‘KTS Group fine example of 1Malaysia concept’
Posted on August 5, 2012, Sunday
SIBU: The KTS Group has been described as a manifestation of 1Malaysia concept where staff from different backgrounds worked harmoniously helping the organisation to grow continuously.
Speaking at the farewell dinner at 1Malaysia Cultural Village in Bukit Aup here on Friday, vice-chairman cum secretary-general of Returned Overseas Chinese Federation of Fuzhou, China, Yu Anming said he was impressed with the racial composition of the organisation.
“Among other things, the employees are very well looked after, where there are sporting facilities and other welfare programmes. You don’t see this often in companies. KTS, to me, is a caring company and lives up to its motto, ‘we care, we grow’,” he said.
Yu led 76 youths and six officials from Fuzhou, China for the China-Malaysia Youth Exchange Visit 2012 organised by KTS group to commemorate its 50th anniversary.
Earlier on Friday morning, the group toured Sarawak Biscuit Factory after visiting Sibu Central Market.
On the same day, they were brought to experience the local culture in a Bawang Assan longhouse.
Sharing this experience in his speech, Yu said he was attracted by the culture and unity of the various ethnic groups, working hand-in-hand with one and another.
And for this group of visitors, 1Malaysia concept had become a catchword for them.
Pronouncing ‘1Malaysia’ fluently, Yu said this could be seen with all races being treated fairly.
Likewise, in China, he said the government also gave equal opportunities for people to succeed. Earlier, in his speech, deputy managing director of KTS group of companies and guest-of-honour Temenggong Vincent Lau Lee Ming also shared the meaning of 1Malaysia concept with the visitors.
Lau said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak had pioneered the 1Malaysia concept to build a society based firmly on fairness where all races are given equal chances to succeed.
He said the far-sighted leader galvanised people through the concept, ensuring they have the capacity to compete on the same international platform.
“We have arranged for the function in the 1Malaysia Cultural Village because the setup of the place is in tandem with the Prime Minister’s 1Malaysia concept,” he said.
The name signifies the strong cohesion and unity among the various races in the state. The village also showcases pavilions of the various races in Sarawak.
Lau went on to say the visitors would be able to sample a greater variety of local delicacies there.