PETALING JAYA: As an award-winning corporate citizen, construction group IJM Corporation Bhd, believes education is the building block of a strong nation.
Thus, it is without doubt, said its group managing director Datuk Krishnan Tan, that IJM would go all out to support the fund-raising campaign for Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (Utar).
“This is just the beginning in our commitment to Utar; we will definitely be doing more to support this cause,” said Tan after receiving a plaque comprising a miniature qi pao (cheongsam) from The Star news editor Wong Sai Wan at Wisma IJM here for the purchase of the Shantung Silk table worth RM15,000 for the KL Fashion Week yesterday.
Tan said the IJM group and its associates would be working together to raise more funds for Utar through a campaign that would be set up soon.
IJM, one of the recipients for the Malaysian Business Corporate Governance Award last year, has always been instrumental in playing their part in supporting educational endeavours.
Their commendable efforts also involved contributing to other communities such as the Indians through MIC’s education arm – Maju Institute of Educational Development.
In respect to the idea of raising funds through a fashion week, Tan said it is an innovative and unique way to raise funds for the cause.
Themed Style and Sensuality, the gala dinner scheduled on Aug 19 at the Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur will culminate the successful staging of the KL Fashion Week 2003 held between April 23 and 27 that is organised by The Star and presented by L’Oreal. Award-winning models will showcase an exclusive collection of qi pao by designer Wu Guobin that will be the highlight of the show.
Apart from that, the runway will also see the collection of Tropical Collection from Zang Toi, Sarimah Adzrina and Justin Oh. The second collection is The Exquisite Nyonya Kebaya from Butik Ang Eng and Matching Menswear by Key Ng.
Guest-of-honour is Datin Paduka Seri Endon Mahmood, wife of Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.
Tables for the dinner are still available, at RM15,000 for the Shantung Silk table,RM12,000 for Chiffon and RM9,000 for Organza.
For enquiries and bookings, call The Star at 03-7967 1388 ext 1239 or 1236, or visit www.thestar.com.my/fashionweek for details.
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