KUALA LUMPUR: Parents should place great importance on their children’s education and no amount of sacrifice is enough, said prominent businessman Datuk Ng Teck Fong.
Ng, 66, the executive chairman of Tomei Gold and Jewellery Corp Sdn Bhd, said education was an important factor in developing a nation.
“Education is powerful enough to affect a country’s rise and fall. It can change one’s life, too,” he said after receiving a Qi Pao plaque from The Star executive editor Datuk Wong Chun Wai yesterday.
Ng, whose father died when he was barely four years old, said his mother single-handedly raised him and 10 other siblings in a small Malacca village by selling bean curd and rearing pigs. She even managed to send Ng to Taiwan for a university education.
Ng has pledged his support for the Style and Sensuality Fashion Gala Dinner on April 23, held in aid of the Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman fund.
He had reserved a table worth RM15,000 for the dinner, organised by The Star.