UMW donates land in MalaysiaApril 2008
A two-acre plot in Serendah, Malaysia, has been donated by an investment holding company for the building of a Tamil school.
UMW Holdings said the donation of the land, worth 544,500 ringgits ($171,000, £86,000), reflected its corporate social responsibility commitment to the next generation of Malaysians.
The New Serendah Estate was acquired in 1992 from the Selangor state government by UMW, a Malaysian company that assembles, markets and distributes passenger cars and commercial vehicles, and related spares. The company allowed the 136 former estate workers occupying workers’ quarters on the land to remain and provided a free water supply and subsidized electricity.
Last year UMW transferred eight acres, valued at two million ringgits, to former workers. The donation of the land for a school has come about with the involvement of Datuk G. Palanivel, who is the member of parliament for Hulu Selangor and deputy president of the Malaysian Indian Congress.
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