President’s Speech on PCM Office Grand Opening Day
Tan Sri Mokhzani Mahathir, Dato Sri and Datin Sri, Dato and Datin, and fellow members of PCM, members of the press, ladies and gentleman,
Good morning and welcome. It’s so wonderful to have so many of you here to grace this grand opening of Porsche Club Malaysia office. Thank you very much.
While we are excited to see you all joining us, I would ike to give special recognitions to the presence of my dear good friend, a renowned avid Porsche lover as well as chairman of Sime Darby Auto Performance, Tan Sri Mokhzani Mahathir. Your presence is my personal booster of encouragement.
This awesome PCM office could not have become a reality, if not for the steadfast support of SDAP Mr Christopher Hunter, CEO of SDAP and team. On behalf of every member of PCM, I say a very big thank you from bottom of my heart.
We are also thankful to our sponsors, Porsche Asia Pacific which gave us a Porsche tote bag, KL International Dental Center, Melinda Ooi, V-cool, Gzoc, Alqqvimia, Pavilion, Celeste, Cabinet Cigar, Le Cordon Blue wine and Shiatzy, for being generous sponsors to add to the euphoria we have today.
I believe we are one of the very few car clubs in the world to have its own dedicated club office, in such an elegant setting – appropriately right in the official showroom and service center of Porsche in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. Its indeed a remarkable milestone, which reflects the massive support and endorsement from SDAP. We are truly thankful to have your constant support and to embark on this exciting journey together with PCM. We in PCM, pledge to reciprocate by continuing to enrich the Porsche experience for our members, preserving the prestige of the Porsche Marques as well as inspiring others to own a Porsche in the spirit of successful endeavours while contributing to nation building at the same time.
Recently PCM members have been overjoyed with news that the first Porsche assembly plant outside of Germany is to be set up at Kulim, Kedah. We are really happy to see Porsche’s commitment and confidence in Malaysia
To all the new members, congratulations, you have just joined the prestigious 170th official Porsche Club of the world. It’s the one and only Porsche club in Malaysia officially licensed by the principal Porsche AG Germany and registered with Registrar of Societies Malaysia according to Malaysian laws, hence your subscription and membership are always in compliance with the law and regulations.
It has been brought up to my attention that there are various social clubs bearing the Porsche name out there but not authorised by Porsche AG nor registered with ROS as required by Malaysian Laws. In view of the confusion created, especially to new Porsche Owners, I am duty bound, as a president to advice members to be mindful that it is unlawful to subscribe as a member in any club which is not legally registered with ROS in Malaysia.
The last one and the half years had been a challenge to PCM, amidst the constraints brought by MCO and the pandemic. In spite of that, PCM remains resilient to ride thru and have carried out a number of activities successfully. Just like our recent drive from KL to Pavilion Bukit Jalil grand opening where we witnessed more than 80 Porsches in convoy. The good news is, we are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel as we are coming out of the MCO constraints now. With this conducive office facility, it is like a new dawn to us, inspiring us to plan and execute many more exciting programs in coming days. We are excitedly looking forward to all your participation in the thrilling activities to be rolled out in the coming weeks and months.
Your continued support will definitely spurs us on to scale new heights for PCM to enrich our Porsche Experience.
Last but not least, many thanks to OC Chace Leow , Mr Chong of Porsche Center Sg Besi, Munas our mc and the whole team for putting together this auspicious grand opening.
Dato Derrick Lim
5th Jan 2022