The BMCC, represented by Chairman Andrew Sill and Executive Director Jennifer Lopez attended a roundtable discussion last week organised by TalentCorp with Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. Themed “Empowering Malaysia’s Workforce, Nurturing Talent for the Future”, the dialogue is the first of what is planned to be a series of engagements between the Government and the foreign business community and aims to be a dedicated platform for both parties to contribute feedback and ideas for strengthening Malaysia’s standing as a preferred destination for foreign investment.
“There is much to be done to ensure our human capital possesses the right skills to value-add and do the creative, empathetic and interactive in a technology-driven landscape. It is also essential for the public and private sectors to work closer together to drive the development of an Industry 4.0 ecosystem in Malaysia, one which enables us to fully optimise all our sources of talent, be they local graduates, the Malaysian diaspora, skilled foreign talents, or our insufficiently leveraged pool of latent talent,” said the Prime Minister.
In support of the Government’s efforts to boost Malaysia’s image as a “preferred choice” for foreign investors, Minister of Human Resources YB M. Kula Segaran added that his Ministry (MOHR) will be presenting several proposed amendments towards enhancing overall protection to employees, increasing productivity, reducing working hours, and complying with international labour standards, among others.
This roundtable discussion was the largest gathering of business chambers in a dialogue with the Prime Minister to date, with 20 international chambers sharing the ambition of enriching their business communities and ensuring that Malaysia’s human capital growth and potential will benefit all parties.
Main Picture: YAB Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Prime Minister of Malaysia (center, front row), YB Tuan M Kula Segaran, Minister of Human Resources (fourth from the left), YB Datuk Mohd Azis bin Haji Jamman, Deputy Minister of Home Affairs (fourth from the right), YBhg. Dato’ Dr Mohd Gazali bin Abas, Secretary General, Ministry of Education (third from the left), YBhg.Dato’ Amir bin Omar, Secretary General, Ministry of Human Resources (third from the right), YBhg. Dato’ Wan Ahmad Dahlan Bin Haji Ab. Aziz, Deputy Secretary-General (Policy & Control), Ministry of Home Affairs (second from the right), YBhg. Dato’ Abdul Halim Bin Abdul Rahman, Deputy Director General (Control) Immigration Department of Malaysia (first from the left), YBrs. Dr Muhammed Abdul Khalid, Economic Adviser to The Prime Minister (second from the left) Mr. Sivakumeren A Narayanan (first from the left), and Puan Hajah Mahuran Saro Dato’ Haji Sariki (first from the right second row), Deputy Chief Executive Officers, Talent Corporation Malaysia Berhad, Andrew Sill, BMCC Chairman (5th from left 3rd row) with other International Business Chambers representatives.