Lee Foundation donates RM50mil (S$19.03 mil) to Malaysia university

Lee Foundation donates RM50mil (S$19.03 mil) to Malaysia university
UTAR will merge all its Klang Valley campuses into its new city campus in Sungai Long

PETALING JAYA: The Lee Foundation has donated RM50mil (S$19.03 mil) to Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (Utar) for the construction of its new campus 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 for the donation.

He said that one of the university's facul­ties would be named after the founder of the founda­tion, 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," Prof Chuah said in a statement here yesterday.

He said 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 Kong Chian and his son 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.

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