On 24th March 2021, President of China Enterprises Chamber of Commerce in Malaysia (CECCM), Zhang Min together with Treasurer of China Enterprises Chamber of Commerce in Malaysia (CECCM) Yang ZhiJun led 5 units members of China enterprises to meet the Chairman of Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA), Dato’ Abdul Majid Ahmad Khan.
President of CECCM, Zhang Min thanks MIDA for organizing this meeting to let members of CECCM to have the opportunities to communicate “face-to-face” with MIDA about the future development of the manufacturing industry and also the challenges that the manufacturing industries are facing. He pointed out that more and more China enterprises has come to Malaysia to invest especially in the manufacturing industry. The contributions from them are important to Malaysia’s economic. He also shared the challenges faced by Chinese companies during the pandemic, such as personnel visas, policy changes, operation and maintenance costs and etc.
Chairman of Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA), Dato’ Abdul Majid Ahmad Khan shows his appreciation and hopes that MIDA and CECCM can continue to keep close relationship to work out more plan in the future. He also introduces the newly launched One Stop Centre for Business Travelers. This is to ensure that all investor and business travellers could travel more efficiently and fuss-free.
All of the members had participated actively during the meeting discussion. Majority of them reported to MIDA the various challenges such as shortage of foreign employees coupled with the inability to work in Malaysia for more than ten years, expensive and tedious submission for contract renewal and etc.
Most manufacturing companies stated that due to the impact of the pandemic, many employees were unable to enter the country to work due to visa issues. Due to the shortage workers, the original work plans were forced to cut in half which directly affected the company’s capital chain. Both CECCM and MIDA communicated effectively at the meeting and expected more collaboration in the future.