Greetings from MASSA!

In this August edition of our newsletter, we present readers with a country feature on the Republic of Mauritius. We want to thank the Mauritius High Commission and the Economic Development Board of Mauritius for the Message from the Chairman of the Economic Development Board of Mauritius, and two articles titled, “Mauritius A Thriving Economic Powerhouse” and “Mauritius Your Preferred Business Destination” which shares with readers the latest facts and business, trade and investment opportunities in Mauritius. We look forward to more business engagements between our members in Malaysia and partners in the South-South region with Mauritius.

In this issue of the Newsletter, we report on two Malaysia – China Investment Forums organised by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) Malaysia, namely, the Malaysia – China (Guangxi) Investment Forum 2022 on 26 April 2022 and the Malaysia – China (Chongqing) Investment Forum 2022 on 12 August 2022. Members may contact MATRADE Officers based in Chengdu City (with coverage of Chongqing, Gansu, Ningxia, Qinghai, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Tibet, Yunnan & Xinjiang) and Guangdong Province (with coverage of Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Hunan & Jiangxi).

On 22 June 2022, MASSA held its 31st Annual General Meeting (AGM) in a hybrid format, and the 2021 – 2022 Annual Report is enclosed with the report on the AGM. As the country moves into the endemic phase of the COVID pandemic, MASSA will endeavour to resume its Face-to-Face activities and to renew its acquaintances with the offices of the High Commissions and Embassies of the developing countries based in Malaysia. MASSA connected with the Bangladesh – Malaysia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BMCCI) and the Export-Import Bank of Malaysia (EXIM Bank) on 9 June 2022 and 9 August 2022 respectively, to discuss areas for collaboration in light of the re-opening of borders and the gradual resumption of business activities and engagements in-person.

To that end, several events to keep an eye out for are in the works, in particular, we wish to highlight the upcoming iNNOVATE Tech Show 2022 which is supported by MASSA. Do look out from our weekly Circulars and postings in our website www.massa.net.my.

We thank members, our article contributors and partners for your support to date and look forward to your participation in MASSA’s coming events.

Thank you.

Ng Su Fun

Editorial MASSA