Announcement / Media Release


05 December 2019 - AMMI Members Will Invest a Collective Amount of Rm765 Million in Plant Expansion, New Product Development and R&D In 2020
  1. More The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) and the Association of Malaysian Medical Industries (AMMI) today released the AMMI Medical Device Industry Status and Outlook Report 2019/2020. The Report highlighted that AMMI members collectively sourced RM4.2 billion of raw materials and services from local suppliers and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) within the country. This reflects AMMI’s commitment in supporting government initiatives to develop vendor development programs and local SMEs
29 November 2019 - Approved Investments Totalled RM149 Billion in Jan–Sept 2019
  1. More 93,841 Additional Jobs for the Rakyat, High Demand for Skilled Talents
21 November 2019 - MIDA Partners with Taiwan’s Largest Research Institutions to Drive R&D and Industry 4.0 Agenda
  1. More The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) is partnering with the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), Taiwan’s largest and one of the world’s leading high-tech applied research institutions, in organising the Technology Talk and Smart Collaboration event at MIDA headquarters today. The event, which aims to further promote economic cooperation in trade, investments and Small & Medium Enterprise development, particularly in the fields of Smart Manufacturing, Industry 4.0, Internet of Things and Circular Economy, was well attended by 150 participants
20 November 2019 - MIDA, Intel Organise IoT Malaysia 2019
  1. More The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) in collaboration with Intel Malaysia organised the IoT Malaysia 2019 forum for the third consecutive year. The event is to promote the adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions in the country. Dato' Abdul Majid Ahmad Khan, Chairman of MIDA, officially launched the forum, which was well attended by over 300 participants from various industry sectors
13 November 2019 - Malaysian Companies to Attract Investment and Unlock Growth Opportunities by Listing on Bursa Malaysia
  1. More The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) in collaboration with Bursa Malaysia Berhad, organised a forum on the listing opportunities on Bursa Malaysia, today. Themed ‘Unlock Your Business Potential through Listing’, held at MIDA headquarters at Kuala Lumpur Sentral aimed to provide participants better understanding of the processes and procedures involved in a listing exercise as well as information on the benefits of the equity market
29 October 2019 - Minister of MITI Launches the Federation of Malaysian Fashion, Textiles & Apparels (FMFTA) at Mida Headquarters
  1. More YB Datuk Darell Leiking, Minister of International Trade and Industry, launched the establishment of the Federation of Malaysian Fashion, Textiles & Apparels (FMFTA), at an event themed ‘Fashion and Technology Shaping the Future’ at the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) headquarters today. Dato' Sri Tan Thian Poh has been elected as the Chairman of FMFTA Pro-tem Committee. The launching was attended by over 200 participants, including industry experts, professionals, designers as well as representatives of associations to commemorate this commendable milestone in the industry. The event also included a talk on ‘Fashion-Tech Shaping the Future’, followed by a Fashion-Tech Showcase
16 October 2019 - Sustaining MedTech Revolution through Innovation and a Strong Local Supply Chain
  1. More In conjunction with the Malaysia Medical Device Expo 2019 (MyMEDEX 2019) the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) organised a panel session titled ‘Revolutionising Medical Technology’ at the Malaysian International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC), Kuala Lumpur today
10 October 2019 - MIDA Signs MoU with IPAQ To Promote Investments
  1. More The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Investment Promotion Agency Qatar (IPAQ) today to enhance mutual cooperation in generating investment crossflows between the two countries. The signing ceremony was held in conjunction with the 2nd Malaysia-Qatar Joint Trade Committee Meeting (JTC) in Malaysia this week. The partnership includes information exchanges on economic and industrial development as well as the organisation of joint promotional activities such as conferences and seminars that target investors
08 October 2019 - Principal Hub Incentive 2.0: Malaysia’s Headquarters Hub Incentive Enhanced
  1. More The Government has announced enhancements to the Principal Hub (PH) incentive,which waspreviously introduced in 2015. Companies with existing operations in Malaysia can now further leverage Malaysia as a base for conducting their regional or global businesses. The key functions of principal hub companies include management of risks, decision making, strategic business activities, trading, finance, management and human resource
02 October 2019 - MIDA i-incentives Portal Features 126 Federal Government Incentives
  1. More Accessibility of information at fingertips is vital to assist investors in making well-informed investment decisions. As the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) pushes for transparency enhancement and awareness drive on federal government incentives, a single portal to simplify the interactions among the relevant incentives provider towards better management of information was launched last year and is ever ready to benefit more firms
26 September 2019 - MIDA, Main Partner of High-Level Dialogue on ASEAN – Italy Economic Relations 2020, Kuala Lumpur
  1. More The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA)is set to be the main partner along side the Italy-ASEAN Association and The European House – Ambrosetti in organising the High-Level Dialogue on ASEAN – Italy Economic Relations 2020 in Kuala Lumpur, June next year. This exclusive dialogue and networking platform will be attended by key stakeholders from the public and private sectors of ASEAN and Italy, to explore opportunities towards generating mutually beneficial outcomes
25 September 2019 - SPM Go-Live
  1. More The present Surat Pengesahan MIDA (SPM) module in JPC online system https://jpc.online.mida.gov.my will no longer be available for the submission of application for SPM1 (Manufacturers), SPM2 (Hotel Operators) and SPM3 (Haulage Operators) effective 26 September 2019 (Thursday) at 2.00 pm.
03 September 2019 - Malaysia Welcomes New Southeast Asia (SEA) Regional Headquarters of Vinda Group
  1. More “MIDA is excited to see Vinda Group’s commitment to fortify their presence in the region through the establishment of its new SEA Regional Headquarters, leveraging on their multiple growth enablers such as product innovation, human capital, market expansion and sustainability, supported by Malaysia’s vibrant industrial ecosystem,” said Dato’ Azman Mahmud, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) in his speech, which was read by Mr. Mohamad Ismail Abu Bakar, Executive Director of Manufacturing Development (Resource), MIDA during the Official Opening Ceremony of Vinda Group’s Groundbreaking Ceremony for its New Southeast Asia (SEA) Regional Headquarters held at Bukit Raja, Selangor
22 August 2019 - Selangor Registers RM5.9 Billion Worth Approved Manufacturing Projects for 1H2019
  1. More “In the first half of this year, Selangor recorded RM5.9 billion of total approved investment in the manufacturing sector, 90.3% higher compared with RM3.1 billion, approved in the same period last year. Of this, RM3.8 billion were from foreign investments, representing 64 per cent of Selangor's total approved investments in the manufacturing sector for the period of January to June 2019,” said YB Dr Ong Kian Ming, Deputy Minister of International Trade and Industry (MITI) at the Selangor Investment Seminar 2019, today. The event was organised by the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) in collaboration with MITI and Invest Selangor Berhad
16 August 2019 - Malaysia Continues to Attract Business Interest
  1. More Foreign Investments in the Manufacturing, Services and Primary Sectors Increase by 97.2%
08 August 2019 - MIDA Kick-Starts Series of Business Financing Opportunities Forum
  1. More The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) kick-started its series of Business Financing Opportunities Forum at MIDA headquarters, today. Aptly themed ‘Equity Investment for Business Growth’, the Forum provides an accessible avenue for businesses to obtain information to enhance their competitiveness and capacity through equity participation
07 August 2019 - Strong Presence of MNCs and LLCs in Selangor Hold Many Opportunities for Business Collaborations
  1. More “Selangor is indeed one of the most preferred investment locations for manufacturing activities. Continued interest by investors had enabled Selangor to register a remarkable level of reinvestments by local and foreign companies, whereby reinvestments in the manufacturing sector constituted 40.3% of total investments in the sector for the state.The strong presence of MNCs and Large Local Corporations (LLCs) in the State such as Spirit AeroSystems, Nestle, IKEA, Panasonic, Q-Cells, KL-Kepong Oleomas, Nippon Electric Glass, Perodua Global Manufacturing, Proton, Top Glove and Hartalega hold much promise for business collaborations and opportunities,” said Mr Arham Abdul Rahman, Deputy Chief Executive Officer (DCEO) of Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) during the ninth briefing of MIDA Invest Series: Unfolding States’ Business Potential held today at the MIDA Headquarters
05 August 2019 - Companies to Intensify Innovation through Strategic Collaborations in R&D Activities to Remain Competitive and Sustainable
  1. More “It is more crucial now than ever for companies to reassess and realign their business strategies to adapt to the current challenges of doing business. Intensifying innovation through strategic collaborations in R&D activities is one of the critical components that would enable businesses to remain competitive and sustainable,” said Dato’ Azman Mahmud, Chief Executive Officer of the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) at the Innovation Pitch & Business Matching (IPBM) 2019 this morning in MIDA Sentral
02 August 2019 - MIDA Collaborates With 1MINE to Increase Awareness on Government Policies and Facilities
  1. More The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) in collaboration with the Malaysian Indian Network of Entrepreneurs (1MINE) organised a Briefing and Networking Session to increase awareness of local companies on latest updates on government policies, incentives, facilities and support services available. The half-day seminar has brought together up to 250 participants from the value chain of the manufacturing and services sectors
16 July 2019 - Penang, Among Top Investment Destinations in Malaysia
  1. More Approved Investments in the Manufacturing Sector Reached RM137.9 billion, 1980 - March 2019
11 July 2019 - MIDA Urges Domestic Companies to Join the Economic Accelerator Projects
  1. More ​As announced in May, this year, the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) has established the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) Unit as a dedicated contact point to facilitate and promote the development of the Economic Accelerator Projects (EAP) along the ECRL corridor. The Unit is currently engaging with the respective states and interested parties to inform and promote the EAPs
10 July 2019 - Malaysia Offers Vast Opportunities In e-Commerce Fulfillment Industry
  1. More ​“In light of the projected double-digit growth of e-Commerce in the region, Malaysia is ready to take part in transforming the existing digital landscape into a bright digital future. The Government through MIDA has expanded the logistics incentive scheme by introducing the second round Integrated Logistics Services (ILS) incentive to encourage logistics companies to adopt technology in their operations and to position themselves as regional e-Fulfilment hub providers in Malaysia. From 2017 until March 2019, MIDA has approved eight e-Fulfilment projects in which seven of these projects are locally owned,” said YB Dr. Ong Kian Ming, Deputy Minister of the International Trade and Industry at the “Investment Opportunities in the E-Commerce Fulfillment Industry Seminar 2019” held in the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI)
09 July 2019 - Malaysia Promotes Specialised And High-End Plastic Products
  1. More The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA), Malaysian Plastics Manufacturers Association (MPMA) and the Malaysian Petrochemicals Association (MPA) co-organised the biennial MPMA-MPA-MIDA Conference on Government Assistance at MIDA headquarters today. The Conference, attended by over 120 participants, aimed to create awareness and update members on the various Government policies, facilitation and assistance available for the plastics industry
26 June 2019 - Domestic Investment Seminar in Sarawak : MIDA Continues To Create More Business Opportunities for Investors
  1. More The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) organised the Sarawak Domestic Investment Seminar 2019 today in collaboration with Ministry for Industrial and Entrepreneur Development Sarawak (MIED) as a platform to update the industry players especially in East Malaysia region on the latest policies and facilities that are available
18 June 2019 - Cochlear Announces Expansion of Global Repair Centre for Implantable Hearing Solutions in Kuala Lumpur
  1. More Cochlear Limited (ASX: COH), the global leader in implantable hearing solutions, today announced an expansion of services in its Global Repair Centre located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Australian Acting High Commissioner to Malaysia Michael Growder, together with officials from the Australian Trade and Investment Commission, Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA), Association of Malaysian Medical Industries (AMMI), Ministry of Health (MOH), KPJ Healthcare University College and other related bodies attended the ceremony to mark the expansion of the facility
18 June 2019 - Hospitality Ecosystems in Malaysia: Sabah and Sarawak A Vibrant Tourist Destination
  1. More The Conference on Tourism Potential in Sabah and Sarawak organised by the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) on 18 June 2019 at the MIDA headquarters received an encouraging response with over 80 participants from the Malaysian Association of Hotel Owners (MAHO), Malaysian Association of Amusement Themepark and Family Attractions (MAATFA), hoteliers, tourist attraction operators, business chambers among others
10 June 2019 - Q1 2019 Approved Investments in the Manufacturing, Services and Primary Sectors Reach RM53.9 Billion FDI in the Manufacturing Sector Soared by 127.0%
  1. More Kuala Lumpur, 10 June, 2019 – Amid the risks and challenging uncertainties in the global economy surrounding the US-China trade talks, investors remained confident about Malaysia as an investment destination.
16 May 2019 - Penang Attracts Rm129.1 Billion Worth of Approved Investments in the Manufacturing Sector as At 2018
  1. More Penang has consistently ranked among the top investment destinations in the country over the last five decades. As of 2018, MIDA approved a total of 4,084 manufacturing projects with investments worth RM129.1 billion for Penang.
15 May 2019 - MIDA Establishes Dedicated Team to Promote The Development of Industrial Parks, Infrastructure, Logistics Hub and Transit-Oriented Developments Along ECRL Project
  1. More Moving forward, the team will engage and strategise various action plans covering promotional activities and engagements with relevant stakeholders including domestic industries.
07 May 2019 - Smart Manufacturing Takes Centre Stage at Semicon Southeast Asia 2019
  1. More Ministry of International Trade and Industry officiates regional showcase on the electronics manufacturing supply chain
03 May 2019 - C. Steinweg Launches Integrated Commodities Hub and Malaysia’s First European-Standard Chemical Warehouse In Port Klang
  1. More PORT KLANG, Malaysia, May 3, 2019 – C. Steinweg Logistics (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd., a fully owned subsidiary of C. Steinweg Warehousing (F.E.) Pte Ltd and a member of C. Steinweg Group, today announced the Grand Opening of its Port Klang Natural Resources & Commodities Hub. Port Klang will be Steinweg’s second owned-and-operated London Metal Exchange (LME) Delivery Point in Malaysia, after Johor Port Terminal 2, and the country’s first European-Standard Chemical Warehouse in the Klang Valley.
25 April 2019 - Dato’ Abdul Majid Bin Ahmad Khan, New Chairman of MIDA
  1. More 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
02 April 2019 - MIDA Collaborates With MAA To Boost Localisation Activities In The Automotive Industry
  1. More The Localisation Programme for Automotive Industry 2019 with the theme “Local2Global” organised by the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) in collaboration with the Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA) at MIDA headquarters today received an encouraging response from the automotive industry players. The event, which was well attended by over 100 participants ranging from MAA members, including the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and local vendors discussed among others, initiatives to increase localisation activities that will benefit all stakeholders as well as to encourage more investments in the industry
28 March 2019 - Driving Local E&E Industry via SEMICON Southeast Asia 2019
  1. More Smart manufacturing at forefront of the annual showcase
27 March 2019 - MIDA to Organise Three More Linkages Programme For the Aerospace Industry In 2019
  1. More Nine Malaysian Aerospace Companies Participated in 2018
21 March 2019 - 24 Students Graduated From MIDA-MOE-FMM Apprenticeship Programme
  1. More Second phase will commence at the end of April 2019
14 March 2019 - Approved Investments in the Manufacturing, Services and Primary Sectors Chart Rm201.7 Billion In 2018
  1. More Performance of the Manufacturing Sector Rose by 37.2%
12 March 2019 - MIDA and KOTRA Signs MoU for Investment Promotion Cooperation
  1. More The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) today, in conjunction with the visit of His Excellency Moon Jae-In, President of the Republic of Korea to Malaysia this week. The partnership includes information exchanges on investment environment, opportunities, and promotion activities, as well as best practices of investment promotion
08 March 2019 - Malaysia Welcomes Another Homegrown Aerospace Company
  1. More Boss Aerosystem Opens Manufacturing and Fabrication Facility in Penang
14 February 2019 - Indian Investors to Capitalise on Business Opportunities in Malaysia
  1. More India continues to be one of Malaysia’s important sources of FDI, particularly in the manufacturing sector and remains to be among the top 20 investors in the country. As at September 2018, a total of 135 manufacturing projects with participation from India have been implemented. These investments, valued at RM5.5 billion have created more than 15,000 jobs for the country. Majority of these investments were in the textiles and textile products, chemical and chemical products, paper and printing, non-metallic mineral products, electronics and electrical products and basic metal products
29 January 2019 - Sarawak Attracts RM137.3 Billion Worth Approved Manufacturing Projects as at September 2018
  1. More The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) has approved a total of 1,120 manufacturing projects with investments worth RM137.3 billion in Sarawak as at September 2018. These projects have created over 175,000 job opportunities, mainly in the natural gas, chemical and chemical products, basic metal products, petroleum products (including petrochemicals) and electronics and electrical products sectors
25 January 2019 - More Investors Expressed Interest in Sabah’s Furniture And Wood-Based Industry
  1. More The Seminar on the New Era of Manufacturing for Furniture & Wood-Based Industry by Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) held on 23 January 2019 in Kota Kinabalu received encouraging interest from industry players. The immediate response came from three companies based in Peninsular Malaysia that would like to leverage resources available in Sabah and expand their business operations in the State. To facilitate these companies’ interests, MIDA arranged discussions with Yayasan Sabah, POIC Lahad Datu and Sabah Softwood Berhad towards strategic collaborations
22 January 2019 - More Companies Responding to MIDA’s Call to Narrow Skills Gap
  1. More Four IHLs Receive Automation Equipment Worth RM200,000 from Muehlbauer
20 December 2018 - Malaysia Records RM139.3 Billion of Approved Investments For January-September 2018
  1. More Driven by FDI Increase of 249.4% in the Manufacturing Sector
17 December 2018 - MIDA Industrial Park Forum Highlights Investment Potential in Sabah
  1. More The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) collaborated with the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) and Sabah state authorities to organise the fourth and last installation of its industrial park forum series, held today at the Marriot Hotel, Sabah. The event was graced by YB Dr. Ong Kian Ming, Deputy Minister of International Trade and Industry (MITI). Also present was YB Tuan Chong Chen Bin, Assistant Minister of the Ministry of Trade and Industries, Sabah and Senior Executive Director of MIDA, Mr. Zabidi Mahbar
06 December 2018 - Export of Made-in-Malaysia Medical Devices Expected to Cross RM23 Billion in 2019
  1. More The Association of Malaysian Medical Industries (AMMI) today announced its Medical Device Industry Status and Outlook Report 2018/2019 which is based on a survey completed by 46 AMMI members, constituting a 69% response rate. The report contains comprehensive analysis of export overview, sourcing of raw materials and components, growth in cumulative investments and challenges faced by the industry as well as the medical device industry’s outlook for 2019.
28 November 2018 - MIDA Attracts 111 Potential Green Projects worth RM4.1 Billion at IGEM 2018
  1. More The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) today announced the outcome of their participation at the 9th International Greentech & Eco Products Exhibition and Conference Malaysia (IGEM 2018) that was held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, last month
05 November 2018 - Budget 2019 Reflects Malaysia's Commitment to Ensure a Conducive Business Environment
  1. More Snapshot of New & Extended Incentives for the Manufacturing & Services Sectors
30 October 2018 - MIDA i-Services Portal Launched at National Investment Seminar 2018
  1. More The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) launched its i-Services Portal during the National Investment Seminar 2018 today. It is a business linkage platform to connect service providers and their potential clients, which consists both local and foreign companies.
29 October 2018 - Malaysia Continues to Attract More Business Interest
  1. More Approved Investments in the Services, Manufacturing and Primary Sectors Rose by 17.7% in 1H2018
24 October 2018 - Catching the Next Wave of Medical Devices Manufacturing
  1. More Industry Players Urged to Forge Ahead with New Strategies & Technologies
18 October 2018 - Industry Park Developers to Employ New Strategies
  1. More The development of industrial parks in the country needs to be synchronized with the states’ unique strengths and leverage on specific industry clusters. “By providing a location which is well equipped with the right ingredients of the highest standards, it has the potential to transform the area into a thriving city of industry. Perak, for example, being the second largest state in Peninsular Malaysia, could leverage on the economic development of its bordering states. Local SME industrial clusters here could be further strengthened by tapping into the supply chain of big corporations or multinational companies in neighbouring states,” said YB Dr. Ong Kian Ming, Deputy Minister of International Trade and Industry at the Industrial Park Forum for the Northern Region held at Weil Hotel, Ipoh today
16 October 2018 - Investors to Consider Sabah as the Next Location for Investment
  1. More “Sabah is certainly one of Malaysia’s vibrant destinations for investment. As at December 2017, a total of 761 manufacturing projects with investments worth RM15.1 billion have been implemented in Sabah. More than 90,000 jobs have been created from these projects particularly in the food manufacturing, paper, printing & publishing, wood & wood products, chemical & chemical products, and non - metallic mineral products sectors. The State continues to attract additional approved investments of more than RM40 million in the first half of this year in the food manufacturing and fabricated products,” said Mr Arham Abdul Rahman, Deputy Chief Executive Officer (DCEO) of the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) during its 6th instalment of the MIDA Invest Series today
25 September 2018 - Malaysian Textile and Fashion Entrepreneurs to Leap to the Next Level
  1. More Moving Businesses Towards Greater Innovation, Productivity & Efficiency
19 September 2018 - 7 MoUs Inked at Malaysia-Taiwan Industrial Collaboration Summit
  1. More Encouraging Collaborations and Increasing Business Opportunities
28 August 2018 - Industrial Parks Developers to Step up Their Game
  1. More To Meet Requirements of Industry of the Future
19 July 2018 - In Propelling the Nation to Becoming a Leading F&B Exporter, Siemens Malaysia Partners MIDA to Digitalize the F&B Industry
  1. More Malaysia is striving to become a leading F&B exporter through Foreign Direct Investments (FDIs) that would attract established brands and with the provision of right support for local companies in meeting global standards. Foreign companies that are seeking to set up their export hubs in Malaysia will be drawn to an ecosystem which has the right infrastructure in place, and where production cost can be reduced while productivity increased – outcomes that can only be achieved through the power of digitalization or smart manufacturing.
13 July 2018 - Malaysia Airports Inks MoU with MIDA
  1. More Development of KLIA Aeropolis & Subang Airport Regeneration Initiative to Spur High Value Added FDI
10 July 2018 - MIDA Collaborates With Invest Selangor to Boost Logistics Supply Chain
  1. More The logistics industry is expanding rapidly in Malaysia especially in the Klang Valley, in tandem with the robust growth of the digital economy and industry 4.0 in the country. Recognising the potentials of Selangor to become the logistics gateway to South East Asia catering to the needs of the ASEAN and APAC region, the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) and Invest Selangor jointly organised the Investment Forum on Logistics Industry with the theme, ‘Deepening Logistics Supply Chain in Selangor’ at the Concorde Hotel Shah Alam today
05 July 2018 - Osram Donates Specialised Equipment To Four Malaysian Universities
  1. More Exemplary Human Capital Initiatives Towards Building Industry Ready Talents
28 June 2018 - MIDA-IME Industry 4.0 Showcase
  1. More The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) in collaboration with IME Group of Companies with the support of Dassault Systèmes and Robert Bosch organised the MIDA-IME Industry 4.0 Showcase, today. The event, held at MIDA headquarters aimed to assist local players in their implementation of Industry 4.0. The Showcase gathered experts to demonstrate a wide range of technologies endorsed by Industry 4.0 namely simulation, additive manufacturing, system integration, digitisation, cloud computing, Internet of Things (IoT) and data analytics
26 June 2018 - Companies Urged To Venture into IBS
  1. More “To advance the affordable housing and construction agenda, we seek to connect the relevant stakeholders towards fostering stronger collaborations and enhance the existing ecosystem to respond to both current and new challenges, creating liveable and more resilient communities,” said Mr Arham Abdul Rahman, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) at the Industrialised Building System (IBS) Adoption and Regularisation Dialogue 2018, held at MIDA HQ today
22 May 2018 - Largest Ever SEMICON Southeast Asia Showcases Smart Technologies
  1. More SEMICON Southeast Asia, the region's premier gathering of the global electronics manufacturing supply chain, today opened it’s 22-24 May exposition, for the first time in Kuala Lumpur, showcasing IoT, smart manufacturing, autonomous driving, virtual reality (VR), and other smart technologies. Themed “Think Smart Make Smart,” SEMICON Southeast Asia 2018 brings together industry experts from around the world for critical insights into the semiconductor ecosystem, new business opportunities and collaboration.
18 May 2018 - Q12018 Investments Figures for Manufacturing & Manufaturing Related Services
  1. More Malaysia's manufacturing sector remains resilient.
07 May 2018 - MIDA-ITRI Taiwan MoU, Driving Malaysia Towards Industry 4.0
  1. More The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) is partnering with the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), Taiwan through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to encourage, facilitate and promote economic cooperation in the areas of trade, investments and Small & Medium Enterprise (SME) development, particularly in Smart Manufacturing & Industry 4.0, Internet-of-Things and Circular Economy
28 April 2018 - MIDA Inks MoU with Cosmetic Valley France Set to Boost Innovation in Halal Cosmetics Industrial Cluster in Malaysia
  1. More The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) signed and exchanged a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Cosmetic Valley France (CVF) during a MIDA Mission to Paris led by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) on 19 April 2018. This MoU reflects the shared ambition between both entities to develop a sustainable cosmetics and personal care industry cluster in Malaysia through the sharing of information, mutual promotional initiatives and R&D efforts particularly in the Halal segment. Ultimately, this will contribute towards providing new and innovative products to the market and enhancing economic growth for both Malaysia and France.
23 April 2018 - MIDA Signs Tripartite Pact with Daher & IoT Valley Woo More French Investments, Drive Innovation in Aerospace Logistics
  1. More In line with the technological advancements taking place in Malaysia, the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) signed a tripartite pact with Daher and France’s IoT Valley on 20 April 2018. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) will contribute towards promoting more investment and business cooperation between France and Malaysia, particularly in the development of IoT and logistics in Malaysia’s aerospace industry.
18 April 2018 - MIDA Invest Series: Unfolding the Potential Of Terengganu
  1. More “There are many exciting developments happening in Terengganu that bodes well for business and job opportunities. The East Coast Rail Link (ECRL), Terengganu Silica Valley (TSV), Terengganu Technology Hub (TTH), Visit Terengganu 2018 and the rejuvenation of the Knowledge Park in Tembila – a boost to the development of human capital in the state,” said Mr Arham Abdul Rahman, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) during its 5th instalment of the MIDA Invest Series today
11 April 2018 - Business And Job Opportunities Abound at MIDA’s National Supply Chain Conference on Rail Projects and Career Fair 2018
  1. More The National Supply Chain Conference on Rail Projects organised by the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) was held today at the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC), Kuala Lumpur. It attracted an overwhelming interest of more than 2,000 participants ranging from industry players as well as local authorities, business chambers and embassies
10 April 2018 - MIDA & SEMI to Propel Malaysia’s Electronics Industry via SEMICON Southeast Asia 2018
  1. More Malaysia last year recorded a total of 109 electrical and electronics (E&E) industry projects with approved investments of RM9.7 billion to drive new business growth and job creation, positioning the region to accelerate its transition into a smart manufacturing hub.
05 April 2018 - Malaysia Welcomes Tactilis’ First Dedicated Biometric Smartcard Manufacturing Facility in Malaysia
  1. More Tactilis which manufactures biometric smartcards is setting up its first global facility in Malaysia. The investment based in the Pearl of the Orient will be undergoing transformation to meet the need of global demand and become the Tactilis’ Centre of Excellence for its Global Manufacturing and Research & Development. The thrust forward is to convert the plant into a smart factory through its “Industry 4.0” plan.
21 March 2018 - Embracing Future Innovations
  1. More Companies Need to Align with the Dynamic Ecosystem of the Automotive Industry
08 March 2018 - MIDA Organises Inaugural Industrial Park Forum
  1. More Strengthening the Manufacturing Ecosystem
06 March 2018 - Media Release : Malaysian Investment Performance Report 2017
  1. More MIDA Annual Media Conference 2018
23 February 2018 - Pahang, A Big State with Big Opportunities for Investors
  1. More The East Coast Railway Line (ECRL) project, Malaysia-China Kuantan Industrial Park (MCKIP), Kuantan Port expansion and Tanjong Agas Oil & Gas and Logistic Industrial Park lend an air of optimism for the state of Pahang that sets to woo investments from both foreign and local investors into the state
12 February 2018 - Orgkhim’s Johor plant to be the First Producer of Carcinogen-Free Rubber Process Oils (RPOs) in Malaysia
  1. More Norman Process Oils Malaysia Plant Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Orgkhim Biochemical Holding from Russia is building a USD50 million (RM200 million) facility at Tanjung Langsat, Pasir Gudang to manufacture petroleum-based extender oils used in tires, synthetic rubbers and rubber compounds
08 February 2018 - Kelantan Attracts Rm6.48 Billion Of Approved Investments As At September 2017
  1. More Kelantan is one of Malaysia’s vibrant destinations for investments, driven mainly in the services and agriculture sectors
25 January 2018 - Over 150,000 Jobs Created from 1,142 Manufacturing Projects Implemented in Kedah
  1. More Kedah is one of the oldest states in Malaysia and has captivating history behind it. In fact, there is more to this ‘Rice Bowl State’ than just paddy fields. In term of investments, there are 1,142 manufacturing projects implemented in Kedah with total investments of RM51.28 billion as at December 2016. These projects have created over 150,000 job opportunities for the state.
22 January 2018 - MIDA Deepens Its Engagement With The Indian Business Community
  1. More Indian Entrepreneurs Urged to Leverage on Programmes & Facilities Provided by the Government
12 January 2018 - MIDA Expands Efforts in Providing In-depth Opportunities in Every State
  1. More The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) expands efforts in providing in-depth opportunities in every state this year through its Special Briefing Session series. The first briefing session, ‘An Update on Investment Opportunities in Perlis’ was held today at the MIDA HQ.
15 December 2017 - Approved Investments Totalled Rm113.5 Billion In Jan-Sept 2017
  1. More Local Companies Continue to Spearhead Investment Activities in Malaysia
08 December 2017 - Monash University Malaysia Launches MIDA-Approved R&D Status Company
  1. More University Industry Collaboration: A Catalyst in Powering an Innovation Economy’.
07 December 2017 - MIDA Engages More Than 200 Industry Players In Sabah
  1. More Companies to Leverage on Facilities Provided, Particularly in Industry 4.0 Ventures
30 November 2017 - Intensifying Engagements Through The SME Investment Desk
  1. More MIDA Nurtures Global Champions among Local Companies
30 November 2017 - MIDA Teams Up with Nikkei for Inaugural Malaysia Business Forum
  1. More The New Era of ASEAN – Malaysia, the Asian Business Hub
29 November 2017 - MIDA Welcomes Rollout of Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 Maiden Fan Case
  1. More UMW Aerospace is now the Tier 1 supplier for Rolls Royce to manufacture aircraft parts in the region
23 November 2017 - Opening of World’s Most Advanced LED Chip Facility in Malaysia
  1. More OSRAM Opto Semiconductor Continues to Expand, Additional 1,480 Job Opportunities
22 November 2017 - MIDA Connects MNCs and SMEs In East Malaysia Towards A Stronger Supply Chain In The Region
  1. More The strong presence of many multinational corporations (MNCs) and large local corporations (LLCs) located here, and the very fact a few big names such as OCIM, X-Fab, Huchems Fine Chemical, LONGi, Press Metal, Cahya Mata Sarawak and Shin Yang Industries have made significant investments in Sarawak hold much promise for business collaboration and opportunities within this region
21 November 2017 - Announcement : Application for the Extension of 'Surat Pengesahan MIDA (SPM)
  1. More Starting 15th November 2017, company may apply for the extension of 'Surat Pengesahan MIDA' (SPM1 & SPM2) online.
16 November 2017 - Think IoT to Stay Ahead
  1. More “I encourage more local companies, SMEs and start-up technopreneurs to explore the adoption and implementation of IoT as a means to add value in their products and services as well as to increase productivity and efficiency towards scaling up their businesses,” said the Minister of MITI .
15 November 2017 - MITI, MIDA and CIDB Launch IBS & Building Materials Supply Chain 2017/2018 Directory
  1. More Directory to profile over 4,000 companies and relevant stakeholders in Malaysia
09 November 2017 - Utilise All Facilities Available to Sustain Competitiveness, Says MITI Minister II
  1. More “MITI, MIDA and our other agencies have been doing many outreach programmes, especially towards building the capabilities of our local industry players and small & medium-sized companies (SMEs).However, there is still a lack of awareness among the business community in the facilities and support provided by the Government. There are really many platforms that all of you can take advantage of,” said YB Minister II during the National Investment Seminar 2017 organised by the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) today at the Intercontinental Hotel.
09 November 2017 - MIDA is launching the sale of e-Stats Digest (January – June 2017)
  1. More Be an industry insider, purchase online now!
07 November 2017 - Announcement : Exemption from Withholding Tax for Services rendered and performed outside Malaysia
  1. More Effective 6 September 2017, the Government through the Income Tax (Exemption) (No.9) Order 2017 (P.U. (A) 323) dated 23 October 2017, exempts non-resident person from payment of income tax in respect of income from services which are rendered and performed by the person outside Malaysia.
06 November 2017 - Opening of Atlas Copco’s Compressor Technique Service 1st South East Asia Training Academy
  1. More Swedish industrial company, Atlas Copco unveiled its 1st Southeast Asia Training Academy in Kuala Lumpur today.
02 November 2017 - ​Malaysia Continues to Attract Japanese Investors
  1. More This event brought together stakeholders from both countries to discuss on current issues relating to doing business in Malaysia. At the dialogue, issues discussed include procedures and regulations on trade and investment, as well as Malaysia’s recent review of its foreign exchange policies. This initiative is among MIDA’s on-going efforts to promote Japanese investment into Malaysia.
30 October 2017 - MIDA’S National Supply Chain Conference Connects 1,000 MNCs & SMEs
  1. More Creating Opportunities & Building Sustainable Linkages in Catalytic Areas
26 October 2017 - Announcement on ICA Public Online Consultation: Review of Industrial Co-ordination Act (ICA) 1975
  1. More MITI is currently reviewing the Industrial Coordination Act (ICA), 1975 and is in the midst of conducting their third online public consultation starting from 24 October 2017 until 11 November 2017. Members of the public are invited to participate in this ICA online consultation process.
25 October 2017 - MIDA & SMiTA Join Hands to Help SMEs Go Global
  1. More Encourages SMEs to Venture into Peru & Chile at the Biz Connect Day
19 October 2017 - 1H2017 Approved Investments Totalled RM65.4 Billion
  1. More Malaysia’s Broad-Based Economic Structure Will Continue to Appeal to Investors


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