Publication

Annual Report 2003

THE MALAYSIAN TIN PRODUCTS
MANUFACTURERS' ASSOCIATION (MTPMA)

Report of the Management Committee
for the year 2003

TO ALL MEMBERS:

Your Management Committee submits the audited Accounts for the year ended 31 December 2003 and reports as follows:-

1. ACCOUNTS

The Income and Expenditure Account and Balance Sheet (Appendix A) shows a balance of RM22,933 for the year ended 31 December 2003.

Total income from membership subscriptions, interest, newsletter advertisement during 2003 was RM6,441. Expenditure during the year totaled RM6,913 thus leaving a deficit of RM472 for the year ended 31 December 2003.

2. SUBSCRIPTIONS

The rates of entrance fees and annual subscriptions for 2003 remained as follows:-

(i) ORDINARY MEMBER

Entrance fee - RM100
Annual Subscription - RM100 per annum

(ii) ASSOCIATE MEMBER

Entrance Fee - RM100
Annual Subscription - RM100 per annum


Entrance fee and annual subscription are payable in advance at the time of application for membership and thereafter the annual subscriptions are payable on 1 January of each year.

At the Association’s Annual General Meeting held on 24 June 1997, members approved the revision of the annual subscription rates to RM800 and RM600 per annum for ordinary and associate members, respectively. However, your Management Committee decided that the date for implementation of the new fees be deferred for the time being to a suitable date in the future.

3. MEMBERSHIP

Membership in the Malaysian Tin Products Manufacturers’ Association (MPTMA), comprising ordinary and associate members, stood at 19 at the end of the year under review.

4. REGISTRATION

The Association was officially registered on 15 February 1990 with the Registrar of Societies under the Societies Act 1966.

5. MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE MEMBERS

At the Association’s Twelfth Annual General Meeting held on 26 June 2003, the following were duly elected to constitute the Management Committee for 2003/2004, with their appointed alternates in brackets;

Mr. Jason Lee
(Henkel (M) Sdn Bhd)

Mr. Mamoru Kawasaki – (Mr. Loh Yoon Soon)
(Selayang Solder Sdn. Bhd.)


Mr. Lim Cheng Sang - (Mr. Lim Sheng Seaw)
(Metal Reclamation (Industries) Sdn. Bhd.)

Mr. Teoh Lay Hock
(Nihon Superior (M) Sdn. Bhd.)

Ms. Gay Leong
(Royal Selangor International Sdn. Bhd.)

Mr. Koji Tsubono
(Senju (M) Sdn. Bhd.)

En. Abd. Patah Mohd
(Perusahaan Sadur Timah Malaysia (PERSTIMA) Sdn. Bhd.)

6. PRESIDENT AND OFFICERS

The following Committee members were duly elected as office-bearers of the Association for 2003/2004:-

Mr. Jason Lee – President
(Henkel (M) Sdn. Bhd.)

Mr. Mamoru Kawasaki – Vice-President
(Selayang Solder Sdn. Bhd.)

Mr. Lim Cheng Sang – Honorary Secretary
(Metal Reclamation (Industries) Sdn. Bhd.)

Mr. Edward Wong – Honorary Treasurer
(E.M.I.S. Sdn. Bhd.) up to 15 February 2004

Mr. Teoh Lay Hock – Honorary Treasurer
(Nihon Superior (M) Sdn. Bhd.) from 16 February 2004)

7. MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE MEETINGS

During the year under review, the Management Committee of your Association met four times.  It deliberated on various policy issues concerning the industry.  These meetings were held at the Association’s Secretariat.

8. 13TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING/ANNUAL LUNCHEON

The Association’s 13th Annual General Meeting was held on 26 June 2003 at the Secretariat Conference Room, 8th Floor, West Block, Wisma Selangor Dredging, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur.  This was followed by an Annual Luncheon at the same venue.

9. SOLDER SUB-COMMITTEE

The Sub-Committee on Solder, formed in 1993, comprising the major solder companies as its members with Mr. Lim Cheng Sang, a Past-President, as its Convenor was again active during the year under review.

The primary objective of this Sub-Committee is to provide a forum for deliberating matters of common interests of solder company members of the Association. In addition, it considers views and proposals on issues affecting the tin solder sub-sector and where appropriate raises them with the Management Committee of the Association for endorsement and for subsequent submission to the relevant authorities, if necessary.

During 2003, the Sub-Committee on Solder met a total of two times. A major issue which the Sub-Committee continued to deliberate concerns the matter of instilling appropriate discipline amongst members of the Sub-Committee with regard to their marketing and pricing arrangements in order that efforts to support research and development for their products could be enhanced. During the year, members of the Sub-Committee agreed to continue to cooperate in ensuring fair competition and trade in the local solder market.

10. SEMINARS

Due to continuing difficult market conditions, the Association did not organise any seminar during the year.   It is hopeful that the organising of appropriate seminars for both members of the Association and the fraternity will be revived in the very near future as economic and business conditions improve.

11. NEWSLETTER


The Association continued to publish its quarterly Newsletter called “Malaysian Tin Products” during the year. The Newsletter is a public relations exercise and a means to maintain interest amongst members and the fraternity on developments in the Association. It contains news, events and updates concerning the Association, its members and the industry. The Newsletter has a permit from the Ministry of Home Affairs, which enables it to be circulated to the public as well. It is produced in-house by the Association’s Secretariat.

The Newsletter published during 2003 continued to improve in terms of layout, contents, and advertising support. This was to enhance its readership value to members and the public and as an additional source of income for the Association. The Newsletter Editorial Sub-Committee, formed to oversee the production of the Newsletter, met three times during the year. It provided suitable guidance to the Secretariat in the compilation of the publication and the consideration of strategies for strengthening support of the Newsletter.

12. AUDITORS

Messrs PricewaterhouseCoopers, Kuala Lumpur was re-appointed Auditors for the year under review.

13. ADMINISTRATION

The Association’s Secretariat is located on the 8th Floor, West Block, Wisma Selangor Dredging, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur.  It has no employee but all its secretarial functions are undertaken by the staff of the Secretariat for the Tin Industry (Research and Development) Board.

14. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

The MTPMA records its appreciation to all those who have served on the Management Committee during the year under review.

The MTPMA also wishes to record its sincere thanks for the understanding and support of the Ministers of International Trade and Industry, Primary Industries, Home Affairs, Human Resource and Science, Technology and Environment, in particular its Department of Environment (DOE), their Deputies, Secretary-Generals, Director-Generals and other senior officials.

Last but not least, the MTPMA is most grateful for the continuing secretarial and administrative support provided by the Tin Industry (Research and Development) Board and its staff during the past year.

By Order of the Management Committee
C. S. Lim
Honorary Secretary

1 June 2004
Kuala Lumpur