MITI SEC GEN, YBHG DATO’ LOKMAN HAKIM ALI HONORS DATUK SERI MICHAEL CHONG AT THE 8TH CHT INTL AWARDS, ALONG WITH 17 OTHER AWARDS TO AUSTRALIA, UK, CAMBODIA, THAILAND AND MALAYSIA

Published by Adam Ham @ 16/02/2020

Ch'ng Huck Theng (Founding President of CHTAward & CHTNetwork) and Dato' Lokman Hakim Ali (Secretary General of Ministry of International Trade & Industry) taking a group photo with the award recipients of the CHT Pursuit of Excellence National Awards 2020

Official Results of the 8th CHT International Awards 2020

YBHG Dato’ Lokman Hakim bin Ali, Secretary General of the Ministry of International Trade & Industry (MITI) and Mr Ch’ng Huck Theng, Founding President of CHTAwards and CHTNetwork presented 18 prestigious awards to recipients representing Australia, United Kingdom, Cambodia, Thailand and Malaysia last night on 16th February 2020 at JW Marriot Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. Despite the recent global crisis for the corona virus, the 8th Edition of the prestigious CHT International Awards was well attended by 400 industry leaders and various public figures, including H.E. Dr Ly Thuch, Senior Minister for the Royal Government of Cambodia. 

CHT Lifetime Achievement Award 2020 - Datuk Seri Michael Chong, Head of Public Service & Complaint Department of Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA)

H.E. Dr Ly Touch, Senior Minister for the Royal Government of Cambodia presenting a Cambodian momento to Dato’ Lokman Hakim bin Ali, Secretary General of the Ministry of International Trade & Industry (MITI)

Joyce Lim & Adam Ham (CEO of GCMA) with Tan Sri Dato' Sri Datuk Richard Koh (Chairman & Group CEO of OWG), H.E. Cheuy Vichet (Ambassador of Cambodia to Malaysia) and H.E. Dr Ly Thuch (Senior Minister for the Royal Government of Cambodia)

The highlight of the evening honored Datuk Seri Michael Chong, Head of the Public Service & Complaint Dept of the Malaysia Chinese Association (MCA), who received the “CHT Lifetime Achievement Award”. For the past 32 years, Datuk Seri Michael & its dept resolved a variety of issues involving around 30,000 people, and handles around 30 cases at any given time on a daily basis in reagrds to financial assistance, healthcare, family and marital problem, to missing person, immigration woes, trafficking and even frauds involving loan sharks and land. The glamorous evening also saw 10 “CHT Pursuit of Excellence Awards”, 3 up and coming for the “CHT Emerging Entrepreneur Awards” presented as National Awards to captains from various sectors including education, medical, governmental, hospitality, creative, manufacturing and property from Malaysia. Not excluding the exceptional successes from abroad, the “CHT International Awards” went to recipients from Australia, United Kingdom, Cambodia and Thailand. A prestigious CHT International Awards hard-covered awards directory souvenir booklet were distributed to all VIP guests during the dinner to commemorate this auspicious occasion. 

CHT Pursuit of Excellence National Awards 2020 - Dato' Paul Chong (Director of Nilai Popular Sin Bhd), Dato' Michael Ong (Group Executive Director of the Quill Group of Companies), Ch'ng Huck Theng (Founding President of CHTAward & CHTNetwork), Dato' Lokman Hakim Ali (Secretary General of Ministry of International Trade & Industry), Lau Being Long (Managing Director of Sunway Group Healthcare Services), Dr Hayden Clyde Pooke (CEO of Tonik Asia Group)

CHT Emerging Entrepreneur Awards 2020 - Mei Tan (Founder & CEO of Asia Innovative Agency), Datuk Frank Koay (Director of World Class Land (George Town) Sdn Bhd), Ch'ng Huck Theng (Founding President of CHTAward & CHTNetwork), Dato' Lokman Hakim Ali (Secretary General of Ministry of International Trade & Industry), Dr Kelvin Liew (Co-Founder of Skinnergy Resources)

Friends celebrating the awards with CHT Emerging Entrepreneur Awards 2020 - Mei Tan, Founder & CEO of Asia Innovative Agency

The award recipients were presented with the “CHT Eagle” a pewter-made trophy that symbolizes timeliness and soaring quest for achievements and accolades of the highest recognition in their respective fields. “CHT Award is more than an award ceremony. It’s a platform that holds true to the value of hard work and persistence with a vision to change for the better. Mediocrity holds no seat in this podium and is reserved only for those who we believed represented the best in what they do,” said Ch’ng Huck Theng, Founding President of CHTAwards and CHTNetwork. “Most importantly, since our first edition, CHT International Awards is all about honoring leaders and organizations that have achieved success in their respective industries and also contributing to their societies. Not forgetting creating a sustainable environment for leaders of today to guide future generations.”

CHT Pursuit of Excellence National Awards 2020 - Dato' Dr Nick Ng (Chairman of Mega Fortis Group)

CHT Pursuit of Excellence National Awards 2020 - Ho Kok Leong (Couture Designer & Owner of The MOD House), witnessed by Ch'ng Huck Theng (Founding President of CHTAward & CHTNetwork), Dato' Lokman Hakim Ali (Secretary General of Ministry of International Trade & Industry)

CHT Pursuit of Excellence National Awards 2020 - Dr Lim Ban Keong (General Manager of Rhone Ma Holdings Berhad), witnessed by Ch'ng Huck Theng (Founding President of CHTAward & CHTNetwork), Dato' Lokman Hakim Ali (Secretary General of Ministry of International Trade & Industry)

The evening began with a speech by Mr. Ch’ng Huck Theng – followed by a ballet performances “The Power of Nature” by Asia Ballet Academy choreographed by Ms. Ivy Chung. Guests were mesmerized by a song by duet Ying and Hang. “The House of MOD” presented its fashion showcase that has specially flown into Malaysia by international award winning couture designer Ho Kok Loong. 

CHT Pursuit of Excellence National Awards 2020 - James Bevans (General Manager of JW Marriot Kuala Lumpur)

CHT International Awards 2020 Best Dressed Recognition - Tengku Normah Albarakbah, Datin Maylene Yong with Ch'ng Huck Theng (Founding President of CHTAward & CHTNetwork), Datin Wita

Datin Winnie Loo (CEO & Creative Director of A Cut Above) and Dato' Michael Ong (Group Executive Director of the Quill Group of Companies) posing with the Rolls-Royce Dawn Black Badge

Committed to honoring the best and helping the needed, the award ceremony also saw the auction of 3 items chosen exclusively for the CHT International Awards 2020. They include an alluring natural tanzanite and color-changed garnet ring by AGL; water color paintings by Thailand renowned artist Prof Dr Suchart Vongthong and beautiful high fashion dresses by couture designer Ho Kok Loong. Part of proceeds from the auction will be donated to charity. 

Pietro Tombaccini - Counsellor / Deputy Head of Mission of Embassy of Italy in Malaysia, Adam Ham (CEO of GCMA) and Joyce Lim

Sponsors for the evening included Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Kuala Lumpur, BMW Quill Automobiles, JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur, Asia Gemological Laboratory (AGL), Malaysia SME, Music Box, Schwarzkopf Professional, Atlantic by motion in style and Teik Senn Malaysia (TSM). 

8th CHT International Awards - a prestigious hard-covered awards directory souvenir booklet