The Small and Medium Enterprises Association of Malaysia (SAMENTA) has urged the government to establish a taskforce to tackle the significant disruptions in the job market and plan for the Future of Work, as Malaysians celebrate Labour Day. The job market has been severely disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic and...
The Small and Medium Enterprises Association (SAMENTA) has lauded the significant development for SMEs announced by the Minister of Human Resources, Steven Sim, as reported by sme.asia yesterday. Sim had announced the launch of the Internship Placement Matching Grant for SMEs and Start-ups (LiKES). This initiative is poised to revolutionise...
SME100 returns to Penang after 10 years, in conjunction with the SAMENTA 35th Anniversary celebrations. The greatly anticipated awards ceremony was held at Setia SPICE Convention Centre in Penang. The SME100 SAMENTA 35th Anniversary awards ceremony was graced with the attendance of Yang di-Pertua Negeri Pulau Pinang, Tuan Yang Terutama...
The Small and Medium Enterprises Association of Malaysia (SAMENTA) has expressed concern over the recent call for an increase in employers’ Employees Provident Fund (EPF) contribution. In a statement released today, SAMENTA calls upon the Cabinet to reject this demand, as it could do more harm than help to...
The Small and Medium Enterprises Association of Malaysia (SAMENTA) has voiced support for the proposed postponement of the 80:20 quota for the hiring of foreign workers in the manufacturing sector. If implemented, the quota would mandate SMEs in the manufacturing sector to hire 80 percent of local workers before being...
The Small and Medium Enterprises Association of Malaysia (SAMENTA) has expressed its support for the newly announced Malaysian Cooperative Entrepreneurship University (UKKM) which it views as a significant move to address the challenges faced by SMEs in Malaysia. The association welcomes this initiative as a means to equip entrepreneurs with...
Small and Medium Enterprises Association of Malaysia (SAMENTA) has expressed displeasure about the lack of consultation before the announcement of the RM300 fee for the micro-credential training grant. SAMENTA Central chairman Datuk William Ng said, despite having a communication channel with Human Resource Development Corporation (HRD Corp), the association was...
The Small and Medium Enterprises Association of Malaysia, or SAMENTA, Malaysia’s oldest and largest association of SMEs, is committed to helping SMEs to digitalise, automate and meet ESG standards. Datuk William Ng, SAMENTA National President, said that the top challenges for SMEs are labour shortage, low productivity, rising costs, and...
The Small and Medium Enterprises Association of Malaysia (SAMENTA) has again called for the Malaysian government to ratify the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) “as soon as possible”. As the oldest SME association in the country, SAMENTA said it looks forward to working with the government, including...
The Madani Economy Framework will spur the economy and drive greater growth of the industry, including SMEs, said the Small and Medium Enterprises Association of Malaysia, or SAMENTA, Malaysia’s oldest and largest association of SMEs. Datuk William Ng, SAMENTA national president, said that the market has been lacklustre since the...
A group representing SMEs has expressed surprise over the proposal by National Recovery Council (MPN) chairman Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin for another round of moratorium to be given to struggling SMEs. The Small and Medium Enterprises Association Malaysia (SAMENTA) said another loan moratorium will only exacerbate the SMEs’ problems. On Saturday,...
The full statement from SAMENTA national president Datuk William Ng, regarding Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's scheduled meeting with p-hailing companies tomorrow (8 Aug) Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and Transport Minister Anthony Loke are scheduled to meet p-hailing industry players on Tuesday. The primary agenda is to find...

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