Sunday, May 24, 2009

Happy Birthday zubedy (m) sdn bhd

Today Zubedy the company turns 15.

I left Nestle on Jan 7th 1994. It was a heavy decision as I love that company tremendously – still do. But I had to move on as I said to Benny one of my big bosses when he asked me why, “I do not want to be like you in 25 years time, Ben”. He laughed out loud.

I joined JWT for two months and found that I could finish my job at 11 am in the morning while the others start work after lunch or perhaps a little later than lunch – too many people spend half the day complaining about their work, bosses, clients, the government, the chap next door etc instead of just shutting up and getting your job donelah.

I quit and created Zubedy the company on May 24th 1994 – first as a creative hot-shop, but more so a front for me to bump around taking projects just to make money, read, travels and sent some home to parents. The world out there is so slow, I needed to only work 4 months in two years but earn 4 times what I did at Nestle. I became a prima-donna in a matter of time obviously and if not for the glorious 97-98 economic crisis may have remained so till today.

But it was in 1996 that I decided to put my childhood plan on setting out to sell and promote Unity and my so-called deeper reason to create Zubedy the company as an entity in the first place. So here we are, 15 years later having made a tiny impact on the Malaysian consciousness.

Today too, we were awarded an ‘Anugerah Kalung Perpaduan’ along with a few others by the Unity Ministry. We were awarded the ‘business entity’ category. I never knew such a thing existed till a week ago ha!ha!

It was also the first time I get to handshake with a Prime Minister – DS Najib. As I shook his hands I said, “Nice to meet you.” He was warm, calm, gentle and almost mentor/father-like, nodding with a smile but eyes completely focusing on mine.

Before this I have shook hands with a Deputy PM before, guess who? Yes, Najib’s nemesis, Saudara Anwar Ibrahim. It was when I was with Dr Chandra’s team that organized a globalization seminar. He was very friendly, having broken away from a bunch of people and walked over and because of my atypical look; he asked “Where are you from?” When I answered ‘Dari Penang’ with a true Penang slank, he did the same with “ingat orang Iran ka manaka...”

Listening to Najib and Dr Koh today, I must say again here how that March 8th has been a good thing for Malaysia. I can see that they are trying hard. BN cannot be complacent anymore. Shape up or say goodbye to leading Malaysia. I think all of us – the government, the opposition and non-partisan Malaysian are today more conscious of the need to make good this country to its potential, look into details especially helping the poor and to unite the country. My conviction is that even the opposition will need to be more and more mature – not just talk but do not do.

PM Najib announced that whoever you are regardless of race, urban or non-urban– kampong, estates, rumah panjang or whatsoever, if you need assistance, you should get it. Now that is good. Very, very good!

Competition is good. The better our opposition, the better the government and vice-versa. Let us work hard to make sure that we have quality leaders on both sides.

UNITY ROCKS! Many Colors, One Race.

Let us add value,

Happy Birthday zubedy (m) sdn bhd and Thank you God.


Meiyen said...

Happy Birthday Zubedy (m) Sdn Bhd.



Unknown said...

Congratulations on your anniversary. 15 years in business is an achievement. To 15 more...

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PahNur said...

Congratulations on Zubedy’s 15years of existence, success and the latest award obtained. Perhaps there will be bigger award awaiting for those who take the time to promote unity?

“O people, We created you from a male and female, and We made you into nations and tribes, that you may know one another. Surely, the most honorable among you in the sight of God is the most righteous. God is Knowledgeable, Ever-aware” 49:13

h_amber said...

A good birth to the society! Congrats Anas n team!

Anonymous said...

I don't know about the Right Honorables; but to you dear brother.. Congratulations and may you continue to prosper..

Anonymous said...

Congratulations.... keep up the good job and Thank you on what u have done to our beloved Malaysia. said...

Tahniah dan Selamat Ulang Tahun Zubedy (M) Sdn Bhd .


Walski69 said...

Congratulations, Zubedy (M) Sdn Bhd!

He created us differently so that we may know each other. While there are those who would accuse you of being idealistic, etc., I personally feel that what you're doing is important.

Here's to (at least) 15 more!

nouri farshad said...

happy birthday zubedy (m) sdn bhd and very best wishes for the future... :)

tuananan said...

Brother Anaz,

Congratulations on your hard work as the founder of Zubedy (M) Sdn Bhd. Happy 15th Birthday to Zubedy (M) Sdn Bhd. I salute you for your courage and hard work.

I'm kinda interested in venturing into business, maybe one fine day I can "menuntut" from you. :-)

Once again, CONGRATULATIONS and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Zubedy (M) Sdn Bhd, May ALLAH bless you and your team, giving more opportunities for Zubedy to expand bigger.Ameen

Lisa said...

Tahniah dan selamat ulang tahun yang ke 15. Alhamdulillah.

I am not sure what exactly that you do but it all looks good. Go get them.

Take a Break said...

Congratulations... We celebrated our 15th year too, ours started on 1 April 1994 [nope.. not a joke]
So Happy Birthday to You + Us!

louis6068 said...

Dear Bro,

Happy Birthday Zubedy (M) Sdn Bhd. Congratulations on your great achievement and honorary award! What you have been working on to accomplish is very remarkable. God bless you.


Unknown said...

Joining the rest with a big ' HAPPY BIRTHDAY ZUBEDY (M) SDN.BHD!