Events / Activities
The Fourth Korea-ASEAN Engineering Forum, 28-29 July, 2016
The 4th ASEAN-Korea Engineering Forum, themed Korea-ASEAN Engineering Nexus for Better Tomorrow was held on July 28-29, 2016 in Westin Choson Hotel, Seoul, The Republic of Korea. The forum is an annual event jointly held by AAET and National Academy of Engineering Korea (NAEK).
The objective of the Forum was to seek for advanced cooperation between ASEAN-Korea in science, engineering and technology. It was attended by engineering and technology opinion leaders, S&T policy makers, industry leaders and technological experts from ASEAN-Korea.
AAET President Ir Academician Dato’ Prof Dr Chuah Hean Teik headed the AAET delegation to the Forum. The delegation was comprised of AAET Fellows, industrialists, government agencies and engineering organizations from ASEAN region. Among them were AAET Immediate Past President, Datuk Ir Hong Lee Pee; AAET Vice President, Ir Heru Dewanto; the President of MIGHT (Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology), Datuk Dr Yusoff Sulaiman; Managing Director of Myanmar Engineers Society (MES) Mr Tin Latt and CEO of the Secretariat for the Advancement of Malaysia Entrepreneurs Malaysia (SAME), Mr Neil Foo Seok Chyn.
Group Photos of the NAEK and AAET Fellows Attending the 4th ASEAN-Korea Engineering Forum
The Roundtable Meeting between AAET and NAEK had decided that 5th ASEAN-Korea Engineering Forum (2017) shall be held in Myanmar.
Kuala Lumpur Engineering Science Fair (KLESF)
The ASEAN Academy of Engineering and Technology (AAET), Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR), Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT), The Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM) and the National Science Centre (NSC) had jointly and successfully organized the inaugural KLESF or KLESF 2014 on 25-27 April at National Science Centre (NSC) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The main objective of KLESF is to stimulate students’ interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematic (STEM) and encourage them to pursue future careers in STEM fields.
The KLESF 2014 also complements the Malaysian Government’s Science to Action (S2A) programme which requires Science and Technology to take centre stage in steering a balanced socio-economic development in Malaysia.
KLESF also brings together the participation of business and industry in promoting learning and career development in areas related to STEM among students and the community. In this respect, the KLSEF is a concrete initiative to foster networking among schools, educators, public and private sectors to share information and experiences on projects, extra-curriculum and good practices in STEM education.
Six major sub programmes of KLESF
- Science Hands-on Demos and Experiments
- Mathematics and Mental Literacy Activities
- School Engineering and Science Design Mentorship Programme (SESDM)
- School STEM projects exhibition
- Industry Science, Technology & Engineering Exhibition
- Posters and Videos Exhibition on STEM
School Engineering & Science Design Mentorship Program (SESDM)
The SESDM is one of the sub-programmes of KLESF. It is based on the concept of guiding and mentoring students on STEM investigative and design activities and projects. SESDM is also set off with the aim of complementing the existing school STEM curriculum which may lack hands-on components. A pilot run of the programme was successfully implemented in Malaysia in 2014 and it will be extended to other ASEAN member states.
- Annual KLESF (2015, 2016…)
- School Engineering and Science Design Mentorship Programme – nationwide rollout for more schools
- Workshops for STEM Educators
- Engineering and Science Design Hobby Club & Café @PSN and other sites
- Mobile KLESF
- International Link (ASEAN ++)
For further information and news on the KLESF, click on http://www.klengsc.net/klesf/index.jsp to visit the official website of KLESF.
The Green Award is an annual competition jointly organized by AAET and Malaysia-China Chamber of Commerce (MCCC). The objective of the Award was to recognize the outstanding young green technopreneurs and young contributors to the Green Growth development in the ASEAN region.
The 2012 Green Award was open for nomination to individuals below 40 years of age in the ASEAN Member States, who are making a difference to our environment or promoting sustainable development, through their contribution in one or more of the following categories:
- Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions/Improving air quality
- Protecting land/water resources and biodiversity
- Minimizing waste
- Green Entrepreneur/Manager
- Promoting green concept or environmental sustainability in the media
- Community action for the environment: volunteer and member in non-profit organization
The Award will select ONE Country Winner from individual ASEAN member state. From the selected Country Winners, Grand Award (s) or excellent prize (s) will be conferred to those with distinguished achievement in promoting the green cause.
The Award Giving Ceremony for the Award was held on 28 Nov 2012, at Noble Banquet, Kuala Lumpur. The Country Winners and Merit Prize are shown as follows:
|Country||Country Winner’s Name||Category|
|1.||Cambodia||Eng Rinbo||Community action for the environment: volunteer and member in non-profit organization|
|3.||Indonesia||Eni Hidayati||Protecting land/water resources and biodiversity|
|2.||Laos||Liengone Somphathay||Protecting land/water resources and biodiversity|
|4.||Malaysia||Mohd Farriz Bin Hj Md Basar||Green Entrepreneur|
|5.||Myanmar||Saw Thar Zin Oo||Community action for the environment: volunteer and member in non-profit organization|
|6.||Philippines||Allan Nana Soriano||Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions / Improving air quality|
|7.||Singapore||Tay Tse Chuan Eugene||Green Entrepreneur|
|8.||Vietnam||Nguyen Huynh Thuat||Community action for the environment: volunteer and member in non-profit organization|
|1.||Thailand||Sorapop Kooncumchoo||Promoting green concept or environmental sustainability in the media|
|1.||Laos||Liengone Somphathay||Protecting land/water resources and biodiversity|
|2.||Malaysia||Mohd Farriz Bin Hj Md Basar||Green Entrepreneur|
|3.||Myanmar||Saw Thar Zin Oo||Community action for the environment: volunteer and member in non -profit organi z ation|
|4.||Singapore||Tay Tse Chuan Eugene||Green Entrepreneur|
Country Winners of 2012 Green Awards and hosts from AAET & MCCC
Excellent Prize Winners of 2012 Green Awards and hosts from AAET & MCCC
The 2nd NAC was jointly organized by the Organization Department of Nanning Municipal Committee of CPC, Nanning Association for Science & Technology and Nanning Meteorological Bureau on 27 Sep 2012. The Theme of the 2nd NAC was: The Climate Change and Sustainable Urban Development. AAET had been invited to participate since the Inaugural NAC held in 2011. AAET Fellows Engr. Rocky Wong and Ar Von Kok Leong had represented AAET to attend the 2nd NAC. They had also presented two papers in the Conference:
- Engr. Rocky Wong, Reducing the Carbon-footprint for Sustainable Urban Development
- Ar Von Kok Leong, Greening a City: Malaysia’s own GBI Township Rating Tool
Rocky Wong (4th right), Von Kok Leong (5th left) and the host of 2nd NAC
The 2012 China-ASEAN Engineering Projects Cooperation & Development Forum, was jointly organized by Guangxi Association of Science & Technology (GXAST), and AAET on 22 September 2012 in Nanning, Guangxi. It was an activity held in conjunction with the 9th China-ASEAN Expo (CAEXPO). The Forum was attended by delegates of science & technology institutions from Guangxi, Hong Kong, Macau and ASEAN region.
AAET Vice President Dr Lock Kai Sang headed a delegation to attend the Forum. Two papers were presented at the Forum by the AAET team:·
- Dr Lock Kai Sang, Alternative Dispute Resolutions of Engineering and Construction Contracts
- Professor Dr Meas Sokhom, Green is Gold for Cambodia
AAET delegation and hosts
The AAET, represented by President Datuk Ir Hong Lee Pee had signed an MOU on Academic Exchanges and Cooperation with the Royal Academy of Cambodia (RAC), represented by their President H.E Academician Mm. Khlot Thyda on 16 May 2012 in the head office of RAC at Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
The MOU with RAC also signifies a meaningful step toward a closer relationship between the Sciences and technology fraternities in Cambodia and other ASEAN countries. The AAET will have a strong partner to assist in implementing the various initiatives, in particular, to implement the programs for the awareness of the importance of Science, Technology and Innovation, as well as the poverty eradication program in Cambodia.
Signing MOU between RAC and AAET: AAET President Ir Hong Lee Pee (4th from left), AAET Fellow Dr Meas Sokhom (3th from left) and RAC President, Academician Khlot Thyda (5th from left)
In conjunction with the Signing of MOU, the Board of Engineers Cambodia (BEC) and AAET also co-organized a Distinguished Lecture on 17 May 2012 at the National Institute of Education (NIE), Phnom Penh. The Distinguished Lecture was also graced by H.E Prak Min, the Secretary General of Board of Engineers, Cambodia (BEC); H.E. Dr. Suos Kong, the Secretary of State of Ministry of Rural Development and Vice Chairman of council of BEC; and H.E. Chey Chab, Secretary of State of Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport.
The Distinguished Lecture were delivered by three presenters and their respective topics were:
The Distinguished Lecture was attended by over 1,000 of Cambodian young engineers, teacher students and undergraduates
Cambodian Fellow Dr Meas Sokhom delivered welcome speech in the Distinguished Lecture held in National Institute of Education, 17 May 2012
President Ir Hong Lee Pee delivered his Distinguished LectureThe AAET Green Ambassador
Ms Adeline Tiffanie Suwana (aged 16) promoted environmental protection to the young audience
Over 1,000 attended the Distinguished Lecture
Students taking photo with Prof. Ewe Hong Tatafter the Distinguished Lecture
To promote a balance growth amongst the ASEAN Community, Malaysia-China Chamber of Commerce (MCCC) and AAET co-organize the 2011 Inaugural MCCC-Golden Green Award”, in conjunction with the Malaysia-China Trade and Investment International Conference (MCTIIC) 2011 held on 10-11th September 2011 at the Palace of the Golden Horses Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. The Award is sponsored by the famous developer, Country Heights Holding Bhd.
The objective of this Award is to recognize outstanding young green technopreneurs and young contributors to the Green Growth development in the ASEAN region. The Award is open for nomination to individuals below 40 years of age in the ASEAN Member States, who are making a difference to our environment or promoting sustainable development, through their contribution in one or more of the following categories:
The Award Giving Ceremony was held on 11 Sep 2011, at Palace of Golden Horses Hotel in Kuala Lumpur. It was inaugurated by the Minister of Energy, Green Technology & Water of Malaysia, H.E Peter Chin Fah Kui.
The Grand Winner was won by the country winner of Indonesia, Ms Adeline Tiffanie Suwana. Adeline is a 15 years old young lady who distinguishes herself by starting SAHABAT ALAM to promote and encourage the young generation to actively participate in reducing global warming and the adverse affects of climates change.
Tiffanie, aged 15, received the Grand Award from Minister (2nd from the right)
To date, Sahabat Alam, has 15,000 youth involving in various activities such as planting trees, clean up seas campaign, International Earth Day, International Biodiversity Day, National Green Camping, coral reef conservation, Save the Planet and many more.
The Country Winners for each ASEAN member states are listed as below:
AAET President (4th from the right) MCCC President (5th from the right) and Minister of Energy, Green Technology & Water, Malaysia (6th from the Right) with all country winners
AAET Immediate Past President Dato' Ir Lee Yee Cheong and Secretary General Ir Choo Kok Beng were invited to attend the Inaugural Pro-tem Committee Meeting of Africa Academy of Engineering and Technology (Africa AET) on 20 July 2011 in Nairobi, Kenya. Both of them have also been appointed as advisors to the Pro-tem Committee for advising on matters pertinent to the formation of Africa AET. Lee and Choo's appointments also signify that the AAET’s collaborative network has reached far beyond ASEAN and East Asia to African continental.
Lee Yee Cheong and Choo Kok Beng with Pro-tem Commitee Members of Africa AET
AAET President Datuk Ir. Hong Lee Pee, Secretary-General Ir. Choo Kok Beng and Executive Secretary Fok Kuk Fai had visited Vientiane, Laos on 22nd -25th Feb 2011. The purpose of the Delegation was to pay courtesy calls to the LUSEA (The Lao Union of Science and Engineering Associations) and National Council of Science (under Prime Minister’s Office of Laos), as well as initiating the AAET’s membership drive in Laos. The Delegation had met up with the LUSEA President Prof Ir. Khamphong PHANVONGSA (who is also the AAET Fellow in Laos); Advisor of Science, Technology & Environment to Prime Minister Prof. Souli NANTHAVONG; Assistant Advisor to Prime Minister Ir. Somphone PHANOUSITH and other prominent engineers and scientists of Laos.
AAET Delegation (Right) in the discussion with Prof Khamphong (1st left), Ir Somphone (2nd Left)
and Ir Phaychith (3rd left), at National Council of Science, Prime Minister's Office
AAET Delegation had discussed at length with them on the possible cooperations between the Laos engineering & technology community and AAET in the areas of promoting engineering and technological development, inculcating awareness of science, technology & innovation among young children and alleviating poverty in rural areas.
(From left) Datuk Ir Hong Lee Pee, Ir Choo Kok Beng, Prof Souli and Ir Somphone at
National Council of Science, Prime Minister's Office
The visit was very fruitful as a few of the prominent Laos engineers or technologists, through the recommendation of AAET Fellow Prof Ir. Khamphong, have agreed to be nominated as AAET Fellows.
The 2010 AAET Engineering Science, Technology and Innovation (ESTI) Design Competition was successfully held and closed on 15th October 2010. This is one of the projects of AAET to create and promote the awareness of the importance of ESTI to the younger generations in ASEAN. The challenge for 2010 AAET ESTI Design Competition is to submit conceptual designs for eco-friendly low income housing that provide a better quality of life as well as meeting the challenges of climate change.
The Competition is opened for all undergraduates, postgraduates and young engineers, architects, technologists, industrialist of ASEAN countries below 30 years of age. They are invited to use their creative talents to compete for one of three ASEAN ESTI Designers Prizes as shown below:
|Gold||USD 5,000||1 only|
|Silver||USD 3,000||1 only|
|Bronze||USD 2,000||1 only|
|Merit||USD 100||Max 30|
The Competition had successfully attracted 33 entries from the ASEAN countries as shown below:
No. of Entries
The entries was evaluated and judged by the Main Judging Panel comprised of all Country Representatives and external experts encompassing architect, civil and structural engineer and quantity surveyor. The Main Judging Panel Meeting held on 13 Feb 2011 at Kuala Lumpur decided that the 1st Prize and 2nd Prize have been won by entries from Myanmar and Vietnam respectively. The 3rd Prize has been jointly won by 3 entries from Singapore, Myanmar and Vietnam respectively. Merit Prizes will be given to 10 entries from various ASEAN Countries. The Prize Giving Ceremony of the Competition will be held in conjunction with the 6th AAET AGM secheduled before the end of June 2011. For futher enquiry, please email to Mr Fok Kuk Fai (email address: firstname.lastname@example.org).
The third in biennial AAET series of International Energy Conference, i.e. 2010 International Energy Conference (2010 IEC) was successfully held on 30th October 2010 at Renaissance Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.
The theme of 2010 IEC was “Green & Renewable Energy for Sustainable Development.” Among the Distinguished role players included nuclear energy expert from Korea Dr. Chung Kunmo; Former Vice President of Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), Prof. Du Xiangwan and Chairman of ISTIC Governing Board cum Immediate Past President of AAET, Dato Ir Lee Yee Cheong. Other speakers and panelists for the Conference were green energy and climate change experts from ASEAN member states and East Asian Countries.
Dr Chung Kunmo, Nuclear Energy Expert of Korea
AAET President Datuk Ir. Hong Lee Pee led a delegation to pay a courtesy call to Shanghai Consulting & Academic Activities Centre for Academicians of Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) on 9th September 2010.
The AAET delegation was warmly received by the Chairman of the Centre, Mr Yang Shengli. During the meeting, Datuk Hong had briefed Mr Yang and the Centre’s representatives on the AAET’s initiatives and activities. Both parties also deliberated on the possible areas of future co-operation. Datuk Hong had also extended AAET’s invitation to the Centre for participating in the forthcoming 2010 International Energy Conference on 30 th October 2010.
AAET Delegation in Shanghai Consulting & Academic Centre for Academicians of CAE:
(From left) Vice-Director, General Office of the Centre Gu Xi Xin, AAET President Hong Lee Pee, Chairman of the Centre Yang Shengli; AAET Secretary General Choo Kok Beng; CAE Fellow Wen Yumen, CAE Fellow Wei Dun Shan; Vice-Director, Project Management Department of the Centre He Xiao Jun; and AAET Fellow Dr Oh Ei San.
AAET President Datuk Ir Hong Lee Pee and Secretary General Ir Choo Kok Beng visited Myanmar Engineering Society (MES) in Yangon, Myanmar on 22th-24th July 2010. The purpose of the visit was to have dialogue with the Council of MES, deliberating on the future co-operation between the two organizations.
MES and AAET also jointly organized a Distinguished Lecture by Datuk Hong on "Pile Talk", which briefed on the current status of geotechnical engineering and shared his past experience on various innovative designs and products in the geotechnical engineering fields. The lecture had attracted more than 80 member of MES.
AAET also took this opportunity to present certificates to AAET Fellows in Myanmar, i.e AAET Vice Prof. Dr Sein Myint, Council Member U Than Myint, Dr Win Myint, Dr Charlie Than and Dr Aung Kyaw Myat.
Presentation of certificate to AAET Myanmar Fellows: (from left) AAET Secretary General Choo Kok Beng, Vice President Sein Myint, President Hong Lee Pee, Win Myint, Ang Kyaw Myat, MES Vice President Nyan Tun U
AAET President Datuk Ir Hong Lee Pee visited Hanoi on 16-19th June 2010 in response to AAET Fellow Prof. Dr Nguyen Truong Tien's invitation.
Through the arrangement of Prof Nguyen Truong Tien, Ir Hong Lee Pee had paid a courtesy call to the Deputy Foreign Minister of Vietnam, Mr Dao Viet Trung, who is also responsible for the ASEAN community.
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Vietnam Mr Dao Viet Trung (fourth from right),
AAET President Ir Hong Lee Pee (fifth from right) and AAET Fellow Prof Nguyen Truong Tien (fifth from left)
AAET President Datuk Hong Lee Pee led a team of 20 delegates to visit Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) in Beijing on 24th May 2010. The purpose of this visit was to strengthen the collaborative relationship between the two Academies in terms of promoting engineering science, technology and innovation among ASEAN +1 region. The AAET delegation comprised of AAET Council Members, Fellows and invited industrialists or inventors as shown in the following namelist:
|1.||Datuk Hong Lee Pee||AAET President||Malaysia|
|2.||Dato’s Lee Yee Cheong||AAET Immediate Past President||Malaysia|
|3.||Dr Sein Myint||AAET Vice President||Myanmar|
|4.||General Francisco S. Bravo||AAET Vice President||Philippines|
|5.||Engr. Choo Kok Beng||AAET Secretary General||Malaysia|
|6.||Prof Poo Aun Neow||AAET Honorary Treasurer||Singapore|
|7.||Dr Lock Kai Sang||AAET Council Member||Singapore|
|8.||Dr Lydia Tansinsin||AAET Council Member||Philippines|
|9.||Engr. Romulo R. Agatep||AAET Council Member||Philippines|
|10.||Prof Dato’ Dr Chuah Hean Teik||AAET Fellow, President of University of TAR||Malaysia|
|11.||Dr Oh Ei Sun||AAE Fellow, Political Secretary to Prime Minister of Malaysia||Malaysia|
|12.||Prof Nguyen Truong Tien||AAET Fellow||Vietnam|
|13.||Bong Boon Fah||AAET Legal Adviser||Malaysia|
|14.||Tan Kai Hee||Managing Director of Hai-O Group||Malaysia|
|15.||Engr Li Ju Qiang||Technological Expert of Hai-O Group||Malaysia|
|16.||Mr Low Chee Hoong||Director of Spescan||Malaysia|
|17.||Mr Albert Ng||Senior Engineer of Spescan||Malaysia|
|18.||Tin Win Maung||PA to Dr Sein Myint||Myanmar|
|19.||Mr Fok Kuk Fai||AAET Executive Secretary||Malaysia|
Group photo of AAET delegates at the main lobby of CAE Building. Fifth from the right is
AAET President Ir Hong Lee Pee, Fourth from the left is AAET Immediate Past President Ir Lee Yee Cheong
Baiku Yao is a minority race living in the remote area of Jing Cheng Jiang District, Guangxi Province, China. The Baiku Yao Villagers have low awareness of improving the hygienic condition of their living environment.
Working under the AAET's Poverty Eradication Program, Malaysian Fellow Prof Yong Hoi Sen jointly worked with the Disease Prevention and Control Centre of Jing Cheng Jiang District to assist the Baiku Yao villagers in improving their living environment, especially the hygienic conditions.
Through Prof Yong’s initiative, AAET had successfully canvassed a total of RM20,000 from the following list of AAET Fellows and friends, as financial support for the Baiku Yao villagers to build hygienic toilets:
|Lee Yee Cheong||RM10,000|
|Hong Lee Pee||RM2,000|
|Chuah Hein Teik||RM2,000|
|Bong Boon Fah||RM2,000|
|Fong Swee Keng||RM2,000|
|Yong Hoi Sen||RM2,000|
The above donation was handled to the Jin Cheng District Bureau of Civil Affairs under the name of AAET Fellows and Friends. A mock cheque presentation by Deputy Minister of Higher Education Malaysia, Hou Kok Chung had been hold in Nanning on 18th May 2010, in conjunction of his official visit to Nanning.
It was reported that with the AAET's funding, the Baiku Yao had set up 20 hygienic toilets.
One of the Hygienic toilets built with the AAET's donation
The local officials promoted the hygienic toilets to the Baiku Yao villagers
AAET delegation led by President Ir Hong Lee Pee paid a courtesy call to the Deputy General Secretary of ASEAN Secretariat, Mr S. Pushpanathan on 5th March 2010. The AAET delegation had brief Mr Pushpanathan on the various initiatives /programs undertaken by the AAET to promote engineering science, technology and innovative culture in ASEAN countries. Ir Hong also proposed to position AAET as ASEAN think tank on engineering, technology and innovation matters confronting the ASEAN Secretariat. Apart from expressing ASEAN Secretariat’s supports for AAET’s various initiatives/programs, Mr Pushpanathan also invited AAET to send representatives to sit in the ASEAN Economic Research Committee (AERC), in order to help in research works as well as formulating strategies and policies for promoting economic and technological development in ASEAN region.
AAET Delegation at ASEAN Secretariat:
(From Left) Senior Officer, Services and Investment Division of ASEAN Secretariat, Tan Tai Hiong;
AAET Fellow Francisco Bravo, Airlangga Hartarto;
Deputy Secretary General, ASEAN Secretariat, S. Pushpanathan; AAET President Hong Lee Pee;
AAET Secretary-General Choo Kok Beng, AAET Fellow Heru Dewanto; AAET Legal Advisor Bong Boon Fah
AAET and Malaysia-China Chamber of Commerce (MCCC) had organized the 3rd Green Award in 2013. The Award signifies a collective effort between the business and technology communities in providing practical solutions for one of the greatest concerns in the world today, i.e. to achieve inclusive and sustainable socio-economic development.
The Award Giving Ceremony and Gala Dinner of the Green Award were held on 29 Oct 2013 at Royal Lake Club in Kuala Lumpur. The Award Giving Ceremony was also graced by the Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Malaysia, Datuk Seri Y.B. Datuk Seri G. Palanivel (represented by the Deputy Minister Dato’ Sri Dr James Dawos Mamit).
The Award Giving Ceremony and Gala Dinner were attended by about 300 guests composed of senior government officers, bankers, industrialists, technologists, engineers, representatives from professional organizations and media.