Good health and good day to all instant play poker colleagues and friends.

Selamat Hari Merdeka and Happy National Day which we celebrated on 31 August 2021.

As we mark Malaysia’s 64th Independence Day, it is an ideal time to reflect upon what independence and freedom means.

The freedom we celebrate in Malaysia is a gift that must be treasured and valued. From a business perspective, freedom has to mean freeing people from poverty and subservience. Freedom has to include building a society that not only thrives, but one that actively contributes to the betterment of humanity globally.

This includes building markets and companies that can provide employment for people from all walks of lives. By creating and giving employment, we are offering people dignity and self sufficiency. We are according people the ability to live as dignified human beings. When a person feels dignified and valued, they can achieve wonders no matter which level of employment they are at.

A society becomes healthy when its citizens and residents are not dependent on the state to provide them with a source of living and livelihood. The freedom in this era of new economy and new normal is ensuring healthy living and meaningful employment, enabling economies to create jobs and ease of doing businesses.

The pandemic has caused closures of many businesses and loss of many jobs. Families across the world have endured sufferings they have never faced before, caused not only by the pandemic but its impact on economies. Whilst governments are doing everything they can to respond effectively, it is now more important than ever for us, as a society, to find every means to offer the chance to recover lost dignity in individuals, communities and societies by way of providing employment and creating new jobs, and also by making it more conducive for businesses to operate in the midst of a pandemic.

So, as we celebrate our country and its freedom, I would like to take this opportunity to celebrate the 22,000 employees of Top Glove. We look forward to continue offering more employment and also creating value by creating new jobs for people from all walks of life, and at every level of our organisation.

We do this to ensure that as a business, we are at the forefront of contributing to the economy and the betterment of societies across the world.

Tan Sri Dr Lim Wee Chai

Founder & Executive Chairman

3 September 2021

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