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Sep. 30, 2021
Toray Industries (Malaysia) Sdn. Berhad
Toray Group (Malaysia) Stands in Solidarity with Penang People

TORAY Group (Malaysia), a pioneer of Penang’s industrialization programme since the early 1970s, gave back to the local community with a RM1 million cash donation to the Penang COVID-19 Fund. Given the on-going surge and record highs of daily cases, the Group recognized the utmost importance of being responsive to the State’s immediate needs to provide more medical facilities to meet public health demands at this critical time. On September 28, 2021, a Toray delegation led by Vice President of Toray Industries, Inc., Japan cum Chief Representative for Malaysia Dato’ Teh Hock Soon, Toray Deputy Representative for Malaysia cum Managing Director of Penfibre Hiroaki Matsubara and Toray Plastics (Malaysia) Managing Director Masahiro Nishizawa, handed over a mock cheque to The Right Honourable Mr Chow Kon Yeow, Chief Minister of Penang together with Penang State Rural Development and Health Committee chairman Dr Norlela Ariffin. In expressing his deepest appreciation, Chief Minister Chow said, “We are indeed very thankful to Toray Group (Malaysia) as well as other donors for assisting the state government at this difficult time. We all know that we are not out of the woods; we still face a high number of cases in Penang although we hope that things can return to normal as soon as possible.” Dato’ HS Teh commented, “As a responsible corporate citizen, Toray Group stands in solidarity with the people of Penang. Hopefully, this small contribution will help the community to reduce the number of cases. We believe that by rallying together and fighting this pandemic with courage, compassion and resilience, we can make a difference and help keep the local populace healthy, safe and supported.”

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Mock cheque handover ceremony with Chow (centre), flanked by Dr. Norlela and Matsubara on his right with Dato’ Teh and Nishizawa on his left.

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Chow (centre) posing for a photograph with (from left) Dato’ KK Hun, Peter Chan, Josephine Teoh, Dato’ Teh, Dr. Norlela, Matsubara, Nishizawa, SB Ho and SY Gor