News & Update

CEO MESSAGE - MOVEMENT CONTROL ORDER FROM 18-31 MARCH 2020

Dear Valued Customers,

The Malaysia Government has imposed a restricted movement order nationwide from 18 to 31 March as part of the nation’s serious measure to contain the COVID-19 outbreak. The health and well-being of our customers and our team remain our highest priority. We would like to announce that our KUALA LUMPUR and PENANG offices will be temporarily closed from 18th March (Wednesday) until 31st March 2020 (Tuesday). Please be assured that MNP follows stringent protocols for safety and hygiene.

While we are physically not visible, our spirit will always be there for you. As such, our business operation is operating as usual through telephone, email, messages and any other mode of online contact.

Hotline: 017-400 6661/ 017-407 6661
Email: [email protected]

The restricted movement order means that we will not be able to carry out any event or auction event that involves public gathering. It is a difficult decision but MNP is currently working through a restructuring of its forthcoming auctions, as follow:

Auction Event(s)

Status Update

Fine Chinese Painting Charity Auction
– 18 March 2020

Postponed to a later auction date to be announced

Straits Chinese Antique Auction Series 7/2020 – 29 March 2020

Postponed to 26 April 2020

Spring Chinese Art Auction Series 2/2020
– 29 March 2020

Postponed to 26 April 2020

Malaysian Fine Watch Auction
– 29 March 2020

Postponed to a later auction date to be announced


MNP will continue to monitor all developments related to COVID-19 virus outbreak, including adherence to the recommendation from the Malaysia Government and World Health Organization. We continue to assess the situation daily and make appropriate arrangement toward our auction event and will inform our clients as soon as possible.

For clients that prefer to participate remotely in our auction event, MNP offers online and mobile browsing and remote bidding by phone, online and proxy bid with support from best2bid.com. We will be launching several online auction events soon and will keep our clients posted. Our team is in place to advise any client who has questions about sale items and to help arrange for remote viewing and/or bidding.

We would like to advise our clients to diligently practise good hygiene habits and stay safe always. It may be a difficult time for everyone including our group. Nevertheless, we believe that every crisis will come and go and we will gain valuable lesson and experience to brace toward a better future.

Last but not least, if winter comes, can spring be far behind?

Stephen Soon
Chief Executive Officer


About Author

MNP commenced its operation by securing several financial institutions’ agreement to conduct foreclosure auction of real estate. It was not until 2014 to practically diversify its portfolio when it was appointed the first ever official auctioneer of Bank Negara Malaysia (Central Bank of Malaysia) to handle the Bank’s auction of Malaysian Banknotes with special serial numbers. MNP further strengthened its antique and collectible auction market leadership when it launched the inaugural Straits Chinese Antique Auction in May 2017. MNP was awarded ISO 9001:2008 in Quality Management System in year 2010 (upgraded to ISO 2001:2015 in 2018). It achieved another milestone when it was awarded the National Mark of Malaysian Brand jointly by SIRIM and SMECORP in 2015.