Published by Idan Ma'at @ 29/04/2019

The 8th McMillan Woods Global Awards witnessed Fazura (Malaysian Award-Winning Actress), Diana Danielle (Malaysian Actress), Joyce Tang Lai Ming (/HK Actress), Evergreen Mak Cheung Ching (麥長青/HK Actor) and Leona Chin 利念娜 (Malaysian Female Racer) received Awards for their achievements and successes in their respective industries. The global prestigious award ceremony was organized by McMillan Woods Global at the Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Inspired by the iconic novel, “The Phantom of the Opera”, as the theme for this year, the prestigious global award had seen an array of top-notch global corporate visionary leaders, A-List celebrities and rising entrepreneurs that possess qualities such as leadership, financial performance, global impact, personal integrity, influence, strategic direction, innovation and corporate social responsibility qualities.

The monumental night had captured the early 19th Century atmosphere of French romance in the Paris Opera House, as depicted in the novel. The Award ceremony was surrounded by romance, glamour and mystery. Like the Paris Opera House, the Award was filled with the presences of the elite in the respective industries that also included Dato’ Sri Siti Nurhaliza (Malaysian Singer), Wallace Ang 洪圣安 (Singaporean Musical Artist), Vivian Hoo Kah Mun (Malaysian Badminton Player), Giselle Chia 齐浠 (Malaysian Actress), Dr. Mahdi Moudini (The great Iranian Magician); Avery Chin & Sylvia Lim (World Best Quick Change Artist – recognised by the Guinness World Records) and many more.

The annual award ceremony emphasizes that the candidates are referred to as “Award Recipients” and there are no winners, as the trophy and recognition is given for deserving individuals “who have successfully steered their ships through stormy seas to reach the shores safely”. The Award aims to commit their worldwide members to promote exemplary leadership and recognize the successes of entrepreneurs and leading business visionaries across all industry sectors. The Award honors their overall excellence and great contributions towards global economic development. Dato’ Seri Raymond Liew said, “The McMillan Woods Global Awards doesn’t only recognize the industry stalwarts - The crème de la crème of global successful leaders, but also provides an avenue for fellow recipients to network with each other. There have been several business collaborations and partnerships forged between recipients besides friendships.” The McMillan Woods Global Awards, primarily based on the “People’s Choice” award, is international in nature and have attracted participants from a multitude of countries including Australia, Cambodia, China, Cyprus, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Hong Kong, India, Iran, Japan, Indonesia, Korea, Mauritius, Nepal, Philippines, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, United Kingdom, and United States of America (USA). “Such a noble award really humbles me. It certainly gives me a greater motivation to work harder. I hope to inspire the future generations to follow my footstep in achieving greatness,” said Fazura.

The Guest of Honor for the prestigious McMillan Woods Global Awards was none other than Y.M. Tunku Datuk Mu’tamir Tunku Tan Sri Mohamed. “Such a prestigious global award event is a sturdy platform and a great effort towards recognizing the many exemplary leaders around the world, and I am sure these global leaders have inspired many people through their outstanding achievements within their respective fields and industries”, said Tunku Datuk Mu’tamir.

“McM Cares” Program is a CSR initiative driven by McMillan Woods Global that has contributed over USD160,000.00 (RM 650,000) since its inception to various charities and in addition to support the career paths of up to 10 young talents to realise their dreams. However, it’s Raymond Liew’s ambition to reach USD 250,000 (RM 1 million) mark in charity donations by the Malaysian Vision of 2020. It aims to address the global challenges of climate change, education and poverty alleviation. This year at the McMillan Woods Global Awards, a total sum of up to USD 25,000 (RM100,000.00) will be donated to several foundations that has a global reach that includes and not limited to Berita Harian Suara Komuniti, The Star Media Group Foundation, Yayasan Sin Chew – WECARE ACCOUNT, Yayasan Nur Karangkraf Malaysia, Media Prima – NSTP Humanitarian Fund, The Edge Education Fund, Yayasan Nanyang Press and more.

PR Newswire is the News Release distribution partner of McMillan Woods Global Awards 2019 and the supporting partners include: RUP Sdn Bhd, Shangri La Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Bentley Music Sdn Bhd, Mosaic Entertainment Group, Global Creative Media Agency, Malaysian SME, ACG Media, Entrepreneur Insight and Asia Success INC.