About Us

The Persatuan Alumni AOTS Malaysia

The Persatuan Alumni AOTS Malaysia (or the AOTS Alumni Society of Malaysia) was officially set up in 1985 by a group of Malaysians who had undergone either the management or technical training programmes with the Association for Overseas Technical Scholarship (AOTS). It was also during that time that Malaysia, having to survive a recession in 1984, started to embark on its quest towards being a major manufacturing centre in the region. This was spearheaded especially by the set-up of the Malaysian National Car Project (PROTON). Malaysia welcomed foreign direct investments to open manufacturing plants here by offering low production cost. As a result of this, FDI jumped in the ensuing years and there was a tremendous need for skilled labour and technically competent management. AOTS Japan has helped to fill this gap by providing scholarships for management and technical training in Japan. With an initial membership of 100, the society today boasts a membership of approximately 500, more than 90% of whom have opted to becoming life members. Many of our members have also ventured into business, having learnt to the basics of entrepreneurship. Today they are into the fields of manufacturing, trading, contracting, consulting and training.

The Society has its own administrative centre at Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia. Besides providing training programmes to enhance the region’s human resource skills, in its continuous pursuit to becoming the premier regional centre for educational excellence, it has now graduated to become a provider of management and entrepreneurial programmes for people from other developing nations. This would not only assist Malaysia’s aspirations of being an industrialised nation by year 2020, it would also contribute to Malaysia’s other aspirations to be a major player in world’s business and educational arena.

The Society operates transparently and is guided by the basic principles spelt out in PAAM’s own constitution.

Locality of PAAM Office

PAAM is housed in its own building which is a 4 storey building located in Damansara Jaya (behind Atria), Petaling Jaya. The Centre is equipped with several seminar rooms that can accommodate for classes or lectures, a library and an administrative office.


The Persatuan Alumni AOTS Malaysia together with its partners from the northern states of Malaysia, the Pertubuhan Alumni ABK / AOTS are the Malaysian representatives in one of the six Regional Federations made up of more than 60 alumni societies worldwide. As a member society of the Federation of South-East Asian Alumni Societies (FOSAAS), PAAM has the chance to provide further inputs towards regional human resource skill enhancements during meetings which are regularly held every one or two years. Discussions on common issues for inter- and intra-regional cooperation are also held especially since each member nation looks towards AOTS for support in general and each other in particular. Through these channels, various unique programs have been developed and put into practice.



Cheong Lye Foon

Hon Treasurer

Yeong Soon Seng

Hon General Sec

Lim Boon Hong, Sharon

Asst Hon General Sec

Wong Kam Sun, Stephen


Yap Geok Lan, Stephanie

Lee Sin Peng


Lee Chew Tin

Khor Kai Tong

World Convention of the AOTS Alumni Societies

Every four years, representatives from the society are sent to attend the World Convention to promote the activities of the society, provide inputs and suggestions as to the manner in which all societies can contribute to world peace and harmony, and at the same time strengthen cooperation among the Societies.

The conventions held to date :

1986 Tokyo, Japan 28 Societies from 20 countries
Yokohama, Japan
Bangkok, Thailand
Osaka, Japan
Aichi, Japan
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Mumbai, India
Yokohama, Japan
Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo, Japan