Punctuality…what does it mean to you and what is it on today’s environment?

VIPs to be told to be punctual for dinners

Politics & Government 2012 Written by Ho Wah Foon of theedgemalaysia.com
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 12:16

KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 22): Leading Chinese business groups and associations have been advised to write to the Prime Minister and his Cabinet Ministers, as well as Mentri Besars and Chief Ministers, to propose to them that once all top government and political officials are invited as VIPs to attend dinner functions, they should be punctual.

Tan Sri William Cheng, former president of the Associated Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCCIM) and now advisor to the chamber, made this proposal to both ACCCIM, the Federation of Chinese Guilds in Malaysia and other Chinese groups.

According to a Nanyang Siang Pau report Wednesday, Cheng said all major Chinese groups should come to a consensus in making this call at a recent seminar discussing ethics of meetings.

The issue of VIP punctuality has caused a lot of dissatisfaction among organisations and invitees who are punctual. What have angered many is that some VIPs who habitually come very late for functions do not even apologize to the diners.

Cheng added his proposal on punctuality would save the time for all – including the VIPs and businessmen, and would enable people to plan their work and rest schedule accordingly.

He also proposed that VIP speakers at dinners cut down on niceties in their address and shorten the time of their speeches to three minutes.

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