MoH ramping up surveillance as Klang Valley and Sarawak hospital admissions increased in last seven days, says Khairy
21 October 2021
KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 21): COVIDNOW data showed that hospital admissions in the Klang Valley and Sarawak increased over the last seven days, Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin highlighted on Thursday (Oct 21) in a tweet.
“Our analysis and surveillance will be ramped up,” he added.
Data showed that the past seven-day average trend of hospital admissions in Selangor increased to 365 on Wednesday (Oct 20) from 280 on Oct 13.
Creeping complacency could undo efforts to suppress Covid-19, medical experts warn
21 October 2021
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 — Increasingly apparent complacency among Malaysians towards Covid-19 could expose the country to new waves of infections, doctors have warned despite the declining number of new cases reported daily.
The experts told Malay Mail the complacency was also creeping in before the country has seen the possible ramifications of reopening virtually all sectors of the economy.
Schools in KL, Selangor, Putrajaya, Melaka under Phase Four of NRP to resume classes Nov 1
17 October 2021
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 17 — The operation of educational institutions under the Ministry of Education (MoE) based on provision under Phase Four of the National Recovery Plan (NRP) for Melaka, Selangor and the Federal Territories of Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya, will take effect only on Nov 1.
For operation of educational institutions based on Phase Three of NRP for Kedah and Kelantan, which are currently under Phase Two of PPN, will start on Oct 31, while those in Penang, Perak and Sabah, will begin on Nov 1.
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’s Inaugural International Webinar on Earthquake Mitigation Technology
MRC will organise its first ever international webinar on earthquake mitigation technology on 27 October 2021 (Wednesday). The half-day webinar entitled “Reducing Structural Damage with Base Isolation for Earthquake Mitigation in Indonesia” is specially designed to cater towards the Indonesian market and it is a continuation of MRC’s efforts to educate and disseminate information about earthquake mitigation technology among industry members, associations and relevant organizations all over the world. The webinar will feature local and international industry experts on earthquake mitigation and High-Damping Natural Rubber Bearings (HDNRB) technology, and it will be held via MRC’s Malaysian Rubber Products Virtual Showcase (MaRViS) platform. If you are interested to attend this webinar, please click here for further information.
MRC to Participate in the Premier Automotive Aftermarket Exhibition
MRC will participate in the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) which will take place at the Sands Expo, Las Vegas, USA from 2 – 4 November 2021. AAPEX will be an avenue for MRC to keep abreast with latest information and updates in the automotive aftermarket segment, particular the North American region. For the record, the AAPEX 2020 physical edition was cancelled by the organizer due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
AAPEX is the premier event representing more than US$2 trillion global automotive aftermarket industry which participants will be able to explore emerging technology, make profitable deals, discover innovative products, receive training, and much more from the industry’s top leaders and experts. The show is expected to draw buyers from automotive service and repair professionals, auto parts retailers, independent warehouse distributors, programme groups, service chains, automotive dealers, fleet buyers and engine builders.
Committed to championing the quality and competitive advantages of Made in Malaysia rubber products, MRC will showcase high quality Made in Malaysia rubber automotive components, precured treads and green rubber during AAPEX 2021. Come and visit us at level 2, booth A1566 to explore further opportunities to source high quality rubber products from Malaysia.
Webinar on “Bridging the Intellectual Property Gap from The Laboratory to The Market”
MRC has successfully organised an online briefing titled “Bridging the Intellectual Property Gap from The Laboratory to The Market”. Many of our fellow industry members leveraged this complimentary online briefing and acquired valuable insights.
Today, studies have been done to identify the challenges of bridging the gap between the researchers and the industry concerning intellectual property protection and commercialisation policies — resulting in the commercialisation of an innovative research product as a platform to increase the wealth of a country.
This online briefing highlighted key information and insights by IP experts from government agencies and corporations. Rubber products industry members who had attended the webinar were fortunate to sit through presentations by Mr. Azri Bin Roslan, Assistant Director of Business Development Division from Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO) on ‘Intellectual Property In Technology Commercialization – Issues & Challenges’, as well as Puan Siti Halimaton Rejab, Senior Deputy Director of Advanced Technology & Research Development Division from Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) on ‘Investment Incentives Related to R&D and Commercialisation’. Ms. Christine Ng, Director of Strategic and Valuation Services of ADASTRA IP (M) Sdn. Bhd also presented on ‘Considerations of IP Matters under the Industry Linkage Fund Programme’.
Gearing up the industry members, this online briefing also provided an understanding of the importance of IP in Malaysia under the Patent’s Law provisions and knowledge as well as an understanding of the latest and relevant patents and trends, among others.
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.
Hire More Malaysians to Cope with Increasing Product Demand, Rubber Glove Makers Told
15 October 2021
The country's leading rubber glove makers have been urged to reduce their dependence on foreign labour and hire more Malaysians, given their need to expand the workforce to cope with increasing demand.
Mahdzir in Favour of Raising Floor Price of Scrap Rubber
20 October 2021
The proposal to increase the floor price of scrap rubber from the current RM2.50 per kg to RM3.50 per kg will prevent smallholders from switching to other commodity crops, says Rural Development Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid.
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