UTAR Education Foundation received RM1million as donations for its hospital project from the Federation of Anxi Associations Malaysia (Persekutuan Persatuan-Persatuan Ann Koai Malaysia), and Mr and Mrs Lee Koing at T&CM Centre, UTAR Hospital on 23 July 2022.
Representing the Federation of Anxi Associations Malaysia to present a mock cheque worth RM500,000 to UTAR was General Secretary Mr Koh Hock Lye. He was accompanied by esteemed guests from the Federation. Meanwhile, another mock cheque worth RM500,000 was presented by Mr and Mrs Lee Koing.
The mock cheques were received by UTAR Chancellor Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik. The presentation of the mock cheques was witnessed by UTAR President Ir Prof Dato’ Dr Ewe Hong Tat, and UTAR Council Members Datuk Lim Si Cheng and Mr Hew Fen Yee. Also present were Tun Ling’s spouse Toh Puan Ena Ling, UTAR Vice President for Student Development and Alumni Relations Prof Dr Choong Chee Keong, UTAR Hospital CEO Prof Lau Hui-Ping, T&CM Centre Principal Practitioner Assoc Prof Dr Te Kian Keong, UTAR and UTAR Hospital staff.
Prof Ewe expressed his deepest gratitude to the Federation of Anxi Associations Malaysia and Mr and Mrs Lee Kiong. He said, “UTAR is indeed honoured and privileged to receive the donation from the Federation of Anxi Associations Malaysia, and Mr and Mrs Lee Kiong for the development of the UTAR Hospital. Last year, the Federation has already donated 40,000 sets of PPE to UTAR Hospital. It is heartwarming to receive such a kind donation during the pandemic period.”
“T&CM Centre is conducting an experimental inpatient service, and it is expected to officially operate by next week. Nearly 95% of the construction of the medical centre has been completed and it is expected to be fully completed in August/September. The medical devices have also been moved into the medical centre. The medical centre is expected to begin its operation early next year,” he added.
Representing the Federation of Anxi Associations Malaysia, Mr Koh explained the purpose of the donation. He said, “In response to the call of our Advisor General, Datuk Lim Si Cheng, the Federation of Anxi Associations Malaysia conducted fundraising for UTAR Hospital and it received an enthusiastic response from 17 associations under the Federation. Thanks to that, it successfully raised RM500,000 in two months. We come together to raise funds for UTAR Hospital and we hope that this donation will serve as a good starting point to attract more support and contribution. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Mr Lee Kiong, our Vice President of Selangor and Kuala Lumpur Branch, who donated and contributed a lot to the fundraising. He donated a total of RM550,000; RM50,000 was counted as part of the Federation’s donation, while another RM500,000 was personally donated to UTAR Hospital.”
Mr Lee said, “I am very grateful for the opportunity to donate to UTAR Hospital, which provides affordable medical services in both Western and Traditional and Complementary Medicines. I believe it will greatly benefit the community.”
The mock cheque presentation ceremony ended with a group photograph and a hospital tour.