Graduation Is Just the Beginning of One’s Life Journey
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by Jerrick Chong
1w ago
I am honoured to be here with you at the convocation of Southern University College on behalf of YB Saudara Anthony Loke, Minister of Transport, who sent his best wishes.  Graduation is an important milestone in life. But make no mistake, it is not an end by itself but the beginning of your adult life ..read more
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The Role of Architects in Reimagining Urban Spaces and Shaping Malaysia’s Future
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by Jerrick Chong
3w ago
It is my great honour to address the Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia Annual Dinner. The last time I spoke at the PAM annual dinner was in 2019 when I was Deputy Defence Minister, which didn’t have much to do with the field of architecture. At least now my current portfolio, the Ministry of Investment, Trade and ..read more
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Reimagining Domestic Investment
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by Jerrick Chong
1M ago
Thank you Malaysia Investment Development Authority (MIDA) and Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) for inviting me to address the National Investment Seminar with the theme “Re-energising Domestic Investment”. To re-energise, we will have to re-imagine. This seminar is very timely as firms and companies grapple with post-Covid-19 recovery as well as the increasingly polarised and ..read more
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The New Johor Prosperity
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by Jerrick Chong
1M ago
A new world order is emerging as the old one is crumbling. Understanding the context of the new world order, which comes with a new set of considerations, imperatives and assumptions would help us to move Johor forward more steadily. The modern Johor Sultanate is a testimony of seizing opportunities during global shifts. Historically, the ..read more
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Penang: Malaysia’s High-Tech Powerhouse
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by Jerrick Chong
1M ago
Last month, I led a 40-person delegation, which included important Southeast Asian regional economists and senior government and GLICs (government-linked investment corporations) officials, to visit semiconductor firms in Penang and Kulim, Kedah to enhance the understanding of this globally relevant cluster. On the factory floor of a major Malaysian-owned equipment company that exports custom-made high-end ..read more
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The Role of Architects in Reimagining Urban Spaces and Shaping Malaysia’s Future
Liew Chin Tong Blog
by Jerrick Chong
1M ago
It is my great honour to address the Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia Annual Dinner. The last time I spoke at the PAM annual dinner was in 2019 when I was Deputy Defence Minister, which didn’t have much to do with the field of architecture. At least now my current portfolio, the Ministry of Investment, Trade and ..read more
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Making Southeast Asia, Latin America, and Africa, as rich as China
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by Jerrick Chong
1M ago
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Malaysia-China diplomatic relationship, it is worthwhile to remind Malaysians the role Malaysia played in resetting the regional, if not global, scene, in the 1970s. And, the next mission of the Malaysia-China relationship is to make Southeast Asia, Latin America, and Africa, as rich as China.       Malaysia was ..read more
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Explaining Malaysia to China: The Five Middles
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by Jerrick Chong
1M ago
Getting Malaysians and Chinese to understand each other’s economy is crucial for Malaysia’s future. It is important for Malaysians to understand contemporary China while China’s policy makers and business community have a clear idea about Malaysia’s unique role. The size of the Chinese economy is extremely large and each of its intended and unintended actions ..read more
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The New Era of Malaysia’s Semiconductor Industry
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by Jerrick Chong
1M ago
May I thank Malaysia Semiconductor Industry Association and SEMICON Southeast Asia for generously inviting me to deliver a closing speech at the SEMICON Southeast Asia 2024. Your effort in bringing together so many like-minded industry leaders is commendable.  Let me put it this way, Malaysia’s semiconductor industry is now very different compared to just three ..read more
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Strengthening ASEAN Economic Cooperation through RCEP
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by Jerrick Chong
2M ago
Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is the world’s largest trade agreement. The agreement includes ASEAN states and China, Japan, as well as Korea.  It took years for nations to negotiate and there were high hopes that the agreement would spur Asian and ASEAN trade. However, utilisation of RCEP has been low and Intra-ASEAN trade has ..read more
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