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President's Message November 2018

I wish all our members a Happy Diwali, the festival of lights which celebarates the triumph of light over darkness.
It has been a while since my last message, and many things have transpired since then.
In August, a delegation from Institute for Biotechnology and Medicine Industry (IBMI) called on MAPS to explore possible partnership.
We were engaged in various discussions and meetings such as:
  • Stakeholders Consultation on the Proposed Revision of General Practitioners' Charges
  • Setting up of task force on PRP guidelines at training premises
  • National Regulatory Conference
  • Engagement on Non-Tariff Measurements (NTMs) with Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC)

As for upcoming events, these are imminent:
  • Meeting with stakeholers on Majlis Tindakan Sara Hidup Kluster Kesihatan jointly chaired by the Secretary General and Director General of Health (watch for the update in our news/photo segment)
  • Dialogue Panel to Malaysian Community Pharmacy Business Forum 3.5
  • We have successfully secured in a dialogue with NPRA on November 16th
  • MAPS Salary survey (on-going data collection), with target of producing report by December
We are hopeful for a meeting with the YB Minister of Health by this year end. Members should raise a panel of matters of concern by providing feedback to the Secretariat or any members of the Board for discussion with the Minister.
We hope members will participate in providing information for the salary survey as in previous years so that we can have a good outcome of the report. In a matter of weeks, members will be reminded on renewal of membership. Please support the association, as we are only as strong as our membership

Thank you.


Also on this page: links for Membership Application Form, Code of Conduct, Membership list, Member login

If you would like to read previous messages by the President, please visit our archive (click this)

Foreword by the President

I am delighted to welcome you to the MAPS website and I hope you will find the information provided here to be useful for the pharmaceutical industry in Malaysia.

I welcome participation from members to be active in subcommittees that have been formed in order to make MAPS an association where everyone can openly suggest, exchange ideas, share issues and values of common interests. Membership of MAPS is open to any company involved in pharmaceutical trade (importer and / or distributor) in Malaysia.

I look forward to warmly welcome you into MAPS.

Why we exist

The first gathering of “like-minded” interest Group for the formation of the “Malaysian Association of Pharmaceutical Suppliers (MAPS)” was on 17th March 2011 held in the premise of Medispec, Taman Mayang, Petaling Jaya.

MAPS was formally registered with the Registrar of Society on the 17th November 2011.

It was formed to fill in the "missing piece" in the trade representation in the Pharmaceutical Industry.

MAPS is having representations and engaging with the relevant Government bodies like the Bahagian Farmasi, BPFK, PEMANDU, MyCC, etc, on issues relating to the pharmaceutical trade.

MAPS is in the forefront of issues facing the Industry which means that the voices and interests of MAPS will be heard and considered. Thus, MAPS will have the opportunity to continuously collaborate and consult on the policies and regulations affecting the industry.

Board of Directors

Office Bearers

Lim Teng Chyuan

Heng Thin Fook

Choe Tong Seng

Assistant Secretary:
Christine Yim

Mathew John

Board Members

Yeo Ann Chin

G Subramaniam

PK Joshi

Shamshul Baharin

Executive Director

Choe Tong Seng

Board of Directors of former terms

Membership application

If your company qualifies to be a member, and in concurrence with our goals, please apply for membership. Click here for the membership form.






EthicsLim Teng ChyuanSomedico
RegulatoryYeo Ann ChinPharmaforte
Social & SportsMathew JohnJetpharma
Trade PracticesHeng Thin FookMedispec
Technical Working Groups/ External committees

Code of Conduct

MAPS practises a high ethical code. Members are required to abide by this conduct to ensure that the industry maintains a high level of integrity. Click here for MAPS' code of conduct.


Members of MAPS are Malaysian Companies which import pharmaceuticals into the country. They represent principals from Europe, North America, Asia, Oceania etc. The principals may be R&D or generic manufacturers from these regions.

As an association, MAPS is committed to build the industry together with the respective government authorities and the industry stakeholders. The country has to have an industry that is conducive to attract investments with an ecosystem of "fairness, healthy, vibrancy, dynamic, skill and knowledgeable" and "an equitable, accessible and affordable healthcare for the rakyat in the country".

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Member login

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