Publication

Annual Report 2010

THE MALAYSIAN TIN PRODUCTS MANUFACTURERS’ ASSOCIATION
(MTPMA)

Report of the Management Committee
for the year 2010

TO ALL MEMBERS:

Your Management Committee submits the Association’s audited Accounts for the year ended 31 December 2010, and reports as follows:-

1. ACCOUNTS

The Auditor’s Report and Financial Statements of the Association for the year ended 31 December 2010 are shown in Appendix A.

Income from membership and weblink subscriptions, interest and newsletter advertisement during 2010 totalled RM9,423. Expenditure during the year totalled RM8,138, thus a surplus of RM1,285 was recorded for the year ended 31 December 2010.

Net current assets of the Association at 31 December 2010 as shown in the Balance Sheet stood at RM23,211 as compared with RM21,926 at end December 2009.

2. SUBSCRIPTIONS

The rates of entrance fees and annual subscriptions for 2010 remained the same 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 subscription is 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 18 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 Twentieth Annual General Meeting held on 30 June 2010, the following were duly elected to constitute the Management Committee for 2010/2011, with their appointed alternates in brackets;

Mr. Makoto Hara – (Mr. Kong Kean Beng)
(Nihon Superior (M) Sdn. Bhd.)

Mr. Chen Tien Yue – (Ms. Keong Joo Dee)
(Royal Selangor International Sdn. Bhd.)

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

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

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

Mr. Takayuki Nikaido
(Senju (M) Sdn. Bhd.)

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

6. PRESIDENT AND OFFICERS7. MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE MEETINGS

The following Committee members were duly elected as office-bearers of the Association for 2010/2011:-

Mr. Makoto Hara – President
(Nihon Superior (M) Sdn. Bhd.)

Mr. Chen Tien Yue – Vice-President
(Royal Selangor International Sdn. Bhd.)

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

Mr. Mamoru Kawasaki – Honorary Treasurer
(Selayang Solder Sdn. Bhd.)

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. 20TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING/ANNUAL LUNCHEON

The Association’s 20th Annual General Meeting was held on 30th June 2010 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 and 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 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 2010, the Sub-Committee on Solder met a total of three 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 to ensure fair competition and trade in the local solder market. Other issues discussed during the year concerned the proposal by the Government to introduce minimum wage for the industry and the imposition of higher rates of levy on the employment of foreign workers.

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 relevant 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 Internal Security, 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 2010 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 four times during the year. It provided suitable guidance to the Secretariat in the compilation of the publication and the formulation of strategies for strengthening support of the Newsletter.

12. AUDITORS

Messrs Kamal Zahari & Co., 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 Secretariat staff of the Tin Industry (Research and Development) Board.

14. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

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

The Association also wishes to record its sincere thanks for the understanding and support of the Ministers of International Trade and Industry, Home Affairs, and Natural Resources and Environment, their Secretary-Generals and senior officials.

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

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

15 June 2011
Kuala Lumpur