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Leaving A Legacy Through Charitable Giving
10/03/2022Corporate Communications

Dato’ Lee Yeow Chor (first left) presented the mock cheque to Tan Sri Sak Cheng Lum (second right), witnessed by Puan Sri Hoong May Kuan, Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik (centre) and Ir Prof Dr Ewe Hong Tat. (File pic by IOI Corporation)

The spirit of philanthropy of the late Tan Sri Lee Shin Cheng continued to live on as Yayasan Tan Sri Lee Shin Cheng (Yayasan TSLSC), funded entirely by IOI Group and the estate of the late Tan Sri Lee Shin Cheng, donated RM5 million to the UTAR Hospital on 9 March 2022.

UTAR Hospital is a teaching and community hospital set up by UTAR to provide medical care and services in Western Medicine and Traditional and Complementary Medicine including Chinese, Ayurvedic, and Traditional Malay Medicine. It also provides clinical training for UTAR’s medical and health sciences students.

The event also saw the launching of the Tan Sri Lee Shin Cheng Lecture Theatre in the UTAR Faculty of Science, Kampar Campus. The Lecture Theatre was named in honour of the late Tan Sri Lee Shin Cheng to commemorate the legacy of the late Tan Sri Lee, a visionary entrepreneur and respected philanthropist who believed that education is a key to career success. His firm belief in education also paved the way for many students in various universities to gain financial assistance under the Yayasan TSLSC Scholarships. Puan Sri Hoong May Kuan, IOI Corporation Berhad Group Managing Director and Chief Executive cum Trustee of Yayasan TSLSC Dato’ Lee Yeow Chor, and the late Tan Sri Lee Shin Cheng’s family members were present to witness the official launching of the Tan Sri Lee Shin Cheng Lecture Theatre.

Ribbon cutting ceremony in front of the signature wall. (File pic by IOI Corporation)

A Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) was also signed between UTAR and Yayasan TSLSC on the setting up of Bargain Basement’s third outlet at the UTAR Kampar campus, followed by the official launch of the Bargain Basement@UTAR on-site. Bargain Basement is an initiative of Yayasan TSLSC and this innovative social enterprise has benefited 33 charitable organisations since its establishment in 2016. The collaboration will provide a platform for UTAR students to develop a healthy consumer behaviour and nurture students on entrepreneurship and community services.

Signing of the MOA and the launching of Bargain Basement@UTAR by Datin Joanne Wong Su Ching and Ir. Professor Dr Ewe Hong Tat on behalf of Yayasan TSLSC and UTAR respectively. This was witnessed by Dato’ Lee Yeow Chor (first right) and Tan Sri Sak Cheng Lum (first left). (File pic by IOI Corporation)

The event was graced by dignitaries such as UTAR Chancellor Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik, Toh Puan Ena Ling, Chairman of Board of Trustees of UTAR Education Foundation Tan Sri Dato’ Dr Sak Cheng Lum, UTAR President Ir. Professor Dr Ewe Hong Tat, UTAR Council Members, Puan Sri Hoong May Kuan and the family members of the late Tan Sri Lee.


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