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Touching lives – Abbott Malaysia staff take time off to paint school walls

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Abbott Malaysia - corporate social responsibility

Abbott Malaysia - corporate social responsibility

MALACCA: Some staff from Abbott Malaysia had taken time off to paint the walls at the Sekolah Kebangsaan Convent Infant Jesus(1) Melaka, here.

The group of 45 staff also spent time with underprivileged children and fixed the grills at the Fatima Home, a home run by the retired Catholic priest.

They also provided contributions at another home — the Happiness Centre, a centre for the disabled at Taman Anggerik, Malacca.

Muru Annamalai, general manager of Abbott said that this is part of their corporate social responsibility.

“We want to touch people’s life and spend time together with the children and painting the walls together with them is one of the means.

“It’s gratifying to see smiles at the children’s faces when conducting games and activities at the Fatima Home and also at Happiness Centre,” Annamalai added.

SK CIJ(1) headmistress Katherine Tan said children need not be involved academically, but they could also partake in other activities like the painting the walls, painting the pathways with special wordings and others.

“Today is our co-curriculum day and we take this opportunity to get the children involved, 20 students and 10 teachers joined the Abbott staff in this activity,” she said.

Article by Leo Arrokkiasammy from The Star
[source : http://thestar.com.my/metro/story.asp?file=/2012/5/17/southneast/11287283&sec=southneast]

Killer landslide hits Hulu Langat orphanage

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One of the injured children being taken into Ampang Hospital after the landslide at Rumah Anak Yatim Hidayah in Hulu Langat (photo from thestar.com.my)

One of the injured children being taken into Ampang Hospital after the landslide at Rumah Anak Yatim Hidayah in Hulu Langat (photo from thestar.com.my)

KAJANG: A landslide hit an orphanage Saturday (21st May 2011) afternoon killing 13 and leaving three still buried.

Firemen and villagers managed to pull out nine soon after the landslide hit Rumah Anak Yatim Hidayah, Madrasah Al-Takwa, Jalan Felcra Semungkus, 14th mile, Hulu Langat, near Kajang at 2.30pm.

At 10.45pm, a boy was pulled out alive after being buried for over eight hours.

The dead and alive have been sent to the Ampang and Kajang Hospitals.

“Two landslides occurred simultaneously. All the victims did not have time to escape,” said Selangor CPO Datuk Tun Hisan Tun Hamzah at a press conference at 6.45pm.

A total of 49 students and caretakers were there but 24 escaped unhurt.

The orphanage was partially buried by the landslides at about 2.30pm on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Deputy IGP Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar said that rescuers were being hampered by wet soil and rain.

He also appealed to the crowd of onlookers to stay back and allow the rescuers to do their work unimpeded.

Bernama reported that in Alor Gajah, Malacca, Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil directed the Social Welfare Department and the ‘Skuad Sayang’ (Caring Squad) to provide immediate assistance to the orphans and family of the victims.

“I will get in touch with the police to obtain detailed information and the actual cause of the landslide so that my ministry can take follow-up action to assist the victms,” she said.

[source: http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2011/5/21/nation/20110521165352&sec=nation]