Tuesday, 3 September 2013
Perak Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, PCCCI is located just next to HSBC Bank. The address is 35-37, 3rd Floor, Jalan Sambanthan, 30000 Ipoh. Perak Darul Ridzuan, Malaysia. To know more about PCCCI, please visit it's official website http://www.pccci.org.my/
Below is the history of PCCCI taken from the website:
Ipoh is the capital of Perak State of Malaysia. It was founded in the Year 1880, situated in Kinta Valley where abounds in tin-ore, whereby Ipoh becomes the world-wide famous “City of the Tin”.
Because Ipoh is rich in tin-ore, so a lot of miners flocked here to mine for the valuable ores. The rapid development of Ipoh resulted in influxes of Chinese immigrants. They energetically developed the Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Mining in this region, thus, laying down a good economic basis.
In order to promote the relationship and cooperation of the Chinese business community within the state, so as to safeguard, uphold and fight for their economic rights, the late noted miners, Mr. Foo Chee Choon and Yau Tuck Seng took the initiative and led a group of businessmen to form the “Perak Chinese Chamber of Commerce “ in the Year 1907.
The Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce of British Malaya was founded by Perak, Singapore, Penang, Melaka, Selangor, Seremban on 2 July 1921. The objective is to defend commercial properties, plantation, mining, housing land and workers. Before the 2nd World War, the Chamber convened The Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce of British Malaya Annual General Meeting in Years 1922, 1924, 1928, 1932 and 1939 respectively.
The Chamber also hosted the Annual General Meeting of The Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia in Years 1970, 1979, 1995 and 2003 respectively.
On the 8th of December,1941, Japan raided Pacific area and launched the war. Before long, Malaya fell into their hands, and Ipoh was also terribly bombed. As a result of it, our Association had lost most of its historical documents during the Japanese Occupation.
In 1945, Japan surrendered, two celebrated community leaders, the late Dato’ Sri Lau Pak Khuan and Mr. Cheong Chee, bravely stepped forward to lead our Association as President and Vice President, and resumed its operation and returned all functions to normal....