Local entrepreneur made Dato Sri at sultan’s birthday


PROUD MOMENT: Hah and his wife in a photo call with Sultan Ahmad Shah.

MIRI: Local entrepreneur Thomas Hah Tiing Siu was awarded the Sri Sultan Ahmad Shah Pahang (SSAP) award which carries the title ‘Dato Sri’ during the sultan’s 82nd birthday celebration recently.

Hah, 42, from Sibu is the chairman of Joinland Group which has interest in local and international concerns. He earns respect for his business acumen and management skills in building Joinland Group of Companies in Malaysia and abroad.

Married to Pamela Ling, they have three children – a boy and two girls.

He also set up Ayam Kuat Maju Sdn Bhd in 1990 in Miri to tap into the cold storage business here, Brunei and in the region.

Hah went on to diversify his business portfolios, building international businesses in frozen food distribution, venture capital investment, real estate development, public-bonded warehouse, forest and agriculture management.

Joinlan Group also has interest in Singapore, Brunei, Australia, Papua New Guinea, China and New Zealand among others.

Singapore-based Aamor, affiliated to Joinland Group, has won several awards, including Promising SME 500 last year. Other accolades include 2012 Asia Pacific Brand Award, 2011 Successful Entrepreneur and Singapore Outstanding Enterprise Award 2011.

Hah has also already put in his group of companies on the green conservation bandwagon, and is a member of World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

This entrepreneur also believes in giving back to the society as reflected in his strong support of charity causes domestically and abroad such as the building of houses for the needy, roads and bridges, churches, local empowerment programmes through education in Papua New Guinea and others.

Back home, Joinland Group is also active in promoting education, including donating RM50,000 to a building fund of Miri Resort City Kindergarten last year.

PAHANG AWARD: Hah receiving the SSAP award from Sultan Ahmad Shah of Pahang in conjunction with the sultan’s 82nd birthday celebration.