Developers can operate during Phase 1, 2 of national recovery plan
27 July 2021
Housing developers will be allowed to operate under Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the national recovery plan effective immediately. In a statement today, the housing and local government ministry said this is applicable to housing developers which have valid housing development licences and advertisement and sales permits (APDL) under Act 118.
Most states to move to Phase Four of NRP as early as October, says PM
26 July 2021
The government is expecting that most states will transition to the final Phase Four of National Recovery Plan as early as October, says Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin (pic). The Prime Minister said the government from time to time will continue to monitor the situation of each states, including intervention measures based on its current needs.
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.
MRC has successfully participated in the Arab Health exhibition as an online exhibitor for the first time. This year Arab Health has been remodelled into a hybrid event due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. The online event took place from 23 May – 22 July 2021 while the physical event was held from 21 – 24 June 2021 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. There was a total of over 400 virtual exhibitors and 29 country pavilions participated in the online version of the show. A wide variety of healthcare products consisted of 16 product sectors such as consumables, surgery and critical care were showcased in the online exhibition and over 100 live conference sessions were conducted on various healthcare topics. MRC featured a comprehensive high-quality rubber medical devices in its profile page which included medical gloves, condoms and catheters. The profile page also has an interactive function for instant communication with the visitors. Throughout the online event, MRC profile page received 1,447 views from online visitors. MRC also received encouraging number of trade enquiries on medical gloves, particularly latex and nitrile examination gloves. Apart from MRC, there were also another two Malaysian rubber medical device manufacturers, namely Top Glove and ASAP International participated in the online event. The next edition of Arab Health will continue with the hybrid concept and be held from 24 – 27 January 2022.
MRC on The Edge: Unveils Sustainability Plan, Committed to Driving Value in the Industry
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📍 Charting direction for future sustainability and growth
📍 Providing assistance amid pandemic
📍 Reducing reliance on foreign workers in downstream sector
📍 Plans to tap Middle East market
📍 Embracing automation and digitisation
Encik Nurul Islam Mohamed Yusoff, CEO of MRC, had a virtual meeting today with YM Raja Yahya Raja Ariffin, CEO of SIRIM STS Sdn Bhd, to discuss the potential implementation of training and consultancy related to the Factory Transformation Programme for manufacturing companies in the rubber industry sector. MRC and SIRIM STS’s management teams were also present in the meeting.
SIRIM STS Sdn Bhd is a one-stop resource centre for services related to the development of Malaysian Standards (MS) and SIRIM Industry Standards. It serves as a WTO National Enquiry Point on technical barriers to trade, supports knowledge dissemination through Technical Library, and upgrades the human capital of local industries through training. In addition, SIRIM STS aspires to assist organisations and their personnel towards implementing excellent business culture by associating quality, technology and best practices in their daily work demands.
In his speech, Encik Nurul Islam highlighted MRC's effort in implementing a new program called the '3 + 1 I' Fund, which refers to ideas, inventions, innovations, and investments to promote new products and technologies in the rubber industry. It is hoped that this strategy will help diversify the country's rubber products to be marketed globally and increase the value of the country's rubber exports.
MRC will also set up a Commercialisation Unit tasked with identifying potential investors and innovations with commercial potential, as well as being active in promoting commercialisation and investment opportunities. In addition, the unit will also focus on providing advice by experts and formulate specific initiatives aimed at fostering commercialisation and investment activities in the Malaysian rubber sector.
Among the topics presented by SIRIM STS Sdn Bhd today is to help manufacturing companies in the rubber industry improve their production capacity by applying Green 5S, Lean Management, Innovation Management and Quality Tools & Techniques towards preparing industry players in facing the Industrial Revolution 4.0 or IR 4.0.
In line with MRC’s initiative launched in 2019, Fund for Automation and Green Technology (FAGT), to encourage the widespread use of automation in which will help to increase efficiency and further intensifying competition among the country's rubber industry players.
Rak Amal Kongsi Rezeki to Provide Sustenance for Targeted Group with Food Disruption
KUALA TERENGGANU - A total of 80 Amal Kongsi Rezeki kiosks that provide food for the needy will be placed in selected supermarkets and grocery stores throughout Terengganu.
State Exco for Youth, Sports and Non -Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Wan Sukairi Wan Abdullah said, the kiosk facility is a collaboration between the Malaysian Rubber Council (MRC) and the Yayasan Amal Malaysia (YAM) involving an allocation of RM260,000.
“This kiosk is provided to make it easier for individuals who have lost their food supply to take the basic items needed.
"We call on people who buy at supermarkets that have Amal Kongsi Rezeki kiosks to also donate to increase the supply of basic necessities," he said during the launch of the Rak Amal Kongsi Rezeki Terengganu State Level at Sabasun HyperRuncit, here on Tuesday.
Wan Sukairi also encouraged private companies or individuals who can afford to share their sustenance to help the underprivileged.
"We hope more able -bodied parties will come forward to realize this effort to help those less fortunate during this pandemic period.
"Hopefully, this effort will be followed by more NGOs (non -governmental organizations) and other corporate companies in the country in an effort to help the target group who have lost their food supply," he said.
A total of 1,000 Amal Kongsi Rezeki kiosks are targeted nationwide to help the 'asnaf' and those affected by Covid-19.
The Future of SOP Compliance for Life Science Companies
28 July 2021
SOP definition, training and compliance are mission-critical for developing and producing safe and effective medicines and devices that adhere to Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) and other regulatory mandates. The real problem that needs solving is not so much SOP compliance, but how to close the gap between compliance and performance.
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