MCBC announces new appointments to its Board of Directors

Tiong (third, left) chairing the MCBC meeting in Kuala Lumpur yesterday

KUCHING, Dec 19: The Malaysia-China Business Council (MCBC) has announced its new appointments to the Board of Directors.

The Board is chaired by the Prime Minister’s Special Envoy to the People’s Republic of China Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing, while Datuk Yong Teck Shing leads as the executive director of the council.

The new line-up comprises a formidable list of professionals and industry captains in various fields. With the combined efforts of the new directors, the MCBC would do well in uniting many forces to reshape and strengthen the economic and trade cooperation that is already well established before Malaysia and China, to actively develop the ‘One Belt One Road’ trade vision, build regional connectivity, and further expand bilateral trade and investment exchanges.

The latest Board held its inaugural meeting yesterday to resolve several important issues.

After assuming the chairmanship, Tiong immediately discussed the amendments to the constitution of the council, in order to facilitate the board to perform its functions more effectively with directors able to serve actively during their terms.

The new list of directors had considered the qualifications, abilities, experience among other attributes of the members present. The chairman hoped that their dedication would result in the council being regarded as a high-performing council.

Additionally, in order to allow the directors a clearer and more direct implementation of the council’s policies, the meeting had decided to establish 14 sub-committees, each led by a director.

The heads of these 14 sub-committees are empowered to appoint the committee members as they see fit. These committee members must discharge their responsibilities to the best of their abilities within a certain period of time to benefit the various sectors of the country.

The committees cover the fields of Education, Malaysia-China Bilateral (Government/Diplomacy) Policy, Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), Trade Promotion and Policy, Business Investment, Construction and Development, Agriculture and Plantation Industries, Culture, and Tourism, MCBC-CCPIT (China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Guangdong-Hong Kong Greater Bay Area Development Planning, IR 4.0 and Technology, Investor Relations and Strategic Partnership, Malaysia-China Legal Affairs Committee, and Visa and Business Advisory.

Tiong also emphasised that the appointed directors and their respective sub-committees must work on the operation of MCBC with the goal of building a business-friendly environment for the people and refrain from the unhealthy practice of seeking personal gain.

The MCBC was established in 2002 to promote bilateral cooperation between Malaysia and China to provide accurate information to the entrepreneurs of both nations for them to take advantage of market opportunities and benefit the business and investment communities of both countries. Dato’ Seri Tiong hopes that through the council, the economic competitiveness of Sarawak and Sabah states will be enhanced and the commercial ties between Malaysia Borneo and China will be promoted.

After the appointments of the new directors who come with broad representation from various expertise and sectors, are expected to bring forth new breakthroughs in council matters. With the new MCBC Board, the current priority now is to expand the influence of the council, create more opportunities for business growth between Malaysia and China, stimulate both countries’ trade, and accelerate Malaysia’s post-pandemic economic recovery.

The following is the list of the Board of Directors of the MCBC:

· Chairman: Dato Sri Tiong King Sing, J.P.

· Executive Director and Director of Education Committee: Datuk Yong Teck Shing, J.P

Directors are as follows:

· Governmental / Diplomacy Policy Committee: Tan Sri Datuk Dr Goh Tian Chuan, J.P

· Construction & Development Committee: Tan Sri Tan Kean Soon, J.P

· Agriculture & Plantation Industries Committee: Datuk Seri Lau Kuan Kam:

· Business Investment Committee: Datuk Dr. Low Moi Ing, J.P

· MCBC to China Council For The Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT): Dato’ Beh Hang Kong:

· IR 4.0 & Technology Committee: Datuk Ir. Fong Tian Yong

· Legal Affairs Committee: Datuk Fam Lee Ee:

· Investor Relations & Strategic Partnership Committee: Datuk Lee Say Tshin:

· Cultural and Tourism Committee: Datuk Yong Chiew Lip

· Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) Committee: Datuk Dr. Wong Aik Loung:

· Trade Promotion and Policy Committee: Datuk Pui Kian Onn:

· Greater Bay Area Initiative Committee: Datuk Chuah Lim Leng:

· Visa & Business Advisory Committee: Datuk Tee Guan Pin:

· Chief Executive Officer: Lee Thai Hung – DayakDaily