MSD continues MSAM’s objective to educate and enhance public understanding on savings and investment in an edutainment format, whilst showcasing PNB’s portfolio of companies and their business operations.
Minister of Finance and Deputy Chairman of Yayasan Pelaburan Bumiputra (YPB), YB Senator Tengku Dato’ Sri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz, Group Chairman of PNB, Tan Sri Dr. Zeti Aziz, and President and Group Chief Executive of PNB, Ahmad Zulqarnain Onn, officiated the digital event at a virtual launch ceremony that was broadcasted live via MSD’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.
The Prime Minister of Malaysia, YAB Tan Sri Muhyiddin Mohd. Yassin who is also the Chairman of YPB congratulated PNB on the initiative to bring its annual financial literacy event with the new digital format via a video address.
Echoing the Prime Minister’s congratulatory note to PNB on the success of bringing MSAM to the digital platform, YB Tengku Dato’ Sri Zafrul said the initiative is in line with the Government’s push for the digital economy to expedite the country’s economic recovery plan amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
MSD is a testament to how PNB is embracing the digitalisation agenda as part of its organisational transformation plan. Whilst MSAM attracted visitors in a particular locality, MSD now enables PNB to continue its efforts to improve financial literacy and to reach out to all Malaysians at the touch of their fingertips.
As an institution that has been at the forefront of developing a financial-savvy society, PNB has also been an active member of the Financial Education Network (FEN), an inter-agency platform comprising institutions and agencies committed to improving the financial literacy of Malaysians.
It has been having an active role as one of the founding members of FEN by driving the National Strategy of Financial Literacy’s initiatives via its own structured financial programmes which include MSD.
Tan Sri Dr. Zeti said as we gradually evolve into a digital society and as financial technology (FinTech) advancements continue, it is of paramount importance to increase the digital financial literacy.
MSD is jointly organised with PNB’s investee companies and corporate partners. Maybank, Sime Darby Plantation Berhad and UMW Holdings Berhad are the Rakan Premier partners.
During the event, PNB also launched Amanah Saham Nasional Berhad (ASNB)’s new variable price fund, ASN Imbang 3 Global, which is ASNB’s first unit trust product that invests in overseas financial markets and is open to all Malaysians.
MSD is broadcasted daily between 12.30pm and 10.30pm from 18 to 24 November 2020 through its official Facebook page and YouTube channel. Viewers can expect edutainment programmes on finance, investment, entrepreneurship and the economy, such as Cikgu CEO, Makan Dulu, Sembang-Sembang ASNB and ASB-Iclif MBA Masterclass Series.