About Dato' Sri Chong Ket Pen

Dato' Sri Chong Ket Pen is the Executive Vice Chairman and Group Managing Director and Co-founder of Protasco Berhad; a listed company since 2003 on the Main Board of Bursa Malaysia. He is also currently the Chairman of Malaysia Hopo Cultural Fund, Deputy President of the KL-Selangor Hopo Association, and the Vice President of the KL-Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall.

Keeping the Protasco Family Safe

My hands-on experience putting out a fire Creating a culture of safety is very important in any workplace, and I would like to highlight how crucial this is in Protasco. While it is part of any employer’s obligation to ensure workplace safety, to me it is more than about any legal duty. It is about caring for each other and making sure that every day, everyone goes home to their loved ones. Providing a safe workplace is not just about preventing accidents, it is also about knowing what to do when there is one. It is also important for everyone from the CEO to the newest employee to learn, so I was fully committed to attending Protasco’s MySafety Event recently. First came the Fire Safety Talk, given by a team from Balai Bomba dan Penyelamat Cyberjaya. We were shown different kinds of extinguishers, and the correct ones for different types of fire. An electrical fire for example should not be [...]

By | July 15th, 2018|

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri

A very good day to all Protasco Champions. With the arrival of Syawal upon us, I would like to take this opportunity to wish all my Muslim friends and colleagues a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri. For those of you who will be making the long drive home, do ensure your vehicle is in good condition. Drive responsibly, be safe and make this Syawal a blessed celebration full of happiness with your family, friends and loved ones. Maaf Zahir dan Batin and Selamat Hari Raya! https://www.facebook.com/protascoberhadofficial/videos/1779012742178775/

By | June 14th, 2018|

Preserving Hopo heritage for the future

I grew up in a sleepy town on the border of Negri Sembilan and Malacca. While I live in Kuala Lumpur now, I still return on frequent visits to my hometown, which is filled with memories of my childhood. Many of these memories are of food and family traditions and the traditions of the Hopo Hakka in my town. I have shared many of these with my own family, and we continue to observe and keep these traditions. When I joined the Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Hopo Association about 15 years ago, I realised that I wanted to contribute to keeping our Hopo culture and traditions alive, and pass them on to future generations. The Hopo Cultural Museum’s mural of how many early Hopo Hakkas made their living once they arrived in the Malay Peninsula. Clockwise from top right: rubber tapping, carpentry, tin panning and tin mining. In June this year, the first step of that dream became [...]

By | December 23rd, 2016|

Welcome, dear reader

I thank you for taking the time to read my humble thoughts. This website is where I pen some of my musings and share my passions, in particular around the KL-Selangor Hopo Association. Being rather busy, I won't be writing every day like most of the energetic young bloggers we see today, however I hope what I write will be of value to you, be in in educational value or as entertainment. If you would like to get in touch, please use the contact page and a member of my team will make arrangements accordingly. I am, after all, rather unfamiliar with the inner workings of the internet and am content to allow my colleagues to lend me a helping hand here. Till then, I wish you well and may we meet one day. Chong Ket Pen Connect with Dato' Sri Chong Ket Pen on social media Facebook | Facebook Page | Google+ | Twitter | LinkedIn

By | December 22nd, 2016|