Publication

Annual Report 2000

THE MALAYSIAN TIN PRODUCTS
MANUFACTURERS’ ASSOCIATION (MTPMA)

Report of the Management Committee
for the year 2000

 

TO ALL MEMBERS:
Your Management Committee submits the audited Accounts for the year ended 31 December 2000 and reports as follows:-

1. ACCOUNTS

The Income and Expenditure Account and Balance Sheet (Appendix A) shows a balance of RM22,973 for the year ended 31 December 2000.

Total income from membership subscriptions, interest, newsletter advertisement during 2000 was RM6,134. Expenditure during the year totaled RM5,574 thus leaving a surplus of RM560 for the year ended 31 December 2000.

2. SUBSCRIPTIONS

The rates of entrance fees and annual subscriptions for 2000 remained as follows :-

(i) ORDINARY MEMBER

Entrance fee - $100
Annual Subscription - $100 per annum

(ii) ASSOCIATE MEMBER

Entrance Fee - $100
Annual Subscription - $100 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 1st January of each year.

At the Association’s Annual General Meeting held on 24th 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 17 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 Tenth Annual General Meeting held on 27th June 2000, the following were duly elected to constitute the Management Committee for 2000/2001, with their appointed alternates in brackets;

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

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

Mr. Jason Lee - (Mr. Chin Kam Weng)
(Multicore Solders (M) Sdn. Bhd.)

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

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

Mr. Wong Siew Fah – (Mr. Edward Wong)
(E.M.I.S. Sdn. Bhd.)

En. Ramly Abdul Samad
(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 2000/2001:-

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

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

Mr. Jason Lee – Honorary Secretary
(Multicore Solders (M) Sdn. Bhd.)

Mr. Koji Tsubono – Honorary Treasurer
(Senju (M) Sdn. Bhd.)

7. MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE MEETINGS

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

8. 10TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING/ANNUAL LUNCHEON

The Association’s 10th Annual General Meeting was held on 27th June 2000 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, which was well attended by members.

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 2000, the Sub-Committee on Solder met a total of three times. A major issue which the Sub-Committee continued to deliberate concerned 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 2000 continued to be improved in terms of layout, contents, frequency, 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 five 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 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, 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
JASON LEE
Honorary Secretary

4 June 2001
Kuala Lumpur