Corporate Social Responsibilities
01 Nov 2016
Yayasan Azman Hashim donates RM13.7 million for construction of 2 Muslim burial sites
 
YAYASAN AZMAN HASHIM DONATES RM13.7 MILLION FOR CONSTRUCTION OF 2 MUSLIM BURIAL SITES

Petaling Jaya : On 30th October 2015, Yayasan Azman Hashim (“YAH”), founded by Tan Sri Azman Hashim, signed a Memorandum of Agreement, to donate RM13.7 million to Jabatan Agama Islam Wilayah Persekutuan (“JAWI”) for the development and construction of 2 new Muslim burial sites in Wilayah Persekutuan, namely Raudahtul Sakinah Bukit Kiara 2 and Raudahtul Sakinah Kg. Melayu Kepong. 

JAWI has announced that both the burial sites shall be officially named Raudahtul Sakinah Bukit Kiara 2 Sumbangan Yayasan Azman Hashim and Raudahtul Sakinah Kg. Melayu Kepong Sumbangan Yayasan Azman Hashim, after the benevolent benefactor.

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Artist impressions of Raudahtul Sakinah Bukit Kiara 2 (left)

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and Raudahtul Sakinah Kg. Melayu Kepong (right)

Construction and landscape upgrading works for Raudahtul Sakinah Bukit Kiara 2 and Raudahtul Sakinah Kg. Melayu Kepong burial grounds cost RM6.9 million and RM6.8 million respectively and both sites are expected to be completed in 12 months.
 
Raudahtul Sakinah Bukit Kiara 2 measures 2.157 hectares in size while Raudahtul Sakinah Kg. Melayu Kepong at 3.259 hectares. According to project plans, Raudahtul Sakinah Bukit Kiara 2 consists of 4,500 plots of adult burial graves and 240 plots of children burial graves and 1 unit of administration building cum community hall while Raudahtul Sakinah Kg. Melayu Kepong will house 4,609 plots of adult burial graves and 623 plots of children burial graves and 1 unit of administration building cum community hall.

The new burial sites will cater to the needs of the Muslim community within the vicinity as land allotted for burial ground is fast depleting, in contrast to the growing population.
Yayasan Azman Hashim, headed by Amcorp Group Berhad’s Executive Chairman Tan Sri Azman Hashim, is a non-profit charitable institution. Its key mission is to improve education and welfare for the less fortunate as well as to alleviate human suffering within the nation. 

Apart from donating towards the construction of the 2 new burial grounds, Yayasan Azman Hashim has also made contributions to various charitable and educational projects.