New president takes over technological association


(Front row, from left) TAM vice-president Ong Seng Keong, honorary adviser and trustee Choo Kok Beng, deputy president Ting Chek Choon, Tung, immediate past president Yam Teong Sian, vice-president Louis Tay Chee Siong, honorary general secretary Poh Ban Eng and other committee members of TAM.

TECHNOLOGICAL Association Malaysia (TAM) announced the appointment of its new president, Tung Chee Kuan at its 75th Anniversary Annual General Meeting in Batu Kawan, Penang.

Tung is the chief executive of Peninsula College Georgetown, The Ship Campus.

He has vast leadership experience in tertiary education, in particular the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) sector, having served as divisional director in the Higher Education Ministry.

Tung is also a Fellow of TAM and holds professional titles such as Asean Engineering Technologist and Professional Technologist (MBOT).

In celebration of its 75th Anniversary, TAM held a conference entitled “Innovations in Engineering Technology 2022 (iTech 2022)”, officiated by Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow.

The conference also saw the launch of a commemorative book — TAM: Technological Progress towards World Class Excellence — authored by Prof Datuk Dr Eric Goh Kok Hoe.

Founded in 1946, the association was also presented the Malaysia Book of Records (MBR) Longest-Serving Technical Society in Malaysia award by MBR chief executive officer Datuk Seri Dr Michael Tio.

TAM advances technological knowledge and develops professional competence relevant to Industry 4.0.

With members from diverse technological backgrounds, it serves as a platform for members to exchange views and evaluate key technological issues and advances.

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