The DEWAN is a non-political, non-profit organisation owned and directed by its Malay members accountable to individual businesses of all sizes and sectors in Malaysia.

It is a powerful and influential entity of Malay businesses and associations that serves, not only to its members, but also to the entire business community. With the firm belief that unity is strength , the DEWAN strives to bring all Malay entrepreneurs under its umbrella and tutelage.

Currently, 15 states in Malaysia have its own branch, including Kuala Lumpur, Labuan and Putrajaya, that reach out to the entire business community providing services , information and guidance to its members. The DEWAN offers a diverse approach to networking, entrepreneurial development and business facilitation for small and medium enterprises.

The DEWAN works hand-in-hand with other Chambers within the National Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia (NCCIM). “The Future Begins Tonight” that was officiated by the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dato’ Sri Najib Tun Razak on January 29th, 2018, became the inauguration milestone whereby the DEWAN, Associated Chinese Chamber of Commerce Malaysia (ACCIM) and the Indian Malay Chamber of Commerce Malaysia formed a strategic partnership as one unified entity.

BRIEF HISTORY OF THE DEWAN

The Malay Chamber of Commerce Malaysia (MCCM) founded in 1957 under the name ‘Associated Malay Chambers of Commerce of Malaya’.

In 1974, the Associated Malay Chambers of Commerce Malaya underwent a change of name after a restructuring exercise to become the ‘Malay Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia’. Its present name was adopted in 1992.

In 2018 , The Malay Chamber of Commerce Malaysia was recognized as the DEWAN by the fellowship, members and communities. This, aligned with a new mission and vision shall bring the new ‘Malay Narrative’ closer together.

The early history of unionisation of the DEWAN dated back to 1938. A group of Malay businessmen in Kelantan became the pioneers to form the first ever State Malay Chambers in Malaya. It was known as the Kelantan Chamber of Commerce. The exemplary effort was soon followed by other associations of Malay entrepreneurs of other states.

THE DEWAN’s MISSION

The DEWAN continues to champion the mission of taking the Malay economy to a greater level in advent of the Digital Economy. The new Malay Narrative dignifies the role of all DEWAN members to not just carrying the legacy of successful leaders but also to foster unity. Towards this, the DEWAN will continue working with the government on issues affecting the interests of Malay entrepreneurs and traders.

The DEWAN is now moving forward together with the community via a new mission by exploring, guiding and sharing opportunities towards an enhanced direction in achieving the aspirations of the economy. Moreover, the DEWAN forecasts that the on-going struggle of the Malay entrepreneurs affected by the challenging turmoil of the Malaysian economy can be alleviated by opening up new opportunities in new economies.

OBJECTIVES OF DEWAN

To operate at national level for the interests and benefits of the Malay business community and professionals.
To unite and solidify the Malay business community and professionals in the interest of the Malay economy.
To guarantee and protect the interest of its Chapters and Members in relation to any type of commercial laws or business regulations formulated or amended in Malaysia.
To ensured that the activities of DEWAN’s chapter and its members are in line with the objectives and foundations.
To establish operating funds, trust funds and other types of funds when necessary to help and assist other Malays based associations, community and businesses in need.
To establish relations and cooperation with other associations and societies that shares the same objectives and values with the DEWAN.
Issuing Certificate of Origins or any other certificates for goods being exported from Malaysia.
To buy, sell, lease, mortgage, own, rent, transfer, develop or engage in other forms of transactions which involve land, property or shares.
To build or acquire buildings and borrow or acquire funds for the DEWAN’s use and interest.
To conduct research for development and to recommend any action plans or procedures this is deemed necessary or beneficial to all or any of the DEWAN’s objectives.
To establish education, training, management and skills development in the fields of economics and commerce.
To carry out any kind of task or whatever actions necessary other than those mentioned above for the smooth running of the DEWAN and of other States Chapters in the interest of the Malay economy.
To establish education, training, management and skills development in the fields of economics and commerce.
To carry out any kind of task or whatever actions necessary other than those mentioned above for the smooth running of the DEWAN and of other States Chapters in the interest of the Malay economy.

The Direction

The DEWAN has served as an integral part of growing business, talent and opportunity in Malaysia. Every strategy, program and services the Chamber offers is created specifically to serve the business community and further its mission.

The DEWAN continues to champion the mission of raising the dignity of the Malays in the national and international economies. Its image, role and effectiveness are increasingly acknowledged by the State leaders. The DEWAN was also asked to assist the government especially on issues affecting the interests of Malaysian entrepreneurs and traders.

And, each year we deliver..

More than thousands of referrals to member companies or individuals
Growing in assisting job opportunities and internships for the youth/graduates
Frequent trade delegation participations and signature events
Dozens of business and professional development programs
Participating in Social and Community programs

With strategic partners, we are committed to your success, and the success of our regional economy

Our family of organizations plays an important role in the regional community. From trades and manufacturing, to business attraction, to tackling our toughest priorities in the nation’s capital — we each play our part in making Malaysia the best possible place to work and live.

Your Business. Your Voice.

We know that you’re busy focusing on the day-to-day responsibilities of your business. We also know that you care about the policies and regulations that impact your bottom line. That’s where we come in. We assist businesses to grow by helping members at the city, state and federal levels to make sure that you have the best possible climate for future business growth.

With strategic partners, we are committed to your success, and the success of our regional economy

Our family of organizations plays an important role in the regional community. From trades and manufacturing, to business attraction, to tackling our toughest priorities in the nation’s capital — we each play our part in making Malaysia the best possible place to work and live.

Your Business. Your Voice.

We know that you’re busy focusing on the day-to-day responsibilities of your business. We also know that you care about the policies and regulations that impact your bottom line. That’s where we come in. We assist businesses to grow by helping members at the city, state and federal levels to make sure that you have the best possible climate for future business growth.

CORE VALUES

We believe in five core values that guide the Chamber’s internal conduct as well as our relationship with the external world including members, stakeholders, regional partners and the community at large.

1

Community

Our passion for the community drives our continuous efforts and activities toward improvement. We work tirelessly to engage and re-engage the leadership resources to make a great community even better.
2

People

We are committed to collaboration, teamwork and diversity, both within our organization and within the community. We believe that when people unite for a common cause, success is the only outcome
3

Integrity

We hold ourselves personally accountable for demonstrating the highest standards in all that we do. We honor our commitments and strive to earn and maintain the trust of those with whom we are privileged to associate.
4

Professionalism

We take pride in being professional. We are committed to continuously improving the quality of the services we provide. We attract and retain the highest caliber talent to contribute to the organization and are dedicated to their continuous development to assure maximum proficiency.
5

Membership

We believe that it is an honor and a privilege to serve our members. We recognize in order to have this honor we must “earn the right” to serve. To this end, we diligently seek ways to create additional value in the relationships with our members.