PENANG JOINT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Tingkat Dato Syed Abbas (Level 12)
Penang Malay Chamber of Commerce, Malaysia Building
No. 1, Beach Street, 10300 Penang.
Tel: 04-2503011 Fax: 04-2629903
PENANG GROWTH &
Penang Population = 1,647,716 peoples
Growth Rate = 2.0%
PENANG TOTAL GDP = 54,968
Malay Chinese Indian Others
PENANG JOINT CHAMBERS
OF COMMERCE (PJCC)
The Penang Joint Chambers of Commerce is an Apex Organization
comprising the nine principle private sector bodies concerned with
Commerce and Industry in the State of Penang.
In the early 1970’s, the Penang Malay, Chinese and Indian Chambers of
Commerce pioneered the idea of getting all the ethnic Chambers in
Penang to come together for consensus on issues affecting the various
The Penang Joint Chambers of Commerce (PJCC) was thus ofﬁcially
formalized on 27th June 1974 by the Malay, Chinese and Indian
Chambers of Commerce.
The Chairmanship of the PJCC is held by rotation among the members for
every 2 years.
The general objectives of the Penang Joint Chambers of Commerce is to
promote, foster and protect the interests of all the business communities
who are participating in commercial and industrial activities in Malaysia,
and in particular in the State of Penang.
The PJCC working committee convened meetings to discuss policy and
MEMBERS OF PENANG JOINT
CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE (PJCC)
The Penang Joint Chambers of Commerce (PJCC) now comprises of the
Penang Malay Chamber of Commerce (PMCC), Malaysia
Penang Chinese Chamber of Commerce
Malaysian Indian Chamber of commerce and Industry, Penang
Malaysia International Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Penang and the
Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM), Northern Branch
North Malaysian Small and Medium Enterprises Association (SAMENTA)
Penang Tourist Centre Bhd
The Association of Banks in Malaysia – Penang State Sub-Committee
Real Estate and Housing Developers Association Malaysia (REHDA Penang)
The general objectives of PJCC are to promote, foster and protect the interest
of all member and in particular:
To coordinate an integrate all chambers in Penang relating to business and
To obtain and impart business information and act as an "information
dissemination center" for business opportuinities in Penang.
To act on common economic issues in the state.
To cooperate with the state government in promoting ofﬁcial gathering related
to commerce and industry.
To represent business and industrial interest at home and abroad.
PENANG MALAY CHAMBER
OF COMMERCE, MALAYSIA (PMCC)
In 1959, a group of 20 Malay businessmen in Penang met to discuss the role
of Malay businessmen in the state following the country’s independence.
Consequently, the ‘Malay Chamber of Commerce, Penang and Province
Wellesley’ was formed in the same year.
The Chamber was instrumental in helping and uniting Malay businessmen in
this country. As of 1973, the chamber became known as Malay Chamber of
Commerce and Industry of Malaysia, Penang Branch congruent with the new
Malay Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia Constitution which
was accepted by all the Malay chambers in Malaysia. In 1992, the name was
changed to Penang Malay Chamber of Commerce, Malaysia.
The Chamber plays an important role in fulﬁlling its principal objectives which
Integrating Malay businessmen and entrepreneurs in Penang.
Establishing a Malay commercial body for the beneﬁt of Malays in the ﬁeld of
commerce and industry.
Coordinating members’ activities.
To identify and develop business opportunities for the beneﬁt of its members.
Producing publications pertaining to trade, industry and commerce.
Assisting or representing members in trade discussions, negotiations and the
like, at home and abroad.
Establishing or assisting corporations, bodies, associations, scholarship trust
funds or other welfare organizations.
Communicating or coordinating with other corporations or associations
having similar objectives.
Issuing “Certiﬁcate of Origin” for goods exported from Malaysia.
Hawkers and Petty
PRESIDENT: MR. RIZAL FARIS MOHIDEEN
Total Membership: 700 members (5,000 afﬁliated members)
Tingkat Dato Syed Abbas (Level 12)
Penang Malay Chamber of Commerce,
No. 1, Beach Street, 10300 Penang.
Tel: 04-2503011 Fax: 04-2629903
PENANG CHINESE CHAMBER
OF COMMERCE (PCCC)
Established in 1903, the Penang Chinese Chamber of Commerce (PCCC) was
one of the pioneer trade organization founded at the turn of the twentieth
century in this region. It has come a long way since its humble inception and
is now one of the strongest commercial institutions in Malaysia in terms of
membership and organizational and functional characteristic that is well
recognized by both the public and private sectors.
In year 2003, the Registrar of Society of Malaysia (ROS) presented the Award
Certiﬁcate of Excellent Society to the Chamber. It has also been awarded the
ISO 9001:2000 Quality Management System (QMS) Certiﬁcate in March 2006
and upgraded to ISO 9001:2008 QMS in March 2010.
To improve and develop trade and industry.
To collect, collate and disseminate commercial information and to issue
certiﬁcates of authentication.
To arbitrate and settle trade and industrial disputes.
To collect and compile trade statistics.
To organize trade exhibitions, seminars and human resource development
programmes either on its own or in collaboration with other institution(s).
To support charitable, cultural and educational institutions.
The Chamber now has more than a thousand membership composed of
individuals, corporations as well as commercial associations and trade
guilds. The members of PCCC are from various business sectors, including
enterprises, ﬁnancial institutions, listed companies, housing & construction,
garment & textiles, sole-agents & retailers etc.
The Chamber through is directly afﬁliated to the Associated Chinese
Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia (ACCCIM) and indirectly
connected to the National Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia.
PCCC is ofﬁcially represented at the following public bodies:
IMT-GT Joint Business Council
Penang IMT-GT Joint Business Council
Penang Island and Province Wellesley Municipal Council
Institute Integriti Negeri Pulau Pinang
Penang Road Safety Committee
Royal Customs Department and Excise Department / Private Sector
Stakeholders’ Panel, Road Transport Department (JPJ)
Penang Port Commission Consultative Committee
Penang Customs Liaison Committee
Trade Promotion within North ASEAN Region Committee
E-Economy Working Group of Penang K-ICT Council
Advisory Panel of Penang Heritage Steering Committee
PRESIDENT: DATO' SERI CHOOT EWE SENG
MEMBERSHIP - 1000 Membership.
Main Ofﬁce: No.3, Lebuh Light, 10200 Penang
Telephone: 604-262 4059 Fax: 604-262 6244
MALAYSIAN INDIAN CHAMBER
OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY
The Chamber had its origin in the early 1920s when the Indian Mercantile
Community in Penang and Province Wellesley took some semblance of
assembly to look after their commercial interests. The group was later
formalized and bore the name “The Penang Indian Chamber of Commerce”
and perhaps it is the ﬁrst Indian Chamber founded in Malaysia.
The Chamber is a non-proﬁt Making body, ﬁnanced entirely from Members
Subscriptions, Entrance Fee and surpluses arising from its activities.
The objectives for which Chamber is established shall be for the
promotion, protection and advancement of all interest in relation to Trade,
Commerce and Industry of the Malaysian Indian Community in the State of
The Chamber is afﬁliated to the Malaysian Associated Indian Chambers of
Commerce and Industry (MAICCI). MAICCI is the apex body of the various
State level Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry. The Chamber is
represented on MAICCI as a Council Member is a component member of the
National Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Malaysia (NCCIM).
The Chamber exists to meet the wide and varied needs of its members and
provides various services to its members such as;
Up-to-date information on Government Policies, Incentives, Legislations
Commercial and Economic Intelligence
Guidance and advice on matters such as Customs, Port, Trade and
Industry Regulations etc.
Assistance to participate in Trade Fairs and Trade Missions.
Facilities to meet and resolve common issues and problems
Seminar, Forums, Workshops, Dialogue Sessions, etc.
Issuance of Non-Preferential Certiﬁcate of Origins, Consular Certiﬁcates,
Consular Invoices and any other documents of Commercial nature for the
purpose of Certiﬁcation or Attestation.
PRESIDENT: DATO’ N. VASANTHA RAJAN DSPN, PJK. LLB
119-A, (1st Floor) Penang Street, 10200 Penang,
Tel: 04- 262 0960 / 261 9198 Fax: 04-263 1337
E-mail: [email protected]
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY
PENANG & THE NORTH BRANCH
The Malaysian International Chamber of Commerce traces its history to the
Penang Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture established in 1837. Penang
is a Branch Secretariat that assists and promotes trade, industry and
commerce covering the northern states of Penang, Kedah and Perlis.
The Chambers not only represents Traders, Mercantile Merchants and
Agriculture but also Manufacturers, Hoteliers, Educators, Medical and a host
of other services. MICCI represent nearly 1,000 organizations with an
estimated combined net worth exceeding RM 110 billion and over 500,000
employees. In the Northern region we represent close to 100 member
companies of 14 different nationalities, 25% of which are headquartered in
Apart from endorsement of certiﬁcates of Origin, the branch assists it
members and associates in their queries on government policies. The Branch
Secretariat and Executive Committee sit on 14 of the Penang State's advisory
Councils in various ﬁelds.
PENANG STATE CHAIRMAN: BRIAN TAN GUAN HOOI
Level 16, Menara KWSP, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah,
10050 Penang, Malaysia.
Telephone: 604 227 0589
Facsimile: 604 227 9749
Email: [email protected]
Website : www.micci.com
FEDERATION OF MALAYSIAN
The FMM Penang Branch was formed in the year 1969 and has since established itself as a leading economic organization representing over 304
leading manufacturing and service companies in the State of Penang.
Membership of FMM is open to all manufacturers and companies (trading,
services, institutions, sole proprietor/ partnership, etc.) registered in Malaysia. Large, small and medium-sized industries, whether foreign or locally
owned or operated on a joint-venture basis, are eligible for membership.
Exports and Imports
Price List Certiﬁcation
Joint Venture &
CHAIRMAN, PENANG BRANCH : YBHG DATO' DR OOI ENG HOCK
2767, Mukim 1, Lebuh Tenggiri 2,
Bandar Seberang Jaya, 13700 Seberang Perai Tengah,
Tel: 04 - 399 2057
Fax: 04 - 399 4863
Email: [email protected]
SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES
Small and Medium Enterprises Association (SAMENTA) Malaysia is a
non-proﬁt organization and hereinafter known as SAMENTA in the market.
SAMENTA was founded in 1986 by a group of local entrepreneurs to
represent the interests of the SMEs.
Objectives:To assist, promote and develop SMEs of Malaysia.
To provide human resources development for SMEs.
To collect and disseminate information on products, technology, machinery , government and the economic environment for its members.
To provide consultation and advisory services on ﬁnancial, technical,
marketing and management issues.
To identify new business opportunities for local investors.
To serve as an effective communication channel for SMEs.
To install local and international awareness of Malaysian services and
To inculcate an entrepreneurial spirit amongst the university graduates.
To establish ties with similar type of associations locally and
internationally; e.g, ASEAN, Japan, Europe and the USA.
SAMENTA is recognized for its role in fostering the development and
promotion of SMEs especially in the State of Penang and in the Northern
SAMENTA caters to a wide spectrum of enterprises ranging from
medium-sized hi-tech and precision oriented manufacturing concern to
small-sized food processing cottage industry and from service-oriented
companies to those involved in trading activities.
SAMENTA is also represented in several key public and private sectors
committed with formulate plans and recommendations for the development
Create a bilateral / multilateral exchange platform for SMEs
Enable mutually beneﬁcial collaborations SMEs
Assist, promote and develop SMEs
Promote healthy and sustainable development of SMEs
Provide opportunities for matching
To enhance the business and invest opportunities for the SMEs to be
members of SAMENTA
PRESIDENT: MR. KOAY CHIEW GUAN
Total Membership: 506 Members
18-22-A1, Gurney Tower, Persiaran Gurney, 10250
Tel: 04-8180288 Fax: 04-8180287
Email: [email protected]
REAL ESTATE AND HOUSING
DEVELOPERS' ASSOCIATION (REHDA)
Formed in 1974, the Real Estate & Housing Developers’ Association Malaysia
(Penang Branch) has the following aims and objectives:
To promote and co-ordinate development of land and construction of
buildings for residential, commercial, industrial, tourism and other related
purpose by members with a view towards contributing effectively to the
economic development of the country;
To study problems arising from the development of Land and construction
of buildings as well as to propose solutions to the government, through the
relevant ministries, departments and agencies;
To protect the legitimate interests of members, in particular, to enquire into
and discuss with the government and its agencies on matters pertaining to
policy, ﬁnance, legislation, technical standards and administrative
procedures, affecting the development of land and construction of
REHDA Penang, apart from holding its monthly meeting, actively engages in
dialogues with the Government and statutory bodies for clariﬁcation on
policies, procedures and other matters affecting the industry and to resolve
outstanding problems so as to enable the orderly development of the
industry. REHDA Penang Branch also plays an active role in the MBPP and
MPSP SPEAD Council.
The total estimated market capitalization of REHDA Penang member
companies is about RM44247million
Provides economic activities and employment to over 140 upstream and
Plays an important role in economic growth – construction sector
contributed about 3% of the total GDP in 2014.
Provision of basic infrastructure such as roads, drainage, sewerage,
electricity, community facilities and public amenities such as parks, open
spaces, markets, hawker complexes, suraus etc.
Executor of national home ownership policies such as low cost, low
medium cost, affordable housing and bumiputra quota.
Construction sector generates positive multiplier effect to the economy.
CHAIRMAN: DATO’ JERRY CHAN FOOK SING
Total REHDA Penang membership: 92 Developers
MARKET CAPITALISATION (Members)
Estimated RM 4.4 Billion
Unit 6, 5th Floor, Axis Complex, 35, Cantonment Road,
10350 Penang, Malaysia
Tel : (604) 2276916 Fax : (604) 2269399
PENANG TOURIST ASSOCIATION (PTA)
Penang Tourist Association (PTA) was established on 26th November 1972
and ofﬁcially incorporated on 16th March 1984, with (Registration No 233575
W). According to record, PTA is the oldest Tourism NGO in Penang.
It always acted as an umbrella body for the practitioners of tourism industry
in Penang and in late 80’s, made into an incorporated company which is
limited by Guarantee.
In 1992, the name was changed to Penang Tourist Centre Berhad and today
managed by a team of directors under the chairmanship of Dato’ Syed Mohamad Aidid Bin Syed Murtaza.
“We Support, We Serve, and We Grow”
To promote, develop, improve and encourage tourism, tourist trades and all
other means and ways of attracting tourists, travelers and others to
Penang in particular, and to Malaysia in general.
To promote and stimulate an interest in Penang among domestic and
international tourists by disseminating information in travel brochures,
magazines, leaflets and other articles on places of interest to tourist,
holiday-makers and others.
To seek, encourage and promote voluntary co-operation and co-ordination
in all matters pertaining to publicity on tourism, tourist trades, travels and
other related matters.
To guide, advise and assist members in matters pertaining to tourism,
tourist trades, exhibitions or travels and other matters within the scope of
the objects of the Association.
To guide, advise and assist domestic and international tourists by
disseminating information and answering their enquiries.
To advise and assist the Government and other local authorities or bodies
in all matters with regard to the promotion and development of tourism,
tourist trades and amenities and the publicity thereon.
To promote and foster general welfare of members and to enlist their
active co-operation and assistance whenever necessary in carrying out all
or any of the objects of the Association.
To hold, organize and conduct meetings, seminars, conferences,
exhibitions or lectures on matters and problems in connection with any of
the objects of the Association and to participate in all or any such
meetings, seminars, conferences, exhibitions or lectures organized by
other organizations or Government authorities.
To establish and maintain contact with Tourist Association and similar
organizations in Malaysia and Overseas and to subscribe to or become a
member or an afﬁliate of such organizations.
CHAIRMAN: DATO’ SYED MOHAMAD AIDID BIN SYED MURTAZA
Penang Port Commission (Ground Floor Arcade)
Pesara King Edward, 10300 Georgetown, Penang
Hand phone: 012-4868522
E-mail: [email protected]
PJCC COUNCIL PRESIDENTS (2015-2017)
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