Sabah entrepreneur denies contesting for PBS

Lau (third from right) presenting a souvenir to Khiu while from third from left, Kok Seng, Chin, Tan, Yong and others watch.

KOTA KINABALU (October 23): Kim Teck Cheong Consolidated Berhad (KTC) Executive Director Datuk Dexter Lau has quashed rumors that he will represent the Bersatu Sabah Party (PBS) to run for the Kota Kinabalu parliamentary seat in the 15th General Election (GE15) .

Lau said he remained focused on KTC and his business.

“My priority remains KTC. As the general manager of the company, my duty is to manage the company well.

He said while commenting on a Chinese daily report, he may be featured as a PBS candidate for Kota Kinabalu after a networking event between Malaysia-China Chamber of Commerce (MCCC) Young Entrepreneurs Committee (Sabah Branch) and the OE Edutech delegation here on Sunday. .

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Nevertheless, Lau expressed his appreciation for the confidence of Sabah’s Chinese community in him, although shocked by the speculative report.

“It shows that my efforts to lead KTC over the past few years have not been in vain.

“KTC has also launched charity programs during the Covid-19 pandemic to help disadvantaged groups.”

While flattered by the recognition, Lau said business comes first at the moment.

He added that PBS has high caliber leaders capable of leading the government of Sabah.

“I believe that PBS has high caliber leaders capable of taking the lead in the politics and governance of Sabah.”

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On the other hand, Lau said that more than 60 delegates from OE Edutech participated in the visit to Sabah with the aim of exploring the opportunities and potentials of the state.

He said the networking session involving more than 100 entrepreneurs from OE Edutech and the Young Entrepreneurs Committee of MCCC (Sabah branch) could be one of the biggest in East Malaysia.

“Their visit will also boost the local economy and benefit businesses.

Besides the networking event, delegates will visit Gardenia Bakeries on Monday, as well as enjoy the local cuisines and attractions here.

“KTC is on its way to becoming a century-old company.

“We look forward to sharing KTC’s business model, our success story and our strengths that allow us to grow and prosper over the past 85 years with OE Edutech members.”

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Meanwhile, Chairman of Outstanding Entrepreneur Sdn Bhd, Dato’ Dr Calvin Khiu, said the tour would allow participating entrepreneurs from East and West Malaysia, most of whom are between 25 and 45 years, to learn from each other.

He said collaboration between entrepreneurs is important these days to create synergy.

He added that delegates will also learn about the business model, culture and spirit that has kept KTC going for the past 85 years during the visit.

Also in attendance were MCCC Sabah Branch President Michael Chin, Datuk Lau Kok Seng, MCCC Sabah Branch (Sabah Branch) Young Entrepreneurs Committee Chairman Shawn Tan and Organizing Chairperson Yong Siew Lee.


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