Raja Muda Invitational Golf raises RM1.27m

By Jonathan Edward
For a worthy cause, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah presents a mock cheque to Raja Arshad (right) as Datuk Nordin Sulaiman (second,left) and Datin Paduka Norazlina Zakaria look on. — Picture by Azneal Ishak

SERDANG, Nov 19 — The Raja Muda Invitational Golf Worldwide Holdings tournament raised RM1.27 million for disadvantaged students yesterday.

Speaking at the conclusion of the event at the Mines Resort and Golf Club here yesterday, Yayasan Raja Muda Selangor trustee Raja Tan Sri Arshad Raja Tun Uda said he was pleased with the collection, which would go towards developing young talent who did not have the means to further their education.

“I am pleased to say our tournament has been successful in terms of contributions and turn out. We are grateful for the support of all those present today who have come for a worthy cause.

“To date the foundation has helped over 1,300 disadvantaged young people who, without the right support, would have fallen through society’s cracks,” he said.

Raja Arshad said that the foundation was formed in 2003 because the Selangor Ruler Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah was deeply concerned about the plight of unemployed youths and those not academically disposed.

The foundation operates the Talent for the World programme, which selects and trains gifted youth under a mentorship system, besides its Skill-Based Training Programme and the Self-Discovery for Young Adults Workshop.

The third edition of the event was eld at the Glenmarie Golf and Country Club and Raja Arshad indicated the Mines could be the new location for future tournaments.

Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah graced the event and presented prizes to the winners.

Also present were Selangor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali, state treasurer Datuk Noordin Sulaiman and state secretary Datuk Mohd Amin Ahmad Ahya along with Datin Paduka Norazlina Zakaria Worldwide Holdings group chief executive officer.

The largest contributor was Worldwide Holdings, a Selangor State Development Corp (PKNS) subsidary engaged in real estate, environmental management pharmacuticals and investment, which gave RM500,000.

Among the 22 contributors were Eco World Development Group, Trans Royal Development, Kwasa Land Sdn Bhd, Island and Peninsular, Prolintas, AEON and LBS Group.