Cepatwawasan and MHC contribute RM4 million towards Malaysia’s first Parkinson Centre

Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor (centre) witnessed the cheque presentation

OCTOBER 2014: Malaysia will have its first Parkinson & Movement Disorders Centre operating in University of Malaya (UM) after next year, thanks partly to a contribution of RM 4 million from Cepatwawasan Group Berhad and MHC Plantations Bhd as part of their CSR (corporate social responsibility) to ensure that their activities not only benefit their shareholders but also their employees, the community and the environment.

Located on prime land in UM Petaling Jaya campus and near UM Medical Centre, this Centre is designed to diagnose, treat and conduct research on the disease and related nervous system disorders.

The UM Parkinson Centre is being set up at an estimated total cost of RM10 million excluding land cost, and Cepatwawasan’s contribution is earmarked for the purchase of equipment, operation and maintenance of the Centre.

The contribution is channeled through the Group’s CSR arm, Dato’ Seri Mah Pooi Soo Benevolent Fund, which is dedicated to the advancement of education and religion, relief of poverty and other purposes beneficial to the community.

The Trust Deed for the contribution was signed with UM at the office of the Vice-Chancellor on 27 October 2014. Also present were UM’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Datuk Dr Mohd Amin Jalaludin, Dato’ Seri Mah King Thian, who is the chairman of Cepatwawasan Group and the Managing Director of MHC Plantations Bhd, and Dato’ Seri Mah King Seng, who is the Chairman of MHC Plantations Bhd and the Managing Director of Cepatwawasan Group Berhad.

Parkinson disease currently affects nearly 100,000 Malaysians. The number of patients is on the rise with an increasingly aging population. The centre is expected to cater to 2,000 to 3,000 patients annually.

UM“UM to have Parkinson Centre” – New Straits Times (2 Dec 2014)

Pusat“Pusat Parkinson pertama beroperasi akhir tahun depan” – Harian Metro (2 Dec 2014)