23 February 2023


Subang, Thursday, 23 February, 2023 – A memorandum of understanding (“MOU”) was signed between Motosikal dan Enjin Nasional Sdn Bhd (“MODENAS” or “the Company”), a subsidiary of DRB-HICOM Berhad and GIATMARA Sendirian Berhad (“GIATMARA”) today, at the University Kuala Lumpur Malaysian Institute of Aviation Technology (“UniKL MIAT”).


The ceremony which took place alongside other main industry giants such as Malaysia Rail Link Sdn Bhd (“MRLSB”) and UMW TOYOTA – UMW INDUSTRIES (“UMW”), was witnessed by the Deputy Prime Minister, Yang Amat Berhormat Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, where the programme aims to intensify skills education, talent and entrepreneur development as well as implementing Technical and Vocational Education Training (“TVET”). Signing on behalf of MODENAS was Encik Roslan Roskan, Chief Executive Officer of MODENAS and GIATMARA, Ts. Ahmad Hamdi Ibrahim, Chief Executive Officer of GIATMARA.


Among others, the contents of the MOU, steep further into developing skilled workforce and boost the availability of highly trained human capital, by recruiting automotive engineering students from the Institut Kemahiran Mara (“IKM”) and GIATMARA, as their technical graduates' skills were developed to cater for the industry.

This collaboration is not only a cooperation in terms of providing facilities. In addition, MODENAS also goes a step further in providing valuable input and added value into the curriculum, by creating entrepreneurship and implementing Training of Trainer (“ToT”) programmes to help improve the knowledge and competency of GIATMARA’s trainers and trainees as a whole. Such programme will in return, promote the growth of a skilled, competitive, and high-income community.


“Being one of the pioneers in the local motorcycle industry, MODENAS has a social responsibility to ensure priority is given to locals by sharing industry expertise, resources and its facilities that shall benefit the whole motoring industry in producing skilled manpower and entrepreneurs. Furthermore, this is not the first time such collaboration is being reinforce between MODENAS and GIATMARA, and I believe through the initiative, GIATMARA’s trainees will be more marketable and will easily be accepted in the industry,” said, Roslan Roskan, Chief Executive Officer of MODENAS.