Kuala Lumpur: CIMB Foundation today contributed RM200,000 to The Federation of Chinese Associations Malaysia (Huazong) in support of their bid to raise funds for a new premise. The new 12-storey building, which will be built in Sri Kembangan, Selangor, will house a historic Chinese museum, library, reading room, information and research rooms, meetings rooms, conference hall and a multipurpose banquet hall.
Huazong, a non-profit organisation founded by the 13 state Chinese Assembly Halls in Malaysia in late 1991, was established to promote goodwill and unity among the various races in the country via greater cultural exchange initiatives; to assist its members and the Chinese community on matters of interests such as government policies and implementations; as well as to strengthen the bilateral ties between Malaysia and China, among others. It has however, been a long-awaited bid for Huazong to build a premise of its own, having operated under the same roof of the Kuala Lumpur & Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall for the past 19 years.
“Our contribution today to Huazong is a part of our ongoing efforts to work with the Chinese community, in support of the development of its culture, education and social-economic standing. We are glad that we are able to aid Huazong in their quest to better serve its members and the community,” said Dato’ Sri Nazir Razak, Chief Executive Officer, CIMB Group at a ceremony today to hand over the mock cheque to Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Pheng Yin Huah, President of Huazong. Datuk Cheng Lai Hock, Deputy President of Huazong, and Ahmad Shazli Kamarulzaman, Head of Commercial Banking, CIMB Bank were also present at the event.
In addition to the donation, Dato’ Sri Nazir announced that the public can now donate directly towards Huazong’s cause for a building fund via CIMB Cares, the bank’s online donation portal.
“CIMB Cares bridges the gap between charitable organisations and generous donors. We look forward to seeing the public utilise this service and lend a helping hand to Huazong and other deserving causes,” said Nazir. With CIMB Cares, CIMB Bank customers can donate a minimum of RM10 via their personal accounts on CIMB Clicks while customers of other banks can also participate through CIMB Clicks, facilitated by the MEPS FPX mechanism (debit payment for internet banking). This online donation portal is also equipped with auto debit and standing instructions for those who wish to donate regularly.
“CIMB’s donation towards Huazong’s building fund is an example of how a successful corporate giant can contribute towards the community. We understand that CIMB is a corporate which has always been contributing towards the community’s education and charity projects, and upholds the principle of reciprocating what it received from society,” said Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Pheng Yin Huah. “The Malaysian Chinese community appreciates individuals and companies who donate or contribute to charitable causes. In this regard, I would like to commend CIMB's support towards Huazong’s fund raising drive,” he added.
For further information on how to contribute towards Huazong’s building fund via CIMB Cares, visit www.cimbclicks.com.my or call CIMB Bank call centre at 1300 880 900.