Y.B. Datuk Seri Ir. Dr Wee Ka Siong
拿督斯里魏家祥博士

 

Nanyang Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient (2016)
南洋卓越校友奖获奖者 (2016)

 

  Passionate politician, stalwart public servant

Y.B. Datuk Seri Ir. Dr Wee Ka Siong   
School of Civil and Structural Engineering 
M.Eng. / Class of 1996 

In recognition of his success in the Malaysian political arena and stalwart public service, Nanyang Technological University is proud to present Y.B. Datuk Seri Ir. Dr Wee Ka Siong with the Nanyang Distinguished Alumni Award.

For more than a decade, Dr Wee has faithfully served his constituents in Ayer Hitam, Johor as their Member of Parliament. He is also currently a Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, a position he has held since July 2014. Recently, he was involved in setting up an incubation centre, which aims to help the country’s small and medium enterprises succeed in their businesses while offering a comprehensive approach and business solutions.

Previously, he led the Education Ministry as a Deputy Education Minister. Before that, he had served in various roles including as director of the Malaysian Qualifications Agency from 2007 to 2009, advisor to the Johor Juvenile Court from 2004 to 2006, a member of the Malaysian Youth Council from 2004 to 2005, and a member of the National Economic Consultative Council from 1999 to 2000. He also helped formulate Malaysia’s 2001-2010 national economic policy.

His political career began in 1992 when he joined the Johor Bahru Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA), which is part of Malaysia’s governing Barisan Nasional coalition. A year later, he was elected its Secretary General (Johor Bahru Division). He went on to hold various roles including as Johor Bahru’s MCA Majidi Branch Chairman, the MCA Johor Bahru Division Youth Chief and the MCA Johor Bahru Division Chairman.

The 2005 National MCA Youth election saw him elected the National MCA Youth Wing Secretary General, following which he was also appointed as the National MCA Youth Education Bureau Chief. Dr Wee made great strides in 2008, when he was elected unopposed as the MCA Youth Chief, promoted to serve as the Deputy Education Minister, and picked to lead the MCA Malacca State Liaison Committee. In 2013, he relinquished his duty at the MCA Youth Wing and was elected as the Deputy President of the MCA. As MCA’s Deputy President, Dr Wee has placed much focus on the Chinese education in Malaysia and serves as the Chairman for Malaysian Chinese Education Consultative Council. He has also cooperated with different parties to promote Chinese education.

A recipient of the Nanyang Alumni Achievement Award in 2012, Dr Wee has always made time to give back to NTU. He helped launch the NTU Alumni Association (Malaysia) in January 2014 and has since continued to lend his support to it. He is also a previous recipient of the Ten Outstanding Young Malaysian (TOYM) award, in 2005, by the Junior Chamber International Malaysia. In 2015, Dr Wee was conferred the Darjah Gemilang Seri Melaka which carries the title Datuk Seri by the HE Governor of Malacca State.

Dr Wee graduated from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) in 1997 and went on to pursue a Master’s in Traffic Engineering at NTU from 1993 to 1995 and a PhD in Transportation Planning at the UTM from 1996 to 2001. A qualified Civil Engineer, he is a member of the Board of Engineering Malaysia and a registered engineer with the likes of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC Engineer) and International Association of Engineers.

充满抱负的政治家,奉公克己的公仆


拿督斯里魏家祥博士
土木与建筑工程学院
工程硕士 / 1996年毕业班


拿督斯里魏家祥博士在马来西亚政坛成就卓著,多年来尽忠职守为民服务,获南洋理工大学肯定与表彰,特此授予南洋卓越校友奖。

魏博士自2004年当选为柔佛州亚依淡区国会议员,十多年来尽心尽力为选民服务。2014年7月,他受委出任马来西亚首相署部长,在任期间积极帮助中小型企业拓展业务,近期更是大力推动设立创业孵化基地,以引导初创企业设计全面的商业营运方案,从而帮助更多马来西亚中小型企业取得成功。

魏博士在出任首相署部长之前,曾任教育部副部长,也在不同政府机构担当要职,先后担任过马来西亚国家学术资格理事会(MQA)成员(2007年至2009年)、柔佛新山儿童法庭顾问(2004年至2006年),以及马来西亚国家青年理事会成员(2004年至2005年)。1999年至2000年期间,他获中央政府推荐,代表马华出任国家经济咨询理事会成员,参与制定国家当时的十年发展计划。

魏博士是在1992年加入马来西亚执政联盟国民阵线旗下的马华公会,由此开启了他的政治生涯。他在隔年获推选为马华柔佛州新山区会秘书,之后还先后获推举出任柔佛州马华马芝地支会主席、马华柔佛州新山区青年团团长,以及马华柔佛州新山区会主席。

在2005年举行的全国马华公会青年团选举中,他出任马青总秘书长,之后还受委为马青总团教育局主任。
2008年,魏博士在政坛上更胜一层楼。他受到一致推崇,当选为马华公会青年团总团长,并获推荐出任马来西亚教育部副部长,同年还获推选领导马华马六甲州联络委员会。2013年,他从马华公会青年团卸下职务,并获选为马华公会署理总会长。身为马华公会署理总会长,他十分关注华文教育,并出任马华教育咨询委员会主席,联合各团体单位为马来西亚华教事业献力。

魏博士在2012年获颁南洋校友成就奖。尽管公务繁忙,他总是会抽出时间回馈南大。他在2014年1月协助创设南洋理工大学马来西亚校友会,之后一直予以支持。凭借他在公共领域的显赫成就,魏博士在2005年获马来西亚国际青年商会颁予马来西亚十大杰出青年奖。2015年,魏博士接受马六甲州州元首颁发马六甲辉煌勋章, 被册封为拿督斯里。

魏博士1997年自马来西亚工艺大学毕业,1993年至1995年在南洋理工大学考获交通工程硕士学位,1996年至2001年完成马来西亚工大交通规划博士学位。他是一名注册的土木工程师,目前除了是马来西亚工程师理事会成员,同时也获多个国际工程师组织如亚太工程师协会以及国际工程师协会注册为专业工程师。
   

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