Lee Foundation donates RM50mil to UTAR

  • Nation
  • Monday, 9 Feb 2015

PETALING JAYA: The Lee Foundation has donated RM50mil to Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) for the construction of its new campus building in Sungai Long, Kuala Lumpur.

The new campus is expected to be completed in May.

UTAR president Prof Datuk Dr Chuah Hean Teik thanked the foundation and said one of the university's faculties would be named after the foundation's founder, the late Tan Sri Lee Kong Chian.

"(We) are extremely grateful to honour this remarkable man by naming the UTAR Faculty of Engineering and Science as the Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science.

"It is to keep alive his excellent values and to encourage our present and future students to adopt such fine qualities, which are truly timeless essentials in the present era," he said in a statement on Monday.

Prof Chuah added that the contribution proved that the foundation believed in UTAR's ability to positively impact the lives of Malaysians through education and research.

The Lee Foundation was set up in 1952 by rubber tycoon and philanthropist Lee Kong Chian and his son Lee Seng Gee to promote education, research in medicine, and cultural activities.

The foundation also sponsors scholarships, social welfare initiatives, and even provides for disaster victims.

Education , Lee Foundation , UTAR , RM50mil , Donation