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AirAsia celebrates a decade of world's best
AirAsia won the accolade at the 2018 Skytrax World Airline Awards, held today at The Langham, London. Dubbed the ‘Oscars of the Aviation Industry’, the Skytrax Awards are the global benchmark of airline excellence with over 20.36 million customers surveyed worldwide by more than 105 nationalities, measuring standards across 49 key performance indicators of an airline’s frontline products and services. AirAsia co-founder, Executive Chairman of AirAsia Group Berhad and Group CEO of AirAsia X Datuk Kamarudin Meranun accepted the award in London together with AirAsia’s long-serving Allstars from across the region. The four selected Allstars were Acting Head of Ground Operations Ahmad Bin Ismail from Malaysia (17 years of service), Assistant Cabin Crew Manager Robert Anthony Gutierrez from the Philippines (7 years of service), Head of ICT Pipat Khunprakan from Thailand, AirAsia’s first staff in Thailand (15 years of service) and Assistant Flight Dispatch Manager Koji Kaneko who dispatched AirAsia Japan’s very first flight (4 years of service).
Tan Sri Dato Seri' Dr Jeffrey Cheah named winners at BMCC Excellence Awards
Sports Direct MST Sdn Bhd clinched the UK-Malaysia Business of the Year title at the Business Excellence Awards organised by the British Malaysian Chamber of Commerce (BMCC) yesterday. The award recognises a British company investing in Malaysia or a Malaysian company investing in the UK, having displayed a stellar track record of investment in each other’s country by building on its successful local business and bringing mutual economic benefits to both nations. Sunway Group founder and chairman Tan Sri Dr Jeffrey Cheah was named the UK-Malaysia Business Personality of the Year for his outstanding contributions to bilateral trade and business between Malaysia and the UK. Held for the second year, the 2019 edition of the BMCC Business Excellence Awards took place at the St Regis hotel. It seeks to offer a heightened standard of recognition to companies and individuals that have excelled and progressed the business landscape of the UK and Malaysia.
The Poor Boy From Pusing Who Turned Wasteland Into Wonderland, Now With Money To Make Amends
Growing up in the 50s in small town Pusing, just outside Ipoh, Tan Sri Jeffrey Cheah knows all about poverty and dire straits. Having made his pile from tin-mining, which later grew into a diversified empire with interests in property, infrastructure, healthcare, education, the self-made billionaire has vowed to part ways with his well-deserved wealth to give others a leg up in life. “To change one’s mindset, habits and views of the world, it is through education,” he emphasises, adding that one of the biggest turning points in his life was having the opportunity study in Australia. Through the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation – Malaysia’s largest education-focused social enterprise – he has pledged to disburse one billion ringgit in scholarships. And he is halfway through his life mission; the foundation has given away RM402 million since its inception in 2010, benefitting thousands of students.