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Tuesday February 1, 2011

Genting group chips in to refurbish UM lecture hall

AS A part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) projects, the Genting Group, through Yayasan Lim Goh Tong and UM-Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong Endowment Fund, has contributed RM850,000 for the refurbishment of the old Dewan Kuliah 1 in the Business & Accountancy Faculty at Universiti Malaya (UM).

The renovated lecture hall has been renamed ‘Dewan Kuliah Lim Goh Tong’ or the Lim Goh Tong Lecture Hall in honour of the Genting Group’s late founder and was launched by Genting Group chairman Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay.

The hall can accommodate 600 people and is equipped with modern teaching and learning facilities such as SMART Podium Interactive technology that allows lecturers to write over presentation slides and to navigate files and computer applications at the touch of a pen.

Checking it out: Lim (left) having a closer look at the state-of-the-art podium as Ghauth looks on.

Also present at the launch were Genting Bhd deputy chairman Tun Mohammed Hanif Omar, UM vice-chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Ghauth Jasmon, senior managers from Genting, professors and lecturers from UM and associated partners.

“Genting is active in several CSR activities such as for the protection of the environment, marketplace, workplace and community,” Ghauth said.

“In the Business and Accountancy Faculty, Genting Bhd has been active in sponsoring and supporting students’ activities through the Lim Goh Tong Endowment Fund, which was established in 2009,” he added.

The RM1mil fund is given to students from the faculty in the form of scholarships and sponsorships of educational and research-based programmes.

“The fund was created to provide a sustainable source to encourage and expand learning opportunities for the students,” Lim said.

To commemorate the launch, Genting has sponsored a special public lecture delivered by Lord Digby Jones, one of the United Kingdom’s prominent business speakers, on the topic “Asia as the New Master of the Business Universe”.

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