I had already known it for a few months now but it’s still a pleasant surprise to read the announcement in yesterday’s newspaper that my friend, Teoh, is now the new Consul General of France in Penang.
I’ve known Teoh for many years now and he has been a great help and friend from the time I started my business back in 1998. In fact, he is also a client but he is always a friend, foremost.
He was one of my first clients when I started designing websites for businesses in Penang.
Not many people know that Teoh, despite his engineering background, is also very much into books and literature. Plus he’s fluent in French and German too.
Congrats, Teoh, on your new position! Or as they say in French, félicitations mon ami!
To your web success,
——-From The Star, Metro section, Thursday, 24 April 2008——–
TEOH IS NEW CONSUL GENERAL OF FRANCE
NEXUS Technology managing director Teoh Seng Aun is now the new Honorary Consul General of France in Penang.
Teoh was introduced at a farewell dinner at Hardwick Cafe held for his predecessor Datuk Lubna Jumabhoy who served for 30 years.
Lubna in her speech said she hoped the consular corps and the French community would give Teoh the same support she had for the last 30 years.
She was an active member of the Alliance Francaise committee from 1972 to 2006 and president from 1975 to 1978.
For her services to France, she was awarded the Ordre National de Merite in 1992 and the Ordre National de la Legion d’Honneur in 2003.
Also present were French Ambassador to Malaysia Alain du Boispean, members of the consular corps, the French community in Penang, representatives from Chambers of Commerce and committee members of Alliance Francaise.