Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Talk on Current World Financial Problems

MII Toastmasters Club is organising a Talk on the above on Tuesday 13 Jan 2009 at the Malaysian Insurance Institute, 5 Jalan Semantan Satu, Damansara Heights, Kuala Lumpur from 3 pm.

This is a Tea talk by a well connected gentleman and well qualified too to speak on the current world financial problems. He will share with us his views and observations on the subject so that we will be informed and can make a conscious decision as to what we should or should not do.

This talk is opened to anyone who are interested in the subject. Refreshment will be served and a door fee of RM18 will be charged to each person. If you are interested plese call Linda or Mohamad at 03-7880 8687 to book your seat. As there is a limited seats available prior booking is recommended.

Tan Sri Dato' Dr. Lau Ban Tin

Y. Bhg Tan Sri Dato' Dr. Lau Ban Tin, aged 48, is a Chartered Management Accountant by profession and a member of Malaysian Institute of Accountants. He is a fellow member of the Malaysian Institute of Taxation, the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and the Association of International Accountants. Tan Sri Lau obtained his MBA and DBA from the Southern Cross University, an Australian Government University. He is in the Adjunct Faculty, Faculty of Accounting and Management of University of Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR). He is also member of the Young Presidents Organization, The International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI Malaysian Chapter) and an adviser to the Klang Chamber of Commerce.

Currently, Tan Sri Lau is the Chairman of Malaysian Red Crescent Society, Klang Chapter and an active patron to Persatuan Penjagaan Kanak-Kanak Cacat Klang where he is taking care of 70 handicap and down syndrome children. Tan Sri Lau is also the President of Kolej Tunku Abdul Rahman School of Business Studies Ex-Students Association and the President of the Federation of Tunku Abdul Rahman College Alumni Associations. He is also the Vice President of Malaysian Institute of Corporate Governance (MICG). Tan Sri Lau has also set-up a student loan fund in UTAR known as "Tan Sri Lau Ban Tin Student Loan Fund". At present, he is also running a charity body called the Malaysian Centre of Entrepreneurs whose aim is to promote entrepreneurship in Malaysia.

At present, Tan Sri Lau sits on the board of 3 Public Listed Companies namely Yong Tai Berhad, BIG Industries Bhd and Ngiu Kee Corporation (M) Bhd. He is also a director of more than 25 other private limited companies.

Meeting 6 Jan 2009

I heard from the grapevine that I should not write too much as most of our members are more visual that is they like to see pictures more than words.

At this time I do not have pictures to show but just give you a glimpse of what has happened during the meeting.


Visiting Toatmasters 4 DTM Soh (Dutama), Sam (MIM) Eu (Premier Adv)and another pretty lady I did not get her name from TTDI.

Guests 4, Mah from China (Adam), Andy from Malaysia (Adam), Thomas from Australia(GEM) and Yan (Willy).

Table Topics Speakers

1. Lim Ah Wai
2. Adam Fung
3. Chin Kong Meng (Champion)
4. Manian
5. Andy
6. Thomas Chua

Manual Speakers

1. Zarini Najimuddin on Criminal Mind
2. Willy Tan on Seaweed
3. Sam Wei You on The Unrewarded Sacrifice (Champion)


1. Dr Gan Eng Meng
2. Adam Fung
3. Masdiana Ooi Abdullah (Champion)

Role Players

1. President Leong Kok Wah
2. SAA Khung Varn Fatt (Most Friendly)
3. Invocation Presenter Levine Lee
4. Toastmer for the Evening Philip Wong
5. Table Topics Master Mike Teng
6. Table Topics Evaluator Ho Fook Chuan
7. General Evaluator Soh Fong Wai (Champion)
8. Grammarian Mohamad Abdullah
9. Ah Counter Lim Ah Wai
10. Timer Sherine Lim
11. Closing Ode Philip Wong

Highlights of the Evening

1. Induction of Lim Ah Wai as a memebr.
2. Announce of the Talk by Tan Sri Dato' Dr Lau Ban Tin on 13 Jan 2009
3. Award to Philip (as his Birthday Present) for his Award by TI during his term of office as President of the club.

Before I sign off, I like to thank Adam, Willy and Dr Gan for bringing guests to the club meeting. Let us do this more often.