The JomLOKA website will mainly be promoting the local vendors & businesses as well as regular updates on our event. Through our website, if you find a particular vendor that you are interested in purchasing products/services from, you will be redirected to their website or business pages.
Through this platform, you will be able to discover many interesting local brands. Show your love and support to these local businesses!
Jom Loka is a virtual event that promotes Small and medium enterprises in Malaysia. It will be a three days event which will be held from the 26th -28th of June 2020. The event will be free of charge and open to the public.
We are facing a global health crisis unlike any other in history, with COVID19 pandemic — one that is killing people, spreading human suffering, and upending people’s lives. But this is much more than a health crisis. It is a human, economic and social crisis. Based on WHO (2020), more than 8.1 million people have been infected by this deadly disease. As for Malaysia, we already surpassed the 8 thousand mark, of persons infected. Most countries are under lockdown, including Malaysia itself which currently is implementing a Recovery Movement Control Order.
Datuk R. Ramanathan the president of Malaysian Associated Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MAICCI) mentioned that SMEs contributed 38% to the gross domestic product of the country (New Straits Times, 2020). Furthermore, SMEs are facing bankruptcy and seeking government rescue packages due to the extended Movement Control Order (TheStar, 2020). Hence ‘Jom LOKA’ is proposed to help the Small and Medium enterprises sustain their business in Malaysia.