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.

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Helping the poor during the pandemic

18 April 2020 – To support our local Indian community during these difficult times, CMS donated a significant amount of food essentials at a charity drive organised by the committee of Sri Maha Mariamman Temple to help those in need of assistance. The hundreds of bags of rice, eggs, instant noodles and canned food that were handed over by our Group Managing Director, Dato Isaac Lugun will reach 109 families that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. In the face of calamity, CMS continued Doing Good to help the society in the safest way we can.

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Keeping our civil servants safe

16 April 2020 – CMS Quarries Sdn Bhd (CMS Quarries) donated a total of 4,000 face masks to both JKR Sarawak and the State Food Crisis Committee to ensure that our civil servants have an adequate supply of face masks to carry out their duties amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. CEO of CMS Quarries, Mr Derek Chee handed over the face masks to JKR Sarawak at their headquarters in Wisma Saberkas and YB Miro Simuh at his residence.

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Appreciating our frontliners

2 & 13 April 2020 – Healthcare professionals on the frontlines are working long, hard hours to keep the community well taken care of during the COVID-19 pandemic. By the sweat of their brow, many of us are able to practice the Movement Control Order (MCO) feeling safe and assured – knowing that we are in good hands. To return the favour, CMS showed appreciation for the efforts of frontline staff working tirelessly at the Sarawak General Hospital (SGH) by donating essentials like canned food, beverage, biscuits and hospital-grade disinfectant amounting to RM4,000, along with 20 pieces of plastic pellets worth RM2,600 that were donated on a separate donation trip. 

Our hearts go out to the gallant doctors, nurses, administrators and support staff who risk their lives everyday by looking out for others. We salute their bravery and recognise the fine and crucial work they are doing. To the frontliners persevering through the battle against COVID-19, we appreciate you and thank you for all that you do!

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CMS donates RM1 million to help Sarawak in time of crisis

7 April 2020 – As part of our efforts to help Sarawak mitigate the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the State, its people and businesses, CMS donated RM1 million towards the Sarawak State Disaster Relief Fund. Our Group Managing Director, Dato Isaac Lugun handed over the donation to Sarawak’s Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister, YB Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah who accepted it on behalf on Sarawak’s Deputy Chief Minister, Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas (who is also the Chairman of the State Disaster Management Committee).

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Desks sponsored for one of Sarawak’s oldest schools

18 July 2019 – As part of its continuous our CSR effort, CMS recently sponsored 100 desks for the soon to be completed 3-storey building classroom block at SMK St Patrick, Mukah. Earlier this year, CMS also sponsored the development of the school’s Taekwon-do Club.

SMK St Patrick is one of the oldest schools in Sarawak and was established in 1905. Over the years, the school has continued to excel both in academic and extra co-curricular activities. Its students have taken part in various competitions, claiming honours at state and international level, in particular at the Asia Pacific ITF Taekwon-do (School) Championship and Kedah International Lego Robotics Competition. “Education is one of the key pillars under our Building Sustainable Communities CSR programme. We are honored to lend a helping hand to SMK St Patrick so that the students can have a conducive learning environment which will undoubtedly contribute towards improvement in their education”, said Jason Lee, Head of Corporate Reputation & Communications at CMS.