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The 2023 Malaysian Budget Proposals will be tabled in Parliament on Friday, 24 February 2023. Join us at this year’s CTIM Budget Seminar which will provide participants with a practical understanding of the key tax changes presented in 2023 Budget Proposals.
Session 1: 2023 Budget Proposals: Summary of the Key Issues
Session 2: 2023 Budget Proposals: Forum Discussion
Session 3: The Future of Taxation: What is on the Horizon?
Chow Chee Yen is currently the President of the Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia (CTIM) and the Senior Executive Director of Grant Thornton Malaysia. He has more than 30 years of tax experience and was involved in tax engagements concerning cross-border transactions, tax diligence review, restructuring schemes, corporate tax planning, group tax review, inbound investments, and good and services tax (GST). Chee Yen’s expertise is in high demand and he is a prolific trainer/facilitator for tax workshops and seminars organised by professional bodies in Malaysia. In addition, he conducts in-house training for a government ministry, professional firms, and corporations as well as guest speaker for national and international conferences. He is a Fellow Member of The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) and a Chartered Accountant of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (CA).
Soh Lian Seng who has over 25 years of professional experience heads the KPMG Tax Services practice in Malaysia with a focus on bringing professional acumen, capabilities, connectivity, and technology-powered solutions to the most complex business challenges and transformation projects that tax leaders face. He also leads the firm’s Tax Dispute Resolution practice and has extensive experience in advising local and multinational corporations on tax advisory and compliance, specializing in tax audit and investigation across different sectors. Lian Seng is also trusted to lead KPMG’s Tax Dispute Resolution & Controversy across the Asia Pacific, to drive a collaborative approach to provide value-added services to regional and global clients. Lian Seng maintains a close working relationship with multiple government agencies, namely the Ministry of Finance (MOF), the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA), and the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI). He is the Deputy President of CTIM and Chairman of its Audit & Investigations Working Group. He is a seasoned speaker and moderator at tax seminars and has contributed numerous articles and commentaries to mainstream media on topical and tax-related issues.
Steve Chia is a Council Member of CTIM and a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (UK). He has over 22 years of experience within the tax practice and has undertaken high-value tax and business consulting projects for local conglomerates as well as multinational clients in various industries including property, infrastructure, logistics, manufacturing, trading, construction, as well as education. He has conducted client workshops and seminars on taxation matters as well is currently, a tax examiner for a leading UK professional body. Steve is a Tax Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers Taxation Services Sdn. Bhd.
Dato’ Che Nazli Jaapar is currently the Under-Secretary, Tax Division, Ministry of Finance, a post she held since February 2021. Prior to that, she was the Chief Operating Officer in SME Corp and had held several positions in the Ministry of International Trade and Industry as the Senior Principal Assistant Director of Multilateral Policy and Negotiation Division before being promoted to Director of Human Resource Management Division. She holds a Degree in Business Administration (Finance) from the University of Tulsa, United States of America, a Diploma in Business Administration from MARA Community College, Malaysia, and a Diploma in Public Management from the National Institute of Public Administration, Malaysia.
Zaleha Adam is currently the Director of the Drafting and Legal Advisory Division, Legal Department of the Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRBM). She holds a Master of Advanced Studies in International Tax Law from the International Tax Center, Leiden University, The Netherlands and a Bachelor of Laws from International Islamic University, Malaysia. She has 30 years of experience in the legal area. Zaleha started her career as a Federal Counsel at Attorney General’s Chambers prior to joining IRBM in 1995 as a Legal Officer at IRBM Johor Bahru. Before her current position, she had served as Senior Revenue Counsel, Director of the Drafting and Law Revision Division and Director of the Tax Litigation Division in the Legal Department.
Yee Wing Peng is Deloitte Malaysia Chief Executive Officer. He is a member of the Deloitte Southeast Asia (SEA) Executive Committee. Wing Peng has over 28 years of experience in professional services providing the local and multinational companies with a comprehensive range of audit, tax, investment and business advisory services. A regular speaker at leadership conferences overseas as well as in Malaysia, Wing Peng’s business insights are regularly sought by both local and international media. Wing Peng also devoted his time in talent development as an examiner for the advanced taxation paper of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants professional exams for over 5 years until 2018. He is the industry advisor for the Bachelor of Management (Accounting) program and also the MBA program at Xiamen University Malaysia. He is an honorary advisor to Master Builders Association Malaysia for over 10 years. Wing Peng is a Chartered Accountant and Council Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA), as well as the Chair of its Taxation Practice Committee; an Exco and a Council Member of The Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA); a Fellow Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK (ACCA); and a Member of the Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia (CTIM).
Kalsumawati Mohd Aris leads the Tax function of Shell Malaysia with 25 years of experience in direct (both Petroleum Income Tax and Corporate Income Tax), indirect, and employment taxes, with expertise ranging from tax policy, advisory, compliance, corporate structuring, mergers and acquisitions, tax audits and investigations, transfer pricing audits and cross border exposures management. She ensures that the Shell Malaysia Group of Companies comply with the letter and the spirit of the tax laws. She also holds the role as the Convenor of the Fiscal and Economics sub-committee of the Petroleum Production Sharing Contractors Committee (PPSC), a committee of the Malaysian International Chamber of Commerce & Industry (MICCI). She works closely with government authorities, actively advocates for new improved tax policies and has been invited to participate in and provide input to various task forces on tax policy matters. Prior to joining Shell, she was a Tax Manager in the tax practice of Ernst and Young specializing in the Financial Services sector, focusing on Islamic Finance. She was instrumental with the introduction/ amendments of the tax laws for Islamic banks and insurance companies in Malaysia together with the change in the Service Tax Act, 1975 for the telecommunication industry. She holds a Bachelor of Accounting from University of Malaya.
Lee Heng Guie had 30 years of professional experience as an economist, with almost 12 years in Bank Negara Malaysia and 18 years in financial services. Since July 2016, Mr Lee was appointed as the Executive Director of Socio-Economic Research Center (SERC), an independent research center of the Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia (ACCCIM). He is currently an independent member of Investment Committee of Opus Asset Management Sdn Bhd and a member of the Economic Committee (EC) of Malaysia Competition Commission. He is also an Independent Director of Bank of China Malaysia since December 2021. He also participates actively in providing economic commentaries to print and electronic media as well as participates in seminars/conferences as a resource person. Mr. Lee holds a BA (Hons) majoring in Economics from University of Malaya, Malaysia and a Master’s Degree in Development Economics from Williams College, USA. Mr. Lee is the recipient of many awards: He was voted “Best Economist” in The Edge Polls twice and ranked top 3 four times from 2000-2008; “Best Economist” by the Asset Magazine Hong Kong- Local Currency Bond Market of Malaysia in 2007. He also led CIMB Macroeconomic research to be ranked among top 3 for nine consecutive years (2005-13) in the Asiamoney Polls.