KUALA LUMPUR, Saturday (16 March 2019) – Export-Import Bank of Malaysia marks its commitment to this years’ sporting event by hosting the launch of “Sukan Antara Agensi MITI 2019” at its office building today. The newly appointed, YBhg. Dato’ Lokman Hakim Ali, Secretary General to the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) was present to officiate the event and simultaneously kick off the first two sports at the venue.
Also present was En. Azhar Awang Kechil, Acting President/Chief Executive Officer of EXIM Bank; En. Marazizi Omar, Deputy President Operations EXIM Bank; YBhg. Dato’ Wan Latiff Wan Musa, Chief Executive Officer Matrade; and En. Sulaiman Arshad, Chief Executive Officer SIRIM.
The objective of the sports day was to inculcate sportsmanship among the agencies, strengthen unity and create awareness on the health benefits in taking up sports. Over 200 participants from various agencies under MITI took part in the 12 events for the year, starting with dart and carom being held at EXIM Bank in conjunction with the official launch. The remaining 10 sporting events will be organized throughout the year with golf as the final event on 21 September 2019. The prize-giving and closing ceremony will be held on 12 October 2019.
The Ministry has eleven agencies under its umbrella which includes Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA), Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (Matrade), Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC), Malaysian Industrial Development Finance (MIDF), Malaysia Automotive Robotics and IoT Institute (MARii), Malaysia Steel Institute (MSI), SIRIM Berhad, MIMOS Berhad, Standards Malaysia, InvestKL and EXIM Bank Malaysia.