Corporate Social Responsibilities
16 May 2017
Tan Sri Azman Hashim attends inauguration of new building at Oxford Centre of Islamic Studies
16 May 2017

Tan Sri Azman Hashim, Chairman of Amcorp Group Berhad (Amcorp) attended the inauguration ceremony of the Oxford’s Centre for Islamic Studies (OCIS)’s new building on Marston Road in London today. The inauguration ceremony was led by His Royal Highness, Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, who has been the Patron of the Centre since its establishment in 1985. Other international royal dignitaries who also attended the ceremony were Malaysia’s Yang di-Pertuan Agong, DYMM Sultan Muhammad V, HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince of Bahrain, HRH Prince Sultan bin Salman Al Saud of Saudi Arabia, HH Sayyid Haitham bin Tariq Al Said of the Sultanate of Oman and HRH Prince Abdul Mateen of Brunei. 

Tan Sri Azman Hashim (2nd from left) in conversation with Malaysia’s Yang Di-Pertuan Agong, DYMM Sultan Muhammad V (right) and HRH Prince Abdul Mateen of Brunei (left)

Tan Sri Azman Hashim was invited to attend the inauguration ceremony along with others from the Malaysian entourage which included Datuk Ahmad Rasidi Hazidi, the Malaysian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom and Tun Ahmad Sarji Abdul Hamid, member of the board of trustees of OCIS.

Tan Sri Azman Hashim had in 2015 donated £2,900,000 to set up the Azman Hashim Fellowship at OCIS. The endowment scheme will support the academic studies and research works of contemporary Muslim societies at the Centre. 

During the Ceremony, Prince Charles gave a speech and unveiled the plaque to officiate the opening of the new £100 million building which consists of an auditorium, a three floor library, dining hall and a mosque. It is understood that Malaysia contributed RM12 million towards this construction and also wood panelling in the Malaysian auditorium in the form of wood carvings by master carvers from Terengganu.