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The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) maintains the vision to make Malaysia a preferred investment destination. Miti is committed to the mission of increasing Malaysia's competitiveness in international trade and also to spur the development of industrial activities. This will enhance Malaysia's economic growth and also accelerate the country's stride towards becoming a developed nation.

Miti plans, formulates and implements policies related to industrial development and international trade. It also ensures the right business atmosphere is maintained so that foreign and domestic investments are increased. To promote Malaysia's exports of products and services, Miti enters into bilateral, multilateral and regional trade relations and cooperation.

The performance of a country's industries and its trade are usually continuously analysed on three monthly breaks. These quarterly periods in a year are usually called Q1, Q2, Q3 and Q4. In 2015, by Q3, Malaysia's export of electrical and electronical goods was RM 203.8 billion. This was an increase of RM 15.3 billion over the same period in the previous year. The export of chemicals and chemical products saw an increase of RM 2.6 billion for the same period in 2014, from RM 38 billion to RM 40.6 billion.

The first model of Malaysia's own Proton Berhad, called Proton Saga, was designed after a second generation 1983 Mitsubishi Lancer Fiore. That was in 1983. Today, Proton cars may be seen in practically every Asian country. Proton cars are also sold in many countries in Europe, The Gulf, The US, Canada and South America. In fact, Proton cars are seen in every inhabited continent.

In the 1960s, research and development in oil palm breeding began to expand in Malaysia. The Department of Agriculture established an exchange program with West African economies. Today, palm oil has helped turn Malaysia into one of the world's trading powerhouses. It has lifted hundreds of thousands of people out of poverty. Malaysia accounts for almost 40% of world palm oil production and almost 45% of world exports.

Electricals and electronics are another major area of Malaysian success. Malaysia's proven capabilities meet world standards in electronic manufacturing services, wafer fabrications, IC designs, manufacture of parts and components for electrical products, power/energy generation, solar solutions, LED lighting solutions and IT parts and accessories.

Chemicals and chemical products is one of the leading industries in Malaysia. This is a high-tech industry that requires highly trained and skilful workforces. It involves R & D (research and development) and continuous development programmes. Organic and inorganic chemicals, pharmaceutical products and fertilizers are just three examples that highlight the magnitude of this industry.

Matrade is the national trade promotion agency of the Malaysian Government. Its mission is to promote the export of Malaysian products globally. Matrade has successfully brought global attention to Malaysian products. Stringent guidelines in manufacturing have successfully made the term Made-in-Malaysia' synonymous with excellence, reliability and trustworthiness.

   

Answer the following questions using complete sentences

 

1.

From paragraph 1, what does MITI stand for ?

 

2.

(a) From paragraph 2, what does MITI do to enhance Malaysia's export of products and services ?

(b) From paragraph 3, what are the four quarterly periods of a year called ?

 

3.

(a) From paragraph 3, how much was Malaysia's export of electrical and electronical good in 2014 ?

(b) From paragraph 4, what was the design of the Proton Saga based on ? In which continents are Proton cars sold ?

 

4.

(a) What does the writer mean by the phrase 'inhabited continents' ?

(b) Name the uninhabited continent.

 

5.

Without using material from the passage, write two sentences about an industry that you know.

 

6.

Based on the passage, write a summary of :

The Malaysian industries mentioned.

How the Malaysian government helps these industries

 

 

 

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Answers
 

1.

Ministry of International Trade and Industry
 

2.

(a) Miti enters into bilateral, multilateral and regional trade relations and cooperation.

(b) They are called Q1, Q2, Q3 and Q4

 

3.

(a) It was RM 188.53 billion.

(b)

(i) The design was based a second generation 1983 Mitsubishi Lancer Fiore.

(ii) Proton cars are sold in all the inhabited continents.

 

4.

(a) Not every continent is inhabited by humans.

(b) The uninhabited continent is Antarctica.

 

5.

I am familiar with the food industry because my father works in it. Hygiene and cleanliness are of utmost importance in this industry. Workers handling food have to be vaccinated against infectious diseases.

  6. Malaysian industries are well supported by the government and Matrade. The government provides facilities and strict guidelines for the development of the industries. To ensure marketability of the manufactured products, production facilities of international standard, regular training of the workforce and sufficient financing are ensured by the government. Industries that have grown well and are mentioned in the passage include the chemical and chemical products industry, the electrical and electronics industry, the palm oil industry and the automobile industry. None of these industries could have succeeded without government support. Intelligent policies, visions and stable government are the biggest contributors from the government's side. Stalwart industrialists with dreams of their own are the other important factor for the success of Malaysian industries.
 
 
 
 
 

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