Message By FGJAM President, Mr. Steven 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 萧德坤先生

马来西亚金钻珠宝商公会联合总会创立至今,已迈入41载。这一路走来,我们必须感恩过去历届先贤前辈的无私付出,得已使联合总会继续的发扬光大。

在今年4月29日,本人被选为联合总会总会长,深感责任重大,所幸的是被选为本届的全体理事都与我有共同的目标及使命感,我们将成为一个连心的团队,对日后的工作及执行度将会有更好的突破!

本以为我们的首项任务是继续跟进消费税在进入口方面及退税方面所遇到的难题,万万想不到在5月9日的大选中,新政府的诞生並在5月16日宣佈,从6月1日开始施行零消费税,促使我们能够鬆一鬆口气,也希望这个消息能让本行业在 6% GST 生意低谜注的时候注入一个强力针,从而使本行业再次大方异彩。不过,无论如何,我们将更主动的更政府各部门保持联系,在接下来所要设立的政策及相关税务问题上挂钩。

藉此机会,我们这届的理事们将承诺与各属会、全体会员及政府相关部门配合,全力以赴把联合总会会务推向另一个高峰。