13 July 2019 – Cahya Mata Sarawak (CMS) has been supporting the Rainforest World Music Festival since 2017. This is in line with our focus which is to support the local tourism industry and this event has been attracting crowds from all over the world to Sarawak. CMS is proud to be the Gold Sponsor for this year’s festival.
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.
15 May 2019 – During the holy month of Ramadhan, it is the time to ‘give back’ to the less fortunate people in our community. CMS organised a Majlis Berbuka Puasa with the children from Pertubuhan Kebajikan Amal Abadi Kuching. Most of the children are from hard-core poor and broken families, aged between 2 to 19 years. The children also received duit raya which were presented by Dato Isaac Lugun, CMS Group Chief Executive Officer – Corporate.
Pertubuhan Kebajikan Amal Abadi Kuching is an NGO registered with the Registrar of Society Malaysia which aims to guide the ‘asnaf’ (meaning the poor and needy) community in general and Islamic knowledge. The organisation is divided into two parts of management which are:
- Dormitory (boys and girls) – shelter for the children and a place to study.
- Akademi Baiki Diri: Bahagian Pemulihan Akhlak & Pemulihan Dadah lanjutan. A rehabilitation centre which is opened to the public for counselling and medical consultation.
For more info, please visit their Facebook page: Akademi Baiki Diri
5 – 8 April 2019 – The Jawatankuasa Kemajuan dan Keselamatan Kampung (JKKK) from 38 mosques and suraus from in and around Kuching, Kota Samarahan and Bau received their contribution from CMS through our Adopt-A-Mosque Programme 2019 on 8 April 2019. This year, a total of 72 mosques and suraus from throughout Sarawak received over RM140,000, which will be used to subsidise their electricity and water bills. Similar cheque presentation ceremonies were also held in Sibu, Bintulu and Miri from 5 to 7 April 2019.
Through this annual programme, we hope to bring together the Muslim community in Sarawak by exchanging ideas, while fostering strong ties between themselves and CMS. As the saying goes, “Alone, we can do so little; together, we can do so much” – Helen Keller
30 January – 2 February 2019 – The Asian World Model United Nations (AWMUN) held from 30 January to 2 February 2019 presented youths with a golden opportunity to discuss on the solutions to global issues, and striking gold was exactly how two UNIMAS undergraduates felt when they were sponsored to be part of the 1,000 shortlisted delegates attending this exclusive conference in Bangkok.
While there, the duo was exposed to global issues which they had to devise strategic solutions for before delivering their proposal to the council. Both students returned from Bangkok with an expanded perspective, a growth in self-confidence, enhanced communication and public speaking skills, UN-honed critical thinking skills, and the ability to handle negotiations and diplomatic discussions – all of which would undoubtedly shape them into great leaders in the days to come.
The two youths began their journey doubtful of their ability to make a difference in society but are now more inspired than ever to help make the world a better, brighter place. They send their sincere gratitude towards CMS for making their time at AWMUN possible, but the pleasure was all ours because at CMS, we believe in empowering the youths of today and the leaders of tomorrow, and we strive to create a positive difference in every life we touch.