The Sun, 8 April 2011 - Dijaya donates RM1m to charity

The Sun, 8 April 2011

11 non-profit organisations and underprivileged schools benefit

PETALING JAYA: Dijaya Tropicana Foundation, a newly set-up charity organisation under Dijaya Corporation Berhad, recently presented RM1 million to 11 non-profit organisations and underprivileged schools as its first batch of donations.

The donations were presented to the recipients during the foundation's inaugural gala dinner, held on Tuesday at the Tropicana Golf & Country Resort.

The establishment of the foundation reflects the group's long and deep-rooted culture of supporting charitable projects."


Ti-Ratana Welfare Society Malaysia, Institute Jantung Negara Foundation of Malaysia received RM100,000 each while the Buddhist Tzu-Chi Merits Society Malaysia received RM300,000.

Seven needy Chinese schools in Perak, Kedah and Malacca also received a total of RM400,000 to improve school facilities and infrastructure.

In her speech, foundation chairman Datuk Rohana Mahmood said:"The establishment of the foundation reflects the group's long and deep-rooted culture of supporting charitable projects."

She said the foundation was inspired by the numerous anonymous philanthropic acts by Dijaya Group CEO Tan Sri Danny Tan, who is also the foundation's deputy chairman.

"This foundation merely formalises a practice that has been in effect for many years," said Rohana.

The foundation intends to provide assistance to the poor, relief to those affected by natural disasters locally and abroad, as well as support the development of human capital via scholarships to worthy students, said Rohana.

"At the same time, we want to provide medical assistance to meet the needs of Malaysians who are disabled or critically ill through sponsorships and donations."

It will also support environmental and social groups and promote national unity through sports, arts and culture.

Rohana, Dijaya deputy managing director Dickson Tan and foundation board members Puan Sri Ivy Tan, Dillon Tan and Dion Tan presented mock cheques to the recipients during the gala dinner, while guest of honour MCA president Datuk Seri Chua Soi Lek witnessed the ceremony.

The dinner which featured performances by the Buddhist Tzu-Chi Merit Society, Ti-Ratana and Wushu Federation, was attended by Dijaya board of directors as well as various corporate figures including Berjaya Corporation founder Tan Sri Vincent Tan and Berjaya CEO Datuk Robin Tan.

(From left, back row) Dickson, Rohana, Chua, Danny, Ivy, Dillon & Dion with representatives from the 11 recipients