National Seminar on the Malaysian Minerals Industry

Theme: New Opportunities in Malaysia's Minerals Industry

Venue: Magellan Wing, Sutera Harbour Resort & Spa, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Date: 3-5 July 2003


  • To present the various new opportunities in developing the country’s minerals resources.
  • To present the future strategic direction on the way forward for the revitalisation of Malaysia’s minerals industry.
  • To address the various issues and problems in the development of the nation’s minerals resources industry.
  • To foster closer interaction and networking between officials of the minerals industry and the government authorities responsible for minerals resource development.


  • Mineral Development in Sabah: Opportunities

by En. Ismail bin Abdullah, Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Industrial Development Sabah

  • Mineral Development Opportunities in Perak

by Ir. Muhammad Hafni Ibrahim, Director,
Industrial Promotion & Development Division,
Perak State Economic Development Corporation

  • Incentives and Investment Opportunities in the Minerals Industry

Mr. P. Kalaiyappan, Director, Textiles and Minerals Division
Malaysian Industrial Development Authority (MIDA)

  • New Findings

by Dr. Chu Ling Heng, Director-General,
Minerals and Geoscience Department, Malaysia

  • The New Vision: Getting the Minerals Industry Moving Again

by Dato’ Mohd. Ajib Hj. Anuar, President,
Malaysian Chamber of Mines


An optional half-day field trip to a cement plant, a quarry site and a silica sand processing operation around Kota Kinabalu was organised for Seminar participants and was held on Saturday, 5th July 2003.