Mark Yeoh donates RM33mil to set up centre at King's College

  • Business
  • Wednesday, 15 May 2013

PETALING JAYA: King’s College London has received a donation of £7mil (RM33mil) from the family of Malaysian alumnus Mark Yeoh, to set up the Yeoh Tiong Lay Centre for Politics, Philosophy & Law, a new research centre.

The university said in a statement yesterday that the centre would be based in The Dickson Poon School of Law at King’s, which recently moved into Somerset House East Wing – an iconic building in central London, located at the centre of the British legal and political world and surrounded by major global law firms.

“The donation will provide for three new academic posts and 16 Yeoh Tiong Lay LLM scholarships. The research findings of the Yeoh Tiong Lay Centre will underpin the teachings of King’s new PPL degree.

“Launched in 2012, the Politics, Philosophy & Law (PPL) LLB is a unique programme that allows students to fulfil the requirements of a qualifying law degree while being able to choose from a range of modules in philosophy and political economy,” said the university.

In the same statement, Tan Sri Francis Yeoh, on behalf of the Yeoh family, said his family was delighted to be able to make a gift to set up the centre.

He said the Yeoh Tiong Lay Centre would “play a leading role in investigating large ethical and moral questions about which tomorrow’s lawyers must be knowledgeable.”

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