Saturday, August 24

‘DESB committed to assisting needy communities’

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Yii (fifth left) hands over the mock cheque to Chiam, as Ling (fourth right), Pui (second right) and other guests look on.

MIRI: Dayang Enterprise Sdn Bhd (DESB), a Miri-based oil and gas (O&G) services provider, is committed to assisting the needy communities, especially children and youths with special needs, as well as organisations such as Association of Parents of Children with Special Needs (Pibakis) and Methodist Hope Centre.

In stating this, DESB executive deputy chairman Datuk James Ling Suk Kiong says helping the underprivileged members of society is part of the group’s corporate social responsibility (CSR), which it has been doing since the listing of its parent company, Dayang Enterprise Holdings Bhd, on Bursa Malaysia in 2008.

“Alone we can do very little, (but) together we can do so much. Go and visit these centres and lend them a helping hand. The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt within the hearts when we give them truthfully,” he spoke during the Dayang Golf Challenge 2019 dinner at Eastwood Valley Golf and Country Club here last Sunday.

On the golf challenge, Ling hoped that it would not only be a game, but would also create awareness among more people to help the less-fortunate.

The Dayang Golf Challenge 2019 was aimed at fostering a cordial and amicable bond among the participants, he said, adding that it was meant for them to have fun while enhancing their mental and physical strength.

The two-day golf event raised RM10,000 each for Pibakis Miri and Methodist Hope Centre.

The mock cheques were presented to Pibakis Miri president Chiam Yun Chaw and Methodist Hope Centre chairwoman Wong Ngie Ping.

The tournament involved 170 golfers including those from Kuala Lumpur, Sabah and Singapore, but the majority of them were Sarawakians.

Ling expressed his appreciation to the organising committee and sponsors for their dedication and commitment towards making the event a success.

“Here are the words of praise for a well-run tournament, with our fantastic players. More men have become great through practice than by nature.

“For those who may miss the prizes, do not give up. We may or may not do or win everything and every time, but we shall do the best as we can in each endeavour. We shall continue to enjoy the fun of golf and build our wonderful friendship throughout the game.

“If golf is the food of love in your life, play on,” he added.

Lim Beng Keat was crowned the tournament’s champion, with Hanafi Haspa and Mohamad Sardon Zainal as the respective runners-up.

Finishing at fourth to 10th place in the ‘Open Category-Men’s Nett’ were Allen Ting Yu Bang, Liaw Huat Thiam, Koo Zheng Xi, Jonathan Chia, Apoi Ngimat, Lee Kah Ching and Jerry Sigar, respectively.

Meanwhile, Helen Ayu emerged winner of the Open Category-Ladies’ Nett’, with Sharifah Aisyah Tijan and Isabelle Ling Xin En as the respective runners-up.

Miri mayor Adam Yii and his wife Rita Lau, as well as Miri Golf Club captain Ivan Pui were among those present at the dinner.