Greetings from MASSA!

2H2022 had been a busy period for MASSA.

In this December edition, we present a feature on the Kingdom of Cambodia as provided to us by our associates in the Malaysian Business Chamber of Cambodia (MBCC). Among the highlights of this feature include the impact of RCEP on Cambodia and a Summary of the Investment Incentives under its Law on Investment that came into force in October 2021.

In this issue, we report on our engagements with our domestic and international partners, which include the Selangor Biotechnology Coordination Office (S-BIOCO), the Malaysian Research Accelerator for Technology & Innovation (MRANTI) and the Bangladesh – Malaysia Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

MASSA had also participated and supported various activities which included the Third Country Training Programme (TCTP) 2022: Investment Promotion for African Countries organised by MIDA, Wisma Putra and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the iNNOVATE Tech Show 2022 – a three-day tech and digital solutions exhibition held at MATRADE Exhibition and Convention Centre which had included co-located events such as a C-Level Roundtable on AI and Robotics and the Global Drone Conference, and a Seminar on AI and Robotics at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia.

As we come to the close of 2022, we are thankful to MASSA members, article contributors, and collaborators for their persevering support throughout this challenging year. MASSA remains committed to present to members, trade, investment and business leads from the South-South countries, especially when the pandemic ushered in an increased need for collaborative efforts at all levels and more so on the digital platform. To this end, several events (virtual and hybrid in nature) are in the works with our partners and collaborators for 2023.

We also welcome members’ initiatives to work with the Secretariat on innovative programmes that may be beneficial to members and the business community.

We wish all members and readers, a happy new year 2023, stay safe and keep well.

Thank you.

Ng Su Fun

Editorial MASSA