Kuala Lumpur - 14 January 2016  Yayasan Cemerlang, in collaboration with Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute (ASLI) jointly organized the Legacy of Leadership: Special Commemorative Seminar on Tun Abdul Razak, the second Prime Minister of Malaysia, 1970 - 1976 on the 40th anniversary of his demise. The one-day seminar was held on the 14th January 2016 in Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur.


The welcoming speech was presented by YBhg. Tan Sri Abdul Halim Ali, Chairman of Yayasan Cemerlang and officiated by the Minister of Defence Malaysia, YB Dato' Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein. YAB Dato' Sri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak, the Prime Minister of Malaysia delivered the keynote address during the seminar. The event was also graced by the presence of Tun Mohd Khalil Yaakob, Malacca Yang Di-Pertua Negeri, Yayasan Cemerlang Founder, YABhg. Tun (Dr.) Hajjah Rahah Binti Tan Sri Hj. Mohamad Noah, and all members of Yayasan Cemerlang Board of Trustees.

 Another Yayasan Cemerlang Founder, Y.A.Bhg Tun Ahmad Sarji Abdul Hamid shared some of his fond memories of the late Tun Abdul Razak and his contributions to the nation from his book, "My Recollections of Tun Abdul Razak" which was launched during the seminar by YAB Dato' Sri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak. According to him, Tun Abdul Razak was humble and very hardworking and he was very privileged to work with Tun.

The conference accommodated three panel discussions with the first panel focusing on the Challenges and Issues of Nation Building. The panelists were comprised of Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, former Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tan Sri Michael Chen, an advocate and solicitor, former cabinet minister and former parliamentary secretary to Tun Abdul Razak, Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz, former minister of International Trade and Industry and former Wanita UMNO Chief, and Tan Sri Datuk Amar Leo Moggie, Chairman of Tenaga Nasional and former Minister of Energy, Communications and Multimedia. The following special panel reflected on the life and times of Tun Abdul Razak, presented by Tun Hanif Omar, Tan Sri Dato' Seri Lodin Wok Kamaruddin, Dato' Tan Chin Nam and Datin Kalsom Taib.

The final panelists, Tan Sri Rama Iyer, former Chairman, Malaysia Airlines, former Director-General Socio-Economic Research and General Planning Unit (SERGPU) and Trustee of Tun Abdul Razak Foundation, Tan Sri Dato' Dr Lin See Yan, former Deputy Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia, Prof Tan Sri Khoo Kay Kim, Emeritus Professor of History from University of Malaya and the moderator Tan Sri Ramon Navaratnam, Director of ASLI, Chairman of CPPS and former Secretary-General, Ministry of Transport discussed The Razak Model of Development.

Yayasan Cemerlang Trustee, Dato' Mohamed Nizam Abdul Razak in his closing address thanked all the parties that worked together to make the event a huge success.



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