Pengesahan Pengoperasian Perkhidmatan Perlu (Essential Services) Sepanjang Tempoh Perintah Kawalan Pergerakan (PKP)

Dear Esteemed MASA Members,

Good day & hope all in good health.

Referring to the recent announcement by YAB Prime Minister, the Movement Control Order (MCO) will be implemented from 13 to 26 January 2021. The logistics sector has been identified as one of the essential services that have been approved to continue operating throughout the MCO.

In this regard, Ministry of Transport (MoT) has confirmed that companies registered with Malaysia Shipowners’ Association (MASA) can operate during the MCO period, subject to conditions set by the National Security Council (MKN), state governments and local authorities. Attached herewith, MoT’s official letter concerning the above for your kind attention and reference.

With the issuance of the letter, all companies registered under MASA can use it for operating approval. Companies shall submit the letter together with proof of MASA membership, as and when, requested by authorities.

Companies are fully responsible to comply with the conditions set by the Government. Compounding offenses in accordance with Section 25, Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act [Act 342] will be imposed if failed to comply.

Should members have any complaints/ further inquiries, please contact:

  1. aduan@mot.gov.my (email)
  2. 019-2907723 (WhatsApp)
  3. 1800-88-7723 (MOT Hotline, 8.00 am to 6.00 pm)
  4. 03-88882010 (Pusat Pengurusan Operasi Negara, Majlis Keselamatan Negara)

 

 

MOVEMENT CONTROL ORDER (MCO) FROM 13 TO 26 JANUARY 2021

Malaysia companies have capabilities to do undersea cable repairs – MASA

PUTRAJAYA, Dec 2  — Malaysian companies have the capabilities to conduct subsea cable repairs, insists the Malaysia Shipowners’ Association (MASA).

MASA is happy with the government’s recent decision to revoke the cabotage exemption allowing foreign-flagged ships to repair undersea cables in Malaysian waters.

Its chairman Datuk Abdul Hak Md Amin said Malaysian companies owned a total of four qualified and certified cable ships, currently used by the industry for installation and maintenance of undersea cables.

He said the companies have over 40 years’ experience in cable repair and cable link but unfortunately sought opportunities in other countries like Indonesia and registered their vessels there as they could not secure such business in Malaysia.

“They are going to register one of their vessels back in Malaysia if they have business here,” he told a press conference here today.

The cabotage exemption for foreign vessels was granted in April 2019 by former Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook following requests from telecommunication companies.

The exemption, which was revoked on Nov 15, previously allowed foreign companies and vessels to carry out repair works on submarine cables without the need to apply for a domestic shipping licensing exemption.

When the exemption was in force, all underwater cable repairs in Malaysian waters were undertaken by a Singapore-registered company, and this had a counter-productive effect in stimulating competition, said Abdul Hak.

He said the repair operations took between 29 and 48 days, much longer than the prevalent belief that the exemption was needed to bring down repair time to fewer than 27 days.

Abdul Hak stressed that the revocation would not create a monopoly for Malaysian companies, as foreign companies would still be allowed to work in the country.

“If the telcos apply (for repair works), we’ll see, after two days, if there is no Malaysian ship, we will inform the Ministry of Transport and we can bring in foreign ships. That only takes two to three days,” he said.

He further assured that the revocation would not affect internet speeds and services.

During the cabotage exemption period when the Singapore company took up to 48 days to conduct the repairs, no major disruptions to Malaysian internet services were recorded, he said.

On concerns that cable repair costs might escalate, Abdul Hak said the cabotage policy has no impact on the price of repairs as it was governed by maintenance zones.

“What drives the pricing is the competition between the zones, and we believe the current revocation will help stimulate this competition,” he said.

— Source from BERNAMA

Link to related News:

  1. https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2020/12/02/shipping-body-lauds-cabotage-exemption-revocation-wants-it-to-be-permanent/FMT NEWS
  2. https://www.theedgemarkets.com/article/singaporean-company-monopolises-submarine-cable-repairs-thanks-cabotage-exemption-%E2%80%94-masaTHE EDGE MARKETS
  3. https://www.malaymail.com/news/money/2020/12/02/malaysia-shipowners-association-local-companies-have-capabilities-to-do-und/1928263 MALAYMAIL
  4. https://www.thevibes.com/articles/news/8187/spore-firm-monopolising-undersea-cable-repairs-shipowners-groupTHE VIBES
  5. https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/553497MALAYSIAKINI
  6. https://www.kosmo.com.my/2020/12/02/dasar-kabotaj-selamatkan-industri-perkapalan-domestik/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=dasar-kabotaj-selamatkan-industri-perkapalan-domestik – KOSMO
  7. https://youtu.be/dKMtgTS22KkKiniTV
  8. https://youtu.be/HuYxi7TvBJQTHE STAR

Webinar: “SHIP MACHINERY & EQUIPMENT MALAYSIA-JAPAN Online Business Matching Forum 2020”

MASA wishes to extend Japan Ship Machinery and Equipment Association (JSMEA)’s invitation to “SHIP MACHINERY & EQUIPMENT MALAYSIA-JAPAN Online Business Matching Forum 2020” on 27th November – 18th December 2020.

If you are interested to participate, please register directly at: https://www.jsmea.or.jp/en/seminar/2020/malaysia/.

For video reference on online registration, please click here: https://player.vimeo.com/video/480687582

Courtesy visit by Embassy of The Republic of Indonesia

Malaysia Shipowners Association (MASA) Chairman, Dato’ Ir. Abdul Hak Md Amin received a courtesy visit from the Embassy of The Republic of Indonesia represented by Capt. Supendi, MM.Tr, Transportation Attache and Mokh. Farid Maruf, Education and Cultural Attache.

Issues centred on the Malaysia-Indonesia maritime industry were discussed during the two hours meeting.

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT GAZETTE FOR REVOCATION OF EXEMPTION UNDER SECTION 65u [P.U (B) 166/2019]

Dear Esteemed MASA Members,

The above subject is referred.

We wish to inform you that on 13th November 2020, the Federal Government has gazetted the Revocation of Exemption Under Section 65u [P.U. (B) 592] for foreign-flagged cable-laying ships. The Minister revokes the Exemption Under Section 65u [P.U. (B) 166/2019] published in the earlier Gazette on 29th March 2019 with effect from 15th November 2020.

For your information, the Exemption Under Section 65u [P.U. (B) 166/2019] published on Federal Government Gazette on 29th March 2019 is referred for non-Malaysian ships from the application of subsection 65KA (1) of the Ordinance in respect of repair services of submarine cables landed at any submarine cable landing centre in Malaysian waters.

Thus, Malaysia Shipowners’ Association (MASA) would like to extend our gratitude and sincere thank you to YB Minister of Transport, Datuk Seri Ir. Dr. Wee Ka Siong for the revocation. YB Datuk Seri’s wise decision in the spirit of patriotism and “Malaysian First” agenda on our request is greatly appreciated for the development of local shipping industry.

Members may also refer the same at Attorney General Chamber’s website as below:

Link to AGC’s website: http://www.federalgazette.agc.gov.my/outputp/pub_20201113_PUB5922020.pdf

Sesi Kunjungan Hormat ke atas Yang Berbahagia Datuk Hj. Mohd Rabin bin Basir, Ketua Pengarah Keselamatan Negara, Majlis Keselamatan Negara oleh Persatuan Pemilik-Pemilik Kapal Malaysia (MASA).

Yang Berbahagia Datuk Hj. Mohd Rabin bin Basir, Ketua Pengarah Keselamatan Negara, Majlis Keselamatan Negara telah menerima kunjungan hormat daripada Persatuan Pemilik-Pemilik Kapal Malaysia yang diwakili oleh Dato’ Ir. Abdul Hak Md Amin selaku Pengerusi MASA dan diiringi oleh Encik James Ong, Jawatankuasa Eksekutif (EXCO) MASA serta Encik Shaharuzzaman Baharum, Setiausaha Agung MASA.

Sesi pertemuan yang berlangsung selama 2 jam itu membincangkan isu-isu berkaitan industri perkapalan dan maritim Malaysia. Antaranya, perlaksanaan semula dasar kabotaj negara, ancaman keselamatan dan kedaulatan maritim, penggunaan kapal-kapal malaysia di pelabuhan dan pesisir pantai, penggunaan kapal-kapal malaysia untuk kerja-kerja strategik seperti ‘cable laying’ dan ‘hydrographic survey’, pertukaran anak kapal era pandemik COVID-19 serta pengecualian cukai di bawah Seksyen 54A Akta Cukai Pendapatan 1967.