South Korea multinational company to set up high-tech R&D centre in Sarawak

Awang Tengah (centre) in a discussion with the top management of OCI Company Ltd and other stakeholders.

KUCHING, April 21: OCI Company Ltd, a well-established chemical company from South Korea, is set to proceed with major plans to further expand its operations including setting up a high-tech research and development (R&D) centre in Sarawak.

Deputy Premier Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan expressed thanks to OCI Company Ltd for having the confidence and trust in the Sarawak government with its expansion plans.

A delegation from OCI Company Ltd led by its president and chief executive officer (CEO) Kim Teck Joung together with its vice president Lee Woo Hyun paid a courtesy visit on Awang Tengah at his office here today following the reopening of Malaysia and South Korea’s borders.


According to a statement issued today, OCI Company Ltd is a major producer of polysilicon in the region.

Awang Tengah, who is also Minister for International Trade, Industry and Investment (Mintred), also noted that the company employs more than 620 employees with 90 per cent of them being locals.

Deputy Minister of International Trade, Industry and Investment Datuk Dr Malcolm Mussen Lamoh, Special function officer to Mintred Datu Liaw Soon Eng, OCIM Sdn Bhd president and CEO Choi Sung Kil, OCIKUMHO Sdn Bhd president and CEO Kim Han Seung and Syarikat Sesco Berhad CEO Lau Kim Swee were among those present. — DayakDaily