ERA Vice President’s Message

Since its founding in the year 1985, ERA has grown to become a stable association with about  400 members, coming from diverse backgrounds. Thanks to the foresight of the founding President cum Honourary Advisor Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. Soong Siew Hoong. We salute him and pray that he be blessed with continued good health and longevity.
In the year 2021, ERA will be celebrating its 35th Anniversary. We sincerely look forward to the unwavering support of all the valued members to make it a memorable and successful occasion.
To remain relevant and be effective, ERA revised its Constitution, for the first time since its founding, in the year 2017. Among the major changes to the original Constitution are the change in the minimum age for the Ordinary Life Member from 50 to 45 and the broadening of the objectives of the association.
With a large membership base, ERA can now look into consolidating the member database and to plan for the different categories of activities/events to cater for the needs of the members from diverse backgrounds.
The outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic early this year (2020) has brought about much socio-economic impacts to not only in Malaysia, but also to the world as the whole. There will be post Covid-19  ‘new normals’ and it is important that we be prepared for it. In this context, let us do our level best collectively to assist our members whenever and wherever possible. ERA has heard the requests from many members to help to provide a platform to facilitate the business activities and we are responding with an e-platform, which we humbly hope that it could be service, value to their business activities and to promote/complement their online presence . This e-platform will be affordable.
Over the years, ERA has initiated various collaborations and signed many MOUs with many SMEs and organisations/associations. Let us revisit these MOUs to assess its relevance and viability to reactivate these MOUs for mutual benefits.
Let the strong foundation and strengths built over the years, by the Advisor Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. Soong, PP Dato’ Dr. Ong Eng Long, IPP Datin Paduka Yong Dai Ying, Past Presidents and the past Board Members, to propel us to thrive further collectively and in ERA Team Spirit to bring ERA to greater heights.

Mr. Wong Lian-Kee
Vice President (2018-2021)
Expertise Resource Association