The Penang Power 100 – Rise to the Challenge

YAB Chow Kon Yeow
Chief Minister of Penang

YB Yeoh Soon Hin
Penang State Exco For Tourism And Creative Economy (PETACE)
Represented YAB Chow Kon Yeow Chief Minister of Penang speech on stage

Chng Huck Theng
Founder & President, CHTNetwork

It was a wonderful afternoon of camaraderie and networking for all guests amidst the recent Chinese New Year festivities at the launch of the much-anticipated Penang Power 100 coffee table book by YB Yeoh Soon Hin, Penang state executive councillor for tourism and creative economy (PETACE), who represented YAB Chow Kon Yeow, chief minister of Penang.

Held at The Wembley – A St Giles Hotel, Penang, the event saw a turnout of about 100 invited guests, comprising influential leaders, business-owners and dynamic entrepreneurs from the various industries.

A project initiated by founder and president of CHTNetwork, Mr Chng Huck Theng, this exclusive industry coffee table book is endorsed by the Penang State Government and supported by influential leaders of industries, personalities and organisations. Featuring brand stories of organisations from the industries which drive and support Penang’s economy, it also celebrates the Penang people for their resilience, achievements and contribution to continue to bring progress to the state in a concerted effort. 

In his speech, read by YB Yeoh, chief minister YAB Chow Kon Yeow, extended his congratulations for the timely production of this 159-page hardcover to recognise the resilience of the personalities and organisations featured, and to commemorate Penang’s 50 years of industrialisation.”  “I have every confidence that our existing electrical and electronics industry, supported by the services sector will ensure that Penang continues to move ahead in becoming a greater economic powerhouse whilst remaining steadfast in achieving our Penang 2030 vision of a family-focused green and smart state that inspires the nation,” he added.

Representatives of the featured establishments also received their certificates of acknowledgement and appreciation from YB Yeoh Soon Hin, and YB Dato’ Haji Abdul Halim Haji Hussain, Penang state executive councillor for trade, industry & entrepreneurial development. 

Also present at the event were Dato’ Lee Teong Li (director of Amphenol TCS (M) Sdn Bhd, who is also the chairman, Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers, Penang Branch (FMM Penang), Dato Syed Mohamad bin Syed Murtaza, (group executive chairman, Master-Pack Berhad), Dato’ Seri Jong East Full (principal/director, East Design Architect Sdn Bhd), Dato’ Seri Goh Eng Hoe (founder, IRM Industries Sdn Bhd), En Roslan Omar (head of Setia SPICE Convention Centre), Ms Chris Ooi, (chief executive officer, Everbest Soya Bean Products Sdn Bhd), Dato’ Goh Teng Whoo (chief operating officer, Ideal Property Group), Mr K L Bock (senior vice president, Western Digital), Mr Tony Goh (general manager, The Wembley – A St Giles Hotel, Penang), Dato’ Seri Lim Cheah Chooi (chief executive officer, Unimech Group Bhd) and Mr Wong Kee Wei (managing director, Safetywear Group) and Major Leena Lee (Founder, Wellpoint Corporate Group), amongst others.

The Penang Power 100 is not only available as a hard-cover publication, but also in various digital and social media platforms where its presence will remain entrenched for many years to come, immortalise the beauty of Penang and the powers that had propelled the state to become what it is today.