KUALA LUMPUR, 21 MARCH 2011 – The recent earthquake and tsunami that
had struck Japan on 11 March 2011, adversely affected a large part of the east
coast of Japan causing much injury, loss of life and destruction of property.
The Management and staff of Tan Chong Group (the Group) had shown their
concern and conveyed its deepest sympathies to the Government and People of
Japan in a meeting with the Ambassador of Japan to Malaysia earlier last week.
The Group had also made a contribution of USD300,000.00 through the
Malaysian Red Crescent Society (MRCS) towards relief efforts for those affected
by this tragedy.
“Japan has always occupied a dear place in our hearts with the long standing
relationship with Nissan Motor Co. Ltd., going as far back as 50 years,” Dato’
Dr. Ang Bon Beng, the Executive Director of Edaran Tan Chong Motor Sdn Bhd
(ETCM) said during the mock cheque presentation ceremony today.
He added, “We know it would require more than just contributions in kind
to rebuild the nation, nevertheless we hope that this contribution would be
meaningful to assist Japan and its People. Our thoughts and prayers are with
them during this difficult time and we stand in support through the difficult days
The ceremony took place in MRCS National Headquarters in Jalan Nipah, off
Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur at 3.00 p.m. on 21 March 2011. Mr. Koichi Ito, the
Minister and Deputy Chief of Mission of the Japan Embassy, Yang Mulia Tunku
Tan Sri Dato’ Shariman Bin Tunku Sulaiman, National Chairman of MRCS, MRCS
office bearers and officials, as well as representatives from the Tan Chong Group
and the Embassy of Japan were present to witness the ceremony.
Dato’ Dr. Ang Bon Beng, Executive Director of Edaran Tan Chong Motor Sdn Bhd presenting
the mock cheque to Yang Mulia Tunku Tan Sri Dato’ Shariman Bin Tunku Sulaiman, National
Chairman of MRCS, while witnesses by Mr. Koichi Ito, Minster and Deputy Chief of Mission of
Dato’ Dr. Ang conveys deepest sympathies to the Government and People of Japan on behalf of
the Management and Staff of Tan Chong Group.
Group photo of MRCS Board of Committee, representatives from Japan Embassy and Tan Chong
Group at the end of the ceremony.
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