PANASONIC Group of Companies in Malaysia is awarding scholarships to five students pursuing bachelor degree programmes in public universities.
Trade and Industry Ministry secretary-general Lokman Hakim Ali presented the scholarships to the recipients at an awards ceremony.
The students were Lee Ning Xin, who is majoring in Chemical Engineering from Universiti Malaya, as well as four undergraduates from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia – Mughilan M. Sugumaran who is majoring in Biomedical Engineering; Oscar Ling Fang Jack who is majoring in Mechatronic Engineering; Nur Yohan Samsul Huda who is majoring in Biomedical Engineering and Tan Siew Mean who is majoring in Chemical Engineering.
“In line with our founder’s philosophy, Panasonic places importance on activities aimed at ending the many forms of poverty and inequality that exist in developed and emerging countries.
“Through the promotion of various activities that emphasise human development, offering opportunities and mutual understanding, Panasonic is working towards an inclusive society.
“One aspect in our efforts to nurture excellence is by awarding scholarships to produce human resources and support the development of talent, ” said Panasonic Management Malaysia Sdn Bhd associate director Wong Siew Choong.
Panasonic established the scholarship programme in 1998 as a way to contribute to society, which is one of the seven Panasonic Principles that were created by founder Konosuke Matsushita.
“There have been 69 recipients in total who have achieved success in their studies and careers through this scholarship programme.
“One day, we hope to see you become a great leader whether in an organisation or by serving the country, ” said Wong to the recipients.