Feb. 22, 2001 – Official Opening of Wisma WIM
Location: Wisma WIM
YAB Dato Seri Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad, Prime Minister of Malaysia, and YABhg. Datin Seri Dr. Siti Hasmah bte Mohd. Ali honoured their words to WIM and on the morning of February 22 arrived promptly at Wisma WIM to be personally welcomed by WIM: Chairperson, YB Dato Napsiah Omar and Organising Chairperson, Y.Bhg. Dato’ Dr. Nellie Tan-Wong and other members of the WIM Board as well as WIM’s Advisory Council Members. The Prime Minister praised WIM for supporting local materials in the construction of Wisma WIM and giving focus to the Bunga Raya in the interior decor of the building. The Prime Minister also commended WIM’s efforts to step up on ITC literacy programmes, and hoped that other companies would come forward to assist WIM in this direction.
He also congratulated WIM on its track record and achievements so far. In line with the mood os the occasion, the Prime Minister proceeded to address the audience, “Puan-puan dan Tuan-tuan” creating giggles from many in the audience, which comprised more than 500 persons including many Ambassadors and High Commissioners, several corporate leaders and a host of women leaders. The weather was good, the environment was in a celebratory mood and the programme was punctually delivered without a hitch: a fitting conclusion to the most important chapter of WIM’s history!!