He Singapore Club Cambodia (SCC) has come a long way from its humble beginnings in 1995, and has seen the tenure of eight past presidents.
The ninth president of the SCC has recently been elected, and Peter Ng Meng Cheng will hold office for the next two years.
Ng Meng Cheng said he was honoured to receive a full acknowledgment and endorsement to be the ninth president by all the SCC members and the deputy mission of the Singapore Embassy to the Kingdom of Cambodia, Edgar Pang.
The club has executive committees and working groups comprising 13 people and Ng Meng Cheng said he will try his best to ensure the SCC gains full recognition in Cambodia and flies the SCC flag high in the Cambodian community.
“It was not an easy decision for my ex-co and me to come forward to volunteer ourselves to serve the SCC,” he told the Post. “Especially when most of the ex-cos are busy executives with heavy work loads and family commitments that they have to fulfill,” he added.
However, he will make sure each of their members and working groups are committed and devoted to contribute their best and will take the SCC to new heights over the next two years.
Ng Meng Cheng has plans for the SCC to complete three key missions, the first of which is an internal mission involving the in-house administration of the club. The secondly mission he calls external.
“The important part of the external mission can be the issue of education for the children. This agenda has been a troubling one for our club and committee since 2007 when I first become the vice-president,” he said.
Lastly, he wants to groom the next young leaders. He wants to engage more entrepreneurial business persons to become involved with the SCC. Then they will become executive committee members or leaders of the club in the future.
“I would like to get the job done well and pass on to the next incoming successor, since I am elected as the ninth president of the SCC club,” he said. “Again, it’s my duty to create another new succession plan to hand over when it’s time to finish my two-year term as president,” he added.
Ng Meng Cheng is honoured to have the services of four advisors, three of whom are ex-presidents such as Lee Thia Kiet, David Sim, Khoo Han Peng and the Deputy mission of the Singapore Embassy, Edgar Pang.
In the past six years Ng Meng Cheng gained working experience as the SCC’s vice-president, which has given him the abilities to manage and plan events.
“With this experience, I hope I will be able to carry on the good work that I have learned and done with the past ex-presidents,” he said.
“Now, I set the new plan which is the five most meaningful and significant events for the SCC per year. They are three big events such as Christmas, Chinese New Year & Singapore National Day. Two are smaller events like family day and mid autumn,” he said.