism starting from Nov 1, said Chief Minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor.
However, he said permission is conditional as the state’s adults must have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and must undergo the RT-PCR or RTK-Antigen (saliva swab) test three days before the trip.
Sabah’s Covid-19 Spokesperson Datuk Seri Masidi Manjun said they would need to be tested negative for either a PCR or RTK Covid-19 test not more than three days before entering Sabah.
Khairy urges M'sians to travel safe, says cannot rule out another Covid-19 wave
10 October 2021
PETALING JAYA: Fearing another wave of Covid-19 infections, Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin urges all Malaysians to be responsible and strictly practise Covid-19 public health measures when interstate travel curbs are lifted effective Monday (Oct 11).
Khairy said there have been Covid-19 surges in other highly-vaccinated countries which have inoculated over 80% of their populations against the virus although more than 90% of the cases are either mild or asymptomatic.
With borders reopened, Malaysians allowed to travel abroad – but not to incoming tourists, says PM
10 October 2021
PETALING JAYA: International borders will be reopened beginning Monday (Oct 11) and fully-vaccinated Malaysians will be allowed to travel abroad, says Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
"The government agrees to allow Malaysians to travel overseas without the need for the #MyTravelPass from the Immigration Department," he said during a special address on Sunday (Oct 10).
The Malaysian Rubber Council (MRC), formerly known as Malaysian Rubber Export Promotion Council, 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 and rubber products in world markets. MRC has overseas offices in the US, China, India, Europe and the Middle East.
Malaysian Rubber Council has successfully organised a webinar titled “FAGT Industry Interaction Session 2021”. About 110 of our fellow industry members leveraged this comprehensive briefing and acquired valuable insights.
Launched in 2019, Fund for Automation and Green Technology (FAGT) aims to steer the rubber product producers, especially the small and medium-sized industries (SMIs), towards greater automation to enhance manufacturing efficiency and improve product quality. MRC provides grants to eligible projects for the adoption of automation and green technology so that Malaysia’s rubber industry can achieve greater sustainability and alleviate its recurring labour shortage problems.
As part of the ongoing efforts to promote FAGT, the online briefing served as a meeting point and platform for information-sharing between the expert panels of FAGT and the rubber industry. Fellow industry members who attended the webinar were assisted in identifying potential technologies to be adopted under the FAGT programme.
They were also fortunate to sit through presentations by ten speakers, including companies that have completed their projects funded under the FAGT programme and expert panels, who gave insightful presentations on available technologies for solar energy, biomass energy, water treatment and automation in the rubber industry.
MRC Kicked Off The Bantuan Prihatin MRC E-Learning Initiative
Malaysian Rubber Council (MRC) kicked off the Bantuan Prihatin MRC E-Learning initiative for selected Form Four and Five students among the rubber industry smallholders, B40 category and less fortunate families nationwide. This programme is part of MRC’s Sustainability initiative to scale up education gaps and barriers while facilitating online-based learning and teaching during these unprecedented times.
The Bantuan Prihatin MRC E-Learning aims to support and assist 2,000 students from 375 secondary schools throughout Malaysia needing internet connectivity and digital devices, further helping those sitting for the SPM examinations. Free online tuition classes will also be provided, covering Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Add Maths, English, Bahasa Malaysia, History, Islamic and Moral Studies.
MRC in collaboration with Majlis Pengetua Sekolah Malaysia (MPSM) and Celcom Axiata Berhad, channelled the contributions amounting to RM2.08 million comprising 2,000 electronic devices (Lenovo Tab M8), free internet data plans for 12 months, and online tuition classes for six months through the Mahir Tutor portal.
The distribution of E-Learning devices to schools will take place from 11 to 18 October 2021, covering all states in Malaysia. For each state, the contribution will be presented to respective school principals where they will receive an allocated number of devices and internet data plans, which include Perlis (116), Kedah (150), Penang (115), Perak (150), Selangor (161), Kuala Lumpur (12), Negeri Sembilan (150), Melaka (159), Johor (156), Pahang (193), Terengganu (150), Kelantan (158), Sarawak (170), and Sabah (160).
MRC’s Senior Director of Sustainability Unit, Encik Mohd Fauzi Mohd Ghazali, led the programme in East Coast, starting with the District Education Office in Machang, Kelantan on October 11th, where he presented the Lenovo Tab M8 and Celcom Internet data plan to the Yang Dipertua, MPSM Kelantan and Principal of SM Sains Machang, Tuan Haji Rohzaini Mohd Zain. Also present to witness the event was the Chief District Education Officer of Machang, Tuan Haji Arazmi Seman, and Celcom’s Account Manager, Public Sector, Enterprise Business Unit, Puan Arina Shahzuani.
Tender Briefing on Booth Design and Construction of MRC Pavilion at Arab Health 2022
The Malaysian Rubber Council (MRC) invites Malaysian contractors to participate in a tender briefing on booth design and construction of MRC pavilion at Arab Health 2022.
Only prequalified booth contractors are eligible to participate in the tender briefing. The criteria for Prequalification of Booth Contractors are as follows:-
Must be a registered company with Suruhanjaya Syarikat Malaysia (SSM).
Company must be established for at least 3 years.
At least 2 years of experience in handling international trade shows.
Experience in designing and constructing custom-made booths in at least 6 projects for international trade shows.
Not suspended from participating in the booth construction and design tenders by MRC.
Interested companies will need to provide the necessary supporting documents including an UPDATED company’s profile and portfolio to fulfil the above requirements to Ms Vikneswary (Vicky) at firstname.lastname@example.org by 12.00 noon, 7 October 2021 (Thursday).
The information submitted by the companies will be verified by MRC and a notification will be sent to the prequalified booth contractors/companies. The prequalified companies will need to confirm their attendance at the tender briefing in advance with Ms Vicky at email@example.com. Companies that are not able to send their representative to attend the briefing will be excluded from the tender process.
Details of the tender briefing are as follows: DATE : 12 October 2021 (Tuesday)
TIME : 10.00 am
VENUE : Online via Microsoft Teams
Special Report on the 12th Malaysia Plan 2021 - 2025: Industries Insist A Lot More Time Needed To Adjust to 15% Foreign Labour Cap
11 October 2021
In tabling the 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP), Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said that, in the long term, the number of foreign workers will be capped at not more than 15% of the country’s total workforce and foreign worker-related enforcement will be strengthened to support this policy.
Eurasian Economic Union Revises Medical Device Registration System
12 October 2021
The Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), which includes Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, has amended requirements and timeframes for medical device registration and compliance across its economic area.
Malaysian Rubber Council (MRC), Unit No 36-02, Level 36, Q Sentral, 2A Jalan Stesen Sentral 2, KL Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Phone: (603) 2782 2100 | Fax: (603) 2782 2199 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org