Season’s Greetings and a Happy New Year 2018 from the MASSA Secretariat.

MASSA had a few visitors and events in the last quarter of 2017.

A MASSA delegation participated at the 5th Showcase Malaysia in Dhaka, Bangladesh.  This 5th edition attracted participation of more than 60 companies ranging from Malaysian manufactured products and services that included medical, tourism, education, engineering and consultancy.

MASSA continued to engage with the High Commission of Papua New Guinea and together with FMM organised a seminar on “Doing Business with Papua New Guinea” on 8 December 2017.  YBhg Tan Sri Dato’ Soong Siew Hoong, MASSA’s EXCO member and also FMM Council Member, chaired the meeting.  With the encouragement of the High Commissioner of Papua New Guinea, MASSA together with FMM will be organising a Business Mission to Papua New Guinea from May 7-12, 2018.  We look forward and encourage members to join this mission to Papua New Guinea.  MASSA has featured an article on Papua New Guinea in this edition of the newsletter.

Another burgeoning country MASSA has been engaging is Mongolia.  A senior delegation from M/s Erdenes Mongol LLC made a working visit to Malaysia from 4–6 October 2017.  Erdenes Mongol LLC is a Mongolian Government Corporation, founded in 2007 with a mandate to represent the Government of Mongolia’s interest in strategic mineral assets in the country.  They have extended an invitation to MASSA to organise a visit to Mongolia.  This is in the planning for  2018.  We encourage members to look out for our weekly circulars informing you of these upcoming events.  

We take this occasion to thank all members, associates, sponsors and contributors for assisting us in the publication of our E-Newsletter throughout 2017.  We look forward to your continuing support as we bring to members interesting and useful articles that can add value to your business endeavours to expand to the South-South countries.

Thank you and best wishes for 2018.

Ng Su Fun
MASSA Secretariat