Malaysia offers new strategic locations for foreign and domestic investors along the ECRL corridor
Malaysia's earliest railway system was established during the British colonial era when the Federated Malay States Railway and the Malaysian Railway Administration operated in 1885. The first railway line connected Taiping to Port Weld (Kuala Sepetang) to transport tin cargo from the mines in the vicinity of Taiping, Larut and Matang.
Smart Manufacturing takes Centre Stage at SEMICON Southeast Asia 2019
On 7 May 2019, Dr. Ong Kian Ming, Deputy Minister of International Trade and Industry (MITI), officiated the opening of SEMICON Southeast Asia 2019, an annual gathering of the global electronics manufacturing supply chain at MITEC. Held for the second year in Kuala Lumpur, and fifth time in Malaysia, the showcase with the theme 'Fostering a Resilient and Growing Electronics Manufacturing Supply Chain in South East Asia' brings together industry experts from around the world for critical insights into the semiconductor ecosystem, new business opportunities and collaboration.
Dato' Abdul Majid Bin Ahmad Khan, New Chairman of MIDA
The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dato' Abdul Majid Ahmad Khan, the President of Malaysia-China Friendship Association who is also the Honorary Chairman of the Malaysia-China Chamber of Commerce, as the new Chairman of MIDA, effective 22 April 2019.
MIDA Collaborates with Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA) to Boost Localisation Activities in the Automotive Industry
On 2 April 2019, Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) in collaboration with the Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA) organised the Localisation Programme for Automotive Industry 2019, themed "Local2Global" at MIDA headquarters. The event received an encouraging response from the automotive industry players and attended by over 100 participants ranging from MAA members, including the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and local vendors. The event aimed to increase localisation activities and benefit all stakeholders as well as to encourage more investments in the industry.