Cheong Jun Hoong
Personal Improvement and or Accomplishment
I would like to take this opportunity to thanks the sports ministry, the national sports council of Malaysia for cultivation. Thanks to my family and friends for continuous supports, thanks to my coaches for not giving up on me when I’m at my down times.
Thanks for their patience, strictness and sacrifices in order to achieve great results in my sports career. Not only coached me in diving skills, but also taught me how to become a better and motivated person in life.Also thanks to our media friends that always provide latest news, results, updates and coverage in sports industry. We often see the great winning side but without all these effortful supporting systems behind the scenes, one wouldn’t success easily. This is something I will always be grateful for.
The journey of becoming the top athlete wasn’t easy and smooth. I couldn’t deny that I have faced lots of difficulties and obstacles along the journey. From how to balance in both sports and studies starting primary school to high school and also in university, how to adapt with my injuries and the pains, how to start from zero after my surgeries, what should I do when I feel like I had enough and quitting, how to face failures even after I had worked hard for it. And for the past 22years in this career, I think my biggest achievement besides the results that can be seen, I also earned experiences and learned on how to keep going, how to push myself over the limits to reach my goal. There will be challenges in different stages of life and I’m still learning. When I looked back on what I had achieved, I realized those beautiful moments were when I managed to overcome challenges, fear, hard times, and the breakthrough is more than happy or satisfaction, it is a growth. I always tell myself that its ok not to be ok all the time, sometimes I just take a break, even had a cheat meal, try to have a good rest, tomorrow will be a brand-new day and continue to rock and roll.
Sometimes we just need a few words to have courage and determination to get back on track, same goes to me. I’m very lucky that I’m surrounded with positive minded people in my diving career. I believe deep inside every one of us, there is a spirit that keep us fighting, growing, be outstanding and be a better version of our own. Lastly, I would like to thank all the supporters and fans for their unconditional love and support in the sports. Thank you.
Dr. Hor Chee Peng
Personal Improvement and or Accomplishment
Being both a Malaysia Public Service Department and Commonwealth Scholar, I commit to serving good causes and bringing positive changes to the community and nation. Over the years, the convergence of diverse exposure and training in clinical practice, health administration and clinical research broadens my horizon. COVID-19 is the greatest teacher of all! A crisis comes with opportunities. In times of uncertainties, I need to be creative, innovative, persevered and dynamic to pull through. My learning curve remains steep. Learning new things every day is not always as fun and enjoyable but it is a steady state for crisis response.
I have a strong passion for research and quality improvement. It is the way forward to advance evidence-based practice and policy-making, enhance efficient health service delivery, and provide a high standard of care to our fellow Malaysians. I love sharing my passion with others. Spread the flame! I am privileged to get involved in training many healthcare colleagues in research and quality improvement and will continue to do so. I want to achieve more ripples in the pond for capacity building across various disciplines throughout the country.
My life is never complete without the component "to serve by giving". Itis my macronutrient to grow and evolve. Humanity matters not only in clinical medicine but in every aspect of life. Being the Secretary-General of the Dr. Wu Lien-Teh Society. I have the honour to promote the legacy of this Malayan giant who re-gained global recognition during the COVID-19 pandemic. I am highly inspired by this son of Penang, plague fighter, physician extraordinaire and first Malayan nominated for a Nobel Prize! His legacy extends way beyond health into social justice, education and human rights advocacy. I also dedicate my community works to persons living with HIV/ AIDS and refugees. They are the most vulnerable in society, often stigmatized and deprived of basic needs. I was the Chairman of Community AIDS service Penang. Now, I volunteer for Médecins Sans Frontiéres, and Penang Family Health Development Association at their mobile clinics for refugees and marginalized populations. I am also attracted to serve in my capacity for Kasih Hospice Foundation, Dana Charity Group, Malaysia Commonwealth Alumni Association and Commonwealth Scholarship Commission Alumni Advisory Panel.
My mentors made great differences in my life. I am humbled to stand on the shoulders of these giants and become who I am today! Without the support from my below family and colleagues, I would not achieve these much in all my endeavours for humanity.
Winning this award for self-improvement and personal achievement motivates me to push my limit (progressively), go an extra mile, and making difference for others!
Hereby, I would like to dedicate this award to all the COVID-19 frontliners over all walks.
Together we lead. Together we shine. Together everyone achieves miracle!
Foo Keng Yuen
Academic Leadership and or Accomplishment
Professor IR. TS. Dr. Show Pau-Loke
Academic Leadership and or Accomplishment
Dr. Kuan Chee Hao
Scientific and or Technology Development
It is hard to express my feelings into words. I sincerely appreciate for this great honour and recognition given by the Jury members. It’s my pleasure to deliver my speech on such an important occasion in my life. I am extremely honoured to be receiving such an important award, 2022 JCI Ten Outstanding Young Malaysians (TOYM) Award. This award means a lot to me.
First of all, I would like to acknowledge the tremendous hard work and dedication of the other contenders. Dear fellow nominees, believe me, your achievements, contributions, and tireless efforts were in no way inferior to my mine. As far as I believe, we all are truly outstanding young Malaysians today.
I have faced many challenges, obstacles and even failures on my way here, but each one of them has strengthened me to make me the person I am today; a thorough sciencepreneur who knows exactly what he wants. Winning this award would not have been possible without the inspiration, motivation, and encouragement I have received from my family, friends, mentors, and my business partners, for whom I have the deepest respect, and from whom I have derived the strength to challenge myself and become a better man.
The dedication of this award I would like to extend to my parents. I am what I am today because of the immense efforts of my parents. I can never pay back what they did for me.（谢谢你，爸爸妈妈） Also, thank you, my sweet wife, Hong Jin, who couldn’t attend today as she is pregnant right now and rest at home. I know it is not easy to be a pregnant mommy. Thanks for all your love and support. I love you, Hong Jin. Not forget to thank to my life mentor. I know him more than 35 years, and we grow together. He is my elder brother; Dr Sam Kuan Chee Sian who has a major role in my success. Thanks to your encouragements and inspiration all the time. I also would like to thank my business partners from Beyond Food, Huru Biotech, and Neogenix Food Science, who also hold a very special place in my life as well. The support of friends has been valuable in encouraging me to work hard. This award will always be a reminder of the hard work and challenges that I faced along this journey and will motivate me to achieve more success in the future.
On a closing note, I would like to share one of my favourite quotes with everyone here. “If you can dream it, you can do it”. 'May this remind you that no matter where you are from, your dreams are valid. A huge thanks to everyone present here and once again the most sincere thanks to our jury members. Thank you!
TS. Dr. Nahrul Hayawin Zainal
Scientific and or Technology Development
I wish to thank my organization, Director General of Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB), my Director, my Head of Unit (HOU) and the whole team of MPOB for the encouragements and supports to take part in this TOYM 2022 award. Joining MPOB was one of my dreams and today as an employee, receiving this award, is a great achievement throughout my career path. This award is very much important for my organization, myself, as well as my professional growth.
I am overwhelmed in all humbleness and gratefulness to acknowledge my depth to all those who have helped me to put these ideas, well above the level of simplicity and into something concrete. Any attempts at any level can’t be satisfactorily completed without the support and guidance of my parents, families and friends. I am really thankful to them.
Honestly, way to this award was no child’s play. I had to go through and deal with various complex questionnaires. Furthermore, bringing an idea to life requires a great deal of effort. Also, various challenges and problems arose along the way. Apart from that, the crucial deadlines which had to respect. Lastly, I made sure that the delivery of standards of quality should be the highest possible. So, as you can see, I went through a period of intense pressure. With regular and gradual persistence, all the problems were solved one by one. Furthermore, I was able to overcome every obstacle that came along the way. Moreover, I am absolute that my efforts will bear fruits and enhance the lives of many people.
This award will always be dear to me. It will always be a reminder of the hard work that we all have put into this work. Moreover, this award will only motivate me to achieve more success in the future.
Goh Xiao Yen
Business, Economic and or Entrepreneurial Accomplishment
It is not common to come across a family business that has been active in the industry for the past 86 years, and I’m blessed to be in one. With the pass-down experience and learnings that we’ve had throughout different generations, we can strongly affirm that change is the only constant; and only the ones who has the courage and wisdom to embrace and adapt, will thrive. Being the 4th generation, it is my privilege to lead the advancement of this company from its traditional business model towards providing digitalization services.
Rurutiki is in the business of helping businesses onboard and manage E-commerce marketplaces like Shopee, Lazada and other budding e-platforms. Though the onboarding steps may sound simple, we’ve seen a lot of businesses struggled with the operation management, sales processes, and business continuity. This is when we step in. Our expertise lies in our ability to provide end-to-end e-commerce business solutions to our business partners: from e-store management, stocks management, order fulfilment, customer service, sales data utilization and e-distribution.
One of our unique attributes that attracts our business partners to us, is our willingness to go the extra mile to challenge status quo. I’m proud to say that our team has delivered quite a decent number of creative solutions to our business partners, resolving their concerns and successfully onboard their products that onto E-commerce. In Rurutiki, we believe that our customers’ success is our success.
Winston Churchill once said “Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts.” This statement truly summarize what Rurutiki spirit is all about. Our journey towards digitization change wasn’t a straightforward route, but we have proven our efforts with the results we’ve achieved so far. Moving forward, Rurutiki will continue our enthusiasm to advance our services and expertise to assist businesses achieve their digital ambition.
Lee Angel, STM
Music is without boundaries - a universal language that connects people and bridges cultural divides, is appreciated by all walks of life, and can provide comfort during difficult times. Classical music education encompasses so much more than weekly classes and examinations. It is also about cultivating interest, nurturing talent, developing confidence, and celebrating achievements.
The genesis behind Euroasia was driven entirely by this belief and a yearning to create more opportunities for the local classical music community at large. Over the last 10 years, Euroasia has grown into a big family and our alumni have gone on to successfully start their classical music careers. This would not have been possible without the support and dedication of our team of volunteers and leading professional musicians - for this, I am eternally grateful.
The JCI Ten Young Outstanding Malaysian Award accomplishment will continue to motivate me to serve, and I would like to thank JCI for recognising my endeavours over the past two decades. I hope that with this recognition, I can be an inspiration to other youths who choose to pursue music as a profession - that music is empowering and can be a fulfilling and enriching career.
As the saying goes “Service to Humanity Is the Best Work of Life” — then let us serve through music, and bring the culture of Malaysian classical music to unprecedented heights.
Dr. Js. Khaw Juan Shong
Often, we hear multiple promising breakthroughs in science, however, how many of these actually ever become available on the commercial market? Many times, what appears as a good idea remains as it is and does not become adopted by the market.
Dr. Khaw observed this gap during his academic career and vowed to bridge the gap between the ideas and materialization of said ideas. He has since worked with multiple clients to optimize their production lines as well as improve their product design for mass-market adoption. Dr. Khaw collaborated with multiple parties, including surgeons and scientists, in order to combine his valuable technical know-how of engineering with innovative ideas, translating those ideas into lifesaving medical devices. His belief is that “A doctor could save one patient at one time, but a good, consistent, effective and safe-to-use medical device, enables doctors to save even more lives.”
These new medical products have benefitted a great number of people across all boundaries since entering the market. Upon joining CCB Medical Devices, Dr. Khaw led the company to an increase of more than double in the medical production volumes. The company managed to translate innovative ideas into useful medical products ranging from respiratory to cardiovascular over the past 4 years. Under his leadership, CCB Medical Devices was awarded Top 100 Malaysia's Fast-Moving Companies and Best Contract Manufacturer in South East Asia 2022.
Dr. Khaw’s achievements stretch across multiple paths. His unwavering drive to create, develop and deliver, makes him a unique figure in the medical device field. His involvement in product designs saw the products being distributed to over 100 countries, benefiting countless patients to date. These achievements illustrate Dr. Khaw as a successful medical innovator, one who could bring forth an idea into reality and into the hands of the people.
“Live saving begins with quality engineering”
Tiew Lee Sin
Contribution to Children, World Peace and or Human Rights
Ainsley Tiew Lee Sin is an outstanding young educator, who has been passionate in advocating children’s character education through art. Lee Sin is a pioneer in advocating the Children Character Development through Art. She has impacted more than 133,000 lives, within 5 years since 2017 and more to come.
Her contribution of Character Education through Art: -
1) She cultivates young children through PEACE-ART Education which bringing impacts to nearly 40,000 lives. She instils creativity to cultivate good character children with self-confidence and social responsibility.
2) She makes a difference through Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Education by publishing a comic “Game On: How to be a Super Hero and Save the world through SDGs’, which will create impacts for more than 100,000 children in Malaysia and internationally.
3) She nurtures compassionate children through children art exhibition involving 5,000 parents and children. With the theme “Children-helping-Children”, She empowered the little children promote their own drawings and raised fund for charitable homes.
LeeSin fosters Minds and Character Shaping through PEACE-ART Education and SDG Education to cultivate good character and inspire creative mindset on children since young age, while develop their insights to global issues.
She devoted her life to achieve her strong mission to nurture 1million future leaders with good character development and creative minds which will bring a better world where different ideas are respected, as well as sharing and love.