Bulletz November 2017


The National Transformation 2050 (TN50) initiative is now in full swing as this issue of Bulletz highlights major events such as JKKN TN50 Workshop and Nadi Negara Award Ceremony 2017 which hosted IPEC Bureau CEO and TN50 ambassador Dr Juliana Lim as a special guest. The MyIPEC Project too is on gaining momentum with Industry Scheme Development Council Chairman, Professor Dr Ng Wee Kiong’s visit to Beijing China. Martial arts also took centre stage this month with the 3rd Federation of International Grandmasters Association’s (FIOGA) Annual World Grandmasters and Cultural Networking Gala Dinner took place on 17 November 2017. Don’t miss out on this edition. It’s just a click away.


Nadi Negara 2017 Award Ceremony

In her capacity as a Transformasi Nasional (TN50) ambassador, our Chief Executive Officer Dr Juliana Lim was invited as a special TN50 guest at the recent Nadi Negara 2017 Award Ceremony at the Tun Hussein Onn Hall, Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) in Kuala Lumpur.

Among the dignitaries’ present were YB Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor, Tan Sri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil, YB Dato’ Seri Idris Jusoh, YB Senator Tan Sri Profesor Emirretus Ibrahim Abu Shah and Dato Noraslina Zainal Abidin.

At the ceremony, grants and awards were given out to deserving students to help realise their dreams of pursuing higher education. As an ambassador of TN50 tasked with the responsibility of driving the futuristic human capital revolution, it is indeed satisfying for Dr Juliana to witness youngsters given invaluable opportunities to achieve academic excellence.

TN50 Workshop with JKKN

Recently, the TN50-JKKN (Jabatan Kebudayaan dan Kesenian Negara or Department of National Culture and Arts) Workshop and Dialogue Session took place at the Seri Pasific Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. More than 50 members of JKKN’s top management were attendance for the session, led by TN50 Ambassador Dr Juliana Lim.

JKKN Director General YBhg Tan Sri Norliza binti Rofli, Deputy Director General (Policies & Planning) Mohamad Razy bin Mohamad Nor and Deputy Director General (Culture & Arts) Dato’ Mod Zaky bin Haji Din were among the top individuals that graced the session.

Workgroup activities were the order of the evening with national aspirations presented by participants from clusters such as economy & Human capital, living & prosperity, Government & civil services, lifestyle and community.

Among all aspirations that were put forward, the highlight was catalysing intellectual property for national culture and art as a big step forward towards strengthening our nation’s unity and harmony.

The session also explored the foresight of Malaysia’s national identity and one of the most important challenges that we currently face, and will continue to do so for decades to come,; Industry 4.0

The evening concluded with a TN50 presentation by Dr Juliana followed by a dialogue and Q&A session.

TEP Cynthia TEO Demonstrates Innovative Beauty Transformation At NICE 2017

One of the benefits of being an IPEC Bureau authorised Training and Examination Provider (TEP) is that it gives you and your establishment, international recognition and elevates your standing in the industry. At the recent National Innovation & Creative Economy (NICE) 2017 Expo, one of our TEPs Cynthia Teo, the founder of Jeuner Beauty Academy Salon & School had the opportunity to deliver a talk and demonstration on innovative beauty transformation methods and techniques. A great deal of enthusiasm and satisfaction was shown by participants who experienced, first-hand, Cynthia skilful beauty treatments.

Cynthia is one of the most established IPEC certified professional aestheticians in Malaysia and has been appointed as IPEC Examiner since year 2014. She plays an important role in enhancing Malaysia’s beauty industry by encouraging other practitioners to attain IPEC’s certification and become internationally recognised beauticians and aestheticians.


Impartial Committee Annual Meeting Elects New Head

IPEC Bureau’s Impartial Committee recently held its 7th Annual meeting where a new Head of the committee was nominated and elected. Professor Dr Wan Mohtar Wan Yusoff was nominated and unanimously voted in to replace ​current Dr George Lau, whose five-year tenure as the Head comes to an end.

The role of the Impartial Committee is extremely crucial for IPEC Bureau’s certification and standardisation initiatives. It is responsible for managing IPEC’s compliance to all documented procedures for independence and impartiality while carrying out its certification activities, and those of related bodies.

Professor Dr Wan was UKM professor for over 25 years and possess great experience especially in biotechnology.  Under his tutelage, around 27 students from countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia, Iraq and Iran have successfully graduated with a PhD in fermentation technology. He also acts as an advisor to many manufacturers in Malaysia and Indonesia.

Professor Dr Wan effectively takes over Dr George on 1 January 2018 and the latter expressed his gratitude to IPEC Bureau for the opportunity to serve as the Head of the Impartial Committee.

The meeting also saw the introduction of the proxy of ​IPEC Board of Management, Mr Peter Voon. Peter is the People Director at IPEC Bureau and has more than 35 years of experience as a specialist in key areas such as strategic leadership, organisation restructuring, talent management and competence development.

During the meeting, Professor Dr Wan spoke of his intent to organise a workshop in Jan 2018 to layout the foresight for IPEC’s impartiality activities including capacity building, short analyses for stake holders, strengthening the impartial committee’s role at governmental level over the next two years. At the same time the committee will plan the schedule, put in place objectives and techniques to endorse those activities.

Bulletz October 2017

The National Innovation & Creative Economy (NICE) 2017 dominates the latest edition of Bulletz. NICE Expo 2017 presented a great preview of what Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) has in store for us in the future. This issue also features the MoU exchange between IPEC Bureau and Bio-Well Russia, the TN50 Programme in Sabah as well as Dr Juliana Lim’s brief interview on Astro Awani on consumer safety in beauty and aesthetics.

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TN50D’Tour : Wooing The WOW Generation in Sabah

(Kota Kinabalu, Friday, 27 October 2017) The much awaited “Sabah Wow Generation Bah!” National Transformation (TN50) workshop and dialogue took place today at the Institut Kemahiran Mara Kota Kinabalu (IKMKK) in Sabah. The event is part of TN50 Youth Ambassador and IPEC Bureau CEO Dr Juliana Lim’s TN50 D’Tour to create greater awareness of this initiative while collecting aspirations and perceptions from students, youths and educators on the future of Malaysia over 30 years, beyond 2020.

An impressive turn out of more than 500 from the WOW Generation, consisting students, management staff and lecturers, ensured a highly engaging and exciting day for everyone. Supported by IPEC Bureau,IKMKK and the Junior Chamber International Kota Kinabalu (JCIKK), the objective of this event is to encourage participants to share their thoughts and aspirations about key nation building factors by the year 2050, such as:

  • future economy,
  • human capital landscape of job and career opportunities,
  • living & prosperity,
  • government & civil services,
  • lifestyle and community.

Science, Technology & Innovation (STI) will be the defining factor for the nation’s progress over the next 30 years. It will give rise to unconventional social innovation concepts hence it is extremely important that STI is thoroughly instilled in the WOW Generation for effective implementation of the TN50 mission,in the face of current and future MEGA-TRENDS challenges driven bythe 4th Industrial Revolution for Digital Transformation and Robotics.

The workshops were divided into five clusters, with two groups of students (50 per group) representing each clustersupportedby Student Leaders and mentors. The dialogue session, on the other hand, featured two invited TN50 Youth Ambassadors, Ben Uzair and Nadhirah Rifai, one student leader and one educator. The session was moderated by Dr. Juliana Lim, who was appointed as one of the TN50 Ambassadors by the Minister of Youth & Sports Khairy Jamaluddin back in May.

A brief TN50 presentation was also delivered by Dr Juliana, focused on milestone updates. Among the key aspects of the presentation includes a look into the future of Malaysia upon collecting aspirations and ideas from participants during the workshop and dialogue sessions.

It was encouraging to see many participants enthusiastically share their views and ideas on how to build a prosperous Malaysia in the next 30 years to come. The key to making this happen is by triggering industrial revolution intervention, human capital empowerment, and promote the 3Qs (Quality Opportunity, Quality Income & Quality Life). These are the core factors that will positively impact the national happiness index.

At the end of the day, more than 500 aspirations and perceptions were collected from participants which bodes well for the future of the TN50 initiative. In addition to this, the workshop and dialogue session successfully stimulated students, youths and educators to enhance their leadership skills, and reinvigorated everyone to prepare for the challenges of current and future MEGA-TRENDS.


About TN50

In 2017, Malaysians celebrate 60 years as an independent nation. From our humble and uncertain beginnings, we have grown and evolved significantly into a modern economy and society. Beginning with the era of the New Economic Policy (1971-1990), we stepped into the 2020 era (1991-2020). Now, we have to be ready to face the next 30 years.

‘Transformasi Nasional 2050’ or TN50 is an initiative to plan for the future of Malaysia in the period 2020 to 2050. From the vision of becoming a developed nation, we should strive to be amongst the top countries in the world in economic development, citizen well-being and innovation. For further information about TN50, please visit https://mytn50.com or contact sekretariat@mytn50.com


About IPEC Bureau

IPEC BUREAU is a fully accredited ISO/IEC 17024 Certification Bureau by Standards Malaysia that focuses on extensive ranges of industry human capital certification. In support of ASEAN free movement of certified skilled workers agenda, IPEC certification is globally accepted benchmark for human resources enhancement, upskilling and reskilling that focuses on examining competence of persons. For further information about IPEC CERTIFICATION BUREAU, please visit our website: http://www.ipecbureau.org or contact Ms. Priscilla Lim on Tel: +603-2026 7733 or e-mail: priscilla@ipecbureau.org.