Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Dato Siew Ka Wei(萧家伟)

Dato Siew Ka Wei(萧家伟)

Siew Ka Wei(萧家伟), as the meaning of his Chinese name ka-wei(家伟), which means the family's great, he is not only the great son of his father Siew Nim Chee, another famous Xiao in Malaysia. He is the top corporate man in Malaysia from the surname of Xiao family.

Dato Siew Ka Wei is the only son of late Siew Nim Chee(b 1923-d 2008)and Lim Cheng Yoke. Dato' Siew Nim Chee, is the first Malaysian to get into Cornell, a prominent academic, civil servant and corporate figure, who held positions in University Malaya, Bank Negara, Esso Malaysia Bhd, Magnum Corp Bhd and Genting Bhd.

Dato’ Siew Ka Wei graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree in Chemical Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Operational Research from the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London, United Kingdom.

He has extensive working experience in the field of petrochemicals locally and internationally for more than 30 years.

He was the Chairman of the Malaysian Chapter of the Young Presidents Organisation (“YPO”), an international grouping of more than 10,500 chief executive officers and leaders of major companies and organizations over the world. He became a director of the International Board of Directors of YPO in 2000 and served until 2003 during which he was the Chairman of YPO’s Global Leadership Congress held in Beijing, China.

Dato’ Siew is currently the Group Managing Director of Ancom Berhad(from 30-7-2003) Dato' Siew joined the Board on 23 October 1985. and the Deputy Chairman of Ancom Logistics Berhad (formerly known as Tamco Corporate Holdings Berhad).

Dato’ Siew is a substantial shareholder of the Nylex Malaysia Berhad. Joined the Board on 12 October 1999. He became the Group Managing Director on 29 January 2002.

Siew is also a partner at Redberry and Meru Utama, two firms involved in outdoor advertising. Redberry is a media and entertainment group that owns and operates some of Malaysia’s most respected and relevant media properties, delivering integrated communications solutions across multiple media platforms, from TV to out-of-home, retail, print and more. Operators of Bernama TV, Malaysia’s only 24-hour news channel which reaches 3 Million households, Redberry also owns the country’s oldest newspaper, The Malay Mail and the country’s most influential all-business daily, The Malaysian Reserve. As the exclusive concession holder for Malaysia’s major highways and its airports, the out-of-home solutions business, which includes Focus Media, Pointcast and Meru Utama reaches over 900,000 people every day along with millions of visitors to Malaysia every year.(

He was mentioned in the Edge Daily as Newsmaker of the year 2009

Corporate Background

He serves as Deputy Chairman of Tamco Shanghai Switchgear Co. Ltd. He serves as Vice Chairman of Ancom Logistics Berhad and served as its Deputy Chairman since August 20, 2004. He has been a Director of Ancom Logistics Berhad since October 17, 2011. He has been Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Nylex (Malaysia) Berhad since October 12, 1999. He has been a Director of Ancom Bhd since October 23, 1985. He served as Director of Pato Chemical Industry Public Co., Ltd. since 1998. He served as Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of E&O Property Development Bhd (Previously, Kamunting Corporation Berhad) from November 7, 2001 to August 2, 2004 and Eastern & Oriental Berhad since May 28, 1999. From 1998 to 2000, he served as Director of Acron Plastic Industry Co., Ltd.

I am not able to obtain his Xiao family ancestry background, I only known the father Siew Nim Chee is from Guangzhou, China. Maybe, Huizhou Hakka Xiao, like the one from Titi, Negeri Sembilan.


1. Annual Report of Ancom Berhad
2. Annual Report of Nylex Malaysia Berhad
3. Official website of Redberry;
4. The Star,
5. Victoria Institution;

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Ricky Xiao Huang-Chi(蕭煌奇)

Ricky Xiao and Tiger Huan Live In Penang

Wednesday, 10 August 2011 23:33

Event: Ricky Xiao and Tiger Huan Live In Penang

Date: 10 September 2011

Venue: PISA Penang , Indoor Stadium

Time: 8.00 pm onwards

Star Planet brings you two of Taiwan’s popular artists, Tiger Huang Xiao Hu and Ricky Xiao Huang Chi to our beloved Penang Island. Don’t forget to catch both of them in action on the 10th of September 2011 at PISA indoor stadium!

Acclaimed one of the top live entertainers in Taiwan, Tiger’s deep voice and soulful style is unique, and over the years has attracted many fans. Tiger has won outstanding music awards as the Best New Idol and the Best Recording in Taiwan. Between 1993 and 1994 Tiger Huang released three English albums 'The Rose', 'Over the Rainbow' and 'All By Myself' which garnered her many new fans in Taiwan and also in the overseas market. Her song “Not that simple” which is composed by Xiao, defeated alls and won the Best Top 10 KTV songs 2010. This year, Tiger Huang is back with her latest Mandarin album One More Time, One More Chance which also hit the street with a big bang.

Ricky Xiao Huang-Chi was born blind due to congenital cataracts but he never viewed his eyesight as a handicap and he started explore life and express himself through music. Xiao started out his music career with his first personal album entitled "You are My Eyes in 2002 and was nominated the “Best Composer” in the Golden Melody Award. He became better known after winning the Best Tai-pop male artist 2008 award in the Golden Melody Award.Xiao has released 5 albums namely “You are my Eyes”, “Black Guitar”, “Our Story”, “True Love” and “I am Ricky Xiao”. His song “Last Train” released in his new 2011 album has also become a top Karaoke hit.

Jointly organized by Star Planet and Warner Music, tickets will be open for sale from June 25 2011 with a 10% discount on the first 500 tickets sold. For tickets, call Star Planet 03-92233667 / Ticket Charge 03-92228811 / Genting 03-27181118 or visit


Sunday, August 7, 2011

David H Xiao

David H Xiao (born November 17, 1960) is a Canadian politician and current Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, representing the constituency of Edmonton-McClung as a Progressive Conservative.

Xiao was born in Guizhou Province in southwest China. His father was an accountant in the coal mining industry and his mother was a teacher. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in English literature from the Beijing Second Language Institute, Xiao began working as a translator and eventually got into business, which gave him the opportunity to travel to Canada. He moved his family to Edmonton during the Tiananmen protests in China, seeking freedom and opportunity.

In Canada, Xiao was a successful entrepreneur before entering public life, working in consulting, international trade, publishing, commercial real estate and marketing. As a business consultant, Xiao worked with some of the world's biggest companies, including Nortel, Bombardier, Motorola, and various Canadian publishing companies. In addition to the BA in English literature, Xiao has a diploma in geological science from the Beijing Institute of Mining. He has also studied business through NAIT and economics at the University of Alberta.

Mr.Xiao has spent a great deal of time trying to get elected to the federal government. He sought the Conservative Party nomination in several ridings on a number of occasions. Having been unsuccessful in all his federal attempts, and barred from competing for a federal nomination again, Mr. Xiao turned his attention to provincial politics. Xiao first sought public office in the 2008 provincial election in the constituency of Edmonton-McClung. In that election, Xiao defeated first-term Liberal incumbent Mo Elsalhy by 1216 votes to win the riding. After the election, he was named Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Employment and Immigration, Hector Goudreau. Politically, Xiao has been a member of the federal Reform and Canadian Alliance parties, and served on the Edmonton-Leduc board of directors for the Conservative Party of Canada.

Xiao is married to Alice and together they have two sons, Allen and Andrew. He also considers himself a tea connoisseur. He collects tea pots and enjoys cooking