Sin Chew Daily, 6 April 2011 - Dijaya Tropicana Foundation 1st Charity Dinner
Sin Chew Daily, 6 April 2011
Dijaya Tropicana Foundation, a newly set up charity organisation, donated RM1 million to eleven non-profit organisations and underprivileged schools during its inaugural gala dinner at the Tropicana Golf and Country Resort.
The non-profit organisations include Ti-Ratana Welfare Society Malaysia, National Heart Foundation, and Malaysian Wushu Federation, which received RM100,000 each, while the Buddhist Tzu-Chi Merit Society Malaysia received RM300,000.
Seven Chinese schools from Perak and Malacca received a total sum of RM400,000.
MCA President Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek said that corporations, besides expanding their businesses, must also fulfil the responsibility to contribute back to society.
During the gala dinner Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek said that the 1MCA Malaysia Medical Foundation needs to raise funds to help poor people in need of medical treatment. Dijaya Group CEO Tan Sri Dato’ Tan Chee Sing immediately donated RM500,000 to the foundation
and he stressed that he will further contribute in the future, if needed.
He hopes that more organisations will do the same and contribute to the society.
“I believe that if organisations can contribute to society, it will not only help them build a good reputation, but also to achieve their business goals,” he said.
Dijaya Tropicana Foundation Chairman Datuk Rohana Tan Sri Mahmood said that the foundation was formed because of the kind contributions given by their Group CEO Tan Sri Dato’ Tan Chee Sing.
She added that the foundation will continue to uphold its kindness and strive for further heights.
Among the many guests-of-honour who attended the gala dinner that night were MCA President Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek, Ministry of Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Chor Chee Hong, former MCA President Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik and his wife, Ministry of
Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry Deputy Minister Datuk Chan Chee Yong, MCA Public Service and Complaints Bureau Datuk Michael Chong; Dijaya Group CEO Tan Sri Dato’ Tan Chee Sing and his wife Puan Sri Chen Siew Chew, and their sons Executive Directors
Tan Yong Loong, Tan Yong Jin, Tan Yong Jia, Tan Yong Chuan and daughter Tan Xue Ni.
Representatives from 11 non-profit organisations and underprivileged schools taking a group photo with guests-of-honour