Taking Malay as third language in school pays off for finance exec

Ms Lee Zi Xin said the decision to learn Malay in secondary school stemmed from a desire to better connect with others. PHOTO: COURTESY OF MS LEE ZI XIN
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SINGAPORE - When finance professional Lee Zi Xin took up Malay as a third language, she did not expect it would secure her an internship at a China-based venture capital firm looking to expand into South-east Asia.

Ms Lee - who now works full-time as an investment associate in the finance industry and is also fluent in Mandarin - said the decision to learn Malay in secondary school stemmed from a desire to better connect with others in society.

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