Jeweller: Focus on education


  • Nation
  • Sunday, 13 Apr 2003

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.  

THANK YOU: Ng (centre) receiving a Qi Pao plaque from Wong at the Tomei Gold and Jewellery Holdings in Kuala Lumpur Saturday. Looking on is the company's executive director Ng Yih Pyng.

“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.  

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Join our Telegram channel to get our Evening Alerts and breaking news highlights
   

Next In Nation

Penang cops arrest suspect high on drugs who ran amok
Hisham: Immigration asked to review categories of applications without applying via ‘MyTravelPass’
Appreciate how and on what basis Malaysia Day was formed, says Sabah CM
Work together to rebuild the economy and livelihoods, Muhyiddin tells M’sians
PM says MA63 issues will be resolved, announces over RM9bil allocation for Sabah and Sarawak
Friday prayers allowed in KL, Putrajaya mosques with up to 500 congregants, says Jawi
EMCO extended in four areas in Pahang until Oct 1
Malaysia can overcome challenges if people remain united, says Selangor Sultan
Langkawi police: No compound notices issued on island resort’s first day of reopening
AirAsia: Full flight load to Langkawi signals strong rebound for domestic air travel

Stories You'll Enjoy


Vouchers