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PUTRAJAYA, April 14 — Thirteen youth personalities from various background, expertise and who have made their mark their respective fields have been appointed as National Transformation 2050 (TN50) Youth Ambassadors.
The media conference was held to introduce the ambassadors concerned who included former national squash queen Sharon Wee Ee Lin and Malaysia Youth Council (MBM) president Muammar Ghadafi Jamal Jamaluddin.
The others are Malaysian chapter of The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Sarah Joan Mokhtar; Saora Industries founder and chief executive officer Ganesh Muren; Teach For Malaysia founder Dzameer Dzulkifli and Hospital Beyond Boundaries chief executive officer Dr Lutfi Fadil Lokman.
Also appointed as TN50 Youth Ambassadors are Centre for Research, Advisory and Technology (CREATE) chief executive officer Ng Yeen Seen; Inspirasi Gemilang 4e Chief Officer Zhariff Afandi; cetacean ecologist Dr Louisa Shohbini Ponnampalam; activist Dr Aizan Sofia Amin and Samudra Oil Services chief executive officer Shahril Hamdan.Read More
“It’s the last day of the World Halal Conference, and Ng Yeen Seen is striding along the plush carpet floors. At the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, lunch has arrived in steaming trays, arrayed on long tables.
In the thick of the lunchtime crowd, Ng is growing impatient. There are 800 participants from 50 countries at the event, and it’s hard to find a quiet spot to talk amid the hungry crowd.
“OK, we’ll go to a VIP room,” she says, pushing open a heavy door. Setting down her mustard-yellow handbag, she settles into an armchair, prepared to field questions.
The 35-year-old has been riding a wave of publicity since she was declared a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader (WEF YGL). As one of the YGLs of 2016, she joins the most exclusive and elite club in the world: past winners include Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg, and Jack Ma of Alibaba. Closer to home, fellow YGLs are Khairy Jamaluddin and Nurul Izzah.”Read More