JCI TOYM 2017 Organizing Chairperson Message

On behalf of Ten Outstanding Young Malaysian Awards (TOYM) 2017 Organizing Committee, I would like to once again express my sincere thanks and gratitude to our Guest of Honor, YB Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong, Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities, for his warm presence and continuous strong support to ensure the success of the TOYM 2017 program.

We are also honored to have our world president, JCI Senator Dawn Hetzel gracing us with her presence. To JCI Malaysia I would like to thank our National President, JCI Senator Nurul-Huda Mohamed Afandi and her board of directors for giving us the honor and privilege again to host this Grand TOYM Award Program. I would also like to thank our lovely advisors JCI Senator Dato’ Lawrence Chan, Dato’ Dr. Tony Looi, and JCI Senator Alice Kam for their professional advice and guidance throughout our journey with the TOYM program.

My heartfelt thanks goes out to our panel of honorable judges; Dato’ Haji Ismail Bin Nordin (Chief Judge), Dato’ Michael Wong Chin Hee, Dato’ Sri Dr. How Kok Choong, Datuk Dr. Dominic Lau Hoe Chai & Datin Winnie Loo for the immense contributions of their time, effort and sacrifices. They have worked hard, extensively and objectively selecting these honorees through the highest of standards. The judges were strictly guided by JCI guidelines and based on the process of the ISO 9001:2015 certification. This is in line with international standards as these honorees will have to be qualified to compete for JCI Ten Outstanding Young Person Award (TOYP) during the JCI World Congress.

Besides that, I would like to express my sincere thanks and gratitude to the TOYM 2017 Ambassadors who are not only willing to sacrifice their time and effort, but unselfishly shared their success stories to the public through TOYM Summit events held throughout Malaysia.

From organizing the TOYM Awards, I learned how to be a good PILOT.

P = Planning
Without proper planning and the setting of fixed goals, a clear direction is impossible.

I = Interactive
Being interactive among the committee is very important in order for us to move far and fast together.

L = Leadership
It is not easy to lead a committee to work together without any financial remuneration.

O = Openness
Learn to have an open heart and mind to accept new ideas in order to achieve better results.

T = Thankful
We must express gratitude to those who are willing to help us. Appreciate their contributions and effort.
My grateful thanks to our sponsors and mass media for their strong support and contribution on the press coverage and publicity along the journey of the TOYM 2017 Program.

Official Sponsor – IRS Software Sdn. Bhd.
Mr. Polak, thanks for your generous support on TOYM. If TOYM is an aircraft then you are our fuel. Thanks to you for making the TOYM aircraft to fly higher and further.

Titanium Sponsor – PEG International Sdn. Bhd.
Dato’ Seri Dr. Sherwin, I still remember you asking me how you can help TOYM. I felt surprised, and it ended with you agreeing to top-up to be our Titanium Sponsor.

Diamond Sponsor – Agape Superior Living Sdn. Bhd.
Dato’ Sri Dr. How, I believe you have been our TOYM sponsor for more than 10 Years. I feel very happy that you have continued sponsoring the TOYM Program throughout these years.

Official Radio Media – 988, Official Chinese Media – Nan Yang, Official Social Media – Viralcham.
Thanks for helping us to continuously promote the TOYM Program.

Official Souvenir Sponsor – Giftmate Sdn. Bhd.
Thanks for sponsoring your precious GOLD for us and I also believe you have been sponsoring for more than 5 years. I believe it can bring more fortune to those who get these souvenirs.

Official Video Sponsor – Multithread Media.
Your powerful effect on the videos add excitement.

Inti International College Subang, Malaysia Retail Chain Association (MRCA) for sponsoring their venues for TOYM Summit.

My congratulations to all the successful honorees. All of you have made significant contributions to society in your respective fields of endeavors. For those who did not achieve these awards please do not be disheartened but do motivate yourself to perform better in your future endeavors.

To all my beloved TOYM 2017 committee members, I feel proud and grateful to have you in my TOYM 2017 team with all the immense contributions of time, effort and sacrifices. With all their unselfish commitment, TOYM 2017 was a success. We achieved 11 TOYM Press Conferences nationwide and 5 TOYM Summits throughout Malaysia. Two TOYM Media Nights were held in KL & JB. Indeed, it was a great effort put in by all the TOYM Committee members. I love you all. Let us continue our Jaycee Principle “Service to humanity is the best work of life”.

I would like to thank the person who always supported me, my lovely wife, Charly Chong. Without her support I believe I could not focus on this event. Thanks for helping me by taking care of my mother and our son. I love you forever.

Last but not least, I would like to thank everyone who attended the awards, who came from near and far. I thank you for your warm presence and strong support, and I hope you enjoyed yourselves on the night.

Ernest Tan
JCI TOYM 2017 Organizing Chairperson



TOYM 2017 Honorees Award

TOYM 2017 Awards Night