MRC visited several organizations on 8 & 9 July 2021 in Istanbul, Turkey to explore new opportunities and potential collaborations for Malaysian rubber product manufacturers.
MRC officers met with Altinok Consulting Engineering, Istanbul Chamber of Commerce, Qualchem Dis Ticaret and Rekor Kaucuk to discuss on possibilties for these organizations to adopt Made in Malaysia enginereed rubber products, tyre retreading products, rubberised road and Ekoprena.
The visit was held in conjunction with the Ministerial Mission to the Middle East and Africa.
Roundtable Discussion with Agri Commodity Industry Members in Istanbul, Turkey
MRC participated in the Roundtable Discussion with Agri Commodity Industry Members in Istanbul, Turkey on 7 July 2021. The session was led by YB Dato' Dr. Mohd Khairuddin Aman Razali, Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities (MPIC) and received attendance from Turkish industry players in rubber, palm oil and timber sectors.
During the session, MRC presented a paper on "Trade Opportunities in Rubber Sector". The event was part of the programmes for the Ministerial Mission to the Middle East & Africa organised by the Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities (MPIC) and participated by MRC, Malaysian Palm Oil Council and Malaysian Timber Council.
MRC together with Yayasan Amal Malaysia Launches Amal Kongsi Rezeki to Help Asnaf and the Underprivileged Affected Due to Covid-19
KUALA LUMPUR, 2 JULY 2021 – The Malaysian Rubber Council (MRC) and Yayasan Amal Malaysia (YAM) have launched the Rak Amal Kongsi Rezeki YAM-MRC program located at Legasi Sabasun HyperRuncit, Kg. Baru today. Through this Corporate Social Responsibility Program, MRC and YAM will provide an exclusive shelf called Rak Amal Kongsi Rezeki YAM-MRC to encourage the public to share sustenance with the less fortunate, especially those who are suffering from hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The brief launching ceremony of Rak Amal Kongsi Rezeki YAM-MRC was officiated by the Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities, Yang Berhormat Dato' Dr. Mohd Khairuddin Aman Razali. He said, "I fully support the joint venture between MRC and YAM in implementing initiatives to help the needy, especially the asnaf (poor), to get food supply assistance for survival and to some extent to ease their burden."
With a contribution of RM260,000.00 from MRC, a total of 200 locations throughout Malaysia will house the Rak Amal Kongsi Rezeki YAM-MRC with Legasi Sabasun HyperRuncit at Kg. Baru as the first location.
“This initiative can not only help the less fortunate, but it can also strengthen and enhance the economy of the retail business community in the involvement as an intermediary between donors and recipients. This is the right time for us to implement such initiatives to help the people and businesses," said Yang Berhormat Dato 'Dr. Mohd Khairuddin.
Also present at the launch were Encik Nurul Islam Mohamed Yusoff, Chief Executive Officer of MRC, Tuan Haji Hussin bin Ismail and President of Yayasan Amal Malaysia.
According to Nurul Islam, among the locations that have been identified to place the Rak Amal Kongsi Rezeki are around the Projek Perumahan Rakyat (PPR) area, Muslim grocery stores, university and college cooperatives, as well as M40 and T20 housing areas in order to encourage them to donate to this food bank program for the target group.
Tuan Haji Che Salmi bin Che Ibrahim, Managing Director of Sabasun Hyperruncit Sdn. Bhd. said, "As the first location selected for the placement of this shelf, we at Legacy Sabasun HyperRuncit will carry out the trust given as best as possible in distributing the food aid supplies donated to the needy groups."
Tuan Haji Hussin bin Ismail, President of Yayasan Amal Malaysia, expressed his gratitude to MRC for the trust given to collaborate in making this program a success. He said, “Rak Amal Kongsi Rezeki is more focused on the affected groups who lack basic food during the COVID-19 pandemic. People can donate food items such as flour, rice, canned food, milk, oil and so on to help them.”
Visits to these shelf locations will be conducted from time to time for monitoring purposes. However, it still depends on the phase and terms of the PKP enforced by the government.[END]
MRC's Third Industry-University Interaction Session under the MRC Industry Linkage Fund (ILF)
The Technical Unit of CPR has conducted and completed the third Industry-University Interaction Session this morning as part of the activities under the MRC Industry Linkage Fund (ILF) programme. The objective of the session is to highlight the potential areas for research collaboration between the rubber & rubber products industry and the researchers from universities and other research institutions.
A total of 260 virtual participants tuned in to the presentations from 13 speakers selected from the industry associations (MARGMA, MRPA/FRTAM and MRPMA), Malaysian Rubber Board, universities (USM, UNM, MMU, MIU, HWUM and UTP) and the rubber companies (Doshin, KL-Kepong and Hebe) during the session.
Virtual Bilateral Meeting with Malaysian Rubber Board
Encik Nurul Islam Mohamed Yusoff, the CEO of MRC, together with MRC management team, held a virtual bilateral meeting today with Dato' Dr. Zairossani bin Mohd Nor, Director General of Malaysian Rubber Board (MRB) and the management members from MRB to discuss on the areas of collaboration between both parties.
In his speech, Encik Nurul Islam highlighted that MRC will continue to create values for the downstream sectors and add values for the midstream and upstream sectors while connecting them to ensure that the rubber industry is moving forward as a whole.
The topics discussed at the meeting include standards for regulations and promotions, commercialisation and technical collaborations, and consultations. Moving forward, establishing sub-communication and training collaborations will be implemented between MRC and MRB as this meeting aims to continue refining MRC and MRB roles to build a resilient Malaysian rubber industry.
Virtual Courtesy Call with Representatives from RESPECT Sdn Bhd
Encik Nurul Islam Mohamed Yusoff, the CEO of MRC, together with his management team, held a virtual courtesy call today with representatives from RESPECT Sdn Bhd including Dr Halim Shah Dato Hamzah, Managing Director, Mr Jazril Effendi, Chief Operations Officer, Mr Syahir Ezzudin bin Yusuf, General Manager Business Development to discuss the latest program by RESPECT.
Bridging the gap between the discoveries established by universities and research centres with the industry for commercialisation, RESPECT, a spin-off company for Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), and its team of national experts provides practical and feasible solutions to organisations. RESPECT aims to transform the industry players in Malaysia towards Industrial Revolution 4.0.
MRC has proposed implementing the 3+1 I's programme, which refers to ideas, invention, innovation, and investment to promote new products and technologies in the rubber industry. This strategy is expected to help diversify the country's rubber products to be marketed globally and thus help increase the value of the country's rubber exports.
In his speech, Encik Nurul Islam highlighted MRC efforts through Industry Linkage Fund, a funding programme for the Malaysian rubber products industry, collaborates with universities and research institutions on research projects to contribute to Malaysia’s development.
Moving forward in supporting the strategic commercial and investment initiatives envisaged by YB Dato' Dr Mohd Khairuddin bin Aman Razali, MRC will set up a Commercialisation Unit to provide expert advice and draft specialised initiatives to promote commercialisation and investment activities in the Malaysian rubber sector.
MRC, PRIM and UniKL Discussed on the Latest Progress on the Education Programmes
Mr Pak-Kuen Chan (PK), The President of Plastics and Rubber Institute of Malaysia, and Mr Nurul Islam Mohamed Yusoff, Chief Executive Officer of MRC, along with the management members from MRC and PRIM together with representatives from University of Kuala Lumpur (UniKL) held a virtual meeting today to discuss on the latest progress on the education programmes.
PRIM is an NGO for professionals in the Malaysian rubber and plastic industry. PRIM sought to promote the dissemination of knowledge and development of polymer science and technology while encouraging education to train managers, chemists, physicists, engineers, technologists, and others engaged in the polymer industries.
Among the topics discussed at the meeting were the latest progress and other activities held by PRIM and UniKL such as Professional Graduateship in Rubber Technology (PGRT) and other related matters to the Malaysian rubber industry, including future collaboration mechanisms between PRIM, UniKL and MRC.
MRC Successfully Matched Global Buyers with Malaysian Manufacturers through e-GSM Programme
MRC has successfully conducted its second e-Global Sourcing Mission (e-GSM) programme. The e-GSM was organised from 27 – 28 May and 31 May – 1 June 2021. It is an initiative by MRC to facilitate global buyers in identifying and meeting with genuine Malaysian manufacturers through an online platform to source for quality rubber products from Malaysia in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic.
The e-GSM received a good response from the potential buyers and Malaysian manufacturers. A total of 62 business-matching sessions have been coordinated between 30 potential buyers and 19 Malaysian rubber and rubber product manufacturers. International buyers, importers and distributors from 16 countries such as USA, Germany, UK, Netherlands, Hungary, Poland, Kuwait, Turkey, China and India participated in the programme. The buyers were interested to source for Made-in-Malaysia rubber automotive components, engineered rubber products, latex foam and latex mattresses, rubber catheters, non-medical rubber gloves (industrial, household, food handling gloves) and specialty rubber materials (green rubber).
Malaysia’s Rubber Industry Recorded Strong Export Performance in Quarter 1, 2021
Malaysia’s Rubber Industry Recorded Strong Export Performance in Quarter 1, 2021
The Malaysian rubber industry continued its upward trajectory with exports increasing by 169.6% to RM21,841.2 million for the period from January to March 2021, from RM8,101.6 million in the corresponding period of 2020. The downstream rubber products industry which formed 89.5% of the total exports of the rubber industry or valued at RM19,539.7 million increased 213.8% driven by strong increase in the latex goods sector.
Rubber gloves continued its stellar performance amid the Covid-19 pandemic
Latex goods such as rubber gloves, latex threads, and condoms recorded a total increase of 250.6% due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In the first quarter of 2021, latex goods accounted for 93.7% of total exports of rubber products while dry rubber products accounted for the remaining 6.3%. The gloves subsector remained the largest export revenue generator for the rubber industry. Made up mainly by the medical gloves, the gloves subsector increased nearly four folds or 265.7% to hit RM17,863.8 million in the first three months of 2021.
Dry rubber products sector recorded improved results in 2021
After a decline in the first quarter last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the dry rubber products sector bounced back to record a double-digit growth of 22.1% to reach RM1,225.0 million in 2021 from RM1,002.9 million in 2020. The dry rubber products sector includes tyres, industrial rubber goods, general rubber goods, and footwear.
Tyres, the largest exports within the dry rubber products sector recorded RM431.5 million in the first quarter this year with an increase of 24.6% comparing to RM346.2 million in the first quarter of 2020. Meanwhile, total exports of industrial rubber goods which comprises products for the automotive, mining and construction sectors improved by 29.2% to RM306.3 million in 2021.
Expectations remain high in the rubber glove industry despite global vaccine development
Post-pandemic demand for rubber gloves will continue to be optimistic – indeed bigger compared to pre-COVID times. The Malaysian Rubber Council (MRC) estimates the global demand for rubber gloves in volume terms to maintain a double-digit growth of between 12% and 15% in 2021. The global per capita consumption of rubber gloves is expected to increase to 25 pairs in 2021 driven by higher usage of gloves in major Malaysia’s export markets such as US and Europe as well as large emerging markets particularly in the Asian region. The country’s rubber glove industry will maintain its positive momentum and exports are expected to reach a new high for the full year of 2021.
Moving up the Global Value Chain
Encik Nurul Islam Mohammed Yusoff, Chief Executive Officer of Malaysian Rubber Council (MRC) highlighted that “Current initiatives are geared towards creating value for the Malaysia’s rubber industry to ensure it remains resilient, agile, competitive and sustainable. The intended outcome is to elevate the industry up towards the global value chain in ensuring optimising potentials while enhancing the rubber industry to address bottlenecks and governance and reputational challenges.”
In support of the Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities’ strategy for the agri commodity sector on building up the local SME capacity and capability, Malaysian Rubber Council (MRC) through one of its programmes, will be identify and nurture SME companies especially from the dry rubber sector towards exploring the international markets. Four (4) key areas under the programme namely funding & grants; technical support, training & development; export marketing; and branding; would be tailored to the needs and potential of the selected companies.
Encik Nurul Islam added “The rubber industry needs to move up the global value chain. Rubber companies must explore ways for their products to be associated with bigger cause or purpose and ultimately gain international recognition.”
International Development Organizations (IDOs) partnerships programme will enable the industry to raise their competency to reach for the larger untapped markets and contribute to the global wellbeing.
MRC will continue to play its role in its steering efforts that will enhance the competitiveness, capability and resiliency of the overall Malaysian rubber industry. Most importantly, we aspire to nurture a sustainable ecosystem in Malaysia where our players are able to prosper whilst remaining competitive in the face of global challenges.
Encik Nurul Islam Mohammed Yusoff
Chief Executive Officer, Malaysian Rubber Council (MRC)
31 May 2021
MRC Promotes Made-in-Malaysia Rubber Medical Devices in CMEF Spring 2021
MRC has successfully participated in CMEF Spring 2021 from 13 – 16 May 2021 at the National Exhibition and Convention Centre, Shanghai, China. MRC continues its presence in the exhibition amid Covid-19 pandemic by hosting three Malaysian rubber medical device manufacturers and exporters, namely Top Glove, NS Uni-Gloves and ASAP International. A wide range of Made-in-Malaysia quality rubber medical gloves were showcased during the exhibition under the MRC Malaysia Pavilion.
MRC Malaysia Pavilion received over 200 enquiries from potential buyers who were interested in sourcing quality rubber medical devices. The highly sought-after product was examination gloves. MRC also arranged business matching sessions between participating Malaysian companies and potential buyers during the four-day event. Prominent LED advertising screens which were strategically situated at one of the main entrances to the fairground were put up by MRC to increase the awareness on Made-in-Malaysia rubber medical devices among the visitors as well as garnering footfall to the MRC Malaysia Pavilion. The next edition of CMEF Spring will be held in April 2022 in Shanghai, China.
Visitors at MRC Malaysia Pavilion in CMEF Spring 2021
Explore Malaysian Rubber Medical Devices in Arab Health Online 2021
In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, Arab Health which is one of the most important medical shows in the Middle East and North African (MENA) region has been remodelled into a hybrid event for 2021. The online event will take place from 23 May – 22 July 2021, while maintaining the physical event that will also be held from 21 – 24 June 2021 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Due to travel restrictions, MRC will continue its annual participation in Arab Health by participating in the Arab Health Online this year. MRC’s presence at the online show will further enable Malaysian rubber medical devices to be promoted through online platform and reach target audience from all around the world. Explore Arab Health Online at https://connections.arabhealthonline.com/event/arab-health to connect with MRC and know more about the strengths and capabilities of Malaysian manufacturers in producing wide array of high-quality rubber medical devices essential for the global healthcare industry.
MRC Participated in Road to Recovery Webinar: "Advancing Ahead in Recovery - The Future of the Rubber Industry for Gloves and Beyond" Organized by MIGHT
Encik Nurul Islam Mohamed Yusoff, Chief Executive Officer of MRC participated in Road to Recovery Webinar today organized by the Malaysian-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT) together with Dato Dr Zairossani Mohd Nor, Director General of Malaysian Rubber Board to discuss on topic "Advancing Ahead in Recovery - The Future of the Rubber Industry for Gloves and Beyond".
The panelists discussed the strategy for the Malaysian rubber industry to continue being ahead in the global rubber sector. Encik Nurul Islam said that MRC is focusing on building up the local SME capacity and capability. Through one of the programmes, SME companies especially from the dry rubber sector will be identified and nurtured towards exploring the international market.
MRC creates value to the industry through development of new and enhanced downstream products as well as upstream and midstream equipment or technologies. This is undertaken via collaboration with local universities and research institutions under the RM3 million Industry Linkage Fund (ILF). MRC is also coming up with a new and improved 3+1 I’s Fund to among others diversify the industry offerings to the global market.
Promoting Malaysian Rubber Products Through MRC’s e-Global Sourcing Mission (e-GSM)
Following the success of the first e-Global Sourcing Mission (e-GSM) last year, MRC is set to organize the second e-GSM to be held from 27 – 28 May and 31 May – 1 June 2021.The e-GSM is an initiative by MRC to facilitate buyers in identifying and meeting with genuine Malaysian manufacturers via a safe online platform to source for quality rubber products from Malaysia.
The key rubber products that are promoted under this e-GSM programme are Rubber Automotive Components, Engineered Rubber Products, Precured Treads and Retreading Materials, Latex Foam and Latex Mattresses, Rubber Catheters, Non-Medical Rubber Gloves (Industrial, Household, Food Handling Gloves) and Specialty Rubber Materials (Green Rubber). For more information, please contact Mr Syazwan (email@example.com) or Ms Lyn (firstname.lastname@example.org).
MRC Discussed Potential Collaboration in Rubber Industry with Mah Sing Healthcare Sdn Bhd
Tan Sri Dato' Sri Leong Hoy Kum, Group Managing Director/Chief Executive, Dato'
Steven Ng Poh Seng, Executive Director and
leadership team of Mah Sing Group Bhd and Encik Nurul Islam Mohamed Yusoff, Chief Executive Officer of MRC together with MRC’s Management had a virtual meeting today to discuss potential collaboration in rubber industry.
Mah Sing Healthcare Sdn Bhd was established in 2020 by Mah Sing Group Bhd. Leveraging on its manufacturing expertise for more than four decades from Mah Sing Plastics Industries Sdn Bhd, the business diversification would be able to serve the growing consumer demand in medical and non-medical gloves.
Among the topics discussed during the meeting were on the latest export trend of Malaysia’s nitrile and latex medical gloves, market intelligence and important matters related to Malaysian gloves industry, as well as the future collaboration mechanism between Mah Sing Healthcare and MRC.
MRC Talks About Future-Proofing the Rubber Industry in The Star
PUTRAJAYA, May 10 — The Malaysian Rubber Council (MRC) handed RM20 million to the National Disaster Management Agency (Nadma) today for the Covid-19 Fund.
The Covid-19 Fund donation cheque was handed by Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Mohd Khairuddin Aman Razali to Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Special Functions) Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Md Yusof at a ceremony here.
MRC chief executive officer Nurul Islam Mohamed Yusoff said MRC, an agency under the Plantation Industries and Commodities Ministry, is committed to supporting the government’s efforts to boost the economy and help Malaysians affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
“This is in line with the excellent performance shown by the rubber industry in the last year especially in the rubber gloves industry,” he said in a statement.
The Covid-19 Fund was launched by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin on March 11, 2020 to provide various kinds of financial assistance to Malaysians in fighting Covid-19 and to finance efforts to curb the spread of the disease. The fund is managed by Nadma. — Bernama
MRC Donates to the B40 Group of Rubber Smallholders in Jasin, Melaka
The Malaysian Rubber Council (MRC) together with Yang Berhormat Dato’ Mohd Khairuddin bin Aman Razali, Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities distributed donations to the B40 group of rubber smallholders in Jasin, Melaka, today.
The ceremony was also attended by YB Datuk Norhizam Bin Hasan Baktee, EXCO of Agriculture, Datuk Ustaz Kamarudin Bin Hj. Sidek, Religious Advisor to YAB Chief Minister of Melaka, Chief Executive Officer of MRC, Encik Nurul Islam Mohammed Yusoff and Chairman of Pertubuhan Warisan Ukhuwah, Encik Mohammed Saufee bin Othman.
Contributions were channeled by the Malaysian Rubber Council (MRC) to 200 recipients of the B40 group of rubber smallholders in the Jasin area in Melaka.
YB Minister together with Encik Nurul Islam Mohammed Yusoff presented the contribution at JAPERUN Complex in DUN Bemban, Jasin, Melaka as a sign of gratitude from MPIC and MRC to the B40 group for helping the rubber industry in Malaysia.
MRC Received Courtesy Visit from Multimedia University (MMU)
Encik Nurul Islam Mohamed Yusoff, the CEO of MRC together with his management team received a courtesy visit from Multimedia University (MMU) yesterday consisted of by Prof Ir Hairul Azhar Abdul Rashid, Vice President, Research & Innovation, Prof. Zulfadzli Yusof, Director Research Management Centre, and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ervina Efzan Mhd Noor, Director Research Programme & Collaboration Center.
The objective of the visit was to discuss regarding collaboration in the areas of research, innovation and commercialisation. The strategic collaboration intent is to focus on the development of rubber products as well as establishing solutions and technology to enhance the upstream, midstream together with the downstream sectors of rubber industry.
Among the key points deliberated were on the funding programme namely MRC Industry Linkage Fund where the fund will facilitate the Malaysian rubber products industry to initiate collaboration with universities and key research institutions.
The 3+1 i's Fund was also discussed during the visit to further promote the generation of ideas, innovations and inventions of rubber products and technologies with high commercial viability for the Malaysian rubber industry.
A courtesy call from the Chairman, Kencana Jayamas Mr. Mohamad Samsuri Mat Ail to MRC headquarters yesterday aimed to establish relationship with MRC under the leadership of Chief Executive Officer, Encik Nurul Islam Mohamed Yusoff to seek advice and views in the field of glove industry latex and nitrile type rubber.
Kencana Jayamas is in the process of setting up a disposable latex and nitrile glove factory for inspection/surgery and plans to set up a 3-phase factory; Phase 1 a factory building with the installation of a double-blow machine to continue to operate the production of the product and market it by placing approximately 300 job opportunities.
For Phase 2 and Phase 3 is according to current needs and depends on market demand. The company will also establish a Research & Development (R&D) laboratory to obtain better quality products from time to time as well as to create biodegradable products.
MRC will give commitment to Kencana Jayamas by helping them to set up their factory for disposable latex and nitrile gloves for examination and surgery use.
The meeting ended with a tour to MRC Gallery.
MRC Malaysia Pavilion Continues its Presence in CMEF Spring 2021
CMEF Spring is one of the most important healthcare exhibitions globally. This year CMEF Spring will take place as scheduled from 13 – 16 May 2021 at the National Exhibition and Convention Centre, Shanghai, China. In light of the on-going Covid-19 pandemic, the show organizer will be monitoring and implementing a series of specific prevention and control measures in order to deliver a safe and successful event. All show attendants are also required for a real-name authentication and ID card-based admission prior entering to the exhibition venue.
MRC continues its presence at CMEF Spring 2021 by hosting three Malaysian rubber medical device manufacturers and exporters, namely Top Glove, N.S. Uni-Gloves and ASAP International. MRC booth will be manned by its China office representative. MRC Malaysia Pavilion will showcase a wide range of quality rubber medical devices at the event. Come and visit MRC Malaysia Pavilion at Hall 5.1, Booth R27 at CMEF Spring 2021 to source for quality rubber medical devices from Malaysia.
MRC Management Received Courtesy Visit from the Malaysian Rubber Products Manufacturers’ Association (MRPMA)
Chief Executive Officer of the Malaysian Rubber Council (MRC), Encik Nurul Islam Mohamed Yusoff received a courtesy visit from the committee of the Malaysian Rubber Products Manufacturers’ Association (MRPMA) this morning, led by its President, Mr. Yeaw Kok Kwey and Vice President (Technical), Mr. Phang Kwai Keong.
The objective of this visit was to reinforce relationships that lead to more and supported business.
Among the discussions were the implementation of IR4.0 among SMEs in the rubber industry. Mr. Nurul Islam also shared about the RM20 million Fund for Automation and Green Technology provided by MRC that can be used for the transformation of SMEs towards IR4.0.
MRPMA also expressed its intention to participate in all trade shows organized or participated by MRC domestically or globally to promote their rubber products.
Courtesy Visit of MRC to Ministry of Water and Environment (KASA)
A courtesy call by MRC Management led by the Chief Executive Officer, Encik Nurul Islam bin Mohamed Yusof together with YB Dato 'Sri Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man, Minister of Environment and Water (KASA) took place today.
Discussions focused on how MRC can collaborate with KASA in the areas of automation and green technology in rubber industry.
Programmes to encourage members of the rubber industry in preserving and taking care of the environment will be discussed further in the near future.
The Malaysian Rubber Council (MRC) has organized a Donation Ceremony for the B40 Group of Rubber Smallholders together with Persatuan Kebajikan Sahabat Tahfiz Kuala Pilah, Negeri Sembilan today.
The ceremony was attended by Yang Berhormat Dato 'Dr. Mohd Khairuddin Aman Razali, Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities together with MRC’s Chief Executive Officer, Encik Nurul Islam Mohammed Yusoff.
A cash donation of RM10,000 to recipients comprising of B40 rubber smallholders from DUN Senaling, DUN Juasseh, DUN Johol, DUN Pilah and DUN Seri Menanti was held today at Laman Gentam, Kuala Pilah to help ease their burden.
First Session of MRC Townhall 2021: “Soaring Beyond New Horizon”
MRC townhall was held today for the first time this year after Encik Nurul Islam Mohamed Yusoff was appointed as MRC's CEO in March 2021.
With his speech titled “Soaring Beyond New Horizon”, Encik Nurul shared his thoughts and perspectives on MRC’s milestones, reflected on key challenges that MRC faces and last but not least, his aspirations on what the future holds for MRC.
Encik Nurul also shared his believes in the right work culture and mindset that could lead the organization towards achieving its greatest success.
He ended his speech by thanking everyone in MRC for their contribution thus far and hoping for everyone to join him in the next chapter of MRC’s journey, to spread the wings and soar beyond the horizon together.
MRC staffs were also given a smart watch each as to promote the healthy work life balance to everyone.
“The groundwork for all happiness is good health.” - Leigh Huntz
The Management of MRC Pays a Courtesy Visit to Top Glove
MRC Management led by the Chief Executive Officer, Encik Nurul Islam Mohamed Yusoff paid a courtesy visit to Top Glove and was welcomed by Tan Sri Dr. Lim Wee Chai, Chairman of Top Glove, Dato Lee Kim Meow, Managing Director together with its management today.
The meeting began with a visit to Top Glove Tower where MRC had the opportunity to learn about the values inculcated in the management of Top Glove especially in the care of a healthy lifestyle as they place such great importance on employee welfare.
Discussions between MRC and Top Glove today focused on MRC’s role and collaboration with the largest rubber glove manufacturer. Top Glove also shared their future plans and efforts in hiring local workers as well as creating a conducive work environment for all their staff and employees.
Soon after the discussion, MRC management was also taken to visit the Top Glove Research and Development Center to understand the research behind the process of producing high quality rubber gloves. Next was a visit to the medical rubber glove production division to understand the production process of the products.
Finally, MRC was taken to the Top Glove employees' dormitory to look at the facilities provided to their employees. Spacious dormitory rooms, comfortable pillows and mattresses, atm machines, grocery store, money changer, remittance service, laundry room and barber shop are among the facilities available. This visit can confirmed that Top Glove takes good care of their employees’ welfare and beings.
MRC Welcomes Forest Plantation Development Sdn Bhd
Malaysian Rubber Council (MRC) received a courtesy visit from the General Manager of the Forest Plantation Development Sdn Bhd (FPDSB), Encik Zharudin Narudin today. Forest Plantation Development Sdn Bhd (FPDSB) is the Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) of the Government with the sole purpose of implementing the Forest Plantation Development Programme in Malaysia.
MRC Chaired Joint Meeting with MPOC & MTC on the Establishment of Malaysian Agricomodities Regional Office in Jeddah
The third joint meeting between MPOC-MRC-MTC was held today at MRC Office, chaired by the Chief Executive Officer, Encik Nurul Islam bin Mohamed Yusoff. The meeting was attended by the other two entrusted agencies by the Ministry; Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC), represented by its Chief Executive Officer, Dato’ Dr. Hj. Wan Zawawi Wan Ismail, Ms. Belvinder Kaur Sron, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Faisal Iqbal, Deputy Director of the Marketing & Market Development and Mr. Mohd Izham Hassan, Manager of the Marketing & Market Development; as well as Malaysian Timber Council (MTC), represented by its Chief Executive Officer, Tuan Muhtar Suhaili, Mr. Roger Chin as the COO, Mr. Khairul Anwar and Ms. Agnes Seah as the Director and Manager of the International Business Development Division of South Asia, Middle East and Africa. Today's discussion focused in-depth on matters involving the establishment of the Malaysian agricomodity regional office in Jeddah. A visit to MRC Gallery with some briefings on rubber products were also given to MPOC and MTC by MRC’s Marketing and Development Division as soon as the meeting ended.
A courtesy visit to YBhg. Datuk Ravi Muthayah, Secretary General of Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities by MRC’s Chief Executive Officer, Encik Nurul Islam bin Mohamed Yusoff took place today. Discussion held during the visit focused on the role of MRC as a Council in working together hand in hand with the Ministry to elevate Malaysia’s rubber industry.
Joint Meeting between MPOC-MRC-MTC on the Establishment of Malaysian Agricomodities Regional Office in Jeddah and Courtesy Call by CEO of MRC
On 9 March 2021, YAB Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, the Prime Minister of Malaysia, announced an agreement with the Government of Saudi Arabia to increase the total imports of Malaysian palm oil into the country from 318,000 metric tonnes to 500,000 metric tonnes. Meanwhile, on 9 February 2021, YB Dato Dr Ust Dr. Khairuddin at-Takiri, Minister of Industries, Industries and Commodities had announced plans to set up a regional commodity office in Jeddah to be the country’s commodity product marketing hub to the Middle East and African countries.
In realizing this aspiration, three agencies under Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities, namely Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC), Malaysian Rubber Council (MRC) and Malaysian Timber Council (MTC) have been entrusted with the task of establishing this office. A second meeting was held at the MTC Office on 25th March 2021 and the meeting was chaired by the CEO of MTC to further discuss on this matter. The first meeting was chaired by the CEO of MPOC and the meeting was held at the MPOC’s Office and it is anticipated that third meeting will then be chaired by the CEO of MRC, Encik Nurul Islam bin Mohamed Yusoff at the MRC office in KL Sentral.
The discussion of the meeting that was held yesterday focused on key items such as the identification of a strategic location, estimated cost of establishment and operation as well as the proposed allocation from each agency in establishing the office. The office which is expected to be opened in early of July, will play the critical role as the main marketing hub for the country's commodity products. The marketing of rubber products, rubber gloves, rubber medical products, engineered rubber products and rubber automotive products will be the main focus for this country.
After the meeting had ended, Encik Nurul Islam, the CEO of MRC also took the opportunity to pay a courtesy call to Encik Muhtar Suhaili As-Sarawaki, CEO of MTC and leveraged on the opportunity to exchange views and ideas in developing the country's commodity industry. Next, the group proceeded for a gallery tour arranged by MTC to showcase their wood gallery that houses the country’s wood products. One product that was shown which piqued the interest was a wood product from oil palm trunks technologically developed from a joint study done by the National Palm Oil Board (MPOB) and Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) which is still in the development phase. If it is successfully commercialized, the dependence of the country's timber industry on forest timber can be reduced and help to protect the country's natural treasures. It is also in line with the 12th Sustainable Development Goals which is Responsible Consumption and Production.
Courtesy Visit to MRC by LGM Properties Corporation
MRC received a courtesy visit from LGM Properties Corporation this morning which was attended by its Chairman, Hj. Muhammad Ismi Mat Talib; Tuan Hj. Ir Abdul Ariffahmi Ab
Rahman as the Chief Executive Officer and Suhaini Haron, the Chief Operation Officer.
A visit to MRC Gallery together with some briefings on rubber products were also given to LGM Properties Corporation by MRC’s Chief Executive Officer, Nurul Islam bin Mohamed Yusoff.
Presentation on TARGET and Courtesy Visits to MPIC
Presentation on the Guidelines for the Establishment of the National Rubber Industry Transformation Project (TARGET) by YBhg. Dato’ Dr. Zairossani Mohd Nor, Director General of the Malaysian Rubber Board (MRB), to YB Dato’ Dr. Mohd Khairuddin Aman Razali, Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities (MPIC) today. Also present, MPIC Secretary General, YBhg. Datuk Ravi Muthayah; Nurul Islam Mohamed Yusoff, Chief Executive Officer, Malaysian Rubber Council (MRC); Tuan Haji Ariffahmi, Chief Executive Officer, LGMPC; Wan Asmady, Divisional Secretary, MPIC and Izwan Zarik, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, MRC.
The project, which is expected to increase the income of the smallholders, will be implemented by MRB in collaboration with MRC and LGMPC. The project will also be funded by MRC with a grant of RM6 million using the technology of rubber crepe machines invented by MRB scientists.
A series of courtesy visit from the Chief Executive Officer of MRC, Nurul Islam bin Mohamed Yusof to the Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities (MPIC), YB Dato 'Dr. Mohd Khairuddin Aman Razali, Deputy Ministers, YB Dato’ Sri Wee Jeck Seng and Datuk Willie Mongin that took place right after.
Discussions held during the visit which focused on strategies to upgrade the living standards of rubber tappers, the B40 group, industry 4.0 as well as to ensure sustainable business planning and model.
MRC Welcomes Nurul Islam Mohamed Yusoff as the Newly Appointed CEO
On 15 March 2021, Nurul Islam bin Mohamed Yusoff has officially reported on duty as the new CEO in MRC. Together with him on that day was MRC’s Chairman, Yang Mulia Raja Dato’ Hj Idris Raja Kamarudin. MRC is delighted to welcome Nurul Islam and look forward to achieve great success together under his leadership and experience as the member of the Board of Directors of Malaysian Rubber Board and LGM Properties Corporation.
The Malaysian Rubber Council (MRC) invites companies that have expertise and experience in virtual platform to participate in a tender on MRC Virtual Showcase.
Only qualified companies are eligible to participate in the tender. The criteria for pre-qualification of companies are as follows:-
Must be a registered company with Suruhanjaya Syarikat Malaysia (SSM).
Company must be established for at least 3 years.
Experience in handling at least one virtual trade show/event.
Interested companies will need to provide the necessary supporting documents including a copy of company’s business registration certificate with SSM and portfolio to fulfil the above requirements to Ms Sheen at email@example.com by 12.00 noon, 17 February 2021 (Wednesday).
The information submitted by the companies will be verified by MRC and a notification will be sent to the qualified companies. The companies will need to confirm their attendance at the tender briefing in advance with MRC. Companies that are not able to send their representative to attend the briefing will be excluded from the tender process.
Details of the Tender briefing are as follows:DATE : 22 February 2021, Monday
TIME : 2.00 pm
VENUE : Online Meeting