QNet recently announced its participation in the upcoming Direct Selling Convention and Exhibition 2010 (DSCE 2010), organised by the Malaysian Ministry of Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism in collaboration with the Malaysian Direct Distribution Association (MDDA) and the Direct Selling Association of Malaysia (DSAM).

At the soft launch of DSCE 2010 that was held recently in Putra Jaya by the Minister of Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism Dato’ Sri  Ismail Sabri Yaakob, QNet was awarded a plaque and certificate of appreciation by the Ministry for being a Platinum Sponsor of the event.

This event is designed to raise public awareness of the direct selling industry in the country, while highlighting its important role as an engine of growth in the Malaysian New Economic Model. As part of the convention, there will be a panel discussion to address the proposed amendments to the Direct Selling Act currently being read in Parliament. With these amendments, the Direct Selling Act will be officially known as the ‘Direct Sales & Anti-Pyramid Scheme Act, 2010’, tentatively scheduled to come into effect by the third quarter of the year.

(Top Image) Mr Navaratnam receiving the plaque of appreciation from the Minister of Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism Dato’ Sri Ismail Sabri Yaakob (third left). Looking on (from left to right) is MDDA president, Datin Sylcia Koh; DSAM President, Mr Paul Yee; and Deputy Minister Dato' Tan Lian Hoe. (Bottom Image) The QNet team in front of the Official Masthead of DSCE 2010. (from left to right) QNet Business Development Manager, Mr Andy Ng; QNet Malaysia General Manager, Mr V. Navaratnam; QNet Business Development Executive, Ms Ilyana Ibrahim; and QNet Malaysia Operations Manager, Ms Veni Kandiah.

“QNet is proud to be a platinum sponsor for this event,” said Mr Navaratnam, General Manager of QNet Malaysia. “We commend the Ministry in its objectives of highlighting the importance of direct selling as an industry and profession. We are also appreciative of the Ministry’s efforts in tightening up the laws surrounding direct selling, which will enable responsible direct selling companies to thrive, and make it easier for the public to recognise illegal pyramid schemes, which have unfortunately sullied the name of the direct selling industry,” he added.

As a Platinum Sponsor, QNet will be showcasing its products and services at Menara PGRM, Cheras, Kuala Lumpur on 12 June 2010 from 8:30 am to 10:00 pm.