Malaysia Business Chamber Vietnam

y9_04_a6_img2Among the Malaysia Business Chamber’s many accomplishments of 2008 – 2009 have been the carefully designed networking events, varied social activities which also provided informal networking opportunities, the celebration of special occasions and the philanthropic activities, all under the direction of Dr. Shimi, President of MBC.

Social activities are the prime catalyst for growth in any business chamber and MBC did its part in 2008 – 2009, bringing together members of the Kelantan Malay Chamber, the Thai, Singapore, Hong Kong, British, Indian, Swiss and Nordcham business groups, among others, with MBC members for a variety of events.

Throughout 2008, MBC held specific and informal Networking Nights at various venues in the city. Some of the most successful events were Karaoke Nites at the Royal Club (May), a Chinese New Year/Tet celebration for 480 invitees (Feb), the MBC Merdeka Golf Charity Dinner for 350 guests and Halloween Night at the Victoria VIP Club (Oct).

Other major MBC events of 2008 were the Chap Goh Meh Dinner (April), the Badminton Close Tournament (May), a visit to the Long Hoa Orphanage on International Children’s Day (June), the MBC Merdeka Golf and Charity Dinner (Aug), and the Deepa Raya Celebration Dinner (Nov).

Charitable donations, long a reflection of Malaysian corporate and business social responsibility, hit a new high in MBC’s history. On Children’s Day the HCMC Cancer Centre received a gift of VND70,000,000 from MBC and Operation Smiles received VND180,000,000 from the Merdeka Golf Tournament and Gala Dinner.

In 2009, MBC kept up the momentum of 2008 with more networking activities, seminars and charitable giving, including a VND10,000,000 donation made by Dr. Shimi to Vietnamese Dioxin Victims; VND55,000,000 for the HCMC Cancer Centre, VND10,000,000 for the Education Fund of Nguyen Thai Binh ward, VND75,000,000 for the Saigon Times Foundation.

Hard work, motivation and fun contributed to the 2008 – 2009 success of the Malaysia Business Chamber. Congratulations to the many MBC members and to Dr. Shimi whose dedication to Malaysian business in Vietnam created a banner year.

About MBC
MBC is a non-governmental, not-for-profit, non-political organisation registered in Vietnam. It was established in 2000 to assist the Malaysian business community and help build stronger business relationships with the Vietnamese authorities and other foreign companies. MBC brings together Malaysians from diverse business backgrounds through an exciting line-up of events, programmes and community initiatives. In its role as facilitator, MBC provides a dynamic platform for its members to meet, share and exchange ideas, information and expertise.



Executive Committee Of MBC
(For term May 2009 to May 2011)
President : Dr. Shimi Sumathi Muthu Kunju
Senior Vice President : Mr. Calvin H J Yau
Vice President : Mr. Suresh G Kumar
Honorary Secretary : Mr. Teoh Cheng Kooi
Treasurer : Ms. Vivian Yaw
Committee Members : 1. Mr. Zuraidi Saisi
2. Mr. Tengku Ferdenen Tengku Amri
3. Mr. Lim Shiu Beng
4. Mr. Kenny Lim
5. Mr. Leh Thiam Guan

MBC Membership categories
There are currently four categories of membership.
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i. Ordinary Corporate Membership
For companies, corporations and organisations which are incorporated in or established under the laws of Malaysia, and those which have a legal presence in Vietnam in a form permitted by the laws of Vietnam.

The Annual Subscription Fee for Ordinary Corporate Membership is US$600. A one-time Joining Fee US$10.00 is applicable.

ii. Ordinary Individual Members
For citizens and permanent residents of Malaysia, aged 18 years and above, who are ordinary residents of Vietnam interested in business, trade, investment and/or other permitted activities in the country.

The Annual Subscription Fee for Ordinary Individual Members is US$120.00. A one-time Joining Fee of US$10.00 is applicable.

iii. Associate Members
Membership is open to anyone working in Vietnam (non-Malaysian), in Malaysian or non-Malaysian companies.

The Annual Subscription Fee for Associate Members is US$60.00. A one-time Joining Fee of US$10.00 is applicable.

iv. Spouse Members
Open to spouses of Members from all categories of membership. Membership is free.


Contact Details:
Malaysian Business Chamber Vietnam
Room 201, 2nd Floor, 91 Ky Con St.
Nguyen Thai Binh Ward, Dist. 1
Ho Chi Minh City, S. R. Vietnam

Telephone : +84 (8) 3915 1419
Fax : +84 (8) 3915 1420
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