BOUSTEAD DELIVERS SPECIAL BUS FOR THE PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED
LUMPUR, June 8, 2009 - In
a unique gesture of appreciation to those who place the safeguard
of our nation ahead of themselves, Boustead Holdings Berhad (Boustead
Group) contributed a specially configured bus to the Community Rehabilitation
Center of the Malaysian Armed Forces (PPDK).
was part of the Boustead Group's corporate social responsibility
(CSR) commitment to contribute positively to the lives of members
of the Malaysian Armed Forces and their families.
The bus is possibly
the first of its kind in Malaysia as it features a unique automated
lift that does not require the physically challenged to alight from
their wheelchair when getting onto or getting off the bus. The stairs
of the bus are also built for easy access. Worth approximately RM400,000,
this BMC-make vehicle can ferry up to 25 passengers with additional
space for wheelchairs. Additionally, the bus is also equipped with
air-conditioning and audio-visual facilities for passengers.
Laksamana Tan Sri Dato' Sri Mohd Anwar bin Hj. Mohd Nor (rtd), Chairman
Lembaga Tabung Angkatan Tentera (LTAT) was on hand to officially
present on behalf of Boustead Holdings Berhad, the bus to YB Dato'
Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Minister of Defence Malaysia, during the
latter's inaugural visit to LTAT headquarters today.
Tan Sri Dato' Lodin Wok Kamarrudin, Group Managing Director, Boustead
Holdings Berhad, said, "We have specially configured this bus
to become a viable mode of transportation for armed forces personnel
who are physically challenged. Our aim is to improve the quality
of life of these individuals by providing them with an easier and
hassle-free way to get around."
" As part of the LTAT Group of Companies, the Boustead Group
is cognisant of our responsibilities to our stakeholders and has
been steadfast in undertaking various programmes and activities
centered around the Malaysian Armed Forces," YBhg Tan Sri Dato'
its inception as a modest trading entity more than 180 years ago,
the Boustead Group has grown by leaps and bounds to comprise more
than 80 subsidiary and associate companies, and has substantial
interests in various sectors of the Malaysian economy. The Boustead
Group's operations are focused in six key areas; plantation, heavy
industries, property, finance & investment, trading and
manufacturing & services. As at 31 December 2008, Boustead
Holdings Berhad's paid-up capital is RM326 million, while its shareholders'
funds stand at RM2.9 billion.
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