THE United World Chinese Association (UCWA) and Malay Chamber of Commerce Malaysia-Perak (MCCMPK) jointly organised a cultural-exchange event and dinner at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.
The event was held to discuss the world economic outlook over the next five years and to share insights on global trends and growth.
The event also served as a platform for business leaders to form potential partnerships and explore investment opportunities in order to boost the Malaysian economy.
More than 100 overseas Chinese leaders and dignitaries attended the event, including UCWA founder and president Dr Carl Men Ky Ching; UCWA SEA and Malaysia president Datuk Seri Foo Kok Leang; Deputy International Trade & Industry Minister Datuk Lee Chee Leong; Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister Datuk Hamzah Zainudin; Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Ahmad Haji Maslan; Perak Malay Chamber of Commerce president Sabri Ahmad Tah; National Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia secretary-general Datuk Seri Syed Hussien Al Habshee; China’s Poet Laureate Dr Kenneth Kuanling Fan; Goldlion Holdings Ltd HK chief executive officer Ricky Tsang Chi Ming; Emperor Group HK chairman Dr Albert Yeung; New York Chinese Sports Association chairman Wu Shuhong; Global Unified Chinese Organisations from Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos honorary secretary-general David Du; Federation of Chinese Organisations of America secretary-general Larry Wong; UCWA-Europe president Jiang Jiming; and International Association of Trade and Commerce Hong Kong chairman Zhuo Danhong.
Representing UCWA and MCCMPK, respectively, Foo and Sabri signed a memorandum of understanding to encourage future partnerships among Chinese and Malay business leaders.
“Under the UCWA influence, more than 100 heavyweight overseas Chinese business leaders decided to come to Malaysia and invest, which will definitely give our local economy a great boost,” said Foo.
“The Malaysian Chinese gained achievements in different sectors not just by the sheer unity of our people, but our success in adapting and collaborating with the local community.
“We live and work in harmony with the diverse communities and together, we contribute to Malaysia’s development and economic growth. We have come a long way in terms of inter-cultural exchange, the result is a unique blend of culture that belongs solely to our nation,” he added.