Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Tribute to Mair Waldo Thomas: On saturday 25th november, 2006, the university of wales aberystwyth alumni club in malaysia (Aber) held the 14th AGM at Faris's residence in Country Heights Kajang. I just went for lunch but skipped the AGM. Being honorary fellow I guess I had the priviledge of not attending the full meeting..heehee. I wa told before the meeting during lunch, that a dear old friend Mair Waldo Thomas passed away about a month ago. She was the secretary of OSA (old students association of the university of wales at aberystwyth) and was instrumental in forging the links with the malaysian aber...of course not without the support and undying commitment of non other than our beloved YBhg Tan Sri Datuk (Dr) Arshad Ayub and the rest of the aber alumnus in Malaysia and the university's international affairs office. I was at the Aber Easter Reunion earlier this year with Tan Sri. Little that I realise that that was going to be the last time I would see and be with Mair. I remember during her maiden visit to Malaysia years ago, I was her accompanying officer and we have been very good friends since. She will always make sure that when Tan Sri ands I are in Aberyswyth, we are as comfortable as possible. She makes everyone feel welcomed and important. A good listener, very sharp at her age, typically Welsh I guess. We will miss her. In her memory and as a tribute to her I have taken the liberty to upload some of my photos last taken with her at this year's easter reunion in aberystwyth. There is one pix taken with Prof Tecwin Jones, a world-renowned entomologist who gave the keynote address at the reunion dinner...

Saturday, December 09, 2006

NACRA Awards 2006: HeiTech Padu Berhad won for the second consecutive year, the certificate of merit at the annual corporate awards (NACRA) dinner ceremony at the Sime Darby Convention Centre, Bukit Kiara. Here are some more photographs taken that night. Sorry Wadi...gue yang glamer malam tuh...heehee. But let the world know that you played no small part in that act ok?

some more pictures at IBIS2006....

It has been months since I last updated my blog. Here are some recent photographs. HeiTech won for the second time, the certificate of Merit award at the recent national corporate reports awards (NACRA2006) see www.heitech.com.my. Picture shows me receiving the plaque from YB Dato' Shafie Afdal, the Malaysian Domestic Trade Minister. I gave a keynote paper at the recent OIC International Human Capital Management Conference at the Magellan Sutera Harbour Resort Kota Kinabalu, Sabah officiated by the Prime Minister of Malaysia on November 24th and chaired the closing plenary session as well. My keynote paper was entitled: Islamic Human Capitalism. After I spoke, their Excellencies The Ambassadors of afghanistan and Pakistan came up to me to congratulate my presentation. Interestingly, some non-muslims also came up to me and said...'hmmm you have enlightened me on some things I never knew...' heheh.. I will talk in greater detail about what I presented in a separate posting.

Last week wednesday 6th, december, 2006 I gave a keynote address on ' Revolutionizing Knowledge towards economics and business advancement' at the 2nd International Borneo Business Conference (IBBC) organised jointly by Universiti Malaysia Sarawak and Universiti Malaysia Sabah. I have taken the liberty to upload some of the latest pictures on my blog. I will also write in greater detail of my experiences at the IBBC and share some of my thoughts on the paper I presented, in a separate posting...heehee...meantime enjoy the pix.. I have also uploaded more fotos from IBIS2006 at Switzerland.