Message By FGJAM President, Mr. Ermin Siow

FGJAM, Federation of Goldsmiths and Jewellers Associations of Malaysia, is the umbrella body of various state associations consisting individual members of close to 1,500 companies nation wide. Throughout the years, with the help of the industry players and close cooperation of member state associations, FGJAM has played an effective role as a non-governmental organization, helping the industry to champion various related issues to the relevant government ministries.

The introduction of GST, Goods and Service Tax in April 2015 has impacted the industry quite significantly. There are quite a few related issues which need FGJAM to lobby and engage the relevant Ministries so as to minimize the negative impacts. We are constantly keeping in touch with the government departments to present our case and it is hoped that ultimately an amicable solution will be achieved acceptable to both the industry and the government.

FGJAM also plays an active role in helping the members to venture off shore and explore the foreign markets. We regularly organize trade delegations oversea, engaging with foreign trade organizations and visit trade fairs. These exposures will go a long way helping our local manufacturers and exporters to open doors which eventually will help to increase exports.

It is my sincere hope that other industry players who are yet to join the FGJAM family will come on board and together, with increased strength, FGJAM can further contribute more effectively to the whole gold and jewellery industry , making Malaysia one of the major players in Asia, if not the world .

总会长致词 萧德明先生

多年以来,联合总会在全国同业的认同与拥护之下,组织不断壮大。针对同业切身问题采取积极对策,发挥团结力量,排除困难,赢得同业的信任与尊敬。联合总会除了促进同业的联系之外,多年来还积极扮演了非政府组织的角色。为了会员的利益,向有关当局对话,提呈备忘录等等。为使联合总会会务顺利进行,联合总会也设立多个小组,以全权负责处理有关事项.目前,备受关注的消费税(GST)经在4月1日正式开始实施,所有公司与企业正在面临着另一项大挑战,本行业也不例外。联合总会消费税小组将继续为本行业谋求更多福利。敬希我们能成功一一达成所有备忘录提呈之事项.

在此,本联合总会希望全国金钻珠宝同业,都能秉承先贤的意愿,全部加入公会,加强团结,维护同业合理之权益,方能克服未来的挑战,本行业才能发扬光大。