BACKGROUND

When Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Central Asia and Southeast Asia in September and October of 2013, he announced the development of the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, which has attracted attention from all over the world. Both initiatives fall under China’s broader plan termed as One Belt One Road (OBOR).
On signing of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) Malaysia President Datuk Iskandar is third row at the back, second to the right

WHAT’S THE PURPOSE?

Like the ancient Silk Road, the One Belt One Road will have huge economic advantages for China as well as for other countries that join in. This initiative has the power to shift the center of the world’s economic activity to Asia, as well as provide Asian countries with the resources they need to continue developing. More than just an economic maneuver, President XI Jingping has also made this issue of foreign policy by promising that the creation of OBOR will allow China to offer more economic support to the other countries in South East Asia. Many European nations are currently on board with the plan and have actually expressed their confidence that this new road OBOR will not only have positive effects on Asia, but on the global economy as a whole.
This Association comprises of former and current leaders of Malaysian Government, Departments and Agencies, Captains of Industries representing leading financial institutions, NGOs, Enterprises, and individuals.

INTRODUCTION

Persatuan Muafakat One Belt One Road Malaysia (One Belt One Road Association-PMOBOR), is a non profit organization. The Association consists of a group of Malaysian entrepreneurs who have investment in China. Through our strong presence and business network, we have been actively promoting Malaysia as a prime investment destination in South East Asia for Chinese entrepreneurs. The essence of the Association‘s platform is to promote regional and cross-continental connectivity between Malaysia China, South East Asia and Eurasia. The platform will enable Malaysia and China industry leaders with network support business opportunities available through the One Belt One Road (OBOR) strategies and initiatives. What is PERSATUAN MUAFAKAT ONE BELT ONE ROAD MALAYSIA (PMOBOR) purpose and initiatives? PMOBOR will provide advice and network links for Malaysian industries, its neighboring countries and Eurasia to identifying, establishing business opportunities with Chinese enterprises through the One Belt One Road Initiatives through:

To promote and foster bilateral trade, services and investment

between Malaysia and China. In addition, to maintain and further improve close trading commercial and other links between Malaysia and China

To provide an active leadership role in engaging leaders

of Malaysia and China in liaising, mediating, representing and cooperation with any company, institution, society or association between governments, towards assisting to establish relevance and objectives of The Association of Malaysia- China One Belt One Road Promotion

Establish and provide practical guidance

about the application of the One Belt One Road Initiatives to Malaysia industry and its neighboring countries or any interested entities

Support cultivation of the One Belt One Road projects

that are significant to Malaysian key industry sectors and professional services

Build and strengthen relationships with key OBOR decision makers

and other relevant representatives of the Chinese government, for PMOBOR initiatives or programs
These initiative activities will enable Malaysia’s industry and professional services to gain sound understanding of investment and service channels and links presented by the One Belt One Road objectives. In doing so, PMOBOR initiatives will also contribute to the following objectives:
  • Malaysian industry, professional service leaders and network channels for collaboration between Malaysia and Chinese businesses are more aware, better educated and better understanding about the One Belt One Road Initiatives.
  • Persatuan Muafakat One Belt One Road’s promotional roles and initiatives are recognized by the key Chinese decision makers.

Industries

Industries that are identified to the PMOBOR’s roles and initiatives include:
In addition, Malaysia companies in the following sectors can capitalize on the current and future OBOR opportunities:
  • Connectivity: Aviation, Logistics, railway and ports, which extends to include policy coordination, infrastructure construction (railways and highways).
  • Infrastructure: City Planning, Industrial Park Development, Construction Materials.

Patron

Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
Patron
Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, 5th Prime Minister of Malaysia

Executive Council

President
H.E. Datuk Iskandar Sarudin, Former Malaysia Ambassador to China
Dato' Seri Ibrahim Haji Ahmad Badawi
Deputy President
Dato’ Seri Ibrahim Haji Ahmad Badawi, Executive Chairman of Brahim’s Holdings Bhd
Prof Datuk Seri Dr Md Zabid Abdul Rashid
Vice President
Datuk Seri Dr Md Zabid Abdul Rashid, former President of UNIRAZAK
Dato' Sebastian Khor
Vice President
Dato’ Sebastian Khor, Executive Director of Eng Sheng Sdn Bhd
Mr Fairuz Radi
Vice President
Mr Fairuz Radi, Head Strategy Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad
Mr Johnny Tai
Secretary-General
Mr Johnny Tai, Executive Director of UES Development Sdn Bhd
Dato' Sofian Mohd Salleh
Deputy Secretary-General
Dato’ Sofian Mohd Salleh, Former Director-General, Department of Agricultural Malaysia
Datuk Lawrence Yeo Chua Poh
Treasurer
Datuk Lawrence Yeo Chua Poh, Executive Director, Nextgreen Global Berhad
Mr Khoo Kha Shin
Deputy Treasurer
Mr Khoo Kha Shin, Executive Director of Asia Business Alliance Sdn Bhd
Mr Godwin Cheng
Bureau Director, Beijing
Mr Godwin Cheng, Founding Chairman of Maycham Beijing, China
Mrs Claudia Yang
Bureau Director, Beijing
Mrs Claudia Yang, International Artist
Mr Sean Lee
Bureau Director, Shenzhen
Mr Sean Lee, CEO of Nytrex Global Sources Sdn Bhd
Mr Roslan Hj. Salikon
Bureau Director, Government Relations
Datuk Roslan Hj. Salikon, Executive Director of Ultra Genesis Sdn Bhd

Council Members

Datuk Kamaruddin Hassan
Datuk Kamaruddin Hassan, Former Deputy CEO of Matrade
Mr Law Wai Cheong
Mr Law Wai Cheong, Director of TSLaw Group
Datuk Zulkifli Ishak
Cdr. (Hon.) Datuk Zulkifli Ishak, PSSTLDM, Chairman of Zi Communications Sdn Bhd