Chief Minister of Melaka praises effort by the Lincoln Corner Melaka on their Green Tech Day

Photo of two men shaking hands.
Ambassador presents a gift of appreciation to Melaka Chief Minister. (U.S. Embassy photo)

Ambassador Joseph Y. Yun and wife Dr. Melanie Billings Yun, Chief Minister of Melaka, Datuk Seri Idris Haron and wife, Datin Fadillah Abdullah and other state cabinet ministers of Melaka led the closing ceremony at Lincoln Corner Melaka’s Green Tech Day on June 1.  More than 200 students, teachers, local governments and NGOs gathered to celebrate the event. The event was one of many in support of #GoGreenLah, Ambassador Yun’s bike ride from Kuala Lumpur to Singpaore to raise environmental awareness in Malaysia.  In Chief Minister’s remarks, he noted that the Melaka government appreciates the support and cooperation extended by the United States of America, through its embassy in Kuala Lumpur, to raise environmental awareness among the young generation.  The daylong camp, called the the MyHIJAU Youth Camp, saw 50 students aged 16-17 years old from five secondary schools of Melaka trained in the area of green technology.  The camp was facilitated by a team from Green Tech Malaysia, who’s the CEO, Ir. Ahmad Hadri Haris is a IVLP Alumni.  There were also 20 booths/exhibits of the students’ projects, and five corporate booths including a U.S. company in Melaka, AUN Sunpower at the Corner.  The students’ projects at the booths were selected from a-month long green innovation contest held by the Corner starting May 1.  The event was covered by various local media outlets such as Bernama (English), Utusan Malaysia, Sin Chew Daily, and Melaka Hari Ini.