Sunway Wins Three MITI Awards including Prime Minister’s Award
ISSUE 1, CORPORATE
Sunway Berhad has proudly clinched three awards at the MITI Industry Excellence Awards (AKI) including the Prime Minister's Award, the highest accolade at the awards ceremony.
Sunway Group Founder and Chairman Tan Sri Dr Jeffrey Cheah received the Prime Minister’s Award which carries a cash prize of RM500,000 from the Malaysia Prime Minister, Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Razak. The PM’s Award is awarded to the most outstanding company chosen from a selection of winners across nine categories in the manufacturing and services sector each year.
In a true blue Malaysian spirit, Sunway Group Founder and Chairman Tan Sri Dr. Jeffrey Cheah, upon receiving the RM 500,000 cash prize, will donate the entire sum to the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation which in turn will be disbursed as scholarships to deserving young Malaysians.
Organised by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), the AKI recognises outstanding Malaysian companies to encourage continuous improvement in products and services, and has gained a reputation for being the nation’s premier corporate recognition award. AKI 2014 uses the Business Excellence Framework (BEF) as the benchmark criteria in the evaluation process. The BEF is used by many international organisations as a guide to promote outstanding practices in business by incorporating elements required for world class business excellence.
Upon receiving the awards, Tan Sri Dr Jeffrey Cheah said that winning the awards is a recognition that Sunway is on the right track in its vision to become a leading property-construction group in the region.
“As Sunway forges ahead to become a leading regional property-construction group, we remain committed to delivering products and services that showcase Malaysia’s leadership in the region, while incorporating best global practices that enhance our competitiveness,” said Tan Sri Dr. Jeffrey Cheah.
In the past year, Sunway Property has garnered some 20 international and national industry accolades and awards, including ranking first in The Edge Top Property Developers Awards (TPDA) 2014 as well as clinching the Best in Qualitative Attributes Award 2014 and The Edge-PAM Green Excellence Award 2014 at the same awards ceremony for its eco-luxurious property, The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat in Sunway City Ipoh.
“We believe that one of the key factors to our continued success as a master community developer is our constant focus on customer-centricity and taking into account both internal and external customers. Building a successful brand, we strongly believe, is largely about effective co-creation; the brand owner and its customers must work together to continuously improve the brand so both parties can benefit,” said Sarena Cheah, Managing Director of Property Development Division for Malaysia and Singapore, received its award on behalf of Sunway Property for winner of the Open Category Services Sector Award
"This award serves as a wonderful recognition for our work, and a clear indication that we are on the right track, especially in light of the upcoming listing of Sunway Construction Group Berhad on Bursa Malaysia as a pure-play construction service provider. With a strong brand heritage and proven track record of more than 30 years, Sunway Construction is ready to capture opportunities for growth both locally and internationally,” said Kwan Foh Kwai, Senior Managing Director of Sunway Construction who received its award on behalf of Sunway Construction for the Category 3 Services Sector Award.