A virtual brainstorming meeting between AAET and CAE was held on 27 Sep 2021 to deliberate on the cooperation on TCM between China and ASEAN countries. AAET was represented by Founding President Dato Ir Lee Yee Cheong; Vice President Ir Choo Kok Beng; Secretary General Prof Ewe Hong Tat; Emeritus Prof. Cheong Soon Keng, the Dean of Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, UTAR; Dr Tek Kian Keong, Chairperson of the Centre for Research in Traditional Chinese Medicine (CRTCM). UTAR; and AAET Executive Secretary Dr Fok Kuk Fai. Whereas the CAE team comprised of Mr. Tian Qi , Deputy Director General (acting in charge), Department of International Cooperation of CAE; Dr Liu Chang, Director, General Affairs Office, Department of International Cooperation of CAE; and representatives from Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Binzhou Medical University and Ganzhou People’s Hospital.
Brainstorming meeting between CAE and AAET on 27 Sep 2021
Both AAET and CAE had agreed to collaborate on the TCM treatment for pandemic, research on TCM treatment for diseases common in both China and ASEAN region, sharing of TCM knowledge, the application of advanced technology in TCM and research on the effectiveness of tropical herbs. A survey would be conducted to understand the status of research collaboration and other activities in TCM between AAET members in ASEAN countries and China. CAE and AAET will kick start the cooperation by organizing webinars on TCM and related topics in the coming one year.
Collaboration between AAET and National Academy of Engineering Korea (NAEK)
The 1st meeting of the AAET-NAEK Joint Committee was held virtually on 11 Jun 2021. The joint Committee was commissioned by AAET and NAEK after the AAET-NAEK Roundtable Meeting on 4 Dec 2020, in order to promote the technological cooperation and research opportunities between Korea and ASEAN region.
The Joint Committee has agreed to collaborate in the areas of renewable energy and smart city. Pursuant to the meeting, a survey on “The Demand for Climate Technology and Industrial Cooperation toward Carbon Neutral in ASEAN and Korea” was also conducted on the AAET and NAEK members to understand the technological demands, challenges and cooperation opportunities between ASEAN and Korea in the areas of green technology and renewable energy.
The meeting also agreed that the theme of the 9th ASEAN-Korea Engineering Forum in 2021 (tentatively fixed on 14 Dec 2021) shall be focused on the SMEs’ demand for green technology and renewable energy, the available technology in ASEAN region and Korea, and the opportunities of technological transfer and collaboration.
The Virtual Kuala Lumpur Engineering Science Fair 2021 (e-KLESF 2021) made a return this year with a full packed programme of STEM-inspired activities.
Due to the enduring threat of the Covid-19 pandemic,
this year's fair was continuously held in an online mode via Zoom and Facebook
Live from 23 October 2021 until 31 October 2021. The fair not only served as a
platform and springboard for students to showcase their talents and prepare
them for their career pursuits, but also fueled their curiosity through STEM
projects and activities—a purpose that is more relevant today with the
protracted presence and impact of the Covid-19.
2021 was organised by the ASEAN Academy of Engineering and Technology (AAET),
The Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM), Malaysian Communications and
Multimedia Commission (MCMC), Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High
Technology (MIGHT), Malaysian Invention and Design Society (MINDS), Tunku Abdul
Rahman University College (TARUC) and Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR). It
is supported by the Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry
Malaysia (ACCCIM), Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM) and Malaysian Institute
of Physics (IFM).
The opening ceremony, conducted on 23 October 2021, was graced and attended by distinguished guests. The Co-Organiser and Steering Committee of KLESF including KLESF Steering Committee Co-Chairman-cum-TAR UC President Prof Ir Dr Lee Sze Wei, KLESF Steering Committee Co-Chairman-cum-MIGHT President and CEO Datuk Dr Mohd Yusoff Sulaiman, UTAR President Ir Prof Dr Ewe Hong Tat, AAET President Ir Academician Emeritus Prof Tan Sri Dato’ Dr Chuah Hean Teik, MINDS President Academician Tan Sri Emeritus Professor Datuk Dr Augustine Ong Soon Hock and IEM President Ir Ong Ching Loon delivered appreciation notes to the audiences.
e-KLESF 2021 saw an active participation of 72,195 participants and social media views from both local and international students and public from Thailand, Pakistan, Philippines, Australia, Indonesia, Singapore, Egypt, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Myanmar and Japan.
e-KLESF 2021 offered more than 40 free webinars and workshops for participants to experience the fun and real-world applications of STEM with the aim of nurturing and inspiring young and innovative minds. It also offered a number of competitions and quizzes for students to encourage them to stay connected with STEM as well as to show off their projects and problem-solving skills.
Kindly refer to the official website of e-KLESF 2021 for further details: https://www.klesf.net/e-klesf-2021/
Kuala Lumpur Engineering Science Fair 2023 (KLESF 2023), 27-29 October 2023 at MIECC, Malaysia
The KLESF 2023: The Fair was held on 27-29 October 2023 at the Malaysia International Exhibition & Convention Centre (MIECC), Selangor, Malaysia.
The Event was jointly organized by:
The event showcased various STEM hands-on experiments and workshops, STEM competitions,
and exhibitions from industrialists, NGOs and government agencies.
The competitions were not only participated by school teams from Malaysia, but
also teams from China, Indonesia, Thailand and Ukraine.
Approximately 25,000 visitors, which included students, teachers, parents
and general public had visitied the 3 days Event. For further details, to visit the official website of KLESF 2023
Opening ceremony of KLESF: The Fair 2023
AAET President Prof Ewe Hong Tat delivered his speech
Students participated in KLESF International Challenge 2023
Students participated in KLESF International Challenge 2023
Students demonstrating their projects
Winners of KLESF Creative Science Drama Competition 2023
China-ASEAN Engineering Forum, 22 September 2023 in Nanning, Guangxi
The 11th China-ASEAN Engineering Forum was organized on 22 September 2023 in Nanning Guangxi. As previously, AAET was invited as one of the co-organizers for the annual Forum. This year’s theme was “Focusing on Engineering and Technology Innovation, Promoting Innovation-Driven Development Together”. The Forum was attended by engineers, scientists and professionals from China, ASEAN countries and Great Bay Area.
AAET President Ir. Dato Prof. Dr Ewe Hong Tat was invited to deliver a welcoming address (recorded) during the Forum. Three AAET Fellows had attended the Forum and delivered their presentations respectively:
AAET and Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) jointly organized the 1st ATSE-AAET Engineering Forum and Roundtable Meeting (online) on 6 Sep 2023, themed: “Charging the future: regional cooperation in batteries and energy storage technologies”.
The event signifies that AAET-ATSE collaboration has reached a new milestone, in terms of the two Academies’ joint effort in promoting STEM education, sustainable energy and other fields of engineering sciences.
The Forum featured prominent scientists and engineers from both Academies to share knowledge on the advancements achieved for energy storage technologies in both ASEAN region and Australia. The speakers of the Forum included,
The video record of the online Forum can be watched from the YouTube link, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0hTWP01Wx4
In conjunction with the Forum, AAET and ATSE had also held a Roundtable (online) to deliberate on concrete action to bolster the collaboration of the two Academies in STEM education and various technological fields.
AAET-NAEK Working Group on Water and Energy
AAET and the National Academy of Engineering of Korea (NAEK) have established a joint working group on water and energy. The initiative was motivated by the follow-up action after the AAET-NAEK Roundtable Forum held on 1 Dec 2022 (online).
Building on the close collaboration in the past one decade, AAET and NAEK hope to connect the relevant experts from ASEAN and Korea to share ideas and knowledge on the development of water treatment technologies and hydropower. The Working Group is also a platform to identify the opportunities of research collaboration between the two Academies.
The Working Group is headed by Dr Steven Lim (Malaysia) and Prof Yang Hui Ying (Singapore) from AAET, and Prof. Jae Woo PARK and Dr Yong Sui SONG from NAEK.
The Working Group had organized two online workshops on May 16, 2023 and August 22, 2023 respectively, to invite experts in the related fields to deliberate on the opportunities and challenges in topics related to the development of water and energy.
1st AAET-NAEK Working Group on Water and Energy, May 16, 2023
|Prof. Youn Jea KIM , School of Mechanical Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea||Prospects for Small Hydropower Development to Support Carbon Neutrality Policy|
|Prof. Chantaraporn Phalakornkule, Department of Chemical Engineering, King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok, Thailand||
Efficient removal of tannins from anaerobically-treated POME by forming protein-tannin complexes followed by precipitation/ electrocoagulation
Prof. Hyung Gyu PARK , Department of Mechanical Engineering, POSTECH, Korea
An Understanding of Nanoscale Water Transport Phenomena towards Energy-Efficient Membrane Technology
Prof. Yang Hui Ying , Engineering Product Development, Singapore University and Technology and Design (SUTD), Singapore
|New Generation Low-dimensional Nanomaterials for Water Treatment|
|Assoc. Prof. Dr Woei-Jye Lau, Faculty of Chemical and Energy Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia||Greener Synthesis of Nanofiltration Membrane for Recovery of Saline Water from Salt/dye Mixed Solution|
Dr. Yong-Sul Song ,
Vice President/CTO, Amogreentech Co., Ltd., Gyeonggido, Korea
|Manufacturing of nanofiber membrane by electrospinning process and development of non-powered water purification system using it|
Ir. ChM. Dr. Chew Chun Ming. Operations Director of Techkem Group; Department of Chemical Engineering, Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia
Leveraging on university-industry collaboration for intellectual property in water treatment systems
Dr. Sang-Hyup Lee,
President of National
Institute of Green Technology, Korea
||Water & Energy: Energy & Water|
AAET Distinguished Lecture on "E&E Industry in Malaysia - Trends and Challenges“
The AAET Country Operation Unit of Malaysia had invited Dato Seri Wong Siew Hai, the President of the Malaysia Semiconductor Industry Association (MSIA) to deliver an online Distinguished Lecture on “E&E Industry in Malaysia - Trends and Challenges” on January 9, 2023. The event was supported by the IEEE Malaysia Section and the Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR). The video record of the webinar: https://youtu.be/2P8hvPF82Zs
Dato Seri Wong had given a very inspiring talk on the global trend of semiconductor industry, with his insightful views on the impacts of US-China technology race, the localization of semiconductors production, the rise dual supply chain and the Ai-driven development in semiconductor industry. He had highlighted the increasingly important role played by Malaysia in the global supply chain of semiconductors. He also made his recommendations to policy makers in terms of the solutions for talent shortages, human capital development and FDI attraction.
The webinar was attended by more than 100 participants from the academia, engineering organizations and industry of the ASEAN region.
AAET Delegation to the CAFEO40 in Phnom Penh, 4-7 Dec 2022
The 40th Conference of the ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organisations (CAFÉO40) was held on 4-7 Dec at the Sokha Phnom Penh Hotel & Residence in Phnom Penh, Cambo dia . The CAFEO40 was hosted by the Board of Engineers Cambodia (BEC) under the theme “The Changing Roles of Engineers in Industry 4.0 Era”. The Conference was attended by more than 1,200 engineers , technical experts, researchers, and policy makers from 10 ASEAN countries, Korea, China, India, and Australia.
Opening Ceremony of CAFEO40, 6 Dec 2022 at Sokha Phnom Penh Hotel & Residence, Phnom Penh
AAET President Ir. Prof Dato. Dr. Ewe Hong Tat had led a delegation to attend CAFEO40. The AAET delegates had actively participated in the events and functions of CAFEO40 and formed new networks with participants from various countries.
Through the arrangement of H.E. LY Sovannarith, the Chairman of the Country Operation Unit of Cambodia (AAET-C), the AAET delegation had paid a courtesy call to H.E Eng. Dr. SOKHOM Pheakawanmony, Secretary of State, Ministry of Public Work and Transport, Cambodia; and the Chairman of Board of Director for AAET Country Operation Unit in Cambodia (AAET-C). Other leading members of AAET-C were also present in the meeting. The meeting discussed the cooperation between BEC and AAET in STEM education, workshops, joint research projects and student exchanges.
AAET delegation's courtesy call to H.E Eng. Dr. SOKHOM Pheakawanmony, Secretary of State, Ministry of Public Work and Transport, Cambodia
AAET President Prof. Ewe also chaired the 38th AAET Council Meeting held in hybrid mode on 6 Dec 2022 at the Sokha Phnom Penh Hotel & Residence.
38th AAET Council Meeting held on 6 Dec 2022 at Sokha Phnom Penh Hotel & Residence, Phnom Penh
10th ASEAN-Korea Engineering Forum and Roundtable Meeting (Virtual), 1 Dec 2022
The 10th ASEAN-Korea Engineering Forum and Roundtable Meeting, themed: “Climate Technology Cooperation for Sustainable Development” was successfully held on 1 Dec 2022 via Zoom and YouTube Live. The primary objective of the Forum is to promote the collaboration between ASEAN region and Korea in implementing impactful research projects of green technology, particularly photovoltaic technology and water treatment. The virtual Forum was attended by engineers, scientists, technopreneurs and investors from Korea and ASEAN region.
8 speakers from ASEAN region and Korea shared their latest research
progress or outcomes on ASEAN-Korea technological collaboration, Photovoltaic technology,
and water treatment:
The AAET and NAEK also held a virtual Round Table Meeting on the same day. The Two Academies had exchanged their ideas on how to implement technological collaboration with each other, particularly on:
IEEE Entrepreneurship-AAET Joint Webinar on 11 Aug 2022
AAET and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Entrepreneurship jointly organized the 1st webinar on Technology Entrepreneurship in ASEAN on 11 August 2022. The aim of this webinar is to kick off a series of events which promote technology entrepreneurial activities in ASEAN, and to connect ASEAN entrepreneurs to the global technology entrepreneurship society as well as policymakers.
The webinar featured three speakers, with their respective presentation topics as follows:
· Mr. Goh Peng Ooi, the Silverlake Group Executive Chairman on " A brief talk on Mathematics of Economy and Economy of Mathematics with Applications."
, Senior Program Advisor at the UN Technology
Bank for Least Developed Countries on “
ecosystems and social entrepreneurship to meet UN Sustainable Development Goals
in ASEAN and beyond.”
was also supported by the IEEE Malaysia Penang Joint Chapter.
To view the video recording of the webinar, please click here.
CAE-AAET Joint Webinar on the “Prevention and Recovery Care from COVID-19 with Chinese Medicine”, 25 July 2022
CAE and AAET jointly organized a fruitful webinar on the “Prevention and Recovery Care from COVID-19 with Chinese Medicine” on 25 July 2022 via Zoom and the streaming platform of IKCEST ( International Knowledge Centre for Engineering Sciences and Technology under the auspices of UNESCO). The webinar is the second of the CAE-AAET Joint Webinar series, after the 1 st CAE-AAET Joint Webinar held on 13 Jan 2022.
The webinar was officiated by the welcoming addresses delivered by CAE Secretary-General Prof. Cheng Jianfeng and AAET Secretary General Ir. Ts. Choo Kok Beng.
Welcoming address by AAET Secretary General, Ir. Ts. Choo Kok Beng
Welcoming address by CAE Secretary General, Prof. CHEN JianFeng (middle)
The joint webinar featured six (6) speakers from China, Malaysia and Indonesia:
Prof Wang Ji’s presentation on “Prevention of COVID-19 with Traditional Chinese Medicine”
Mr. Suryawan SE delivered his talk on “The Application of Chinese Medicine in the Prevention and Treatment of COVID-19 in Indonesia”
Prof. Cui Hongsheng's presentation on “Exploration of Etiology and Pathogenesis and Interpretation of TCM Guidelines for COVID-19”
Dr. Teo Chiah Shean delivered his talk
on the “Challenges in implementing Chinese medicine during COVID-19
Dr. Li Yingshuai’s presentation on “Traditional Chinese Medicine Nursing Care in Recovery Period in COVID-19”
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Te Kian Keong presented his report on “Skin, Nose, Lung and Heart Pattern Identification of Chinese Medicine for COVID-19”
More than 1,600 participants attended the joint webinar, composed of CAE and AAET members, experts, practitioners & students in TCM and various stakeholders in public health from China, Malaysia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Singapore, Philippines and other countries.
CAE and AAET are going to organize more webinars on TCM in the near future. Both academies shall invite TCM experts to form a working group to deliberate on the collaboration opportunities between China and ASEAN countries in TCM researches and application.
CAE-AAET Virtual Forum on “ Chinese Medicine and COVID-19 Pandemic, 13 Jan 2022
The Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) and AAET jointly organized the virtual forum on “Chinese Medicine and COVID-19 pandemic” on 13 January 2022, 9:00 -11:30 am.
The virtual forum invited experts from CAE and AAET to present their researches and application of Chinese medicines in fighting against the COVID-19 pandemic. There were more than 200 medical experts and researchers, medical staff, medical practitioners and undergraduates from public health departments, hospitals, Chinese medicine faculty of universities and other organizations who joined the forum via Zoom meeting platform. The forum was also broadcasted via the live streaming platform of IKCEST (International Knowledge Centre for Engineering Sciences and Technology under the auspices of UNESCO), which was attended by more than 1,000 audiences from China and ASEAN region.
The virtual forum was inaugurated by the welcoming speeches of CAE Vice President Prof. Wang Chen and AAET President Academician Tan Sri Dato’ Prof. Emeritus Dr. Chuah Hean Teik. Four speakers, three from CAE and one representing AAET to deliver their presentations on the following topics:
The participants of the Forum interacted proactively with the four speakers on questions pertaining to the diagnosis, treatment and medication of COVID-19, the treatment for COVID-19 patients with diabetes, the development of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the global promotion of the Chinese medicine prevention of COVID-19 and others.
virtual Forum was also co-organized by the Beijing University of Chinese
Medicine, International Knowledge Centre for Engineering Sciences and
Technology under the auspices of UNESCO (IKCEST), Ruijin Hospital Shanghai Jiao
Tong University School of Medicine, Bizhou Medical University, Ganzhou People’s
Hospital, UTAR-T&CM Centre-TCM Promotion Centre, Centre for Research in
Traditional Chinese Medicine (CRTCM),
Malaysian Chinese Medical Society of Epidemic Control
and Prevention (CMEC).
Welcoming speech by CAE Vice President, Prof. Wang Chen
Five Parties MOU between UTAR, AAET, AETDEW, MSPC and CNAP
An MOU was signed virtually between Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR), ASEAN Academy of Science and Technology (AAET), Academy of Engineering and Technology for the Developing World Sdn Bhd (AETDEW), Malaysian Service Providers Confederation (MSPC), and CourseNetworking Asia Pacific Malaysia (CNAP) on 4 February 2021.
The MOU brings together the five parties to promote knowledge sharing and online learning for the benefits of members and the public. Under the MOU, the online courses and webinars jointly organized by AAET, AETDEW and MSPC with UTAR will be uploaded onto Inspire@Learning of UTAR that is powered by CourseNetworking.
Please click https://news.utar.edu.my/news/2021/Feb/05/03/03.html for further details of the MOU.
Virtual Signing Ceremony of the five parties MOU on 4 Feb 2021
The 10th China-ASEAN Engineering Forum, co-organized by the Guangxi Association for Science and Technology (GXAST), China Centre for International Science and Technology Exchange, China-ASEAN Expo Secretariat, AAET and others, was held on 7-9, Sep 2021 in Naning, Guangxi Province of China. The theme of this year’s Forum is “Peak Carbon Dioxide Emission and Carbon Neutrality”.
The Forum was attended physically and virtually by more than 200 technological experts and engineers from China and ASEAN countries, sharing their experience, and insights on the strategies to achieve low carbon development in the China-ASEAN region.The AAET Secretary General and UTAR President Ir. Prof. Dr Ewe Hong Tat delivered his welcome speech (via pre-recorded speech video) at the opening ceremony of the Forum.
Two AAET Fellows, Prof Dr. Lim Yun Seng and Prof Dr. Goh Hui Hwang had also presented their reports in the Forum:
Virtual Signing of MOU for Cooperation between AAET and ATSE, 15 September 2020
Virtual Signing of the MOU between AAET and ATSE, 15-9-2020
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 15th AAET Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held virtually via Zoom on 20 June 2020. The AGM had also conducted e-voting to elect the new Council for the term of 2020/2022.
The 7th ASEAN-Korea Engineering Forum and RTM, themed: Smart Life & Smart Development was successfully held on 29 Nov 2019 in the Paradise Hotel, Busan, South Korea.
AAET President Prof. Dr. Chuah Hean Teik headed a delegation of 15 persons to attend the Forum and RTM. During the Forum Session on 29 Nov 2019, speakers from NAEK and AAET presented their papers/reports on various topics related to renewable energy, smart cities, Ai and advance ICT system. The four (4) speakers from AAET were:
Dr. Lim Yun Seng (Malaysia), Services and benefits of grid-scale energy storage system for power system under high penetration of photovoltaic systems;
Dr. Men Den (Cambodia), Sustainable Development Of Renewable Energy And Smart Control (System Topology, Cloud Server, And Control Centre;
Dr. Liew Soung Yue (Malaysia), Towards Mass and Speedy Parcel Delivery for Smart Cities
Mr Ko Ko Aung (Myanmar), Challenges in Myanmar towards Smart Cities
The AAET and NAEK also had a fruitful Round Table Meeting on the same day, The RTM was concluded by the following mutual understandings on future cooperation between the two academies:
To provide reports on the progress of the collaborative project (s) between Korea and ASEAN and the linkage between universities and businesses
ASEAN universities to propose research projects to be jointly undertaken by Korean and ASEAN universities/ engineers. The interim and final outcomes of the projects will be presented at the future Forums or other occasions organized with corporate sponsorship.
To develop a valid business model for the ASEAN-Korean cooperation.
With the goal to encourage school students’ interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects, the Kuala Lumpur Engineering and Science Fair (KLESF) staged another comeback at the Mines International Exhibition and Convention Centre (MIECC) from 1 to 3 November 2019.
Present at the
opening ceremony of the KLESF 2019 were UTAR Chancellor Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik
and his spouse Toh Puan Ena Ling, Co-Chairman of KLESF Steering Committee Datuk
Ir Academician Hong Lee Pee, President & CEO of Malaysian
Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT) and Co-Chairman of KLESF
Steering Committee Datuk Dr Mohd Yusoff Sulaiman, President of ASEAN Academy of
Engineering and Technology (AAET) Ir Academician Emeritus Prof Tan Sri Dato’ Dr
Chuah Hean Teik, President of the Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM) Ir
David Lai Kong Phooi, President of Malaysian Invention & Design Society
(MINDS) Academician Tan Sri Emeritus Prof Datuk Dr Augustine Ong, President of
Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC) and KLESF Steering Committee
Prof Ir Dr Lee Sze Wei, President of Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) Ir
Prof Dr Ewe Hong Tat, Chief Digital Officer of Malaysian Communications and
Multimedia Commission (MCMC) Gerard Lim Kim Meng, Vice President of Malaysian
Nuclear Agency Datin Dr Zuriati Zakaria, invited guests, partners, sponsors,
schools, universities, participants and the public.
Aligned with its
objective, the fair was first organised in 2014 by AAET, UTAR, MIGHT, and IEM.
Since then, KLESF has been jointly organised every year by the same team. This
year the team welcomed Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission
(MCMC) as a new co-organiser.
The fair saw the
participation of more than 60,000 visitors this year. In addition to
participants from local schools, universities and organisations, the fair also
welcomed international participants from ASEAN
and other Asian
economies including China
and Chinese Taipei .
This year’s fair is
more interactive and fun with more interesting activities for parents, students
and the public to familiarise themselves with STEM and its related activities.
This Fair had active participation with booths from STEM-related industry
corporations, more than 50 universities, non-government organisations and
government organisations, and more than 400 schools, both local and
One of the major
episodes at the three-day fair was the KLESF International Challenge 2019, a
STEM international competition where more than 450 teams comprised of students
from local and abroad exhibited their original inventions and creations to ease
work and improve the environment. The competition was divided into primary
school category and secondary school category.
& Engineering Innovation Challenge (PISTEK 2019), a competition organised
by the Ministry of Education; RAC'19 Rero Annual Championship, a national level
robotics and coding competition by Cytron Technologies Sdn Bhd; and Land Rover
4x4 in Schools were also held in conjunction with KLESF 2019.
More fun hands-on
activities were found at the MCMC Pavilion where exhibitions and workshop
activities related to MyMakers, IoT, digital lifestyle, ICT, 5G and many more
were carried out.
In conjunction with
KLESF 2019, the 15th Malaysia Festival of The Mind (MFotM) by the Malaysia
Mental Literacy Movement (MMLM) offered exhibitions and competitions that
challenge the mind and cognitive skills were also held.
KLESF: The Fair 2019
was sponsored by Platinum sponsor, Kuok Foundation, Silverlake Sprints Sdn Bhd;
Gold sponsor, System Consultancy Services Sdn Bhd, Tenaga Nasional Berhad;
Bronze sponsor, Edasu Hiromori Sdn Bhd, Other sponsors include Little Brain
Children Trust, Yayasan Science to Action. KLESF was sponsored in kinds by
Maxis Communications, Spritzer Bhd, redONE Network Sdn Bhd, AOS Imaging Sdn
Bhd, Corpacer Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Crayon Software Experts Malaysia Sdn Bhd,
Sdn Bhd, Pizza Hut, and Infowhiz Solutions (M) Sdn Bhd.
KLESF 2019 was
supported by the Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM), Ministry of Education
(MOE) Malaysia, Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and
Climate Change (MESTECC), the Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and
Industry Malaysia (ACCCIM) and Malaysian Institute of Physics (IFM).
Roundtable Discussion "Enhancing Cooperation in Education between China and ASEAN under the Belt & Road Initiative" on 28 October 2019 @ Qihe, Shangdong, China.
AAET President Prof Chuah headed a delegation to attend the Roundtable Discussion organized by the China-ASEAN Business Association (CABA) in Qihe, Shandong. The Roundtable Discussion was concluded by the establishment of a “CABA Committee for the Promotion of Education, Technological & Cultural Exchange & Training for China-ASEAN Belt & Road Initiative”. The Committee was jointly set up by CABA, AAET, UTAR, TAR UC, Federation of Myanmar Engineering Societies (Fed.MES) and Federation of Filipino Chinese Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FFCCCI).
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The 9th China-ASEAN
Engineering Forum in Nanning, Guangxi, China (16-18 September 2019): Disaster
Prevention and Mitigation & Sustainable Development
AAET delegation led by Ir. Prof. Dr Ewe Hong Tat was invited by Guangxi Association for Science and Technology (GXAST) to attend the 9th China-ASEAN Engineering Forum in Nanning, Guangxi Province from 16-18 September 2019. The AAET delegation consists of Professor Ewe Hong Tat as team leader, Professor Lam Wei Haur, Professor Goh Hui Hwang, and Professor Wong Hin Yong, Dr Men Den and Dr Tonni Augustino Kurniawan. The event was hosted by Na Xiang and Zhu Qidong from GXAST..
This participation promotes AAET as the ASEAN academy to provide the scientific and technological exchange with China counterparts, through the platforms of GXAST.
Prof. Lim Wei Haur presented the natural disasters faced in ASEAN countries and available mechanism to combat the natural disaster in the region
Dr. Men Den presented the natural disaster in Cambodia and the governmental
mechanism to combat the natural disaster
Vice President of GXAST
Mr. Zhu Qidong (second from right), presented souvenir to AAET and other
invited organisations from Cambodia and Hong Kong
AAET Delegation to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 14-16 March 2019
AAET delegation, headed by the AAET President Prof. Chuah Hean Teik had visited Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on 14-16 March 2019. The visit was arranged by AAET Council member cum Vice President of Hoa Sen University, Prof Tuong Thuy Vu. The delegation paid a courtesy call to the Hoa Sen University. Prof Chuah was also invited to deliver a Distinguish Lecture on “Challenges faced by future engineering and technology graduates in the digital revolution”.
AAET had also conducted the 27th Council meeting and organized a reunion meeting with AAET fellows from Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam.
Distinguished Lecture delivered by AAET President Prof Chuah at Hoa Sen University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
AAET 27th Council Meeting held in Ho Chi Minh City
6th ASEAN-Korea Engineering Forum and Roundtable Meeting, 29 November 2018 @ the Institute of Techonology (ITC), Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
The 6th ASEAN-Korea Engineering Forum and RTM, themed: Engineering and Technology for Youth Publicand Private Sectors was successfully held on 29 Nov 2018 in ITC, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
The event was hosted by the Royal Academy of Cambodia (RAC), Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport Cambodia (MoEYS) and AAET Cambodia Chapter. The Forum was officiated by H.E. Yim ChhayLy, the Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of Council for Agriculture and Rural Development of Cambodia. In his keynote speech, the Deputy Prime Minister had commended the efforts of AAET and NAEK in promot ing technological development and STEM education in the ASEAN region.
The Forum was attended by more than 600 industrialists, SMEs, technological experts and students. The event was also reported and broadcasted by the news media of Cambodia.
The AAET and NAEK had had a fruitful Round Table Meeting on the same day at iTC. The RTM was concluded with collaborative actions to promote the technological development and STEM education in ASEAN region.
The Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of Council for Agriculture and Rural Development of Cambodia, H.E. Yim ChhayLy officiated the 6th ASEAN-Korea Engineering Forum
Partcipants for the 6th ASEAN-Korea Engineering Forum
AAET-NAEK Round Table Meeting
AAET President Prof. Dr Chuah Hean Teik exchanged souvenir with Dr. Kyung-Ho SHIN, Chair of International Affairs of NEAK
The AAET Cambodian Chapter, Royal Academy of Cambodia (R A C) and the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport Cambodia (MoEYS) had jointly organized the Phnom Penh Engineering Science Fair & SMEs, SMIs Show 2018 on 28 November 2018.
The Science Fair was modelled on the Kuala Lumpur Engineering Science Fair (KLESF) held annually in Kuala Lumpur. T he objective of the Science Fair to promote the STEM education and application of STEM by SMEs or SMIs in Cambodia. The Science Fair was officiated by D r Tauch Choeun, the Directorate General of Youth, MoEYS and AAET Fellow.
T he Science Fair was joined by exhibitors from schools (65 booths), SMEs c ompanies (34 booths) and business associations, including the Cambodia Women Entrepreneurs Association (CWEA). The Science Fair had attracted the participation of more than 7,600 students.
AAET President Prof. Dr Chuah Hean Teik delivered his welcome speech at the opening of Phnom Penh Engineering Science Fair . 1st from the left was Dr Meas Sokhom, the Chairman of the AAET Cambodian Chapter
Visitors and exhibitors of the Phnom Penh Engineering Science Fair 2018back to top
Kuala Lumpur Engineering and Science Fair (KLESF): The Fair 2018 set another comeback at the Mines International Exhibition and Convention Centre (MIECC) from 2 to 4 November 2018 with the aim to encourage school students, particularly the primary and secondary school students’ interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects through various programmes and activities.
Align with its objective, the fair was first organised in 2014 by ASEAN Academy of Engineering and Technology (AAET), Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR), Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT), and The Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM). Since then, KLESF has been jointly organised every year by the same team of organisers.
The fair saw the participation of more than 60,000 visitors this year. In addition to participants from local schools, universities and organisations, the fair also welcomed international participants from ASEAN and other Asian economies including China, Hong Kong, Chinese Taipei, Indonesia, Cambodia, Myanmar, the Philippines and Thailand.
This year’s fair was more interactive and fun with interesting activities for parents, students and the public to familiarise themselves with STEM and its related activities. The Fair received active participation with booths from STEM related industry corporations, more than 30 universities, non-government organisations and government organisations, and more than 280 schools, both local and international.
The KLESF: The Fair 2018 featured some highlights such as the KLESF Challenge, a STEM international competition where students exhibited their original inventions and creations; National Science & Engineering Innovation Challenge (PISTEK) 2018, a competition organised by the Ministry of Education; RAC'18 Rero Annual Championship, a national level robotics and coding competition by Cytron Technologies Sdn Bhd; the Third International Junior Chem-E Car Competition and Building an Offshore Oilfield Platform Using Sticks Competition by IEM, and School Lab Malaysia 2018, a science communication competition by British Council and Ministry of Education. More fun hands-on activities were found at the MCMC Pavilion where exhibitions and workshops related to MyMakers, IoT, digital lifestyle, track and trace, retail and payment, healthcare, agriculture, transportation, etc. were carried out. Besides that, there were hands-on workshops by UTAR and the 14th Malaysia Festival of The Mind by the Malaysia Mental Literacy Movement and many more offering the practical experience and applications of science and technology. The fair also saw STEM exhibitions and workshops by the industry and universities, and Science of Magic performances.
KLESF: The Fair 2018 was sponsored by Platinum sponsor, Tenaga Nasional Berhad; Gold sponsors, Silverlake and Kuok Foundation; and Bronze sponsors, Edasu Hiromori Sdn Bhd and Brunsfield Engineering. Other sponsors include Pizza Hut Malaysia, redONE Network Sdn Bhd, Yayasan Science to Action, Fotorex and Infowhiz Solutions (M) Sdn Bhd.
The fair was supported by the Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM), Ministry of Education (MOE) Malaysia, Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (MESTECC), Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), the Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry Malaysia (ACCCIM) and Institut Fizik Malaysia (IFM).
Read more about the KLESF: The Fair 2018: http://www.utar.edu.my/econtent_sub.jsp?fcatid=16&fcontentid=122118
For more information, please visit www.klesf.net/.
AAET delegation to the 8th China-ASEAN Engineering Projects Cooperation and Development Forum at Nanning, Guangxi, China (9-12 September 2018)
AAET delegation led by Ir. Prof. Dr Ewe Hong Tat was invited by Guangxi Association for Science and Technology to attend the 8th China-ASEAN Engineering Projects Cooperation and Development Forum – AI & Intelligent Manufacturing, at Nanning, Guangxi Province from 9-11 September 2018. The AAET delegation consists of Prof Ewe Hong Tat as team leader, Prof. Charlie Than, Prof. Goi Bok Min, Prof. Lam Wei Haur, Mr. Leong Yue Peng and Prof. Dr. Ho Chee Cheong.
Upon the arrival, the AAET delegate received the warmest welcome by Mr Huang Ribo (Deputy Chairman of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Committee), Mr. Naxiang (secretary of party gropu, vice-chairman, Guangxi Association For Science & Technlogy, China) and the organizing team on 9 Sep. 2018 evening.
In the opening ceremony of the 8th China-ASEAN Engineering Projects Cooperation and Development Forum, Prof. Ewe, representing AAET, has conducted a congratulatory speech
In the 8th China-ASEAN Engineering Projects Cooperation and Development Forum – AI & Intelligent Manufacturing, two keynote speeches were delivered by AAET fellows as follows:
Prof. Lam Wei Haur, Mr. Leong Yue Peng and Prof. Dr. Ho Chee Cheong took the good opportunity to visit theChina-ASEAN Expo (CAEXPO) on 11 Sep 2018.
Furthermore, Ir. Prof. Lam, has also represented AAET as a speaker in 2018 China ASEAN Summit Forum for Fulfilling Dreams with Joint Efforts High Level Dialogue to promote ASEAN and AAET.
The Fifth Korea-ASEAN Engineering Forum and Roundtable Meeting, 14-15 December 2018, Yangon Technological University (YTU), Yangon, Myanmar
The Forum and RTM is an annual event jointly organized by the AAET and National Academy of Korean Engineering (NAEK). Its objective is to seek for advanced cooperation between ASEAN-Korea in science, engineering and technology. The event in 2017 was hosted by the AAET Myanmar Chapter, chaired by AAET Vice President, Dr Sein Myint and the Myanmar Engineering Society (MES).
The event was attended by engineering and technology opinion leaders, S&T policy makers, industry leaders and technological experts from Myanmar, South Korea and other ASEAN countries. The AAET President, Ir. Prof. Dr. Chuah Hean Teik, who is also the President of Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman Malaysia (UTAR) headed the delegation of AAET to attend the event. The NAEK delegation was headed by the Chair of the International Affairs Committee, Dr. Kyong Ho SHIN.
Opening Ceremony of the 5th ASEAN-Korea Engineering Forum and Roundtable Meeting
Presentation by Dr Hen Kai Wah from Malaysia in one of the Forum Sessions
The Yangon Technological University (YTU), the venue of the 5th ASEAN-Korea Engineering Forum and RTM
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
Kuala Lumpur Engineering Science Fair (KLESF)
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
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.
Inaugural ASEAN-Korea Engineering Forum & Round Table Meeting, 16-17 Oct 2013, Seoul, Korea
In 2013, the National Academy of Engineering Korea (NAEK) had invited AAET to jointly hold the ASEAN-Korea Engineering Forum and ASEAN-Korea Round Table Meeting (RTM) on 15-17 Oct 2013 in Seoul. The objective of the Forum and RTM was to share the Korea's knowledge and experiences of industrial development with the ASEAN countries and to collaborate on addressing the engineering challenges laid in Korea and ASEAN countries.
In response to the NAEK's invitation, the AAET President Datuk Hong Lee Pee had headed an AAET delegation to attend the Forum and RTM on 16 Oct and 17 Oct 2013 respectively.
The forum on 16 Oct 2013 were participated by the NAEK members, AAET delegates, representatives from UNESCO, senior officials of Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) and Korean industrialist. AAET delegates had also delivered their presentations on topics regarding the engineer networks and mobility, harmonization of engineering practices, industry and academic linkages, renewable energy development, ASEAN SET-Plan and cooperation opportunities between Korea and ASEAN in sciences, technology and Engineering (STE).
Group photo for the ASEAN-Korea Engineering Forum, 16 Oct 2013
In the RTM on 17 Oct 2013, AAET and NAEK had broadly discussed over the future collaboration between the two academies on promoting the technological cooperation and sustainable development in the ASEAN region.
The ground-breaking achievement of the RTM is that both NAEK and AAET have agreed on establishing a productive platform for joint collaboration in engineering and technology, which includes holding the NAEK-AAET Forum and RTM on annual basis, alternating between Korea and one of the ASEAN countries. The next Forum and RTM is scheduled in May 2014 in Jakarta, Indonesia.
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:
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|
|2.||Indonesia||Eni Hidayati||Protecting land/water resources and biodiversity|
|3.||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 organization|
|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
AAET Participation in 2nd Nanning Academic Conference (NAC), 27 Sep 2012, Nanning
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:
Rocky Wong (4th right), Von Kok Leong (5th left) and the host of 2nd NAC
AAET Delegation to The 2012 China – ASEAN Engineering Projects Cooperation & Development Forum
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:
AAET delegation and hosts
Signing of MOU with Royal Academy of Cambodia (RAC) and Distinguished Lecture in Phnom Penh, 16-17 May
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.
2011 Golden Green Award, Award Giving Ceremony, 11 Sep 2011, Palace of Golden Horses Hotel, Kuala
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.
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
COMMITTEE OF AFRICA ACADEMY OF ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY, NAIROBI, 20 JULY 2011
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.
AAET DELEGATION TO VIENTIANE, LAOS 22-24 FEB, 2011
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 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.
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.
AAET ENGINEERING SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY
AND INNOVATION (ESTI) DESIGN COMPETITION FOR ASEAN YOUNG TALENTS
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
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:
2010 AAET International Energy Conference (2010 IEC), 30th Oct 2010
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.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.
AAET's Delegation to Shanghai Consulting &
Academic Activities Centre for Academicians of Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE)
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 President & Secretary General's visit to Myanmar Engineering Society (MES), 22th-24th July 2010
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 , i.e AAET Vice Prof. Dr Sein Myint, Council Member U Than Myint, Dr Win Myint, Dr Charlie Than and Dr Aung Kyaw Myat.
AAET President Ir Hong Lee Pee's visit to Vietnam, 16th-19th June 2010
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.
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AAET Delegation to Chinese Academy of Engineering, 24th May 2010
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:
Guangxi Baiku Yao Project
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.
Courtesy Call to ASEAN Secretaria, 5th
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.
MCCC-AAET Green Award 2013
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.
Country Winners of MCCC-AAET Green Award 2013
Country Winners of the MCCC-AAET Green Award 2013 are as follows:
Group Photo of all the Country Winners of MCCC-AAET Green Award 2013
Out the above nine (9) country winners, the Main Judging Panel had selected the Grand Award winner, 1st Runner-up and 2nd Runner-up for the Grand Award as follows:
Grand Award Winner, Wai Wai Hlaing, Myanmar
The Grand Award Winner, Ms Wai Wai Hlaing is a journalist who promotes green concept and environmental sustainability through her articles on environmental conservation, activities of environmental groups, knowledge pertaining to the environmental conservation and the ways to produce handmade recycled products.
1st Runner-up, Dr Neb Samouth, Cambodia (Represented by Heng Sokbil)
The 1st Runner-up to Green Award, Dr Neb Samouth contributes to promoting public awareness on community-participatory activities for environmental protection and improvement. He also actively involves in the implementation of green initiatives such as plastic reduction action plan, development of clean city standard, eco-tourism program, energy saving guideline and promotion of eco-bag usage.
2nd Runner- up, Dr Yang Hui Ying, Singapore
The 2nd Runner-up to Green Award, Dr Yang Hui Ying is a young scientist who has innovatively applied nanoscience, nanotechnology, industrial ecology and green chemistry to achieve sustainability in water resources. She has contributed to innovation in high efficiency and affordable water-cleaning devices to purify fresh water and desalinate sea water.