International Social Business Forum held in Malaysia , New Yunus Social Business Centre opens in Perak Malaysia

Press Release (04 September, 2016)

Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus is articulating the vision of an ideal social busienss city during the International Social Business Forum in Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia on 4 September, 2016. Ipoh is to be announced as the first social business city in Malaysia during the Pangkor Dialogue 2016.Photo: Yunus Centre

Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus was the chief guest at a special one day international social business forum held in Ipoh Malaysia on September 4 organized by MyHarapan, a leading Malaysian youth organization, together with the Chief Minister of Perak Dato Seri DiRaja Dr Zambry Bin Abdul Kadir, on the eve of the Pangkor International Development Dialogue to open in Ipoh on 5 September.

In his address to the forum, Professor Yunus urged the youth to take action, and utilize their innate creative power to become job creators, instead of job seekers Professor Yunus interacted with 150 young people while addressing the 'Perak Youth Assembly' in Ipoh, Perak State on the eve of Pangkor International Dialogue 2016 where he will be the keynote speaker on Monday. He urged the young people to imagine and build their future on their own where there will be no poverty, unemployment and inequality in the society.

 

During the one day forum, a new Yunus Social Business Centre was announced at the University Technology Petronas, founded by government owned oil and gas company Petronas. Professor Dr Ahmad Fadzil bin Mohamad Hani, Deputy Vice Chancellor from the university led the MOU signing session.  The new Centre has been established to foster social business innovation connecting new technologies at the university.

During the same day there was a special session to discuss how Ipoh, the capital city of Perak, will become the first social business city in Malaysia following the example of social business cities created in other countries. Professor Yunus gave recommendations and guidelines on how Ipoh can become a good social business city to the committee  working on the implementation of the  Professor Yunus also had a bilateral meeting with the Chief Minister of Perak, Dato Seri DiRaja Dr Zambry Bin Abdul Kadir on how to proceed with the social business city. He and a 50 member delegation had visited Bangladesh earlier this year to explore how they can bring social business into Perak State's development program.

Professor Yunus is currently in Malaysia and will deliver the keynote speech at this year’s Pangkor Dialogue which is one of the largest knowledge exchange dialogue in Southeast Asia focusing on Sustainable Development. The Dialogue will kick off in Ipoh tomorrow 5 September 2016.

The commerce minister of Sri Lanka attending conference held a meeting with Professor Yunus on how to introduce social business in Sri Lanka.


Photo Caption - 2 : Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus had a bilateral meeting with the Chief Minister of Perak, Malaysia, Dato Seri DiRaja Dr Zambry Bin Abdul Kadir on 4 September, 2016 on the eve of Pangkor Dialogue 2016. They discussed about the application of social busienss in Perak and the launching of the first ever social business city in Ipoh of Perak, Malaysia.Photo: Yunus Centre


Photo Caption - 3 : Professor Muhammad Yunus formally launching the new Yunus Social Business Centre at  the University Technology Petronas, Malaysia on 4 September, 2016.Photo: Yunus Centre

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