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Press Release: Annual General Assembly, election of new National Council Members 2018/2020

[ 04-05-2018 ]
Press Release: Annual General Assembly, election of new National Council Members 2018/2020

The SME Association of Malaysia held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2018 on 1 May, at the Pearl Kuala Lumpur. The new National Council Members 2018/2020 were elected at the AGM:



National President

Datuk Michael Kang Hua Keong

Deputy National President

Ong Chee Tat

National Vice President

Kuah Leong Chan, Terence

Chey Onn Wah

Dato’ Tony Looi Chee Hong

Low Pooi Choon

Foo Yen Lay

National Secretary General

Tan Sin Su

National Assistant Secretary General

Tan Fuu Soon

National Treasurer

Ding Hong Sing

National Assistant Treasurer

Dato Jeffery Low Boon Hing

National Council Members

Ong Yeow Fooi

Chin Chee Seong

Datuk Grace Chia Hui Yen

Yap Keng Teck

Ong Kian Tack

Sylvester Fan Hon Weong

Lai Yaeh Tat

Tony Ting Ching Min

Michelle Hah Mei Kian

Francis Wong Hin Leong (appointed)

James Tan Tien Chong (appointed)


The elected National President, Datuk Michael Kang, expressed his appreciation to the members of the Association for their continuous support. At his inaugural speech, Datuk Michael Kang set forward the major initiatives of the Association in the next three years:


  • To purchase a property of SME Association of Malaysia, which would house the office of the Association and the proposed SME Academy;
  • To establish SME Academy, which will focus on capacity building of MSME and transformation of MSME in the era of IR 4.0;
  • To assist MSME to transform themselves through Digital Leadership pogrammes;
  • To work with HRDF and other related agencies to identify training needs of MSME nationwide;
  • To  establish more branches throughout the country, in order to expand the coverage of SME Association of Malaysia activities and influence
  • To increase the presence of SME Association members in international trade through collaboration with Matrade to go on Trade Missions & exhibitions, collaboration with Embassies on exhibitions and trade missions, and initiate international relations with SME associations in foreign countries (starting with ASEAN)



The initiatives were well-received by the members. The AGM ended with a group photo of the newly elected National Council Members.