The MAAC met Malaysia Minister of Sports & Youth at the British Malaysian Chamber of Commerce INSPIRE Event

The British Malaysian Chamber of Commerce (BMCC) has recently launched an interesting project titled INSPIRE!, aiming to address the opportunities and issues faced by today’s young professionals. This timely project hopes to inspire and encourage young Malaysians through facing daily challenges and demand in both their professional and personal life.

Ms Nicole Lim, who is The MAAC’s Vice President, Bilateral Relations had the opportunity to meet the Minister of Sports & Youth of Malaysia, YB Khairy Jamaluddin, who was guest of honour at one of the event under the INSPIRE! project held on Friday afternoon, 12th September 2014 at the Publika Square. Accordingly, a copy of the MAAC profile and MACC Commemorative Coffee Table Book was presented to YB Khairy Jamaluddin before he adjourned from the event.

While opening the event, YB Khairy Jamaluddin captured the audience attention throughout his honest sharing of his personal experience which includes the ups and downs in his political journey to-date. His frank disclosure of his best and worst days, accompanied by a good sense of humour had indeed wittily boost the confidence of those who were present. ‘Persistence, patience, work hard and never give up even if you think your effort is not being recognised or appreciated’ – those were some of his advice to our Malaysian youth.

Also present were BMCC’s Chairman Dato’ Larry Gan who shared his own experience in his address. Dato’ Gan also highlighted that the BMCC is keen to work with young Malaysians and create opportunities for them to experience different working environments and be exposed to a broad cross-section of industries.

A panel of distinguished speakers were present on stage to share their personal experience and valuable insights to highlight the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle, work-life balance and financial independence. The audience listened attentively to Encik Azlan Malik (COO at 1Malaysia For Youth -1M4U), Encik Wan Muhammad Syazwan Wan Zulkifli (Senior Associate from Ernst & Young Malaysia), Mr Steve Lumley (legendary Ironman and Triathlon & Endurance Sports Coach who founded the Team TIME Triathlon), and Dr Nik Halmey bin Nik Zainal who is a renowned cardiologist from Gleneagles Hospital Kuala Lumpur.

Last but not least, guests were treated with a sneak preview of the upcoming James Bond Musical: A License to Thrill, performed by Nikki Palikat.

Click here for YB Khairy Jamaluddin, Minister of Sports & Youth of Malaysia’s inspiring speech