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Global Transformation Forum 2017


Harvesting help for farmers

A woman in Kenya rose above her humble beginnings to help farmers get a new start in their business.

Innovative mind: Jamila’s M-Farm app helps farmers connect directly with buyers, allowing them to make profits.
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Going nuts about Bolt

The runaway success of this ‘momma’s boy’ is fast becoming an inspiration to all who yearn to be on the right track too.

Towering presence: Bolt, posing here for a wefie with Pemandu Associates CEO Datuk Seri Idris Jala (left) and Alibaba founder Jack Ma, wowed the audience at the recent Global Transformation Forum 2017 in Kuala Lumpur.

Though sight-impaired, jazz prodigy’s vision for the world is one of peace

KUALA LUMPUR: Jazz prodigy Jose Andre Montano is not your typical rock star - he is blind and just turned 12 on Monday.

Never stop dreaming, because you have the right to dream. You can achieve it by wishing from the bottom of your heart. - Jose Andre Montano

Bolt: It’s all about hard work

KUALA LUMPUR: Talent only goes so far; it’s hard work that makes all the difference.

Olympic Champion Usain Bolt.

Alibaba Group founder: It’s an honour to help Malaysia develop digital economy

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysians will see Jack Ma more often in the next few years as China’s e-commerce giant plans to fulfil his responsibilities as a “good” adviser to the Malaysian Government on digital economy.

Star of the show: Attendees crowding around Ma for a selfie during the Global Transformation Forum 2017 at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.
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Khairy: Malaysian youths want fair, sustainable country

KUALA LUMPUR: To live and grow in a fair, sustainable and happy Malaysia. That is what the Government is hearing from youths around the country over and over again, said Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin.

Digital zone: Paving the way to mega trade growth

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Najib Razak and Alibaba Group’s founder Jack Ma have launched the much-anticipated Digital Free Trade Zone (DFTZ), expected to generate trade worth US$65bil (RM286bil) by 2025.

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Ma: DFTZ plan took 10 mins to become a done deal

KUALA LUMPUR: Alibaba Group, the technology giant owned by Chinese billionaire Jack Ma, will set up an e-commerce and logistics hub in Malaysia to spur young entrepreneurs to venture out of the country.

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‘Love of people’ drives Branson

KUALA LUMPUR: It was a rousing end to the first day of the Global Transformation Forum 2017 as business magnate Richard Branson fielded questions and selfie requests.

Branson: Spoke on issues from space travel to US President Donald Trump.

Idris: We chose the road less travelled

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia chose the “Road Less Travelled” when it embarked on its transformation plan, says Pemandu president and CEO Datuk Seri Idris Jala.

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