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马来西亚燕窝商联合会主办《燕窝汇报会》马来西亚中华总商会总会长拿督林国璋开幕词

 |  July 21, 2012  | Posted in President Speeches |  Post a comment  |  

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大马燕窝商联合会总会长拿督祝圣才,
Y. Bhg. Datuk Dr. Abd Aziz Bin Jamaluddin, Ketua Pengarah Perkhidmatan Veterinar Malaysia
各位来宾,
 
大家早上好!首先,我代表马来西亚中华总商会感谢大马燕窝商联合会邀请本会出席今早之《燕窝汇报会》。汇报会的宗旨,主要讨论我国燕窝业在过去一年来面对的挑战,尤其是一年前爆发但至今仍悬而未决的燕窝被禁出口到中国,燕窝商深受打击的问题。
 
总商会向来支持燕窝业的发展,曾多次主办有关“养燕实际经验分享”工作营,以及协助有意创业者了解引燕行业的运作及其法令的讲座会。对于燕窝业者当前陷入困境,我会深表关切,并对众燕窝业者凝聚力量,共同反映心声,实事求是为问题寻求解决方案的精神表示支持。
 
各位,
燕窝业是高效益行业,也列入2011年度国家经济转型计划重点发展行业之一。燕窝业促进马中两国的旅游和经济发展,因此这个行业对于国家的经济影响巨大。我国首相拿督斯里纳吉曾二度在中国向总理温家宝反映我国燕窝出口中国的困境。业者感谢首相对此课题的关注。
 
根据大马燕窝商联合会,全国养燕业者大约20万人,中国是燕窝最大的消费市场,出口燕窝为我国赚取每年超过20亿令吉的外汇。但是,自去年7月爆发燕窝被禁止出口的问题后,造成燕窝滞销,售价全面滑落,严重打击业者。燕窝商蒙受的损失无从计算,国家也因此流失庞大外汇收入。首当其冲的是燕农,其中向农业银行借贷总值超过1亿零吉的投资者更是陷入困境。燕窝出口禁令对燕业者造成严重打击,若问题一再拖延,将会令养燕业陷入水深火热中,与此同时,投资者也会因为中国的禁令导致大马燕窝价格大大滑落的情况下,无法偿还贷款,血本无归。

 

目前大马燕窝业面临燕窝出入口、燕窝食用安全性、燕窝产品品质等等问题,我国政府规定这个行业必须符合三大条件,那就是医局兽医健康认证、卫生局认证以及大马多媒体委员会的无线追踪系统。惟大马燕窝商联合会则对政府实行无线追踪系统有不同的看法。
 
解决燕窝业的问题已经刻不容缓,宜速不宜迟。燕窝业者在今年年初已经错过了农历新年的黄金高销期,损失惨重,如果问题一再拖延,也必将错过另一个黄金机会,那就是中秋节,对囤货越多的业者来说,无疑是雪上加霜,寒上加寒。
 
总商会促请政府加以重视具有高度经济价值的养燕业,除了为养燕业提供完善有效的管制政策和措施外,了解燕窝业者的问题、担忧及实际需求至关重要。各相关单位必须采取积极负责的态度,与燕窝公会紧密联系和沟通,并在双方取得共识的情况下,尽全力协助养燕业者解决经营上所面对的种种难题,恢复养燕业的正常运作,确保这个行业能在更有保障的环境下,取得持续和稳定的发展,继续为我国赚取可观的外汇收入。
最后,我谨此宣布大马燕窝商联合会主办之《燕窝汇报会》正式开幕,期盼业者的问题早日获得圆满解决。谢谢。

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ACCCIM Press Statement on Strike by Haulage Driver

 |  May 09, 2012  | Posted in Press Releases |  Post a comment  |  

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The strike by drivers in the haulage industry at Port Klang which lasted from the 2nd of May to 4th of May has caused a major delay in the container delivery process.

This unprecedented incident has a big negative impact on our members, resulting in losses which amounted to millions of ringgit. Monetary losses is not the only concern that we are facing, our country’s reputation and image as a stable and progressive nation is also at stake.

Many of our members are facing problem in getting their raw material to their plants and exporting their products overseas. This is detrimental to our nation trade activity which will eventually affect investors’ and our trading partners’ confidence in us.

We have also come to know that the drivers’ strike will also be initiated in Johor Port very soon and we are very concern that if this situation is not controlled the whole country image and economy will be jeopardized. Another issue of concern is that containers are now being unloaded in Singapore by major shipping lines due to the strike this mean additional loss of revenue to our country.

ACCCIM is of the view that the root cause of this problem lies with the container depot operators, majority of which are privately operated and is currently not regulated by any government agency. Their inefficiencies have had caused a lot of unnecessary delays in the logistics chain. We cannot imagine a haulage driver having to wait between 2 to 4 hours to pick up or drop off a container. This is the main concern of the hauliers. To further aggravate the situation the depot operators are collecting depot gate surcharge, which has been increased from RM 5.00 to as much as RM 18.00.

ACCCIM wishes to protest in our strongest term over the lack of monitoring and actions by the relevant authorities and allowing the problem to escalate to this level thereby causing considerable inconveniences and losses to the industries and our economy.

It is only fair that any shortcomings from operations of container handlings should be resolved between the container box operators / shipping lines and the container depot operators, and not to burden the end users.

ACCCIM would like to request the relevant authorities to take immediate actions to remedy this already escalated problem which is causing irreparable damage to our country’s image and economy.

ACCCIM also wishes to seek the government’s intervention to look into the issue of additional port storage charges and shipping line demurrage charges incurred by the importers during this period.


ACCCIM

9-5-2012



Survey Report on Economic Situation of Malaysia for the 2nd Half of Year 2011

 |  March 19, 2012  | Posted in President Speeches |  Post a comment  |  

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ACCCIM MEDIA CONFERENCE

Survey Report on Economic Situation of Malaysia

for the 2nd Half of Year 2011

19-3-2011 (Monday), 9.30 am, ACCCIM Conference Room

 

1. First of all, I would like to express my appreciation to all the media representatives for your presence this morning.

2. The ACCCIM Survey on Economic Situation of Malaysia for the Second Half of 2011 is conducted as a means to gauge the economic situation facing the Malaysian Chinese business community in the Second Half of 2011. The survey also covered some current issues in relation to the Government policies and measures, namely minimum wages, “My First Home” Scheme, One Malaysia Housing Programme, One Malaysia Shop, 2012 Budget announcements, various initiatives for SMEs and the impact of the Competition Act. This survey results would serve as important reference for the business community as well as to facilitate consideration by the Government.

Chairman of the ACCCIM Commerce Committee Dr. Leong Kai Hin will brief on the survey findings in a short while.

3. Announced by Bank Nagara Malaysia on 15th February this year, the Malaysian economy expanded by 5.1% for the whole year of 2011 due to unfavorable external environment. Growth prospects have become increasingly uncertain with the policy uncertainty on the resolution of the ongoing sovereign debt crisis in Europe amid fiscal consolidation in the advanced economies could add further strains to the international financial system, thus affecting the prospects for continued global growth. Going forward, the more challenging external environment could present greater downside risks to Malaysia’s growth prospects and domestic demand is expected to continue to be the key driver of growth.

 

Ladies and gentlemen,

4. FDI inflows into South East Asian economies is expected to continue as macroeconomic conditions remain on a relatively more stable footing than its western counterparts. Today, Malaysia is facing stiff competition to attract FDI inflow with other ASEAN countries. For instance, Indonesia has become favoured destinations in terms of attracting Foreign Direct Investment in the recent years. In addition to the rich natural resources, population and huge market, Indonesia remains an attractive option for foreign investors due mainly to its advantage of more open and pro-business policies implemented by the government in improving the investment environment and attracting foreign capital into Indonesia.

Nevertheless, the competition in the region has no doubt become increasingly intense. Malaysia’s enterprises, like other ASEAN countries, are now facing many challenges such as market entry barriers, rising labor costs, continued increases in prices of raw materials, instability in the international market, etc. Malaysian businesses continue to look towards the government to implement effective policies that can spur greater economic activities.

5. The Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Mohd Sidek Hassan, Co-Chairman of the Special Task Force to Facilitate Business or Pemudah announced that out of a total of 761 business licenses, 395 unnecessary or outdated licenses were identified to be eliminated or simplified in order to reduce and eliminate licenses, shorten the time for issuing and expand the validity period of the licenses. This whole initiative will result in an estimated reduction of RM729 million in business licenses compliance cost when this exercise is completed in June 2012. The ACCCIM render full support to Pemudah and we believe these continuous efforts will improve the investment climate and contribute significantly to boost the Malaysia's attractiveness to foreign investors in the coming years.

6. Finally, I commend ACCCIM Commerce Committee and UTAR's efforts in making this survey a success. I also take this opportunity to thank the media for your support and cooperation in giving continued coverage on this survey exercise.

Thank you.



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