MINUTES OF THE 22nd MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE MEETING

Date : 12th December 2018 (Friday)

Time : 8.30 pm to 10.00pm

Venue : Salsa Resort, Pulai Langkawi

Chairman : Richard Tan Swee Heng

Delegates : As in Attendance List (Annex 1)

1) Speech by President

1.1 President Richard Tan welcomed all delegated to the 22nd Management Committee

Meeting. He thanks to all the committee and members on their commitment for being

present in this meeting at Salsa Resort, Pulau Langkawi.

2) Confirmation Minute of 21st Committee Management Meeting

2.1 Proposed by Richard Tan and was seconded by Haji Mustaffa Bin Mohd Yan.

3) How MPA join MWIA- Mr Saw Eng Thai

3.1 MPA member is not encourage to join MWIA as a trade member. The benefit under

MWIA only related to export license of sawntimber, charcoal, wood pellet, export wooden

pallet or component of wooden pallet. Other benefit under MWIA include allowance for

oversea visit/exhibition, business matching and factory visit cross countries.

Mr Saw encourage MPA member to join individually in own state association such as

Timber Trade Association and Furniture Association to enjoy the benefits from MWIA.

Additional info, Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok has the empowerment to appoint

representative from MPA to sit in Malaysia Timber Council (MTC) during their meeting but

subject to approval.3.2 Dato Andrew Goh has shared his experience in FMM and suggested MPA may utilize

FMM secretariat service. This may help MPA to grow together with FMM in any related

activities.

4) Illegal sawmill, illegal timber activities issue to inform Minister of Water, Land and

Natural Resources, YB Dr. Xavier Jayakumar Arulanandam with the help by Chief

Minister of Perak, YB Ahmad Faizal- Mr Saw Eng Thai

4.1 Mr Saw has shared the illegal harvesting forests issue in Perak. This issue seem be very

hard to monitor and control by authority. As we know, the forest resources need at least 30 years

to harvest again with the cycle life replanting and grow again. There are some minor company

which have the legal permit to harvest the logs but also at the same time harvest outside their

permitted boundary area. Illegal logging still remain as a big issue.

5) Report For The Global Pallet Entrepreneur Assembly Meeting 2018 by Pallet

Professional Committee of China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing on 21-23/11/2018,

Wednesday to Friday At Jinan, Shandong Province – President Richard Tan

5.1 President has shared the report on the above said trip.It was a very fruitful experience

and knowledge gaining trip which delegates can meet many market players from all over the

world. 4 delegates from MPA for this Global Meeting in Shandong, they were: Richard

Tan, Vincent Ooi Eng Aik, Vincent Boo Weng Seng and Loong Kam Shing. Along the trip,

they have visited one of the best pallet machinery producer in Qingtao, Saifan Co. Lth and

one of the biggest pallet manufacturer in Shandong Province, Luda Co.Ltd.

6) Meeting with local authority of Selangor and Kuala Lumpur together present of

Director General of Ministry Forest Penisular Malaysia (JPSM) Dato Haji Nor Ahhirrudin B.

Mahmud, to discuss the timber log of the landscape to be used as timber resource for pallet

industry. – Secretary Mr Loong Kam Shing

6.1 Loong has explained the meeting will be schedule in January 2019, date yet to be

confirmed. This dialogue are with the held by MTIB, together with the local authority to

find the best way and solution to make full used of the landscape resources for pallet

industry and generate more income for the government.

7) Membership drive 2019 – Vincent Ooi Eng Aik

7.1 Vincent Ooi will invite Sarawak Mah Sing Plastics Partner join MPA on 2019. He also

announce that Vintage Pack Sdn Bhd will replace his company Palleture Wood Resources as

a ordinary member start at 2019.

7.2 Poh Leong suggested to waive of first year membership fee to attract more member to

join MPA. He also suggested MPA to plan ahead our yearly activities ahead. Dato Andrew

also suggested we should engage MPA members more by leveraging our MPA website and

Facebook.8) MPA financial update September and October 2018 – Vincent Boo Weng Seng

7.1) The financial report has been table by Treasurer Vincent Boo with the balance October

is RM128,241.67 in the Public Bank current account.

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9) Other Matters

9.1 All the present committee members suggest that third annual dinner to be held in Ipoh,

Perak. Secretary has propose that the name may change to 7th Anniversary Annual Dinner

MPA.

9.2 The next Management committee meeting will held in Sg. Jawi, Mr Chang’s house on

1/3/2019, Friday.

9.3 We have invite EF Security Sdn Bhd, Terrence Lee, Business Account Manager to

present their products and services after the meeting. This company was recommend by

Madam Goh Siew Khim, Impresswood Sdn Bhd.

10) Adjournment

10.1) The meeting adjourned at 10.00 PM.

Chairman

 

Richard Tan Swee Heng

 

Full Report: 2019_Minutes_Of_22nd_MCM.pdf