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Berjaya Founder’s Day

165ft giant dragon cake displayed in Berjaya Times Square

Food stalls at the front entrance of Berjaya Times Square

Berjaya Corporation group of companies (“Berjaya”) celebrated the 5th Berjaya Founder’s Day on 28 March 2015 at Berjaya Times Square, attracting over 20,000 people at the carnival. During the event, Berjaya founder Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Vincent Tan donated a sum of RM20.08 million to 79 charity organisations that support community, education, health causes, local performing arts, environmental awareness, international humanitarian aid and animal causes.

“Let’s go – Plant a Seed of Love” was chosen as this year’s theme for the celebrations, in line with Vincent Tan’s call to the public to contribute and to also spare their time and effort for charitable causes. Among the distinguished guests present were Sultan of Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah and Pahang’s Sultanah Hajjah Kalsom.

This year, Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Vincent Tan awarded the annual Better Malaysia Foundation Personality Award to Dharma Master Cheng Yen of the Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation. The recipient received a prize money of RM500,000. Praising her as an “immortal goddess”, Tan honoured her with the title for her notable work in humanitarian and charity efforts. The Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation was founded in 1966 by 30-year-old Dharma Master Cheng Yen. Although she has never travelled out of Taiwan, the foundation has presence in over five continents and has helped 90 countries in the world. It currently runs international emergency relief pperations, longer term aid programmes, as well as recycling centres, a TV and radio station, and a magazine. The foundation also runs two free clinics.

This special celebration is also dedicated to all Berjaya staff in recognition of their continuous support and contribution to the Group. The day was marked with entertainment shows, games galore, and over 50 stalls set up by Berjaya subsidiary companies such as Starbucks, Kenny Rogers, Borders, Singer, Wendy’s, Papa John’s, and RadioShack.

Other attractions included a 50m-long cake in the form of a dragon, as Tan was born in the Year of the Dragon, and inspiring talks by “actor-preneur” Razif Hashim, radio celebrity and actor Davina Goh, and beatbox champion Cody “Coex” Foo. There was also a lucky draw for Berjaya employees, where Cosway Malaysia Sdn Bhd employee Lydia Shahira Adanan walked away with a Mazda2 SKYACTIV worth RM85,000.