Speaker Details

Datuk Yong Soo Heong

Chief Executive


Datuk Yong Soo Heong

Datuk Yong Soo Heong is Chief Executive of the Malaysian national news agency BERNAMA. He began his career with the news agency as a general news, sports, and business reporter and later served as Assistant Editor, Editor, and Executive Editor of the Economic Service. A specialist in business news, he conducted a live interview with former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir on economic policy. He has also interviewed notable foreign entrepreneurs like Akio Morita, the founder of Sony Corp, Michael Dell of Dell Corp. and Alan Mulally of Ford Motors Corp., and is credited for expanding the role of BERNAMA Economic Service to include almost 40 business journalists.


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