King presents awards at Hokkien associations’ federation dinner

KUALA LUMPUR: Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah graced the Malaysian Hokkien Exemplary Leaders and Outstanding Entrepreneurs Awards dinner here on Saturday (Aug 27) night.

Al-Sultan Abdullah arrived at around 8.30pm and spent almost two hours at the event which was held in conjunction with the 65th Anniversary of the Federation of Hokkien Associations of Malaysia (FHAM), and His Majesty also presented the awards to the 10 recipients.

Also present were Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong and FHAM president Tan Sri Lim Hock San.

In a Facebook post Saturday, Dr Wee thanked all the members of the FHAM for their efforts in helping the country and community.

“As the MCA president, I would also like to express a million thanks to the FHAM for helping and contributing to the construction of the Tunku Abdul Rahman University Hospital.

“This contribution will surely benefit the students as well as those who will seek medical treatment at the UTAR Hospital in future,” Dr Wee said in his Facebook post.

Meanwhile, Lim, when delivering his speech, said those who won the awards had demonstrated their capabilities not only in terms of making profits but also showed that their businesses were sustainable and scalable.

“There are also award winners who are outstanding individuals and entrepreneurs who have worked tirelessly in promoting Malaysia-China bilateral economic and trade development and enhanced the political ties between both countries,” he said.

The Prime Minister’s Special Envoy to China, Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing was among the award recipients who was recognised for his excellence in national service.

Top Glove Corporation Bhd executive chairman Tan Sri Dr Lim Wee Chai received the award in the corporate eminence category.

The FHAM’s objectives are to unite the Hokkien clan and improve education and cultural development, while carrying out philanthropic activities for the benefit of the society. – Bernama