Dinner in Commemoration of the 40th Anniversary of the Establishment of Malaysia-China Diplomatic Relations and Celebration of 68th Anniversary of ACCCIM
Speech by Dato’ Lim Kok Cheong, President of the Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia (ACCCIM)
20th August 2014 at Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
Yang Amat Berhormat Dato' Sri Mohd. Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak, The Prime Minister of Malaysia
Yang Amat Berbahagia Datin Sri Rosmah Mansor
Yang Berhormat Ministers and Deputy Ministers
His Excellency Dr. Huang Huikang, Ambassador of China in Malaysia
Distinguished guests and delegations from China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, The Philippines, Australia, Korea, Japan and Myanmar
Yang Berbahagia Tan Sri - Tan Sri, Datuk - Datuk
Members of the Media
Ladies and gentlemen
A very good evening!
First of all, on behalf of the Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia (ACCCIM), I would like to express our heartfelt appreciation to Yang Amat Berhormat Dato' Sri Mohd. Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak, The Prime Minister of Malaysia who has kindly present to grace this event as our Guest-of-Honour. The presence of Yang Amat Berhormat has made the event even more meaningful and significant. I would also like to extend my sincere gratitude to all distinguished guests from at home and abroad as well as members of ACCCIM for joining tonight’s dinner, in particularly our close associates, i.e. leaders of Chinese chambers of commerce and trade organisations who have travelled all the way from China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia, the Philippines, Myanmar, Japan, Korea and Australia to be with us tonight. Thank you for honoring us with your presence, this has shown the deep and profound friendship between us and we are truly appreciates.
Ladies and gentlemen,
Malaysia and China are celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations this year, the year 2014 also marks the 68th Anniversary of the ACCCIM since our establishment in 1947. To commemorate this double occasions, ACCCIM resolved to organise a series of festivities to showcase the various roles and functions of ACCCIM so that our guests will have a better understanding on the important roles played by ACCCIM before and after the independence of Malaysia, our historical missions to promote the advancement of industrial and economic development of our country during the period of a political scenario that was rather complex, and our roles in fostering economic and trade ties between Malaysia and China along those years.
ACCCIM was re-established after Second World War. The pre-war records and documents of ACCCIM were unable to trace or lost during the war. Thus the founding predecessors of ACCCIM decided to re-organise the chamber and that’s where the historical records of ACCCIM began. In this regard, 68 years history of ACCCIM is not a long journey, however, some of our constituent chambers, for instance, the Penang Chinese Chamber of Commerce established in 1903, was one of the oldest Chinese chambers of commerce in the world. Other constituent chambers for example the Perak Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Kuala Lumpur and Selangor, the Batu Pahat Chinese Chamber of Commerce, the Kelantan Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the Malacca Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry are more than one hundred years of history.
Malaysia and Singapore Chinese Chambers urge governments of both countries to work closely to resolv
Joint Press Statement
by the Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia (ACCCIM)
and Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCCI)
The two recent measures imposed by the Malaysia and Singapore Governments to significantly increase toll charges and Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) fees have sparked an outcry among the public. These measures also had great impact to business, tourism, logistics and transportation, amongst others. In view of the seriousness of the situation, Dato’ Lim Kok Cheong, President of the Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia (ACCCIM) and Mr Thomas Chua, President of the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCCI) convened a joint meeting today at Batu Pahat, Johor to solicit inputs and feedback from members so that both Chambers could then submit the relevant views and feedback for consideration of their respective Governments in the hope that this issue could be resolved quickly.
会议由世界华商大会召集人组织秘书处暨泰国中华总商会主席刘锦庭先生主持。新加坡中华总商会会长蔡其生先生、香港中华总商会永远名誉会长蔡冠深博士、日本中华总商会会长严浩先生、澳洲维省中华总商会副会长苏忠恕先生、中总总会长拿督林国璋局绅、韩国中华总商会名誉会长袁国栋先生、菲华商联总会理事长施文界博士、以及中国侨商投资企业协会副会长夏付东先生等分别代表各自商会发言，就世界华商大会今后的发展提出了建设性意见并进行了讨论。毎两年一度的世界华商大会至今已举办了12 届，每届均各有其特色，已成为全球华商之盛事。第13 届世界华商大会将由印尼中华总商会主办，於 2015 年9月在印尼巴厘岛国际会议中心举行。