Lau (fifth from left) with the MCCC members
KOTA KINABALU: The Chairman of the Malaysia-China Chamber of Commerce (MCCC) Sabah Chapter’s Young Entrepreneur Committee (YEC) appreciated the State Government for being understanding of Sabahans who celebrate the Chinese New Year, the noise of drums and dances and the greetings and the loud celebrative noises.
Its Chairman, Datuk Dexter Lau said he believe it is the State Government initiative to foster closer relationship to all ethnic groups through festive celebrations.
“Unlike some other states still govern by strict rules and unfortunately still combating Covid-19. My heartiest congratulation to the State Government for their effort,” he said when officiating a Chinese New Year celebration called The Myth held at New Wong Kwok Restaurant Luyang, here, today.
Lau, who is also MCCC Sabah Deputy Chairman, also strongly encourage the younger generation to take time to understand their family culture and practices by asking their respective family members.
“Avoid overly relying on the social media, converse with our family so that each family can retain their unique practices and culture passing down to the next generations,” he said.
He said the MCCC Young Enterpreneurs have done exceptionally well in many aspect, in terms of educational and learnings, plus take home value and recruitment of quality members and influencial members.
“Our revenue combined last calculated standing at least RM6 billion which may potentially play a role in growing the state economy. At the same time, at least 20,000 employment created combined from the hands of these youth leaders.
“We sincerely hope that today we celebrate to all success and well done to a two years uncertainty and battle over Covid-19 economy. As we usher in the tiger year, lets make it a great one and grow further!” said Lau, who is the Kim Teck Cheong Consolidated Sdn Bhd (KTC) Executive Director.
He also reiterated that since this will be his last term as MCCC Sabah Chapter YEC Chairman, he has named his six successors which he deemed as fit.
“I have also indicated my 100% for Michael Chin to continue his chairmanship and also for the six candidates to take up progression not only at youth committee but in the central and also Sabah chapter,” he said.