No more travel bubble if Langkawi pioneer project fails – Hishammuddin
14 September 2021
KUALA LUMPUR – If the pioneer travel bubble project to Langkawi Island, Kedah fails, no other travel bubble to other destination would be opened in the country, said Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussien. The Senior Minister of Defence said that the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (MOTAC) needs to prove that the pioneer project can be implemented safely.
Hishammuddin: Govt to ensure better coordination on information delivery on Covid-19 SOP
14 September 2021
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 14 — The government will ensure better coordination among relevant ministries on the delivery of information related to the standard operating procedures (SOPs) and preparation to transition into the Covid-19 endemic phase, said Senior Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein.
In this regard, he said the Communications and Multimedia Ministry (KKMM) would be given the responsibility as the coordinator in using all existing communication platforms to ensure that the SOPs can be understood clearly and easily by the people.
Radzi: Schools, except for phase one states, to reopen on Oct 3
12 September 2021
PUTRAJAYA (Sept 12): Schools will reopen in stages from Oct 3 according to the phases of states under the National Recovery Plan (PPN), Education Minister Datuk Dr Mohd Radzi Md Jidin said. In a media conference to announce the reopening of schools today, Radzi, who is also a senior minister, said the 2021 schooling session will be extended to March 2022 so that intervention among weak students can be carried out on the grounds that they have not attended classes for some time.
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.
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.
Malaysian Rubber Council To Advocate Sustainable Practices at World Expo 2020 in Dubai
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MRC highlights its plans to advocate sustainable practices across the value chain when it participates in the World Expo 2020 in Dubai from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022. Embracing the theme of ‘Energising Sustainability', Malaysia Pavilion aims to capture the country's commitment in ensuring a secure and sustainable future by balancing socio-economic progress with environmental concerns, MRC said in a statement.
The United States on Friday allowed imports from Malaysia's Top Glove Corp, after customs authorities lifted a year-long ban imposed for alleged forced labour found at the world's largest medical glove maker.
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