MIDA in the News


25 November 2019 - MIDA coordinating with Dutch authorities to facilitate business delegation´s visit to Malaysia
  1. More ​The Frankfurt office of the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) is closely coordinating with the Dutch industry and government agencies to facilitate a Dutch delegation’s visit to Malaysia expected to take place during the first half of 2020
20 November 2019 - MIDA, Intel organise IoT Malaysia 2019 to promote adoption of IoT solutions
  1. More Over 300 participants from various industry sectors attended the IoT Malaysia 2019 forum organised by the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) in collaboration with Intel Malaysia today to promote the adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions in the country
15 October 2019 - MIDA makes strong pitch for O&G industry at Amsterdam's Offshore Energy 2019
  1. More ​The Frankfurt office of the Malaysia Investment Development Authority (MIDA), participated in the Offshore Energy 2019 in Amsterdam, an exhibition-cum-conference on the oil and gas sector
10 October 2019 - MIDA inks MoU with IPAQ to promote investment
  1. More The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Investment Promotion Agency Qatar (IPAQ) to enhance mutual cooperation in generating investment cross flows between the two countries
02 October 2019 - MIDA intensifies efforts to increase i-incentives portal users
  1. More ​The i-incentives portal, which features 126 federal government incentives, aims to increase the number of users from 2,000 businesses currently, Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) senior executive director Ahmad Khairuddin Abdul Rahim said
08 August 2019 - Equity investment a viable funding option for business expansion -- MIDA
  1. More ​Equity investment such as private equity and venture capital is a viable funding option for companies seeking business expansion, said the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA)
03 August 2019 - MIDA crowned Top Asia Pacific's Investment Promotion Agency by international publication
  1. More ​The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) has bagged the Top Investment Promotion Agency 2019 award in the Asia Pacific National category by the Site Selection, an internationally circulated business publication
02 August 2019 - MIDA consistent in assisting SMEs embrace Industry 4.0
  1. More ​The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) understands the difficulties faced by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in embracing the Industry 4.0 in the face of challenging economic times
01 August 2019 - MIDA calls for manufacturing companies to utilise automation CA incentive
  1. More ​The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) is urging manufacturing companies to utilise the Automation Capital Allowance (CA) incentive that aims to enhance the efficiency and productivity of local industries
18 July 2019 - Portal offers info on incentives for business sector
  1. More ​The business community will now be able to obtain real-time information on the latest i-incentive portal set up by Malaysian Investment Development Authority (Mida)
11 July 2019 - MIDA urges local companies to join the economic accelerator projects
  1. More ​Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) has established an 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
16 May 2019 - MIDA team to promote projects along ECRL route
  1. More MIDA has set up a dedicated team to facilitate, evaluate and review the implementation of the Economic Accelerator Projects (AP) along the East Coast Railway Link (ECRL) corridor
21 March 2019 - MIDA's Apprenticeship Programme to go nationwide in phase two
  1. More ​The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) aims to expand implementation of its Apprenticeship Programme to the national level with the participation of more than 100 companies and 700 trainees
21 March 2019 - MIDA to continue foster partnership, ensuring knowledge-equipped skilled-talent
  1. More Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) will continue to foster partnerships between the local academia, technical and vocational institutions as well as captains of industry on a regional basis
21 March 2019 - MIDA bids to reduce services sector deficit via i-Services Portal
  1. More ​The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) wants to reduce the deficit in the services sector via the i-Services Portal, a business connection platform to link the service providers and their potential clients
23 January 2019 - Mida partners Muehlbauer to enhance vocational training
  1. More ​Malaysian Investment Development Authority (Mida) has partnered Muehlbauer Technologies Sdn Bhd to boost cooperation between academic institutions and industry players to enhance vocational training
11 December 2018 - Register now at MIDA i-Services Portal
  1. More Site links investors and companies interested in sourcing for domestic services and local providers
09 November 2018 - MIDA awaits review
  1. More Move to reflect commitment to ensure conducive environment
31 October 2018 - MIDA: RM200b target on track
  1. More Approved foreign direct investment stood at RM43.77b compared with RM16b recorded previously
30 October 2018 - Mida sees 35% increase in foreign investments in first half of year
  1. More The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (Mida) recorded a 35.3% increase in foreign investments to RM26.5bil in the first half of this year, mainly in the manufacturing and primary sector
23 July 2018 - MIDA has 402 projects worth RM75b in pipeline, says MITI
  1. More Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) had a total of 402 projects with a proposed investment of RM75 billion as at May 2018, according to Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI)
05 July 2018 - MIDA to Hold Briefings On Green Technology Industry
  1. More The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) will hold briefing sessions in Kota Bharu and Kuala Terengganu on July 9 and 10 respectively, on investment opportunities and incentives in the green technology industry
06 April 2018 - CEO: Mida on track to hit RM200bil target for 2018
  1. More The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (Mida) aims to achieve 50% of the targeted RM200bil investments for 2018 by the middle of the year
07 March 2018 - Quality Investments Spur Industrial Growth
  1. More The Government is taking steps to create more accessible opportunities for investors
07 March 2018 - Malaysia eyes RM200bil in investments this year
  1. More Government aims to secure over 12 principal hub projects
13 February 2018 - Mida reaching out to more Russian investors
  1. More Malaysia views Russia – the biggest country in the world – as a potential investor to cater to regional customers
31 January 2018 - MIDA upbeat on Swedish investments
  1. More Sweden-Southeast Asia Business Summit to help facilitate deals
08 December 2017 - Government assists industry players to embrace Industry 4.0
  1. More The government is aggressively undertaking various efforts to assist industry players in embracing Industry 4.0 through the adoption of automation and smart manufacturing
29 November 2017 - MIDA Welcomes More OEMs, Tier 1 Firms To Aerospace Sector
  1. More The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) welcomes more original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and Tier 1 companies to be involved in the aerospace industry, said its Chief Executive Officer, Datuk Azman Mahmud
22 November 2017 - MIDA To Help SMEs Gain Access To Global Market
  1. More The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) aims to create opportunities for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to access the global market and encourage multinational corporations (MNCs) to utilise local products and services
01 October 2017 - Mustapa: Set our sights on creating an even better future
  1. More MIDA, an international investment promotion agency, synonymous with Malaysia's economic evolution, celebrated it 50th anniversary yesterday
25 September 2017 - Where are our manufacturers now?
  1. More Local companies need to adapt continuously to emerging trends to maintain competitiveness
19 September 2017 - Over RM1tril foreign investments since 1980
  1. More Mustapa says 29,209 manufacturing projects approved until June this year
15 September 2017 - MIDA approved DISF grants worth RM1.3b till July this year
  1. More MIDA has approved grants totalling RM1.3 billion under the Domestic Investment Strategic Fund (DISF) since the fund was established in July 2012 until July this year
08 September 2017 - 7,000 jobs for grab at fair
  1. More More than 7,000 jobs are up for grabs at the MIDA Open Day 2017 at its headquarters, here, on September 18
06 September 2017 - MIDA expects more MNCs to populate TRX
  1. More Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) expects more multinational companies to populate Tun Razak Exchange (TRX), KL’s international financial district
30 May 2017 - MIDA will continue to be relevant in next 50 years
  1. More Second part of excerpts from an exclusive interview with Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) chief executive officer Datuk Azman Mahmud.
30 May 2017 - New officers must have passion to develop organisation, says Azman
  1. More For Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) chief executive officer Datuk Azman Mahmud, the current employee count of 760, including those in overseas offices, is at a comfortable level.
30 May 2017 - Keeping the well-tested method
  1. More Malaysian Investment Development Authority chief executive officer Datuk Azman Mahmud speaks about investment ecosystem formula which has worked for decades and will continue to do so in the future
29 May 2017 - MIDA focusing more on quality investments to spur growth
  1. More Excerpts from an exclusive onterview with Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) chief executive officer Datuk Azman Mahmud.
29 May 2017 - Moving towards greater innovation
  1. More The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) has turned 50. Having driven Malaysia into becoming one of the most attractive profit centres in Asia, MIDA is now looking at an economy which will be supported by a strong and smart manufacturing base and manpower recognised for high skills. Chief executive officer Datuk Azman Mahmud talks about the outlook and challenges in maintaining the momentum in investor interest
  1. More Dato’ Azman Mahmud, CEO of MIDA talks to Japan and The World Magazine on the latest investment opportunities in Malaysia and how innovation is helping the country to move up the value chain. According to him, Malaysia’s aim is to advance technological improvements with commercial potential, pushing Malaysia’s industries ahead of its competitors. By strengthening the innovation ecosystem, the country develops a conducive environment to sustain its economy.
04 March 2017 - 'Substantial multiplier effects'
  1. More MIDA aims to promote niche and complex products for manufacturing sector next
08 February 2017 - MIDA promotes sector to attract FDIs, boost industrial image
  1. More The Malaysia International Aerospace Centre and the Asia Aerospace City, both located in Subang, are expected to further stregthen Malaysia's image.
19 January 2017 - Mida Frankfurt optimistic of 2017 investment prospects
  1. More The Frankfurt office of the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (Mida) is optimistic about its prospects in attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) to Malaysia from the four countries under its jurisdiction this year.
11 August 2016 - Special Incentives on Going Green!
  1. More In efforts to ensure Malaysia’s competitive advantage in the green technology industry, Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) and Malaysian Green Technology Corporation (GreenTech Malaysia) are jointly rolling out an investment tax allowance (ITA) for the purchase of green technology equipment/assets and income tax exemption (ITE) for green technology service providers.
02 August 2016 - Mida: Strong interest in Malaysia
  1. More Despite the global economic uncertainties, Malaysia has continued to attract strong interest with RM71.8bil investments recorded in the first seven months of this year.
14 April 2016 - Mida targets 100 more IBS manufacturing firms
  1. More 2020 GOAL: Plan to foster sustainable practices, increase competitiveness for construction sector
01 March 2016 - Jumlah pelaburan diunjur lebihi sasaran RM148 billion
  1. More Langkah properniagaan dirangka tingkat keupayaan negara hadapi cabaran
15 January 2016 - Sustainable momentum
  1. More MIDA sees good flow of investments
15 January 2016 - MIDA confident of drawing high quality investments this year
  1. More The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (Mida) is confident of attracting high quality investments in the manufacturing sector this year despite the global economic uncertainty and plunge in oil prices.
10 December 2015 - MIDA: Apply for DISF grants
  1. More The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) has urged Sabah companies to apply for grants under the Domestic Investment Strategic Fund (DISF).
25 November 2015 - Mida eyes US$400 mil investments from S. Korea firms
  1. More The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (Mida) expects potential investments of approximately US$400mil from South Korean companies participating in the one-day business seminar and matching programme in Seoul.
21 October 2015 - Malaysia on track to hit RM148b investments
  1. More Expansion Mode: RM113b has been approved in first half and a number of projects in pipeline, says MIDA
14 October 2015 - MIDA confident of achieving investment target
  1. More The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) is confident of achieving its RM170bil investment target for the whole of 2015 despite the challenging global economic environment.
16 September 2015 - Foreign firms rationalising ops
  1. More Foreign companies in Malaysia are rationalising their business rather than winding them up to offset the weakening ringgit.
25 August 2015 - Johor still top manufacturing destination
  1. More Johor remains the country’s top investment destination for the manufacturing sector and continues to attract strong interest from domestic and foreign investors.
11 August 2015 - Tosoh plans RM 352m HSZ plant
  1. More JAPAN-based Tosoh Corp is set to invest RM352 million in a manufacturing plant in Teluk Kalong Industrial Estate in Terengganu as it aims to make the state its Asian hub for high silica zeolite (HSZ)
31 July 2015 - MIDA yakin modal asing kekal positif
  1. More Lembaga Pembangunan Pelaburan Malaysia (MIDA) kekal positif akan menerima pelaburan daripada pelabur asing pada separuh kedua tahun ini.
31 July 2015 - JV plants to cost billion$ Production of high-quality products in anticipation of tighter regulatory standards for industry and environment
  1. More Billions of ringgit could very well be spent for two new plants over the next few years in the Gebeng Industrial Zone near Kuantan for better-performing oil and fuel in anticipation of tighter regulatory standards for industry and the environment.
31 July 2015 - Hu-Chems pumps in US$1b
  1. More HU-CHEMS Fine Chemical Corp, a unit of south Korea's Taekwang Industrial Group, plans to invest US$1 billion (RM3.8 Billion) on a plant to produce ammonia, nitric acid and ammonium nitrate in Bintulu, Sarawak.
31 July 2015 - ‘M’sia ideal location for setting up regional offices’
  1. More Malaysia remains an ideal location for foreign investors to set up regional office, thanks to its strong and diversified base across multiple industries, says Malaysian Investment Development Authority (Mida) chairman Amirsham Abdul Aziz.
07 July 2015 - MITI tingkatkan usaha outreach tarik pelabur
  1. More Kementerian Perdagangan Antarabangsa dan Industri (MITI) sedang meningkatkan usaha outreach kepada sektor swasta untuk menarik pelabur tempatan dan asing, kata Menterinya, Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed.
07 July 2015 - Keyakinan pelabur kekal positif
  1. More Tahap keyakinan pelabur asing terhadap Malaysia kekal positif tahun ini meskipun pertumbuhan ekonomi global yang kurang memberangsangkan.
16 June 2015 - Rapid growth seen for biomass sector
  1. More We are looking for some new growth strategies, as currently we have information technology, biotechnology and electrical and electronics sectors which have done well. Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed.
25 May 2015 - Principal Hub – the hybrid model for economic gains
  1. More Over the years, business models and trends have changed. Companies are becoming more innovative in managing their investments and businesses.
23 April 2015 - IAC to address HR challenges in E&E sector
  1. More PENANG: The Industry-Academia Collaboration (IAC) initiative for the electrical and electronics (E&E) sector was launched yesterday as part of a collaborative effort between the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (Mida), Education Ministry and Talent Corp Malaysia Bhd (TalentCorp).
23 April 2015 - E&E sector to continue to drive investments
  1. More George Town : The electical and electronics (E&E) industry will continue to be the key driver in boosting investment activities for Malaysia this year with its sources are likely to come from multinational corporations (MNCs) operating in the country
19 March 2015 - MIDA: Govt has taken steps to address aerospace industry issues
  1. More LANGKAWI: The government has taken steps to address issues related to the aerospace industry, such as bridging the gap between the academic input of educational institutions and industry needs.
19 March 2015 - Kerajaan bertindak tangani isu aeroangkasa
  1. More LANGKAWI - Kerajaan sudah mengambil pelbagai langkah bagi menangani isu berkaitan industri aeroangkasa, seperti merapatkan jurang antara input akademik institusi pendidikan dan kehendak industri.
05 March 2015 - Three firms to invest RM600 mil in Medini
  1. More Three companies have committed a total investment of about RM600 million to set up business services operations in Medini, Iskandar Malaysia, over the next five years.
05 March 2015 - MIDA tumpu promosi industri aeroangkasa
  1. More Lembaga Pembangunan Pelaburan Malaysia (MIDA) akan memberi tumpuan dalam mempromosikan pelaburan dalam industri aeroangkasa yang berpotensi dan mencatatkan pertumbuhan yang memberangsangkan.
27 February 2015 - Malaysia catat pelaburan RM235.9b tahun lalu.
  1. More KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia mencatat pelaburan sebanyak RM235.9 bilion tahun lalu yang juga rekod tertinggi yang pernah diterima setakat ini, meningkat lapan peratus berbanding RM219.4 bilion pada 2013.
27 February 2015 - Record RM236 billion in approved investments in 2014 : Mustapa Mohamed.
  1. More KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia flexed its investment muscles to chart a new record RM235.9 billion in approved investments last year, placing it closer towards its goal of a developed nation in five years.
27 February 2015 - RM56 bil manufacturing investments targeted for 2015.
  1. More The International Trade and Industry Ministry is targeting RM56 billion of manufacturing investments for this year, down from the RM71.9 billion achieved in 2014.
27 February 2015 - Investors incentive for remote Malaysia out in 2 weeks.
  1. More International Trade and Industry Minister Mustapa Mohamed today said the ministry is discussing an additional investor locational incentive with the Treasury, and looks to releasing its parameters in two weeks.
27 February 2015 - Pelaburan Luar Jangkaan Malaysia - RM235.9B.
  1. More Malaysia mencatatkan jumlah pelaburan luar jangkaan iaitu RM 235.9 bilion pada tahun lalu, yang juga rekod tertinggi yang pernah diterima setakat ini, meningkat lapan peratus berbanding RM 219.4 bilion pada 2013.
18 February 2015 - Malacca a 'key investment' hub for MNC, says Mida
  1. More Malacca is a key recipient of investments by multinational corporations (MNC) investing in Malaysia, particularly in outsourcing their manufacturing processes.
17 February 2015 - Melaka receives record RM4.4 bil investments in 2014
  1. More Melaka recorded RM4.4 billion in investments in the manufacturing sector in the first nine months of last year, the highest in 20 years.
04 February 2015 - MIDA keeps close tabs on China, Taiwan PV makers.
  1. More GEORGE TOWN: The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) is adopting a cautious stand on investments by photovoltaic (PV) solar manufacturers from China and Taiwan.
29 January 2015 - Penang expects RM5bil investments.
  1. More Penang expects to secure some RM5billion of investments from four multinational corporations (MNCs) in the electronic-based manufacturing sector this year.
29 January 2015 - Johor attracts significant investments in food manufacturing.
  1. More Johor had attracted significant level of investments in the food sector with 12 projects with investments of RM399.5million approved for the first nine months of last year, due in part to the two halal parks in the Iskandar Malaysia region- Halal Malaysia (HalMas) in Tanjung Langsat and Sedenak
23 January 2015 - Foreign companies continue to be committed to invest in Malaysia for the long term
  1. More Foreign companies with investments in Malaysia have expressed their commitments to invest in the country for the long term, noting the government’s proactive measures and a business-friendly environment here.
20 January 2015 - MIDA expects higher investment inflows with lower ringgit.
  1. More The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) expects to see more investment inflows riding on the lower ringgit, which will make Malaysia an even more cost-competitive location for business.
16 January 2015 - Messier Bugati Dowty inaugurates new plant in Malaysia.
  1. More Messier Bugati Dowty (Safran), the world's leading supplier of carbon brakes for commercial airplanes, yesterday inaugurated a new carbon disk plant in Sendayan Techvalley in Negeri Sembilan, near to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
29 December 2014 - Huntsman opens global IT hub in Greater KL
  1. More Huntsman Corporation, a global chemical-based company, has recently opened its global IT hub in Greater Kuala Lumpur (KL).
27 December 2014 - Four companies to invest RM375m in KHTP
  1. More Four companies, Laryngeal Mask Company (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, Aurelia T Technology Sdn Bhd, Peritone Health Sdn Bhd and Symbiotica Speciality Ingredients Sdn Bhd will invest a total of RM375 million in the Kulim High Technology Park (KHTP) in Kedah.
18 December 2014 - CREST & UCSB to focus on R&D for LED sector.
  1. More CREST, a non-profit industry-government- academia company set up to accelerate development in Malaysia’s electrical and electronics sector, has tied up with the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB), a global leading research institute for LED, in a research and development programme to drive the local LED sector up the value chain.
04 December 2014 - Malaysia-China investments set to rise
  1. More Malaysia expects to see more investments between Malaysia and China following the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) and the Bank of China.
17 November 2014 - Sarawak SCORE attracts bulk of investments in the state
  1. More The Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE) has attracted over RM7 billion in the first seven months of this year, which is some 96% of the RM7.74billion in 12 projects approved for Sarawak during the same period.
31 October 2014 - High level of approvals in the manufacturing sector for first seven months of 2014
  1. More Based on the approvals for the period from January-July 2014 alone, the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) has surpassed the total approved investments for the whole of 2013.
29 October 2014 - Stronger Malaysian companies as a measure to enhance investment inflows
  1. More Malaysia wants to ensure the capabilities of domestic companies as a measure to increase investment inflows into the country, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said today.
28 October 2014 - Malaysia's O&G sector draws bulk of investments
  1. More Malaysia’s O&G sector is expected to draw the most investments this year mainly in the development of the O&G hub in Pengerang, Johor, Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Datuk Phang Ah Tong said.
23 October 2014 - GE launches industrial Internet solutions and opens third global iCentre in KL
  1. More General Electric Co (GE) has launched its Asia-Pacific Predictivity, its industrial Internet solutions and opened its third global iCentre – a remote monitoring and diagnostic centre in Kuala Lumpur.
17 October 2014 - MIDA: Continues to Attract More Investments to all states including Penang
  1. More The Federal Government has never discriminated Penang and any other state in Malaysia as investment destination, says Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) Deputy Chief Executive Officer I, Datuk Phang Ah Tong.
09 September 2014 - Chinese companies urged to make Malaysia their gateway to ASEAN & Middle East
  1. More Malaysia has called on Chinese businesses to make the country its gateway to the vast ASEAN and Middle Eastern markets.
06 September 2014 - German businesses to gain further insights into investment opportunities in Malaysia
  1. More German businesses can look forward to gain further insights into investment opportunities in Malaysia at two seminars to be held on October 13 and 15 in Munich and Dusseldorf.
04 September 2014 - MIDA sets to hit investment target for the year
  1. More The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) is set to hit its manufacturing investment target of RM52 billion for 2014, having already secured RM41.75 billion for the first five months of the year.
25 August 2014 - Malaysia’s medical devices industry to double job creation by 2020
  1. More Malaysia’s medical devices industry, which is expanding into higher-value added products, is expected to create double the number of jobs by 2020.
21 August 2014 - MIDA calls on more oleochemical players to move downstream
  1. More Malaysia is calling on more companies in the oleochemical industry to diversify into the production of higher value products.


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