Convener: ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN-BAC) Malaysia


The first consultation meeting of the year between ASEAN-BAC Malaysia and MITI’s ASEAN Economic Integration Division was held on 17 February 2022, chaired by ASEAN-BAC Malaysia Chairman Tan Sri Dr Munir Majid, with the presence of fellow Council Member, Mr Raja Singham.

ASEAN-BAC Malaysia presented its key learnings from its 2021 activities and shared its priorities and activity plans for 2022. The council also shared ASEAN-BAC Cambodia’s 2022 chairmanship priorities and introduced the Green and Sustainable Working Group (GSE WG) to be led by ASEAN-BAC Malaysia and chaired by Ms Jukhee Hong.

Tan Sri Munir Majid said that ASEAN BAC Malaysia will continue its effort by working closely with MITI and the relevant government agencies to advance Malaysia’s participation and position in ASEAN.

Ms Jamilah Haji Hassan, Senior Director of MITI’s ASEAN Economic Integration Division expressed her support towards ASEAN-BAC Malaysia’s continuous initiatives especially in spearheading the GSE WG.

Convener: ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN-BAC)


ASEAN-BAC Malaysia and Council Member Tan Sri Yong Poh Kon attended the 19th Joint Business Councils (JBCs) Meeting chaired by ASEAN-BAC Cambodia Council Member Okhna Sok Piseth. The meeting was attended by more than seventy (70) JBC members, ASEAN-BAC Members and staffers.

CARI ASEAN Research and Advocacy (CARI) Executive Director, and Chair of the Green and Sustainable Economic Working Group (GSE WG), Ms Jukhee Hong presented on the proposed working group on behalf of ASEAN-BAC Malaysia. She also shared the progress of CARI’s ongoing ASEAN-wide survey research supported by the Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO) Singapore, ASEAN-Japan Business Council (AJBC) and ASEAN-BAC.

His Excellency Mr Nimol Meng, Primary Focal Point of the ASEAN-BAC Cambodia Secretariat, spoke on behalf of ASEAN-BAC 2022 Chair Neak Okhna Kith Meng where he shared updates on the secretariat’s 2022 activities as well as Cambodia’s 2022 Priority Economic Deliverables (PEDs):

  1. Enhancing Digital Connectivity, Science and Technology
  2. Narrowing the Development gap of ASEAN’s competitiveness
  3. Promoting a more integrated, inclusive, resilient and competitive ASEAN
  4. Strengthening global ASEAN for growth and development
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