Chan feels experiences in past posts will help him

  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 01 Jul 2003


PUTRAJAYA: Datuk Chan Kong Choy is confident that his experience serving in three previous ministries will help him tackle the new challenges when he starts work at the Transport Ministry this week. 

The deputy MCA president said the experience gained from the ministries had taught him a lot.  

“I started at the Culture, Arts and Tourism Ministry in the early 1990s where it started being given a lot of emphasis. 

“I then went to the Energy, Communications and Multimedia Ministry where I saw the implementation of the Multimedia Super Corridor after which I came to the Finance Ministry which gave me a lot of insight into the country's finance and economy.  

“I have learnt so much in the twelve and a half years serving in these ministries. 

BEST WISHES: Dr Mahathir congratulating Chan after he took his oath of office at Istana Negara on Monday. - Bernamapic

“These experiences will be useful for me in taking up the new challenges at the Transport Ministry,” he said, when met at the Finance Ministry where he bade farewell to the staff yesterday. 

Chan said his memorable experience at the Finance Ministry was working closely with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad, who is Finance Minister. 

“I am grateful to him for giving all kinds of guidance,” he said. 

He also hoped Datuk Seri Dr Ling Liong Sik, his predecessor in the ministry, would provide him with help and guidance in carrying out his new duties.  

Chan had served as deputy minister at the Culture, Arts and Tourism Ministry; and the Energy, Telecommunications and Multimedia Ministry.  

He became Deputy Finance Minister in 1999.  

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