VIDEO MESSAGE FROM
Y.A.B. DATO’ SERI DR. MAHATHIR MOHAMAD
PRIME MINISTER OF MALAYSIA
THE LAUNCH OF COCA-COLA/UNDP E-LEARNING PROGRAM IN MALAYSIA
MARCH 6, 2002
me great pleasure to congratulate the United Nations Development
Program and The Coca-Cola Company on the launch today of this
exciting e-learning initiative in Malaysia.
I am delighted
that the UNDP and Coca-Cola have selected Malaysia as the first
country in the world to launch this project and partnership.
the information and knowledge gap – not just between Malaysia
and other nations, but between local communities in Malaysia
itself – is an extremely important priority for us all as we
move into the new global knowledge economy.
is crucial, which is why this project is being implemented in
close collaboration with the Government through the Ministry
is going to empower a great number of our students and teachers
in making the journey into the Information Age. In doing so,
it’s also going to help the whole country’s march towards a
commend this latest example of Coca-Cola’s commitment to corporate
citizenship. Coca-Cola’s leadership in helping to promote IT
education in Malaysia and across Asia serves I think as a role
model for other companies to follow. This project will also
clearly benefit from the guidance and experience of the UNDP
– a world leader in using ICT to drive education and development.
heartfelt thanks to the UNDP and The Coca-Cola Company for launching
this innovative and timely initiative. I have every confidence
that it will be a great success and will help many, many Malaysians
to grasp the opportunities of the emerging Information Age.
Reiner Becker's speech
Coca-Cola E-learning for Life Project News Release (PDF
Release from Coca-Cola’s website on the launching of the E-Learning
for Life Project