SCMP launches inaugural “Asia Matters” series with region’s youngest minister Syed Saddiq of Malaysia

January 25, 2019
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First-ever event focused on youth empowerment, future-proofing industries and corporate innovation with the Hong Kong business community 

January 25, 2019 - HONG KONG The South China Morning Post hosted the first of its ‘Asia Matters’ series today, showcasing exclusive insights from Malaysia’s Minister of Youth and Sports Yang Berhormat Syed Saddiq bin Syed Abdul Rahman, in a breakfast briefing that brought together corporate leaders, investors, government officials and experts from Hong Kong.

The inaugural event, themed “Investing in the Future”, offered an in-depth look at key issues shaping business and society in Asia today, with Asia’s youngest Minister speaking openly and sharing insights about the role of youth power that led to revolutionary changes in Malaysia’s political scene.

Since coming to office, the Minister has led the drive to lower the voting age from 21 to 18 in Malaysia. He urged corporate leaders in the private and public sector to view investing in youth as a means of ensuring their businesses continue to have a viable future by making parallels between youth empowerment and fostering industry innovation.

Said Saddiq, “We're not just leaders of tomorrow but also leaders of today. Youths, as movers and shakers of the industry, need to have a seat at the decision making table. All countries that effectively future-proof themselves, are countries which truly empower the youth populace and where governments and the private sector work hand-in-hand to move society forward.” 

The intimate closed-door event drew 80 participants and ended with Minister Syed having an interactive question and answer session with members of Hong Kong’s business community and leaders from youth organisations.

Said Mi Li, SCMP’s Head of Global Marketing, “We are privileged to have Minister Saddiq inaugurate our new event series with political insights that are relevant to businesses and communities. It was a perfect way to bring luminaries from public and private sectors to share insights and cross-pollinate important issues to elevate thought and facilitate deeper discussions about our future. As a global media company at the heart of Asia, this new event series aims to further strengthens our role to bring Asia perspectives to corporates, businesses and communities.”  

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South China Morning Post is a leading global news company that has reported on China and Asia for more than a century. Founded in 1903, SCMP is headquartered in Hong Kong, where it is the city’s newspaper of record, with a growing correspondent staff across Asia and the United States. SCMP's vision is to “Elevate Thought” and our mission is to “Lead the global conversation about China”. Additionally, SCMP publishes a portfolio of premium lifestyle and fashion titles in Hong Kong including Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Esquire and, Harper’s BAZAAR. SCMP is also home to Abacus, a digital news brand focused on China's tech industry; Inkstone, a daily news brief for those curious about China's growing impact around the world; and Goldthread, a content platform with a focus on food, travel and culture in China.

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About South China Morning Post 

South China Morning Post is a leading global news company that has reported on China and Asia for more than a century. Founded in 1903, SCMP is headquartered in Hong Kong, where it is the city’s newspaper of record, with a growing correspondent staff across Asia and the United States.Its editorial teams are powered by emerging digital technologies to create innovative ways to tell Asia’s most important and compelling stories.

Against the backdrop of shifting discovery and consumption behaviours, SCMP reaches users across distributed media platforms including scmp.com, smartphone and tablet apps, social media and messaging platforms, as well as our flagship newspaper.  SCMP is also home to Abacus, a digital news brand focused on China's tech industry; Inkstone, a daily news brief for those curious about China's growing impact around the world; and Goldthread, a content platform with a focus on food, travel and culture in China.

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