The year 2020 has been an unpredictable ride through the pandemic, protests and many more difficulties that had made living life quite hard for people across the globe. But as we near the end of this year, we all should accept the fact that with every passing year, one should leave behind the bad memories and mistakes. So now, as we embrace the upcoming year, 2021, let us all be positive and cheery with shining spirits and aspirations for the future. We should vow to not let the negative times affect us in looking forward to the future and working hard to achieve our dreams and ambitions. So, let us all embrace the new year with much-needed hopes and happiness.
Speaker 1: Mr. Yeoh Chen Chow is Co-Founder of Fave Group, merchant digital platform in South East Asia. Fave serves tens of thousands of offline local business, ranging from restaurants, spas, offline retails, hotels, attractions etc. He is an alumnus of Cornell University and an Eisenhower Fellow. He is an angel investor as well.
Speaker 2: Mr. Jamaludin Bujang joined Gobi in 2019 and is overseeing operations and investment activities at Gobi’s Kuala Lumpur office. Prior to Gobi, he was the CEO of MAVCAP, Malaysia’s largest venture capital firm, which has directly and indirectly invested in over 1,100 startups since 2001. While at MAVCAP, Jamal shifted the company’s strategic direction to focus on raising funds from the private sector and managing funds with local and international VC partners, including 500 Startups, Elixir Capital, Gobi Partners, Vynn Capital and Intres Capital.
Time: 3.30pm — 5.00pm
Several Council members of AUAM, at the invitation of Yayasan Tun Suffian, proudly participated in the book launching ceremony; a book about our President Tan Sri Dato’ Indera Dr Abdul Aziz bin Abdul Rahman.
The book entitled: “Tan Sri Dato’ Indera Dr Abdul Aziz bin Abdul Rahman – On Course from Take-off to Touch Down” by Prof Sharifah Mariam Syed Mansor Al-Idrus was launched by the Honourable Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Utama Dr. Rais bin Yatim, Social and Cultural Affairs Adviser to the Government.
Attended by about forty members of the alumni and friends, the event was both congenial and thought provoking. As always good camaraderie and “catching up” was witnessed throughout the afternoon.
The talk itself was more of a heart-to-heart sharing by Tan Sri Dr. Chua, where he reflected on his journey from childhood to his contended present. For the audience the greatest takeaway was that in life we always fall at different times, but it is imperative to get up every time, reassess the situation and move forward. Never let hardship become an obstacle.
Tan Sri had demonstrated through his life journey what Maya Angelou had said: “You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. Please remember that your difficulties do not define you. They simply strengthen your ability to overcome.”
Indeed, that was truly inspiring. Thank you Tan Sri!