MIEA Johor Branch activities report for 2008 term:
(1) Durian and local food buffet @ 28th June, 2008
Original plan was to hold it at a fruit farm at Pontian, but later changed to Johor Jaya due to the variety and qualities of durians. A handful of 15 participated including registered estate agents, negotiators and bankers.
(2) Workshop: Laws governing gated and guarded community @ 10th October, 2008
We had a good turn up of approximately 50 pax, including agents and developers. The talk was given by Mr. Andrew Tan, advocate and solicitor, Conveyancing Committee Chairman of Bar Council Malaysia. We were guided as to why and how the gated and guarded community came about together with its relevant Acts.
(3) Two-Days’ Negotiator Course @ 13th & 14th December, 2008
Total of 30 negotiators attended and passed the course. Over 50% of them have applied for CREN.
(4) MIEA Johor Branch Annual Dinner @ 13th December, 2008
Main sponsored by HSBC Bank, co-sponsored by Mr. H. L Wang (MIEA Johor legal advisor), the event was one of the most successful ever done. A total of 18 tables was fully taken up. Members went home with a total lucky draw prizes (cash vouchers) worth up to RM1,500. Initiated by Mr. Lim Ah Leck, a fellow of MIEA, a total of RM10,000 was raised for the contribution of the building fund at the night. The night was graced by Mr. K. Soma Sundram, the President of MIEA and also the President of Singapore IEA, Mr. Jeff Foo.
(5) Meetings with Government Arms
We have had several meetings with Johor State Government Departments throughout the years, namely the Unit Perancangan Negeri Johor, Johor State Investment Centre and also the Johor State Economic Task Force. Amongst the agendas discussed includes the planning issues, investment opportunities and also the market peformance information pertaining to Johor State.
(6) Field trips to Iskandar Malaysia
Several field trips have been arranged for both local Johor members and Singapore IEA’s members to further understand what Iskandar Malaysia is about and its progress. Places visited includes Bandar Nusajaya, Puteri Harbour, Horizon Hills, South Logistic Industrial Cluster, Ledang Heights and etc. Many of us have already benefited since the announcement of Iskandar Malaysia in December 2006 and we remain optimistic about Iskandar Malaysia despite the current economic turmoil.
(7) Contribution towards National Building Fund
A big thank you to all Johor members for the total contribution towards national building fund of exceeding RM24,000 in year 2008 alone!
(8) Singapore IEA Annual Dinner @ 27th March, 2009 at Inter-Continental Hotel in Singapore
A total of 10 delegates from MIEA Johor Branch, led by Mr. Lim Boon Ping, Branch Chairman, will be attending the dinner.
(9) Workshop titled “Fengshui Talk on Qingming Culture “ (Mandarin session) @ 10th April, 2009 by Master Huang Shi Ling
This is a conplimentary talk offered by MIEA Johor and is scheduled an hour before the commencement of the coming Branch AGM.
The year 2008 is deemed a fruitful year to many. Year 2009 is deemed a challenging year. But as marked in the badge of MAREC ’09 early this year, “I am not participating in the Downtown, it’s a Boom year for me!”
Lim Boon Ping,
Chairman, MIEA Johor State Branch