Happy Malaysia Day 2018 (The Second Merdeka Day)
Actually this is considered as the Second Merdeka Day as we are living in the New Malaysia era. There is new hope, new optimism, and a new bright future for Malaysians.
We want the 2 million Overseas Malaysians and their families to return to New Malaysia to give back their expertise and wisdom.

This is exactly what I have been doing for the last 10 years after returning as an Overseas Malaysian. I did my little part in building New Malaysia.

In 16th September 2015, I co-organized and was the MC-Host of The Journey Event (MMU Cyberjaya) with Tun Mahathir as the special guest. I was one of the first to publicly endorse Tun Mahathir to help save Malaysia.

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The other 2 VIP Speakers were Dato’ Sri Siti Nurhaliza, and AirAsia Datuk Kamarudin Meranun.

The Journey event was 2 weeks after Tun Mahathir & Tun Siti appeared controversially for the first time to openly support BERSIH 4 Street Protest in 2015. Those were the early days before Tun joined the then Opposition Coalition.

As the Co-Organizer & Sponsor Bounce Back Malaysia (a ChangeU CSR initiative) and MC-Host, we were sacred that no one would dare to be seen to attend this public event. But back then in 2015 just about nobody wanted to be near Tun Mahathir.

Many corporations, GLCs, Government Departments and Universities were quietly advised to boycott and not to attend the event. Thankfully it turned out to be a success with around 900 attendees.

People told us then we were so stupid, crazy, and risky to co-organize an event with Tun M. What a huge difference 3 years makes. No one could predict then that Tun M would join the Opposition, be accepted by his prodigy turned arch-enemy Anwar Ibrahim, and be the PM nominee – crazy idea but now it’s history!

New Malaysia need Overseas Malaysians to rebuild and make Malaysia great again.
~ A Malaysia Day Message by Robert Chaen, CEO, ChangeU International & its Subsidiaries:
Published on 14th September 2018.