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Oh Ei Sun is PM’s new political secretary

KUALA LUMPUR, 2 July 2009: Academician Oh Ei Sun, who is a highly-sought international speaker-trainer-motivator, consultant and entrepreneur, has been appointed political secretary to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

An official from the Prime Minister’s Office said the appointment was effective 16 June 2009.

The 35-year-old Sabahan, trained in law, management and engineering, has extensive experience serving various international bodies under the United Nations (UN).

Oh holds a degree each in aeronautical and mechanical engineering, and another in German language, apart from a double masters in science and international management. He also has a Juris Doctor in Law (JD) obtained from the University of California.

His working experience includes serving with international organisations such as the International Telecommunication Union and the Working Group on Emergency Telecommunications, both located in Geneva, Switzerland.

Fluent in five languages – Bahasa Malaysia, English, Chinese, German and

French – Oh has conducted various consulting works for multinational and international corporations, as well as advising diverse small-and-medium enterprises on legal and business start-up issues.

Not limited to the corporate sector, he has also rendered his expertise in strategic, technical and legal advice to various international organisations, governments and agencies, political parties, non-governmental organisations, as well as professional, civic and cultural bodies.

Oh once served as a UN expert consultant, advising various governments on emergency communications. He has also worked closely with various UN partner agencies, including the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, World Food Programme, International Civil Aviation Organisation, the World Bank, International Monetary Fund and UN Development Programme.

He has also served as chief executive officer for a telecommunications company based in Hong Kong, and been involved in mobile multi-channel share-trading services in China.

Oh had his share of expertise in training managerial-level professionals, and has delivered more than 500 modules to more than 20,000 corporate directors where he recently expanded his expertise in the field of financial management and education.

“I am honoured to be able to serve the country and the people at this critical juncture, both politically and economically,” he told Bernama today.

Asked what his first mission would be after being appointed, Oh said he would like to promote the concept of 1Malaysia and engage in dialogue with more people from various backgrounds and communities.

“There is one element in 1Malaysia that I feel most deeply about. It is about integrity, both in the public sector and the private endeavour. I would like to see more emphasis on this as we continue to promote 1Malaysia,” he said.

This former student of the Kian Kok Middle School in Kota Kinabalu is also an adjunct professor with Universiti Malaysia Sabah.

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2 Responses to “Oh Ei Sun is PM’s new political secretary”

  1. fugudesu says:

    Oh Ei Sun [...calls] himself “Dr” but there is debate whether he is actually a real doctor or not. The Juris Doctor of Law that Oh has is not the same as a PhD “Dr”. The Juris Doctor of Law is more like a first bachelor’s degree. So, there is considerable debate whether someone with a Juris Doctor can call himself [or herself] “Dr”.

    [Check out Wikipedia for details]

    I note that in the article above, Oh is not referred to as “Dr”. Yet it seems that Oh [is refered to] as “Dr” in his biodata: http://www.i-insights.com/trainingoutline/bedecisive.pdf

  2. bob says:

    Juris Doctor or J.D. is only considered a professional degree, not a PhD degree. In fact, there is no dissertation or defense of thesis necessary to get a J.D., unlike a PhD degree.

    J.D. is definitely not recognised in Malaysia, therefore it is wrong for Oh Ei Sun to continually refer to himself as a “Dr” in his biodata: http://www.i-insights.com/trainingoutline/bedecisive.pdf

    Would Mr Oh like to clarify and explain why he refers to himself as “Dr” in his biodata?


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