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Malaysia: Sarawak "Timber Master Plan" in the making

03-12-2020
Malaysia, Sarawak, timber trade

Sarawak’s Deputy Chief Minister, Awang Tengah Ali Hasan, has indicated that a Timber Industry Master Plan will be released to chart the direction of the timber industry, reports the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO). The Master Plan envisages that timber industries in the Malaysian state will achieve export earnings of RM8 …

Editor’s pickMTCC receives PEFC Certificate of Appreciation for outstanding forest certification effort

13-11-2020
MTCC, Malaysian Timber Certification Council, award, PEFC

The Malaysian Timber Certification Council (MTCC) has been awarded the Certificate of Appreciation from the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Scheme (PEFC) for the greatest increase in PEFC-certified forest area. The award was presented at the virtual PEFC Awards Ceremony held on 11 November 2020 in conjunction with PEFC …

Editor’s pickMalaysian International Furniture Fair concludes first-ever virtual exhibition

01-10-2020
Malaysia, exhibition, COVID-19, digital event, MIFF, Furniverse

Southeast Asia’s largest furniture trade show, the Malaysian International Furniture Fair (MIFF) has concluded its first-ever virtual exhibition, MIFF Furniverse, which was held throughout the month of August 2020. Aimed to connect global furniture markets with real-time trade opportunities, the inaugural online exhibition consisted of …

Editor’s pickMalaysian Timber Certification Council welcomes new chairman

15-07-2020
Malaysia, MTCC

Tuan Kamaruzaman Mohamad is the new chairman of the Malaysian Timber Certification Council (MTCC). Succeeding Datuk K Yogeesvaran, who held the post from 27 July 2018 to 31 March 2020, Kamaruzaman took over the reins effective 11 May 2020.  Accrording to the April/June 2020 issue of Seedlinks, the official newsletter of the MTCC, MTCC …

ASEAN Super 8 announces new dates in 2021

30-06-2020
Malaysia, Exhibition, COVID-19

Informa Markets, organiser of the region's leading event for the built environment, has announced new event dates. ASEAN Super 8, which comprises several exhibitions targeted at the built environment industry, will be held at the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 15 to 17 June …

Malaysian government partners MTIB to build bamboo plantation, in first steps to turn bamboo into large-scale industry

18-06-2020
Bamboo industry, large-scale industry, Malaysia

Bamboo-based timber industry and bamboo shoot processing (for food) industry has the potential to offer good returns and job opportunities in Malaysia, in addition to helping preserve the natural environment. In a report by New Sarawak Tribune, Primary Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Dr Mohd Khairuddin Aman Razali said bamboo has …