KUALA LUMPUR , 18 October 2016 : A Leadership Lecture Series entitled ‘“Building a Strong Malaysian Brand: Rally for the Malaysian Youth” by YB Khairy Jamaluddin Abu Bakar was held at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Campus.
The MJIIT Leadership Lecture Series provides a platform for representatives from both the government and industrial sectors to share their knowledge, experiences, and expertise. These lecture series aims to offer MJIIT students better understanding of the social, cultural, global and environmental responsibilities of a professional engineer and to offer better insights into the need for a sustainable development and for managerial and entrepreneurial skills.
YB Khairy shared his lecture with over 500 hundred audience, who were mostly MJIIT students. In the lecture, the honourable minister mentioned that every great and successful nation could be identified through its exceptional work performance. It is their badge of honor and their national brand. Malaysia must also seek to do likewise. Malaysia needs to be branded positively.
He also stressed that the audience should be passionate in whatever fields of endeavor they are in. They should be highly inquisitive and should always strive for excellence. They should strive to change not only in their life’s destiny but also for the betterment of the whole world. He also mentioned that, in continuously building our competitive edge, we need to inculcate a culture of excellence, continuous improvement (Kaizen) and getting right the first time.
YB Khairy closed his lecture by encouraging the students to acquire as much knowledge and experience as possible during industrial training and attachment programmes as these act as a window for a preview of the practical aspects of the industries and, more importantly, of the real world. Performing well during the industrial training and attachment programmes will certainly give students an added advantage and, thus, increase the marketability of their talent upon graduation.
At the same occasion, MJIIT held a handover ceremony of a new Perodua car contribution from Perodua Auto Corporation Sdn. Bhd. The sponsorship, a new Perodua Bezza is given to establish several new research topics that will strengthen academic and research activities at the Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology (MJIIT), located in UTM Kuala Lumpur in the field of automotive, which will be integration from several area of expertise involving several research group called here in Japanese term as “i-Kohza”. “i-Kohza” is a Japanese based laboratory which emphasis Japanese style research and education values.