4 September 2020 – The Sarawak forest, our luxuriant foliage of green is proudly one of the world’s mega-biodiversity hotspots carrying some of the largest collections of rare, unique and indigenous orchid species. Although these floral treasures are highly sought after internationally for their charismatic and aesthetic features, little interest and awareness towards these endangered orchids are shown by the local Sarawakian community. To help advocate for the importance of guarding our forests’ biodiversity and preventing the extinction of these orchids, CMS donated RM30,000 to the Sarawak Orchid Society, an NGO determined to create and promote awareness towards these native orchids. As a strong supporter of sustainability and believer of biodiversity, CMS hopes that this donation will aid local efforts to educate our society about the untapped economic potential, medicinal values and the incontestable significance of the orchid species in our ecosystem.
Cahya Mata Sarawak (CMS) and its employees are involved in awareness campaigns, corporate sponsorships and volunteering programmes within Sarawak. We are proud to participate in philanthropic efforts that include charitable giving, support for disaster relief efforts and many other means of support that benefits our communities.
24 July 2020 – Mindful of the impact of Covid-19 on our communities, COPE Private Equity Sdn Bhd (COPE Private Equity) donated a unit of Thermovis, a remote temperature screening and facial recognition kiosk to Masjid Lapangan Terbang Sultan Abdul Aziz, a mosque in Shah Alam, Selangor. With Thermovis, congregators will be scanned at a distance and registered automatically using face recognition technology before entry. This reduces the amount of labour required on-site, protects congregators’ privacy and lowers the risk of Covid-19 transmission. Thermovis is a product of MDT Innovations, an investee company of COPE Private Equity focusing on the Internet of Things (IoT) value chain, intelligent wireless sensors and data analytics.
5 June 2020 – The COVID-19 pandemic had negatively impacted the lives of many, with those with big families and low income drawing the shorter end of the stick and feeling the true repercussions of the Movement Control Order (MCO) and the Conditional Movement Control Oder (CMCO). To ease the hardships of those in need, several professionals and the business community joined hands for a food distribution initiative to assist the needy regardless of their race and religion. Our Group Managing Director, Dato Isaac Lugun who came forth to donate RM5,000 worth of rice was among the good Samaritans praised by Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) Batu Lintang’s chief, Sih Hua Tong for their effort in pooling their resources together to supply basic food items to these families.
29 April 2020 – To support the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in their food distribution effort, CMS Quarries Sdn Bhd (CMS Quarries) donated 300 packs of food items worth RM10,000 to help Indonesians in Kuching who were affected by the COVID-19 crisis. All food packs were handed over by Mr. Derek Chee, CEO of CMS Quarries, to Pak Yonny Prayitno at the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia Headquarters in hopes that CMS will be able to help ease the hardships faced by Indonesian migrant workers during this trying time.
22 April 2020 – CMS’ associate company, OM Materials (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd, came forward to donate RM1.4 million worth of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to government and medical front-liners. The PPE, comprised of 10,000 disposable medical protective suits, 10,000 isolation gowns, 5,000 face shields, and 5,000 safety goggles were donated to help safeguard Sarawak’s front-liners tasked with the challenging duty of treating suspected and infected COVID-19 patients. The donation was handed over by Dato Isaac Lugun and Mr Mustapha Bin Ismuni to Sarawak’s Deputy Chief Minister, Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas.