PM: Interstate travel, tourism activities to resume when 90% of adults fully vaxxed
22 September 2021
PETALING JAYA: Interstate travel and tourism activities will be allowed to resume when the vaccination rate for adults reaches 90%, says Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
"Tourism centres, areas and islands will be allowed to operate again and interstate travel permitted on the condition that 90% of the adults in the country have been vaccinated, based on data and analysis by the Health Ministry," he said in a statement on Wednesday (Sept 22).
After Langkawi, Genting Highlands, Pulau Tioman and Melaka to open to tourists, says Nancy
21 September 2021
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 21): The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture has proposed for three more destinations to be opened via the domestic tourism bubble. Minister Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri said the destinations are Genting Highlands, Pulau Tioman and Melaka, and the proposal was approved in the Covid-19 Ministerial Quartet meeting today.
Hishammuddin: Petrol stations among businesses to be allowed to operate from 6am to midnight
21 September 2021
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 — Petrol stations, restaurants, eateries and convenience stores will be allowed to operate from 6 am to 12 midnight for all phases, except areas placed under the enhanced movement control order (EMCO). Senior Defence Minister, Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein, said the proposal was agreed at the second Covid-19 Ministerial Quartet Meeting today, and would be recommended to the Covid-19 Pandemic Management Special Committee chaired by Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, tomorrow.
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.
Every employee comes equipped with different expectations and professional wellbeing. So welcoming and ensuring they are settled in nicely, this morning, Encik Nurul Islam, CEO of MRC, made the time to sit down and catch up with our new employees to see how they are coping as we return working in the office.
One-on-one sessions were held to discuss personal development by talking through issues in their work and setting expectations on both sides. In return, our fellow employees reflected on key challenges, identified ways to improve and clarified priorities. Encik Nurul also shared some pearls of wisdom and exchanged ideas during the meetings.
Market Updates on Rubber Parts for White Goods and Industrial Electronics in the USA, China, Japan and South Korea
MRC has successfully organised a webinar for the Market Updates on Rubber Parts for White Goods and Industrial Electronics in the USA, China, Japan and South Korea. More than 40 participants from the rubber products industry participated in this market update.
The guest speakers from Arthur D. Little (ADL) were Mr Yuma Ito, Partner and Head of ADL, Southeast Asia and Mr Somnath Kansabanik, Manager of ADL, Singapore, who both presented and highlighted interesting findings identified from the market research study conducted, such as the application of rubber parts in the electronic industry and the estimation of the market size for electronic goods in these countries.
Participants also received an inside into the supply of rubber parts to electronic goods in the selected countries with several recommendations on marketing strategies for Malaysian exporters to approach potential buyers.
MRC has successfully conducted the e-Global Sourcing Mission (e-GSM) programme via its newly launched Malaysian Rubber Products Virtual Showcase (MaRViS) platform. The programme was held from 7 – 10 September 2021. This programme managed to gather 31 international potential buyers and 12 Malaysian manufacturers which translated into a total of 47 business-matching sessions in four days. Buyers from 11 countries attended the meeting, namely Angola, Australia, China, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Pakistan, Russia, Turkey and Vietnam. They were interested to source rubber products from Malaysia such as engineered rubber products, non-medical rubber gloves as well as specialty rubber materials (green rubber).
Industry Consultation and Briefing on Regional Market Updates
MRC has successfully organised the Industry Consultation and Briefing on Regional Market Updates that received more than 90 active participants from business owners, decision-makers, top management, as well as marketing and export managers.
In his welcoming speech, Encik Izwan Zarik bin Mohammad Sapari, Deputy CEO of MRC, mentioned the Council would focus on enhancing the competitiveness of the rubber products industry and at the same time supporting the growth of the upstream and midstream rubber industries. MRC will also look at capacity building, human capital development and adoption of advanced technology, as well as moving the industry towards enhanced sustainability.
The event started with a Global Outlook Presentation for Rubber Products, followed by an Industry Consultation Session on MRC’s Planned Programmes for 2022. Market updates and developments in USA, India, China, and Europe, as well as market opportunities in the Middle East and North Africa were later presented by MRC’s regional officers. Overall it was a successful event with active involvement and contribution from participants.
East Coast Latex Corridor Will Boost National Latex Production, Says Jeck Seng
23 September 2021
The East Coast Latex Corridor will increase national latex production, says Deputy Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Jeck Seng. He said currently, latex production is largely concentrated in the west coast states such as Johor, Negeri Sembilan, Selangor, Perak and Kedah.
UK Regulators Issue New Consultation On Updated Medical Device Regulations Slated For July 2023
19 September 2021
The UK Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has published a new public consultation on a proposed post-Brexit regulatory framework for medical devices scheduled to take effect in 2023.
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