President Message September 2012


Election of Office-Bearers and Swearing-In Ceremony

In accordance with Sub-Section 9.4 (c) of the Constitution, a meeting to elect Office Bearers and swearing-in ceremony was held on Friday, 13th July 2012 at 4.00 p.m. in MBAM Conference Room.

Mr Kwan Foh Kwai announced that he would not be seeking further nomination in the election for the post of President, but would continue to be involved in MBAM activities in his capacity as the Immediate Past President.

The elected Office Bearers for the term July 2012 to June 2014 are:

  • Mr Matthew Tee of Bina Puri Sdn Bhd as President
  • Mr Aziz Tan Sri Bahaman of Norwest Holdings Sdn Bhd as Deputy President
  • Dato’ Ir. Low Keng Kok of Fajarbaru Sdn Bhd as Vice President
  • Dato’ Ir. Tan Gim Foo of IJM Corporation Bhd as Vice President
  • Dato’ Sri Sufri Hj Mohd Zin of Trans Resources Corporation Sdn Bhd as Vice President
  • Mr Foo Chek Lee of Pembinaan Mitrajaya Sdn Bhd as Vice President
  • Mr Thomas Samuel of Bauer (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd as Vice President
  • Ir. Chuan Yeong Ming of Paramount Engineering & Construction Sdn Bhd as Secretary-General
  • Mr Eric Lai of Techjaya Builders Sdn Bhd as Treasurer-General.

Mr Kwan Foh Kwai remains in the Council in his capacity as the Immediate Past President.

  1. Honorary Advisors
    (i) Honorary Advisors – Dato’ Ir. Tan Kia Loke, Ir. Lau Mun Cheong, Dato’ Ng Kee Leen
    (ii) Honorary Advisor (Legal) – Mr John Tong
    (iii) Honorary Advisor (Tax) – Mr Yee Wing Peng
    (iv) Honorary Advisor (Education) -Mr Chua Siow Leng
    (v) Honorary Advisor (Contracts) –Mr Lim Chong Fong
  2. Committee Chairmen
  Committee Chairman
i. International Affairs Mr Aziz Tan Sri Bahaman
ii. Special Institution Committee Mr Matthew Tee
iii. HR Development Dato’ A.K. Nathan
iv. Education Dato’ Sri Haji Sufri Mohd Zin
v. Contracts & Practices Dato’ Ir. Tan Gim Foo
vi. Safety & Health  Mr Foo Chek Lee
vii. Material Resources Dato’ Ir. Low Keng Kok
viii. Government & Institutions Mr Matthew Tee
ix. Public Relations Mr Matthew Tee
x. Membership, Publication & Information Communication Technology Mr Thomas Samuel
xi. Finance Mr Eric Lai
xii. Environment & Green Technology Mr Dennis Tan
xiii. Machinery Resources En. Mohd Razin bin Ghazali
xiv. Technical Committee (Research &
Development, Industrialized
Building System & Standards)
Mr Ong Ka Thiam
xv. Mechanical & Electrical Mr Kenneth Liew
59th Anniversary Dinner/
60th Anniversary Dinner
Mr Eric Yong
Mr Ng Kit Heng
xvi. Annual Golf Tournament 2012 Dato’ Ir. Tan Gim Foo
xvii. MBAM Education Fund Mr Chua Siow Leng
xviii. Awards & Constitution Committee Ir. Lau Mun Cheong
xix. Ad-Hoc Committee
 i.  Renovation Committee
Ir. Chuan Yeong Ming
xxi. Discipline Mr Matthew Tee
xxii. MBAM Building Fund Committee Dato’ Ng Kee Leen
xxiii. MBAM Training Services Sdn Bhd Ir. Chuan Yeong Ming
xxiv. 5th Malaysian Construction Summit Dato’ A. K. Nathan


In the same MBAM Council Meeting 5/2012, Hume Cemboard Industries Sdn. Bhd. and Cofreth (M) Sdn. Bhd. was also appointed as Council Members in accordance with Section 9.4 (d) of MBAM Constitution. Another new member to MBAM Council is Crest Builder Sdn Bhd.

The meeting also appointed Mr Dennis Tan as MBAM Deputy Secretary-General 1, and Mr Oliver Wee as MBAM Deputy-Secretary-General 2.

Invitation for Participation – MBAM Overseas Missions

We are pleased to inform that MBAM plans to organize the following overseas events held in September 2012.

Constech 2012, Bangkok, Thailand – 19th -21st September 2012

Constech 2012 organised by the Thai Contractors Association (TCA) is an international construction machinery, equipment and technology exhibition.  It provides the platform for contractors and other related industry players to get updated information on the latest solutions and technology as well as to share, discuss and exchange views on industry trends and challenges.

9th China-ASEAN Expo and Related Forum (China-ASEAN Infrastructure Investment & Financing Cooperation Forum) Nanning, Guangxi,  China – 21st – 25th September 2012

The China-ASEAN Infrastructure Investment & Financing Cooperation Forum to be held during the 9th China-ASEAN Expo, is a complement to the “Exhibition of International Economic Cooperation” undertaken by China International Contractors Association (CHINCA).  The main objective of the forum is to enable participants to discuss how to build sound financial platform for cooperation between China and ASEAN countries especially the cooperation and communication in project financing, risk control, and financial derivatives.  Delegates will also be invited to visit the Pavilions of International Economic Cooperation.

Malaysian Services Exhibition (MSE) 2012, Chengdu, China, 25th -30th September 2012

Pursuant to the recent success of the MSE 2012 in Doha and Beijing, MATRADE is organizing the Malaysia Services Exhibition (MSE) 2012, Chengdu, China.  MSE 2012 Chengdu will focus on industry related services including construction related services, education, healthcare, franchise and other services.  The event is also co-hosted within Western China International Fair 2012 where MSE pavilion will occupy 680 sqm of space. 

Interested members may contact assigned officer, Ms Lee Siew Mei at or Fax: 603-7982 6811 for more information on the above events.


MBAM Raya Nite 2012 will be held on Wednesday, 5th September 2012 from 6.30 pm to 10.00 pm at the Saloma Bistro, Malaysia Tourism Centre (MaTiC), 139, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur. 

The gathering aims at providing members/participants the opportunity to make new contacts, exchange information and promote business opportunities and co-operation.  The event will bring significant benefits to your esteemed company.

You and your colleagues/business associates are cordially invited to join us for the celebration.  It is free-of-charge for the first participant from each member company.  Any additional participant will be charged a nominal fee of RM80.00 per person that includes buffet dinner.  As seats are limited to 100 pax, please register early.  Reservation will be accepted on a first come first served basis.  Dress code is smart casual.

Kindly confirm your participation with MBAM Secretariat on/before 30th August 2012.  

Thank you.

Yours faithfully,



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