Ong: Adopt new ways to stay competitive

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  • Monday, 08 Jan 2007

PETALING JAYA: The Chinese community must do away with practices that are now irrelevant and no longer acceptable, said MCA president Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting. 

He said the Chinese guilds and associations could play a role in this by organising more meaningful activities and events to help the community progress.  

VIP support: (From left) Huazong president Datuk Seri Lim Gait Tong, Ong, Xiang LianYouth Association of Malaysia organising committee chairman Gan Tian Loo and SevenMajor Clans Association Co-ordination Committee chairman Datuk Ng Teck Fong (right)getting ready to witness the swearing-in ceremony of the youth association’s centralcommittee members in Petaling Jaya yesterday.

He also pointed out that the community should not be swayed by narrow-minded politicians as this would only hold back their progress. 

“The Chinese have established roots in this country since the time of their forefathers and what they need now is to form a global vision,” he said at the swearing-in of Xiang Lian Youth Association of Malaysia central committee members.  

Ong noted that in Dalian, China, most university students would take extra courses in information technology and Japanese or English. 

“Because of this, most of Japan’s off-shore IT outsourcing has been in Dalian which has a sizable Japanese-speaking population,” he said. 

“Are Malaysians ready? Are the Malaysian Chinese aware of changes in the global world?” he asked. 

He encouraged Xiang Lian to organise talks to help the younger generation prepare themselves for the future.  

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