KUALA LUMPUR, 29 December – Mah Sing Foundation, the charity arm of Mah Sing Group, has recently contributed RM100,000 to Malaysian Mental Health Association (MMHA) to aid efforts of expanding their current facility.
“As a premier lifestyle developer, we always look to see how we can improve the quality of life for the society,” said Group Managing Director of Mah Sing Group Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Leong Hoy Kum. “In lending a helping hand to the Malaysian Mental Health Association, we can achieve that as we aim to build better lives together.”
Dato’ Syed Norulzaman bin Syed Kamarulzaman, Chairman of Mah Sing Foundation added, “Mental health is a growing matter in Malaysia. We are glad to have made this initiative in working together with MMHA to provide a better rehabilitation centre for patients.”
A fair reflection from Dato’ Syed as statistics from the National Health Morbidity Survey (NHMS) showed an alarming increase in the number of Malaysian mental health patients (statistics are as of 2016).
MMHA’s currently operates in 2 combined single-storey houses at Petaling Jaya. Named D’Light Home, the centre is approximately 10,000 square feet (sq ft) and can only cater to 10 female patients.
“We believe MMHA can make a greater impact on society”, said See Cheng Siang, President of MMHA. “But our objective can only be truly meaningful if we make room to grow. Therefore, we are very appreciative of Mah Sing’s contribution in providing the opportunity for us to achieve our goal.”
The funds from the donation will be used to expand the current D’Light Home, upgrading its status from a Day Care Home into a full-fledged integrated Residential cum Psychosocial Rehabilitation Centre.
The aim of the project is also to amalgamate the two properties as one in order to accommodate up to 50 patients as D’Light Home is looking to open the doors to male patients.
*Image Caption: (L-R) Datin Dr. Ang Kim Teng (Secretary of Malaysian Mental Health Association), Dato’ Syed Norulzaman bin Syed Kamarulzaman (Chairman of Mah Sing Foundation), See Cheng Siang (President of Malaysian Mental Health Association) and Madam Poh Kim Pheng (Vice President of Malaysian Mental Health Association).