Press conference on Econsave Sinchew Charity Night

From left: Prof Choong, Prof Cheong, Datuk Eddie Heng, Prof Ewe, Tan, Wong, Ng, Prof Cheng, Prof Goi and Dr Yap

A press conference on Econsave Sinchew Charity Night for UTAR Hospital Fundraising-cum-UTAR 20th Anniversary Dinner was jointly organised by Econsave, Sinchew Daily and UTAR on 6 May 2022 at Sungai Long Campus. The event was supported by Guang Ming Daily. 

The charity night, which aims to raise funds for the UTAR Hospital, will be held on 6 August 2022 at HGH Convention Centre Sentul Kuala Lumpur.

The press conference was attended by General Manager of Econsave Cash & Carry Sdn Bhd  Wong Yun Fatt, General Manager of Sin Chew Media Corporation Bhd Communications and Promotion Tan Kim Chuan, UTAR President Ir Prof Dr Ewe Hong Tat, President of Malaysia Chinese Language Council and Chairman of Management Committee HGH Convention Centre Datuk Eddie Heng, Deputy General Manager of Guang Ming Daily Ng Hee Kuang, UTAR Vice President (Internationalisation and Academic Development) Ir Prof Dr Goi Bok Min, Vice President (Student Development and Alumni Relations) Prof Dr Choong Chee Keong, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Dean Emeritus Prof Dr Cheong Soon Keng, Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science Dean Assoc Prof Ts Dr Yap Wun She, Institute of Management and Leadership Development Director-cum-Belt and Road Strategic Research Centre Chairperson Prof Dr Cheng Ming Yu and staff.

From top left (clockwise): Prof Ewe, Wong, Ng, Datuk Eddie Heng, and Tan

In his remarks, Prof Ewe said that the Econsave and Sin Chew Daily Charity Show held last year at Dewan Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik of UTAR Kampar Campus was organised in a hybrid manner. The event was held physically on 4 December 2021 and the online mode was conducted on 12 December 2021. He stated that the event received enthusiastic support and donations from all walks of life. “It was not an easy task to hold a fundraising event during the pandemic, so I am really grateful to have such a meaningful fundraising event,” he said.

He added, “We sincerely hope that all sectors of society would contribute generously and work together to build the hospital for community welfare so that it can be fully operational as soon as possible and provide more comprehensive medical services to the community.” He also said that the building of UTAR Hospital is not a short-term project, so it needs to rely on the strength and continuous support of many parties. 

Tan, on the other hand, said that UTAR is a fast-growth university with excellent achievements in Malaysia. “UTAR is a university by the people for the people. I have visited the campus several times and I must say UTAR Hospital’s Traditional and Complementary Medicine Centre is well-equipped. We are looking forward to seeing a fully operational hospital next year, which would benefit not only the people staying around the area of Kinta River but also people all over Malaysia.”

Wong said that the Econsave Sinchew Charity Night was suspended for a period of time due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the enthusiasm for continuing the fundraising activity did not cool down. “When the government softened the policy, we continued the charity shows. Today’s press conference aims to raise funds for the building of UTAR Hospital,” he said. 

Moreover, Datuk Eddie Heng was also invited to deliver a few words during the press conference. The charity night was sponsored by HGH Convention Centre. It sponsored the venue which was worth RM100,000 along with 80 dinner tables. The event ended with a group photography session, followed by a campus tour. 

In the mid of the press conference

During the campus tour

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