PCMA donates RM5 million to UTAR Hospital

From left: Dato’ Chin Lean Keat, Hew Fen Yee, Prof Ewe Hong Tat, Tan Sri Sak Cheng Lum, Dato’ Seri Ong Ka Chuan, Tan Sri Hew See Tong, Dato’ Chin Lean Choong, Foo Wan Lian, Teo Beng Suan, Lim Chin Khai and Leow Sui Fan at the mock cheque presentation

UTAR Education Foundation received a donation of RM5 million for its hospital project from the Perak Chinese Mining Association (PCMA) at UTAR Kampar Campus on 31 March 2021.

Representing PCMA in presenting the mock cheque to UTAR was PCMA Advisor-cum-UTAR Planning and Development Committee Advisor Tan Sri Dato’ Hew See Tong, accompanied by PCMA President Dato’ Chin Lean Choong and PCMA Council Members Dato’ Chin Lean Keat, Oh Chew Beng, Foo Wan Lian, Lim Chin Khai, Teo Beng Suan and Leow Sui Fan.

The mock cheque was received by UTAR Education Foundation Board of Trustees Chairman Tan Sri Dato’ Dr Sak Cheng Lum witnessed by UTAR Council Member Dato’ Seri Ong Ka Chuan, UTAR Council Member Hew Fen Yee, UTAR President Ir Prof Dr Ewe Hong Tat and UTAR Vice President for Student Development and Alumni Relations Prof Dr Choong Chee Keong.

Representing the PCMA, Tan Sri Dato’ Hew gave a brief introduction on the tin mining industry and PCMA. He mentioned that, “The tin mining industry has played an important role in the development of the country in the past. In order to commemorate the special contributions of the predecessors of the tin mining industry to the country, we decided to donate to UTAR Hospital under the name of PCMA. We also hope this donation will ignite the spirit of giving back to the society among the future generations. We wish the UTAR Hospital project to be completed soon to benefit the society and the nation.”

Dato’ Chin Lean Choong, the President of PCMA, said, “We are very pleased and happy to be here today for the donation to UTAR Hospital. This is a meaningful donation to support the Hospital. Looking back in history, the mining community and the miners have always had the objective of helping schools and hospitals since the time of our ancestors. Most of the primary schools in new villages received donations from our forefathers. It is our objective to carry on the legacy.”

Prof Ewe said that, “UTAR is indeed honoured and privileged to receive a total of RM5 million as donation from the Perak Chinese Mining Association for the development of the UTAR Hospital. Your invaluable support and generous contribution to the Hospital will greatly benefit not only UTAR’s medical and health science students who will receive training at the Hospital; but also, the community who will benefit from the affordable medical services in both Western and Traditional and Complementary Medicine.”

The mock cheque presentation ceremony ended with a group photograph at the UTAR Hospital site in UTAR Kampar Campus. The SOPs on physical distancing and wearing of masks were followed throughout the mock cheque presentation.

From left: Lim Chin Khai, Teo Beng Suan, Dato’ Chin Lean Choong, Tan Sri Hew See Tong, Tan Sri Sak Cheng Lum, Foo Wan Lian, Leow Sui Fan, Dato’ Seri Ong Ka Chuan, Hew Fen Yee, Dato’ Chin Lean Keat, Oh Chew Beng and Prof Ewe Hong Tat in front of the Hospital TCM Block.

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