GEORGE TOWN, Jan 27 – The Penang Joint Chambers of Commerce (PJCC) will undergo a restructuring exercise and unveil a blueprint to meet the demand of its members. IPJCC newly appointed president Rizal Faris Mohideen has vowed to reach out to help its grassroots members, comprising four chambers of commerce and five organisations.
He said PJCC’s objective was to outline a master plan to tackle business challenges ahead and to pool resources together amid reaching a mutual understanding. Rizal Faris, who was given a 2-year time frame to helm PJCC said among the challenges faced by the business fraternity were to remain profitable.
“We need to address the negative effects of weak Ringgit currency and escalating living costs on businesses. “I will map out a blueprint to chart PJCC’s direction about three months from now. My priority is to put the house in order as PJCC members have not met in the past five years,” he said in a press conference here today.
The changing of guard at PJCC saw Rizal Fariz took over its leadership from the outgoing former president Datuk Seri Choot Ewe Seng. PJCC is made up of Malay, Chinese, Indian and International chambers of commerce alongside Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers, Penang Tourist Centre Bhd, The Association of Banks as well as Real Estate and Housing Developers’ Association (Penang Chapter).