Published by Kevin Chong @ 03/08/2020

Dato Lawrence Low, Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad, Dato Sri Adrian Wee and Dato Howard Chew in a Group Photo of the Virtual Talk

In a Live Streaming Virtual Talk hosted by MyPerintis, Dato’ Lawrence Low, Founding Chairman of MyPerintisDato’ Howard Chew, Founder of Chester Venture Berhad and Dato’ Sri Adrian Wee, Asia’s Leading Property Wealth Strategist & Business Mentor interviewed YABhg Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad, where he shared his opinions on the economic state in Malaysia and business opportunities for the younger generation post-Covid 19, with over 5,000 viewers. 

Dato' Lawrence Low, Founding Chairman of MyPerintis with Tun Dr. Mahathir

YABhg Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad tells Malaysia to continue fighting and never give up; as a result of the pandemic, e-commerce has grown substantially and has presented new opportunities for businesses to upsell their products and services to the world through the Internet. He mentions that in the past, products produced in Malaysia were mainly distributed domestically, but now there is a chance to supply local products to the entire world. Considering the advancements of logistics and communications, YABhg Tun Dr. Mahathir believes that the conditions to conduct businesses now are even better than before.

"The biggest issue of this pandemic is the restriction of movement, so people that are confined at home are looking to online platforms to shop. Online marketing is advantageous, the question that we should be thinking of now is, how can we market our products to other countries?" said YABhg Tun Dr. Mahathir. 

Dato' Howard Chew, Founder of Chester Venture Berhad with Tun Dr. Mahathir

To a question concerning the hesitance of the younger generation to accept changes caused by the pandemic, Tun Dr. Mahathir responded by saying that people must always embrace change. Change is inevitable, and this time around, the change is very radical. He advises the younger generation to continue learning and reading to keep their minds occupied with useful information as they are the future of our country.

In addition to that, Tun Dr. Mahathir also commented that the real estate sector in Malaysia is flourishing. As the land and construction prices in Malaysia are significantly lower than the neighboring countries in South-East Asia, he believes many people from other countries would love to move to Malaysia. Real estate is a potential sector that the younger generation can look into as it is an excellent platform to learn and grow.

"Malaysia is full of opportunities. I hope that Malaysians are not distracted and influenced by politics and lose their sense of direction. Make your own decisions, accept all races, and come together as one nation so that Malaysia can prosper," Tun Dr. Mahathir concluded.