Lee Lam Thye receives lifetime achievement award

by admin / 23 July 2019 / No Comments

KUALA LUMPUR: Social activist Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye today received the lifetime achievement award (social responsibility) at CSR Malaysia Awards 2019 carnival, the biggest corporate social responsibility (CSR) event held here.

The New Straits Times Press board member received the prestigious award from Deputy Women, Family and Community Development Minister Hannah Yeoh at a luncheon jointly organised by Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility Malaysia Welfare Society (CSR Malaysia) and World Sustainability Community.

Lee, 73, was chosen for the main award for his outstanding contribution for raising awareness on CSR and promoting occupational safety and health through various agencies and non-governmental organisations that he leads.

Among others, Lee is the chairman of the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), EcoWorld Foundation and Yayasan Sukarelawan Siswa (YSS), senior vice-chairman of Malaysia Crime Prevention Foundation (MCPF), patron of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) Selangor and Malaysia Psychiatric Association.

He is also the member of the National Water Activity Safety Council (NSWC), Mental Health Promotion Advisory Council and the trustee of the Malaysia Unity Foundation.

“I feel extremely glad to receive this award and dedicate it to all Malaysians who have worked hard to perform their CSR programmes. It will also motivate me to work harder and put more effort to realise the meaning of caring Malaysians,” he said.

Lee said CSR is not a one-off initiative but must be a continuous and sustainable effort to help the community, particularly the less fortunate.

“It will make the less fortunate realise that there are people who are always there to help them,” he said.

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