Tuesday July 17, 2012
Tomei hands out more than RM150,000 to 25 beneficiaries
By CHRISTINA LOW
TOMEI Consolidated Bhd gave out RM152,000 to 25 beneficiaries across the country in the hope of helping them carry out their day-to-day operations more efficiently.
“Our contributions are sincere and we are genuinely committed to continue playing a dependable role in helping our country create a more caring society,” said Tomei Conso-lidated director Datin Nonadiah Abdullah at their sixth charity night at the Lake Club in Kuala Lumpur.
She added that creating a caring society was conducive to creating a harmonious society which in turn would ensure that everyone would enjoy better security and comfort
“We think the spirit of giving back to society is important and we hope that it will be part of the 1Malaysia spirit initiated by our Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak,” said Nonadiah.
She went on to praise company chairman Tan Sri Ng Teck Fong for his dedication and continuous innovation for the Tomei brand which he founded in 1968.
“He has contributed in both effort and monies to many organisations and it is these volunteering works and empathy that exemplify how he has put into practice the spirit of giving back to society,” she said before accompanying Ng and Tomei Consolidated Berhad independent non-executive director Tan Whye Aun and group managing director Ng Yih Pyng to present the cheques to the beneficiaries.
The beneficiaries were Ti-Ratana Welfare Society, Multi-Mutual Charity Association for Kuala Lumpur and Selangor, National Council for the Blind Malaysia, Lovely Disabled Home, Silver Jubilee home for the Aged, The United Chinese School Teachers’ Association of Malaysia Respect for Teachers Campaign, Dong Jiao Zong Higher Learning Centre, SJK(C) Chung Juo, Confucian Private Secondary School, Malacca Pay Fong High School building fund, Chung Hua High School building fund.
The other beneficiaries are Kuen Ching High School building fund, The Editors’ Association (Chinese medium) Malaysia, Ng Teck Fong Foundation, Star Publications (M) Bhd, Fo Guang Shan Selangor Meditation Centre, Sin Chew Foundation, Malaysia Volleyball Association, Malaysia Women’s Foundation, National Book Develop-ment Foundation, Pertubuhan Kebangsaan Orang Kerdil Malaysia, Persatuan Ibu Bapa dan Penjaga Anak Anak Pekak Kuala Lumpur and Pertubuhan Orang Cacat Cina Malaysia.
The Star’s deputy group chief editor I David Yeoh received a cheque for RM30,000 from Ng.
The contribution will be channelled to The Star’s Step Up pullout, a 24-page bilingual education pullout for schools to offer an engaging and exciting method to teach and learn English.
It is similar to The Star’s NiE (Newspaper-in-Education) in terms of interactivity, providing a platform for students to submit their works for discussion as well as mini contests and four revision issues.
The full-colour, syllabus-based pullout is approved by the Education Ministry and is published on alternate Thursdays, twice a month, for pupils from Years Four to Six.
Throughout the evening, guests were treated to a Chinese dinner spread with performances of traditional and modern dances by the children from several beneficiaries followed by a special percussion and singing session by Lovely Disabled Home.
The night ended with a nail-biting acrobatic performance by a troupe from China that left guests in awe.