Recipients of Geran Khas Prihatin (GKP) who failed in their applications for Bantuan Prihatin Rakyat (BPR) or the Covid-19 Special Assistance (BKC) will automatically be considered for the Bantuan Keluarga Malaysia (BKM) scheme.
Vaccinated Travel Lane (Land) between Singapore and Malaysia
24 November 2021
Singapore and Malaysia will launch a land Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) via the Causeway on 29 November 2021. Up to 1,440 citizens, permanent residents or long-term pass holders of the country that they are entering will be able to cross the Causeway, without the need for quarantine.
Khairy: Covid-19 Vaccine Booster Shots Open to All 18 And Over
24 November 2021
All individuals aged 18 years old and above are now eligible for Covid-19 vaccine booster shots, said Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin. He also said that Sinovac and AstraZeneca vaccines have been approved for use as boosters along with the Pfizer vaccines.
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.
Briefing Session by Northern Corridor Implementation Authority (NCIA) on Kedah Rubber City (KRC) and Northern Corridor Economic Region (NCER)
A briefing session by Northern Corridor Implementation Authority (NCIA) on Kedah Rubber City (KRC) and Northern Corridor Economic Region (NCER) was held online with MRC on 29 November 2021. The briefing was led by Mr. Hasri A Hasan, NCIA Chief Operating Officer.
Kedah Rubber City (KRC) is expected to bring in RM10 billion in investment, creating 14,500 jobs, which will modernise the rubber industry and become an important component in the Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle (IMT-GT) with its 503 hectares of land outlay. Among topics discussed were incentives and initiatives across the catalytic investment framework tailored to the KRC and NCER.
MRC look forward to work closely with NCIA and NCER to promote participation in KRC and identify investment potentials.
Factory Visits with MRC CEO to Nastah Industries Sdn Bhd and Kayel Rubber Products Sdn Bhd
MRC CEO, Nor Hizwan bin Ahmad visited Kayel Rubber Products Sdn Bhd and Nastah Industries Sdn Bhd to gain more insights on the challenges and issues faced by the rubber products industry. He also highlighted the various incentives and programmes MRC offers that will benefit the industry in particular human capital development, technology advancement and enhanced sustainability.
MRC Contributed RM40,500 during “Jelajah Agrikomoditi Keluarga Malaysia” in Terengganu, a Collaboration with MPIC and MRB
MRC has contributed cash assistance and food basket worth RM40,500 to 81 rubber industry smallholder families of the B40 category under Bantuan Prihatin MRC during “Jelajah Agrikomoditi Keluarga Malaysia”. The programme is organised by the Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities (MPIC) in collaboration with MRC and Malaysian Rubber Board (MRB).
YB Datuk Hajah Zuraida Kamaruddin, Minister of MPIC officiated the event that took place in Kampung Kepah, Hulu Terengganu this morning. Also present during the handing over was YB Dr. Daroyah Alwi, Chairman of MRC; Mr. Lee Chin Cheh, Chairman of MRB; Mr. Nor Hizwan Ahmad, CEO of MRC; and Dr. Faridah Hanim Ab Hanan, Deputy Director General, Policy & Operations of MRB.
MRC has also provided E-Learning devices [Lenovo Tab M8, with internet data plan (12 months) and Mahir Tutor (6 months)] to 15 underprivileged students in the area to facilitate their online learning lessons and exams preparation during this challenging time.
MRC Promotes Quality Rubber Medical Devices at the World’s Largest Medical Devices Exhibition
MRC has successfully participated in MEDICA, the world’s largest medical devices exhibition at the Düsseldorf Trade Fair Centre, Düsseldorf, Germany from 15 – 18 November 2021. This year MEDICA returned to in-person event and attracted 46,000 visitors as well as 3,033 exhibitors. The international visitors came from 150 countries despite the on-going pandemic. With the combination of in-person trade fair event and digital supplements such as livestream programmes, special matchmaking tool and online showroom, the show provided a booster to the world’s medical devices industry.
During the four-day event, MRC promotional booth received over 300 trade enquiries from potential buyers who were interested in sourcing quality rubber medical devices from Malaysia. Prominent on-site advertisements such as wall sign advertisement which was strategically situated at one of the main entrances to the fairground, floor minder as well as placement in the MEDICA 2021’s visitor guide was put up by MRC to increase the awareness on Made in Malaysia rubber medical devices among the visitors as well as garnering footfall to MRC booth. Besides MRC, a number of Malaysian manufacturers also participated in MEDICA 2021 on their own, namely Hartalega, Koon Seng, Smart Glove Corporation, Supermax Glove Manufacturing, Top Glove, WRP Asia Pacific, Karex Industries and Riverstone Resources. The next edition of MEDICA will be held from 14 – 17 November 2022 in Düsseldorf, Germany.
Malaysia-UAE Bilateral Trade Set to Record Double-Digit Growth Next Year
22 November 2021
The bilateral trade between Malaysia and United Arab Emirates (UAE) is set to record healthy double-digit growth in the post-pandemic era next year, said Malaysia’s Ambassador to the UAE Mohd Tarid Sufian.
Top Glove Included in Dow Jones Sustainability Indices For Third Consecutive Year
22 November 2021
Top Glove Corp Bhd has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) under the emerging markets category for the third consecutive year. In a statement, the glove maker said it ranked among the top 10% globally in the healthcare equipment and supplies category in the S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment as at the score date of Nov 12, an improvement from last year when it stood among the top 19% of its peers.
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