Marking milestone with gift of Kuntum sponsorship


Wong (left) and Loo at the announcement of the sponsorship.

To MARK the 80th birthday of Oriental Holdings Bhd group managing director Datuk Robert Wong Lum Kong, Oriental Sports Club has sponsored Kuntum educational magazines worth RM10,000.

The sponsorship is for 300 subscriptions of the monthly magazine to cater to selected pupils in national and vernacular schools in the Klang Valley.

Wong, who is also Boon Siew Sdn Bhd managing director, was born on Nov 17, same as Honda Motor founder Soichiro Honda.

He also has the same Chinese zodiac sign –- the dragon –- as his father-in-law and founder of Boon Siew and Oriental Holdings group of companies, Tan Sri Loh Boon Siew.

“I am privileged to have known and worked with both my father-in-law and Honda. They are both automotive legends.

“I was born in 1940, the year of the golden dragon.

“The Chinese believe those born in the year of the golden dragon will prosper in metal-related businesses. I believe that includes cars and motorcycles, ” said Wong, who also donated RM500,000 to Star Foundation, the charitable arm of Star Media Group, to assist the needy affected by Covid-19.

SMG corporate special officer Loo Phan Kooi thanked Wong for his extended support over the years to the media group’s ventures, including Dimsum Entertainment and The Star’s newspaper-in-education programme.

Wong, who is Oriental Sports Club chairman, believes that Kuntum will benefit the development of schoolchildren.

Kuntum is a Bahasa Malaysia children’s magazine published by SMG.

It has carefully planned content for children to learn other languages too such as Chinese and English.

It also has sections with exercises for pupils to improve in other subjects like Mathematics.

The magazine has an online and offline presence, with video tutorials on social media and also organises workshops to prepare pupils for the UPSR examination. — By SHEILA SRI PRIYA

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