Corporate Social Responsibilities
26 Apr 2019
Amcorp Celebrates 109th Anniversary
 
Amcorp Celebrates 109th Anniversary

Amcorp Group Berhad celebrated its 109th Anniversary and commemorated the World Day for Safety and Health at Work on 26 April 2019. Amcorp Group Berhad was incorporated on 26 April 1910 as Temerloh Rubber and Coconut Estates Limited. Meanwhile, International Labour Organization has declared 28 April as World Day for Safety and Health at Work to promote safe, healthy and decent work worldwide.

To kick off the event, Amcorp Group Managing Director, Mr. Soo Kim Wai gave a welcome address. He attributed the longevity and good health of the Company to the dedication of staff members. He also urged staff members to take care of their personal health as this will translate to well-being both for their family as well as for the Company. As part of the Company’s initiative to promote employee wellness, Mr. Michael Ch’ng, an employee of the Group, who is hearing impaired led all employees to do a 10-minute exercise routine.


10 Minutes exercise led by Michael Ch’ng
 
Talk on Smoking and Its Effect on Our Health

Continuing with its health and safety campaign, a talk on Smoking and Its Effect on Our Health was conducted by a registered pharmacist cum certified smoking cessation programme trainer.

At the event, Yayasan Azman Hashim (YAH) made a donation of RM36,000 to Soroptimist International Club of Damansara (SID). The donation is to support SID’s Building Bridges Beyond Borders Programme (BBBB). A similar donation to SID was also made by YAH in year 2018. Pn. Shalina Azman, Chairman of Amcorp Properties Berhad presented YAH’s cheque to SID’s representatives led by Dr. Saradha Narayanan.


Pn. Shalina Azman (2nd from right) presented RM36,000 on behalf of Yayasan Azman Hashim to Dr Saradha Narayanan (3rd from left) of Soroptimist International Club of Damansara (SID)

SID is part of the global women’s organization, Soroptimist International, which is an international volunteer movement established in 1928 in the United States of America, with the objective to educate, empower and enable opportunities for women and girls. Soroptimist International has members across 122 countries.

The BBBB entails SID to source for volunteer teachers, mainly undergraduates from overseas, to teach at not-for-profit learning institutions such as the Myanmar Refugee Community Learning Centre, Pure Life Society and Rumah Aman in Malaysia.

The RM36,000 donation will be used to defray part of the volunteer teachers’ expenses.

Yayasan Azman Hashim is a non-profit charitable organization founded by our Group Chairman, philanthropist entrepreneur Tan Sri Azman Hashim to give back to society, and to alleviate human suffering. Its core activities focuses on improving education to transform lives.


Mr. Soo Kim Wai and Pn. Shalina Azman cutting the cake together to commemorate Amcorp Group’s 109th Anniversary