High commissioner continues visits to Malaysian companies

James Kon

High Commissioner of Malaysia to Brunei Darussalam Dato’ Raja Reza bin Raja Zaib Shah continued his series of visits to the Malaysian business community in the Sultanate by heading to TGT Group of Companies at Kampong Salar Industrial Estate on Thursday.

The high commissioner was welcomed by Managing Director Tan Too Liang, who is also BMC Food Industries Sdn Bhd Managing Director, and with BMC Food Industries Assistant Director of Administration and Public Relations Haji Jamaludin bin Sapar.

TGT Group of Companies operates with as workforce of over 150 personnel with over 60 per cent are trained locals. The group manages over BND100 million in diversified premium assets.

The group is dedicated to building a sustainable future and continues to invest in building more storage facilities while expanding their locally produced production line and technology to ensure clear, safer and more affordable products for the local market.

Meanwhile, BMC Food Industries was founded by Tan in the 80’s and has become the largest manufacturing operation in the Sultanate, producing products such as corned beef, burger patties, chicken nuggets, sausages, cold cuts and other processed poultry and meat products.

ABOVE & BELOW: Photos show High Commissioner of Malaysia to Brunei Darussalam Dato’ Raja Reza bin Raja Zaib Shah during his tour to TGT Sdn Bhd. PHOTOS: JAMES KON

The company has also invested over BND10 million towards its future expansion programmes including a new office, new production machinery, an environmentally friendly warehouse and human resources development.

BMC Food Industries Sdn Bhd also received recognition for its products and organisations through numerous awards such as first place for national best product award, the Asia Pacific Enterprise Awards as well as representing Brunei Darussalam for ASEAN Best Products Award in 11th ASEAN Food Conference.

Under Tan, the group of companies has grown into a successful business organisation. Other companies under the group are TGT Sdn Bhd, Brunei Meat Company Sdn Bhd, Bahagia Distributors Sdn Bhd and Premier Link Trading Company.

Dato’ Raja Reza said despite borders being temporarily closed between the two countries due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the total trade between Malaysia and Brunei has increased to MYR7.1 billion between January and November 2021 compared to the same period in the previous year with MYR4.32 billion.

“I am happy to see the positive surge in trade despite COVID-19,” he said.

“Brunei Darussalam Vision 2035 is looking to diversify its economy from oil and gas whereby five sectors have been identified to be further developed, namely food, ICT, tourism, services and downstream oil and gas. I feel that Malaysian companies and businessmen can play a vital role towards achieving that.

“I am also happy to see that Malaysian businessmen and companies are contributing to
Brunei’s economy.”