We are pleased to announce our merger with Ecovis, Johor Bahru, one of the leading accounting firm in Johor Bahru and effective 1 January 2021 ASQ Consulting Group and Ecovis JB are now operating as a single entity at Taman Kempas Utama. The employees of the two offices will be working under the same roof to serve you better. We, the merged entity, are now the largest accounting firm in Johor with 11 partners and more than 200 staff to meet all your professional needs and requirements. We are also a member firm of Allinial Global. Allinial Global is currently the second largest association of legally independent accounting and consulting firms with more than 600 offices worldwide. It’ll provide you the flexibility to find the best solution for your business challenges, both locally and globally.

This merger has further strengthened our position in the professional services market. The combination will provide our clients a greater result in efficiencies and significantly enrich your business as we cover a wide range of services. By merging, we will also be able to achieve economies of scale, diversification and greater access to the pool of talents. With this, we are not only limited to the existing auditing, consulting and liquidation as we are also expanding our capital market services, such as IPO restructuring and capital and investment advisory services. This will bring a great milestone for the merger.

We pledge our continued commitment and professionalism in enabling your success besides providing the benefits we expect from this merger. We will always work closely with our clients to ensure the integration process to be as smooth as possible. We would like to ensure that our clients will continue to receive the same high quality of services from us as we strive forward. On top of that, all companies name remains unchanged. Your contacts with us remain the same too and will be reaching out to you to address any questions you may have at any time.

For us here at ASQ and ECOVIS, clients come first. We understand that each business has different needs. Our priority here is to build relationships with you, our clients, to a personal level in order to help us to better meet your needs, whilst maintaining our professionalism. This helps us to work proactively for you, our clients, to seek new opportunities and effectively maintain your trust, not only for our professionalism and accountability with our work, but to trust us for the results we produce. We are committed to provide our clients with the best business professional expectations and ultimately, enrich our clients’ business.

We appreciate your continuous support and confidence in us.

You may contact us at:

No 52-60, Jalan Kempas Utama 2/2, Taman Kempas Utama, 81300, Johor Bahru, Johor.

+607 – 562 9000 / +6017 – 681 1128

E-mail : info@asq.com.my / johor@ecovis.com.my

Website : www.asq.com.my / www.ecovis.com.my

 

Sincerely,

The management of ASQ and ECOVIS

 

MR KHOR KENG LIEH – ECOVIS PARTNER

Khor Keng Lieh is a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), and, a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) and Institute of Internal Auditor Malaysia (IIAM). He possesses close to 18 years of audit, tax, and financial management experience. He is also an Approved Auditor. He was previously attached with the international public accounting firm and was involved in audit for clients ranging from small to multinational corporations and public listed companies. His experience also involves in special due diligence assignment of public listed companies. Mr Khor is also exposed in the corporate exercises such as Initial Public Offer, Due Diligence for Merger & Takeovers, and Monitoring Accountants exercise.

 

MR YONG KOK FONG – ECOVIS CONSULTANT PARTNER

Yong Kok Fong is a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), and Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA). Besides, Mr Yong is also a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA), Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA), Chartered Accountants Australian and New Zealand (CAANZ), Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA), and Professional Member of Institute of Internal Auditor Malaysia (IIAM). He has more than 20 years of audit, tax, and corporate advisory experience covering a wide range of industries since 1999 He is also an Approved Tax Agent and Chartered Tax Practitioner. He graduated with a Master of Science (Accounting and Finance) at University of Gloucestershire, UK. He was previously attached with an international public accounting firm and was involved in audit for clients ranging from small to multinational corporations and public listed companies. His experience also involves in the provision of internal audit for public listed companies. Mr Yong is also expose in corporate exercises such as Initial Public Offer.

 

MR CHONG CHAI CHOO, JOE – ASQ CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Chong Chai Choo, Joe, is a Chartered Accountant of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants, a Fellow member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and the Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia and a member of the American Society of Quality. He has worked in industry and public practice as a corporate and management consultant. He has wide ranging experience in audit, tax and management consultancy in varied industries. Joe is a regular speaker at investment and management seminars in Malaysia and Singapore. He specialises in the various licenses and incentives applications and has extensive experience in customs and goods and services tax and indirect tax matters. He also serves as a business and management consultant for hundreds of manufacturing companies. He was a Council member of CIMA Malaysia and a former President of CIMA, Johor Branch, Malaysia. He is an Approved GST Tax Agent.

 

MS TEOH SIEW HOON – ASQ TAX DIRECTOR

Teoh Siew Hoon is a member of The Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia. She has extensive experience in tax compliance and advisory work for large corporations, multinationals, individuals and partnerships. She specializes in tax planning work both for outbound and inbound investments. Siew Hoon has helped to deliver indirect tax planning solutions and solutions to mitigate stamp duty and real property gains taxes, and has undertaken numerous assignments involving start-up operations, licensing and drafting of agreements. She has vast experience in the area of incentives to reduce cost of doing business in Malaysia. She is an Approved Tax Agent.

 

MR LOO CHOO HONG – ASQ TAX DIRECTOR

Loo Choo Hong is a Chartered Accountant of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and a Fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, United Kingdom. He is also a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors. He has wide ranging experience in audit, tax and corporate advisory services especially in financial advisory and wealth planning. His experience also includes corporate governance and risk assessment and he served as independent director of public listed companies in Malaysia.

 

MR NG KIM TECK – ASQ MANAGEMENT CONSULTING DIRECTOR

Ng Kim Teck graduated from Ngee Ann Polytechnic with an Advanced Diploma in Quality Engineering and Management and holds a bachelor’s degree in Management from Heriot-Watt University (UK), and is a Registered Lead Auditor with the International Register for Certificated Auditor (UK). He worked in commerce and industry before joining the group as a business consultant in 1993. He has been providing management consultancy, immigration and licencing advisory services and over the years, he has assisted companies in the business set up in Malaysia. Having worked with clients from various industries and relevant government departments, he knows the clients’ needs and relevant authorities and government departments’ rules and regulations well, and this enables him to provide clients with satisfactory consultancy and advisory services. With his extensive experience in quality system and assurance, he has helped companies in various industries in achieving certification to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 with efficiency and productivity. This experience has been enhanced with the introduction of GST in Malaysia and his knowledge of management system and quality assurance has helped companies to implement GST smoothly. He is a regular speaker on GST in collaboration with business association in Malaysia and Singapore including Singapore Business Federation (SBF) and Johor Bahru Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JBCCCI). He is the director of the management consultancy division responsible for quality assurance advice, reviews and audit and the indirect taxes principal handling all customs and indirect tax consultancy for clients.

 

MS FUI LIANG TAN – ASQ CORPORATE SECRETARIAL DIRECTOR

Fui Liang Tan graduated from Tunku Abdul Rahman College, Kuala Lumpur with a Diploma in Business Management. She is a member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators. She has extensive experience as a corporate secretary in industry and public practice.

 

MR SEAH CHEOH WAH, TONY – ASQ AUDIT ADVISER

Trained and qualified as a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales in London, United Kingdom. He has worked in the United Kingdom, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. He has wide ranging experience in audit, tax, insolvency and management consultancy and corporate advisory work including administration, valuations, assessment of damages and litigation support services. He was an Inspector of Examinations for the Malaysian Accounting and Audit Papers of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and is an Academic Consultant cum External Examiner of Southern University College, Johor Bahru, Malaysia. Tony is a former Board member of the Malaysian Accounting Standards Board and the Financial Reporting Foundation and a former Council member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and the Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia. He was Malaysia’s representative to the International Accounting Standards Committee from 1996 to 2000 and was a Board member of the International Accounting Standards Committee. He is an Approved Company Auditor, Approved Liquidator and Approved Tax Agent.

 

MR HO THIAM POO, FREDDIE – ASQ AUDIT ADVISER

Ho Thiam Poo, Freddie, is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and the Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia. He has worked in the United Kingdom and Singapore for a leading international accounting firm and in industries. He has wide ranging experience in audit, tax, management consultancy and corporate advisory work in the manufacturing and petroleum industry. He is an Approved Company Auditor and Approved Tax Agent.

 

MR LIM TECK SENG – ASQ AUDIT DIRECTOR

Lim Teck Seng is a Fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, United Kingdom and a Chartered Accountants of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants. He has also extensively involved in financial due diligence review, reviews of forecasts and projections and preparation of accountants’ reports in connection with initial public offerings and other corporate exercise. His client portfolio includes public listed entities, multinational corporations and certain largest SME in Malaysia. His areas of industry specialisation cover property development and construction, trading and manufacturing, retail, interest scheme and information technology. He is an Approved Company Auditor and Approved GST Tax Agent.

 

MR LEE YANG SENG – ASQ AUDIT DIRECTOR

Lee Yang Seng is a member of The Malaysian Institute Of Certified Public Accountants, the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and ASEAN Chartered Professional Accountant. He worked for international accounting firms in Malaysia and Hong Kong before going into public practice as a Goods and Services Tax (“GST”) consultant, outsourcing accountant and a corporate and business adviser to small and medium sized enterprises. He has wide ranging experience in audit, accounting, tax, GST and corporate financial and advisory work of multi-nationals and public listed corporations in the manufacturing, leisure, trading, information technology and other support services. His experience also includes corporate governance and risk management, having served in engagements on Outsourced Internal Audits of public listed companies. He is an Approved Company Auditor and Approved GST Tax Agent.