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Motorola Malaysia celebrates 35 years with awards

AvantiKumar | June 8, 2009
Children in Penang among recipients

Recipients of the Children's Academic Excellence Awards

KUALA LUMPUR, 8 JUNE 2009 To celebrate 35 years in Malaysia, technology firm Motorola Technology Malaysia is collaborating with local organisations and giving out awards.

Motorola Technology Malaysia managing director, Yew Tian Tek, said the celebration of its manufacturing site in Penang made it among the earliest technology companies to establish such facilities in Malaysia. Anniversary celebrations include collaboration with various organisations such as the Penang Development Skill Centre, Universiti Sains Malaysia and local government authorities.

These projects, under the theme of Giving Back to Our Society', would comprise various conservation and community relations activities for both internal employees and external community groups that will begin from June to December 2009, said Yew.

Motorola is committed to reducing the environmental footprint of its operations and to protecting the health and safety of its employees, he said. In doing so, it helps to reduce costs, improve operational efficiency and meet the expectations of our stakeholders.

Motorola in Penang is now a major site for its operations in Asia Pacific, home to the company's largest research and development, and manufacturing facility of two-way radio products in Asia.  It is also the sole fully-fledged design centre for two-way radios in the world.

Education awards

In addition, Yew awarded 85 students who are children of Motorola employees with prizes totalling US$10,386 (RM36,250) in recognition of their achievements for 2008.  

The Children's Academic Excellence Awards, which was started in 1994, recognises children of Motorola employees who excel in any of the four Malaysian Schools Exams [UPSR, PMR, SPM and STPM], he added. Outstanding students will receive awards based on their results, as recognition of their hard work, tenacity and academic achievements.  To date, Motorola has given awards to more than 600 children, bringing the total value of awards to US$69,058 (RM241, 050).

Beyond straight academic grades, however, we should remember those important soft skills that leaders in today's world need to be successful, said Yew.  Academic achievements and great leadership qualities when combined will help our children realise their potential.


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