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Back to School

The DSAM Annual Dinner 2017 themed “Back to School” was held on September 8, with more than 600 “students” dressed in their respective school uniforms or uniformed bodies in attendance. The fun-filled evening kicked off with the DSAM Board and … Continue reading

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CEO’s Luncheon Talk

CEOs, company leaders from DSAM Member companies and invited guest at the luncheon. The second CEOs Luncheon Talk for 2017, held on July 20, was attended by more than 70 CEOs and top Management of Member companies. The purpose of … Continue reading

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Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2017 & CEOs Meeting

DSAM’s AGM 2017 was held on 31st May. The meeting begun with the Treasurer’s Report presented by Khor Lee Fan. This was followed by the presentation of the Board Report by the Honorary Secretary, David Cheong. The DSAM’s independent Secretariat … Continue reading

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Ethics Council Malaysia Launched

Ethics Council Malaysia (ECM), an initiative of DSAM was launched by YB Dato’ Seri Hamzah Bin Zainudin, Minister of Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism on 21st March 2017. The role of ECM is to form a united front against pyramid … Continue reading

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CNY CEOs Luncheon

The first CEOs Luncheon for 2017 was held on 16th February. This event was also to celebrate Chinese New Year. Over 70 CEOs, Company Owners and top management were present plus invited guests from the Ministry of Domestic Trade, Co-operatives … Continue reading

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Meeting with Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry & Trade (MOIT)

DSAM participated in the World Federation of Direct Selling Association’s (WFDSA) delegation’s meeting with Trinh Anh Tuan, Vice Head of Vietnam Monopoly Authority, MOIT. The meeting was to present WFDSA and AmCham Vietnam Direct Selling Committee’s (AVDSC) feedback on the … Continue reading

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Direct Selling Symposium In China

DSAM attended the ‘2016 International Symposium on the Regulated Development of Direct Selling in China’ upon the invitation of the State Administration for Industry & Commerce, People’s Republic of China (SAIC). Continue reading

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Study Trip To Myanmar

DSAM led ten Member companies to a successful Myanmar study trip from 28th November to 1st December 2016. The purpose of this trip was to gather information on the Myanmar Direct Selling industry and the entry procedures and regulations. The … Continue reading

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DSAM Convention 2016

The DSAM Convention 2016 was officiated by YB Dato’ Seri Hamzah Bin Zainudin, Minister of Domestic Trade, Co-Operatives and Consumerism on 13th October 2016. This year’s event themed ‘Beyond our Shores’, was attended by more than 400 participants from local … Continue reading

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Courtesy Visit to RMP

DSAM paid a courtesy visit to the Commercial Crime Investigation Department of the Royal Malaysia Police on 6th September 2016. This department, among others, oversees the activities of illegal scams, pyramid schemes, and other scams that often masquerade as legitimate … Continue reading

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Courtesy visit to MATRADE

DSAM made a courtesy visit to the Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) on 15th July 2016. MATRADE’s CEO, Y Bhg Dato’ Dzulkifli Mahmud and his officers met with DSAM. During the visit, MATRADE was brief on the current status … Continue reading

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CEOs Hari Raya Luncheon

DSAM held its second CEOs Luncheon for the year with a provocative sharing of experiences by Dato’ Dr Lim Siow Jin, CEO of DXN Holdings Berhad. The topic shared by Dato’ Dr Lim was entitled ‘Expanding Overseas? – What NOT to … Continue reading

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WFDSA Secretaries Seminar 2016

WFDSA held the Secretaries Seminar 2016 in Stockholm, Sweden from 22 to 23 June. This annual event was attended by representatives from twenty two national Direct Selling Associations (DSAs) and SELDIA (European Direct Selling Association). Among the many interesting topics … Continue reading

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Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2016

The DSAM AGM was held on 24th May 2016 with an attendance of more than 70%. During the meeting, the Financial Reports were presented by Treasurer, Khor Lee Fan. This was followed by the presentation of the Board Report by … Continue reading

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DSAM visits Huazong

The DSAM Board and Members made a courtesy visit to the Federation of Chinese Associations Malaysia (Huazong) on 28th April 2016. Representing DSAM were President Frederick Ng, Board Members Sam Cheong and Tan Kai Hee plus representatives from Cadware Sdn … Continue reading

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ASEAN DSAs Working Committee (ADWC)

The sixth ADWC meeting was graciously hosted by Asosiasi Penjualan Langsung Indonesia (APLI) on 17th March 2016 in Jakarta. It was attended by the Direct Selling Association (DSA) Presidents of Thailand, Philippines, Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia. Among the highlights of … Continue reading

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CEOs CNY Luncheon Talk

The first CEOs Luncheon for 2016 was held on 24th February 2016 at One World Hotel Petaling Jaya. This event, attended by more than fifty Member companies was also to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year. In attendance were personnel … Continue reading

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2016

2016 continues to be a promising and exciting year for the Direct Selling industry in Malaysia. Analysing our data collected over the last twenty one years, the industry is currently in the first quarter of an upward trend. Activities-wise, the following … Continue reading

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Visit from Ministry of Trade Indonesia

Representatives from the Ministry of Trade (MOT), Republic of Indonesia paid a visit to DSAM. The purpose of the visit was to gather information on the regulations and guidelines governing the Direct Selling industry in Malaysia. General practices and DSAM’s … Continue reading

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DSAM visits MDTCC minister

A courtesy visit was made to the new Minister of Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism, YB Dato’ Hamzah Bin Zainudin. Present for the visit were members of the DSAM Board plus representatives from member companies. During the visit, Dato’ Hamzah … Continue reading

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Maintaining Close Ties

(L to R): Najmie Noordin (DSAM Board), Tan Chong Guan (DSAM Honorary Secretary), Dato’ Sri Hasan Bin Malek (MDTCC, Minister), Frederick Ng (DSAM President) DSAM paid our annual courtesy visit to Dato’ Sri Hasan Malek, Minister of Domestic Trade, Co-operatives … Continue reading

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Beware of pyramid schemes

Personal Money – November 2014 (Click to enlarge)

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Media Relations

President Frederick Ng and Vice-President Sam Cheong were interviewed recently by Sin Chew Jit Poh and China Press on the current status of the Direct Selling industry. Among the concerns highlighted by both media were the illegal pyramid and investment … Continue reading

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Press Conference on YSLM

On 6th July 2014, DSAM together with MCA’s Public Services and Complaints Department Head, Datuk Seri Michael Chong, held a press conference on the activities of a company known as YSLM. This is in response to the numerous complaints brought … Continue reading

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DSAM Live on Capital TV

DSAM Vice President, Mr Sam Cheong was interviewed by Capital TV in the programme ‘Capital Today’ on 5th March 2014. The 45 minutes live program spoke about the functions of DSAM, Direct Selling and its challenges plus how to recognise … Continue reading

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WORLD FEDERATION OF DIRECT SELLING ASSOCIATIONS AND DIRECT SELLING ASSOCIATION OF MALAYSIA CELEBRATE 35th ANNIVERSARIES

The World Federation of Direct Selling Associations (WFDSA) and the Direct Selling Association of Malaysia (DSAM) celebrated their 35th Anniversaries at a Gala Dinner on 18th September 2013 at Mandarin Oriental Hotel Kuala Lumpur. The Chairman of WFDSA Mr Alessandro … Continue reading

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Nanyang Charity Run 2013

The Yayasan Nanyang Press Charity Run was held on 1st May 2013 with more than 1,500 participants. Seven DSAM Members participated as Sponsors in this annual charity event. These Members are CNI Enterprise (M) Sdn Bhd, Elken Sdn Bhd, Forever … Continue reading

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Golden Eagle Award

In conjunction with Nanyang Siang Pau’s 90th Anniversary, the prestigious ‘Golden Bull Award’ has been transformed and elevated. This award will now be known as the “Golden Eagle Award”. The objective of the Golden Eagle Award is to recognize and … Continue reading

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2nd ASEAN DSAs PRESIDENTs MEETING

(From Left to Right) Mr Tan Chong Guan (DSAM), Mr David Cheong (DSAM), Ms Melisa Quijano (WFDSA), Ms Tram Ha (AVDSC), Mr Sam Cheong (DSAM), Mr Joey Sarmiento (DSAP), Mr Lew Soon Kiak (DSAM), Ms Khor Lee Fan (DSAM) The … Continue reading

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KOSMO – Memperkukuh Jualan Langsung

Kosmo collaborated with DSAM in the publication of a three page article on the status of Direct Selling in the country. In addition to featuring DSAM and statistics of the industry, the publication also interviewed other DSAM Members, namely Worldwellness … Continue reading

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Metrobiz (The Star) Direct-ly Lucrative

DSAM worked with Metro Biz in the publication of a two page article on Direct Selling in Malaysia. The highlight of the article was to indicate the popularity and potential of the direct selling industry in this country. In addition … Continue reading

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FOCUS

Focus Malaysia, a business weekly newspaper interviewed DSAM on the current status of the Direct Selling industry in Malaysia. This interview was published in the 25th January 2013 edition. Among the highlights of the 2-page article is the correlation between … Continue reading

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Meeting Of ASEAN DSA Presidents

DSAM initiated and held the inaugural meeting of Presidents of Direct Selling Associations (DSAs) of Asean countries on 15th October 2012 in Petaling Jaya. This meeting was attended by the Presidents and representatives from Asosiasi Penjualan Langsung Indonesia (APLI), Direct … Continue reading

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GWEE Train-the-Trainers Follow-up Session

The follow-up ‘Train-the-Trainers’ session for the Global Women Economic Empowerment (GWEE) program was completed on 12th and 13th April 2012 at SMECorp Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur Sentral. Ms Christine Davis, Deputy Head, Kelly School of Business (KSB) was present to train … Continue reading

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Nanyang Roundtable Discussion

A Roundtable Discussion was held between Nanyang Siang Pau and the DSAM Board on 18th January 2012. The main focus of the discussion was the industry outlook for 2012, including challenges, focus and goals of the industry, expectations etc. DSAM … Continue reading

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DSAM Visits Kumpulan Media Karangkraf Sdn Bhd

DSAM Board Members, represented by Sam Cheong (Vice President), CG Tan (Honorary Secretary) and Khong Che Lam (Treasurer), paid a courtesy and exploratory visit to Kumpulan Media Karangkraf Sdn Bhd (KMKSB) on 14th November 2011. The purpose of the visit … Continue reading

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FM 93.9 – Ala Carte Pagi

DSAM, represented by our President, Mr Frederick Ng, was interviewed on 19th October 2011 during a popular radio live show entitled ‘Ala Catre Pagi’ on FM93.9 (Bernama Radio 24). This show was broadcasted live and the topics discussed were on … Continue reading

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National Convention and Dinner 2011

The DSAM Convention 2011 with the theme ‘Direct Selling… Beyond Malaysia’ was held at the Grand Dorsett Subang, Subang Jaya, Selangor on 7th April 2011. This event, which was endorsed by the Ministry of Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism (MDTCC), was participated by more than 400 delegates comprising of DSAM Member companies and non-members. The theme for this year’s Convention was in-line with MDTCC’s call for Malaysian companies to venture abroad plus to cater for the continuous growth of direct selling companies in Malaysia especially DSAM Members. Continue reading

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DSAM Collaboration With Nanyang Siang Pau

The proposed collaboration between DSAM and Nanyang Siang Pau that was mentioned in September’s e-bulletin has taken off on 9th November 2010. The weekly page featuring the direct selling industry shall be on every Tuesday in Nanyang’s Business section. One … Continue reading

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BFM 89.9 interviewed Mr Paul Yee, President of DSAM

Paul Yee, President of the Direct Selling Association of Malaysia talks about the history of his organization and how it has transformed into the being that it is today. How many direct selling companies are there in Malaysia?

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Launch of Enhanced Code of Conduct

Petaling Jaya, 18 June 2009. The Direct Selling Association of Malaysia (DSAM) today launched an enhanced version of its Code of Conduct, a set of guidelines advocating the practice of ethical direct selling by its member companies and consumer protection. … Continue reading

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91 Successful Entrepreneurs Honoured At The National Convention Of The Direct Selling Association Of Malaysia 30th Anniversary

Petaling Jaya, 7 July 2008 91 Malaysians were honoured with the Outstanding Entrepreneurs Award by the Direct Selling Association of Malaysia (DSAM) here today at the Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre. In conjunction with the Direct Selling Association of Malaysia’s (DSAM) … Continue reading

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Direct Selling Association Of Malaysia Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Petaling Jaya, 30 June 2008 In conjunction with the Direct Selling Association of Malaysia’s (DSAM) 30th anniversary, the association will be organizing a National Convention on 7 July 2008 to celebrate its achievements in building recognition for the direct selling … Continue reading

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Direct Selling Moves Together With The Nation

Petaling Jaya, 19 July 2007 The direct selling industry today rallied to a new purpose and zeal, asserting their commitment to take the industry to greater heights in coming years. This commitment was expressed by the greater participation of more … Continue reading

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DSAM To Hold Direct Selling Conference 2007

Petaling Jaya, 4 July 2007 Direct Selling Association of Malaysia (“DSAM”) will be organizing a Direct Selling Conference on 19 July 2007 at the Sime Darby Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur. The theme for this one-day Conference is “Moving Together with … Continue reading

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Direct Selling Association Of Malaysia Members Record Rm 2.7 Billion Turnover

Petaling Jaya, May 18, 2006 Members of the Direct Selling Association of Malaysia (DSAM) continued to record an impressive increase with a combined sales turnover of RM2.7billion in 2007, an increase of RM20 million from 2004. This represents almost half … Continue reading

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Members Of Direct Selling Association Of Malaysia Records Rm2.7 Billion Turnover For 2004

Petaling Jaya, 10 May 2005 Direct selling companies who are members of the Direct Selling Association of Malaysia (DSAM) recorded a combined turnover of RM2.7 billion in 2004, up nearly 4% from 2003’s turnover of RM2.6 billion. The combined turnover … Continue reading

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DSAM Press Statement by Paul Yee (President)

15 October 2004 The Direct Selling Association of Malaysia (DSAM) would like to respond to the article that appeared in The New Straits Times dated Oct 13 headlined “Authorities concerned over unregistered drugs”. As the de facto voice of the … Continue reading

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Direct Selling Association Of Malaysia Awards Outstanding Entrepreneurs

Petaling Jaya, 4 December 2003 – National trade association, Direct Selling Association of Malaysia (DSAM) gave away awards in recognition of the achievements of 156 outstanding distributors today at its 8th National Convention themed “Building a Nation of Entrepreneurs”. Held … Continue reading

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Direct Selling Association Of Malaysia Celebrates 25 Years Of Building Entrepreneurs

Petaling Jaya, 3 December 2003 – The Direct Selling Association of Malaysia (DSAM) is set to celebrate 25 years of helping the nation build entrepreneurs and making direct selling a viable profession for many more. DSAM will recognize this spirit … Continue reading

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Press Statement by Paul Yee, President, DSAM

15 October 2003 The Direct Selling Association of Malaysia (DSAM) would like to issue a press statement in response to a news which appeared in several major newspapers today on the proposed ban by the Government of the direct sales … Continue reading

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DSAM Records A Turnover Of RM2.29 Billion In 2002, A 26% Growth

Petaling Jaya (23 May 2003) At its recent Annual General Meeting, Direct Selling Association of Malaysia (DSAM) announced a combined members’ turnover for 2002 of RM2.29 billion, reflecting an impressive 25.8% growth from 2001(RM1.82 billion). DSAM has 75 members comprising … Continue reading

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