The 2nd Malaysia-China Youth Civilisational Dialogue On Islam And Confucianism In Conjunction With The 45th Anniversary Of Malaysia-China Diplomatic Relations

I am delighted to join all of you at this conference.  Although it is organized by the old members of two well-known universities of Malaysia and China – the International Islamic University Malaysia and Peking University – today’s event is in fact directed for the benefit of our next generation, the youths of Malaysia and … Read full speech

2019 Merdeka Award Grant For International Attachment Announcement And Presentation Ceremony

Bismillahirahmanirrahim. Assalamualaikum Warahmatulahi Wabarakatuh, and Good Afternoon. 1. One of the most rewarding aspects of presenting the Merdeka Award Grant for International Attachment each year is getting to be part of this next step in the journey of a young Malaysian, in pursuit of his or her aspirations. I am greatly heartened by their energy, … Read full speech

Mercy Malaysia International Humanitarian Conference

“Humanitarian Action and Nation-building” Ladies and Gentlemen, It gives me great pleasure to be here today for the official opening of this prestigious event. I want to start by congratulating Mercy Malaysia on its 20th Anniversary, an achievement which is being marked very suitably by this weighty conference. I particularly want to congratulate Tan Sri … Read full speech

AT THE CENTENARY CONFERENCE OF THE INCORPORATED SOCIETY OF PLANTERS’ (ISP)

Ladies and Gentlemen, I am very pleased to be here to open this event, and would like to congratulate the ISP on the occasion of its centenary. This conference, the ninth that has been put on by the Society, promises two days of thought-provoking insights and lively debate from the many distinguished speakers, senior industry … Read full speech

AT THE LAUNCH OF THE BOOK STRIVING FOR INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT: FROM PANGKOR TO A MODERN MALAYSIAN STATE

1.      I’d like to express my profound appreciation to Peter Drake and Ha-Joon Chang for coming to Malaysia, and for their inspiring and generous words. 2.      Excellencies and friends, my warmest thanks go to all of you for taking time off from your no-doubt overloaded schedules to be here this morning for the launch of … Read full speech

Special Dinner to Mark the Strategic Partnership between Southeast Asia and the University of Oxford

Lord Chancellor, Heads of House, ladies and gentlemen:   I would like to begin by welcoming you all to our dinner this evening, which celebrates the foundation of the Centre for Southeast Asian Studies at the University of Oxford. In particular, I would like to welcome the Chancellor of the University, The Right Honourable The … Read full speech

Launch of Oxford’s Southeast Asia Studies Centre Campaign

Vice-Chancellor, heads of house, ladies and gentlemen:   I am delighted to accept the Vice-Chancellor’s invitation to be the Patron of the University’s Centre for Southeast Asia Studies. This new and innovative Centre will be based in the Oxford School for Global and Area Studies.   As  Patron,  I  will do all  I can  to support … Read full speech