News In Brief

Welcome to our “News In Brief” column in which we digest all the news releases for you and write them in no more than five paragraphs. Below are snippets of all the media releases that we received from July 12 till the end of the week. Please check back throughout the week for more updates.

NKF’s Charity Mooncake Project Is Back!

Kuala Lumpur, July 12: The National Kidney Foundation of Malaysia (NKF) is joining forces with the Oversea Group of Companies once again for their annual Mid-Autumn Festival mooncake charity project to raise funds for the foundation’s underprivileged kidney failure patients.
Malaysians from all walks of life can purchase the NKF mooncakes from July 15 until September 3 − with the assurance that all funds raised will be donated directly to NKF Malaysia.
“As a non-profit organisation, NKF is doing its best to provide subsidised dialysis treatments to over 1,700 kidney failure patients through our 28 dialysis centres nationwide,” NKF Malaysia CEO Chua Hong Wee.
Everyone can enjoy these small, delectable desserts that come around only once a year as they are 100 per cent halal certified.
The mooncakes come in two available sets and are priced at RM68 each.
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ACCA Virtual Careers Fair To Offer Thousands of Job

Kuala Lumpur, July 12: The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) will hold its second Virtual Careers Fair (VCF) with a bigger and better content to provide fresh graduates and finance and accounting professionals the opportunities for growth and career enhancements during the pandemic. 
Held on July 15 from 8 am – 8pm, the VCF 2021 offers thousands of entry-level to senior management vacancies with leading local and international employers from various industries. 
Among those participating are Maybank, Khazanah Nasional Berhad, PETRONAS, Intel Microelectronics, KPJ Healthcare Berhad, Samsung Malaysia Electronics, DHL Asia Pacific Shared Services, Grab, the Big Four audit firms, and many more.
“These organisations and companies have positions available from entry-level to senior management roles,” ACCA Portfolio Head of Maritime Southeast Asia Edward Ling said in a statement. 
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Himalaya Malaysia Donates RM900,000 worth of products to frontliners

Petaling Jaya, July 12: Himalaya Malaysia has launched its Himalaya Malaysia Cares campaign. 
In the statement, the company said throughout the campaign, frontliners – including healthcare professionals and practitioners, and delivery riders – across the nation will receive over RM900,000 worth of Himalaya products.  
“This past year, thousands of Malaysians have displayed immense bravery as frontliners, whether in the hospitals saving lives or on the roads ensuring that we all get our daily necessities,” Himalaya Malaysia director Aaron Foong said. 
Through the campaign, Himalaya Malaysia is currently donating more than 2,000 Himalaya products to healthcare professionals and practitioners at selected public hospitals, who are selflessly treating COVID-19 patients. 
The Himalaya Malaysia Cares campaign will also be giving out a total of 10,000 Himalaya products to delivery riders from foodpanda and Grab over the next two months.

Monash Commissions Second Inquiry Into Pandemic Liveability 

Melbourne, July 12: The impact of COVID-19 on Australian cities and communities have challenged Australia to reflect on and rethink the way we live, study and work, and to adapt the way urban spaces are planned and conceived to ensure communities are more resilient and inclusive.  
Infrastructure, industry and planning leaders will come together as part of the second phase of the Monash Commission to develop practical recommendations for urban planners, governments and communities for cities of the future.
The Monash Commission’s second inquiry is focussed on “The Liveable Metropolis: The future role of intermediary cities to deliver resilience, impact and prosperity.”
The Monash Commission brings together Australian and international leaders to conduct in-depth and independent inquiries that capture the best available evidence and public perspectives to assist Australia and other nations to respond to global challenges.
People interested in this topic are encouraged to follow the inquiry’s progress via the Monash Commission website,

Athletes To Help Shape Future Of Female Performance And Health In Sport

Sydney, July 14: Sydney: An athlete advisory group comprising Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games athletes has been launched with the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) to help guide the direction of female performance and health in Australian sport.
Tokyo-bound Olympians Nina Kennedy (Pole Vault), Sarah Hawe (Rowing), Stephanie Kershaw (Hockey) and Lea Yanitsis (Water Polo), netball world champion Natalie Medhurst and Paralympic swimmer Jessica Smith are among the 14 women selected to be part of the AIS Female Performance & Health Initiative (FPHI) Athlete Reference Group.
The AIS FPHI is designed to increase knowledge and support on matters of female health, wellbeing and performance in Australian sport, including areas such as the menstrual cycle, menstrual abnormalities, puberty and hormonal contraception.
Australian Sports Commission Chair Josephine Sukkar welcomed the athlete appointments and said it’s critical to give athletes a strong voice on matters that directly relate to them.
“The AIS is deeply committed to supporting and elevating our women athletes and I am proud the organisation has once again taken a leadership role in establishing the AIS Female Performance & Health Initiative,” Ms Sukkar said.

Malaysian Talents Makes Nation Proud With Regional Win

Kuala Lumpur, July 14: Two Malaysian talents Dayana Aripin and Evva Lim Fee Yah have been named winners at the 13th instalment of the Asia Young Designers Awards 2020 (AYDA 2020) organised by Nippon Paint.
The budding designers beat 13 other finalists from across Asia to be ultimately crowned as winners in the Architectural Category and Interior Design Category, respectively. 
“We are very proud of Dayana and Evva for being crowned winners for AYDA 2020. Their work was visually stunning, but it gives us great hope to envision the design future of our country from these very talented young creatives,” Nippon Paint Malaysia Assistant General Manager of Marketing Datin Wong Meng Lee said in a statement.
Along with gaining recognition for their design and putting Malaysia on a prestigious international platform, both winners will also receive a chance to embark on a fully-sponsored, six-week Design Discovery program at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design (GSD) in Massachusetts, USA, worth USD$10,000. 
Made possible through Nippon Paint’s collaboration with Harvard GSD, this will give the winners a further chance to broaden their perspectives and sharpen their skills to eventually land a new edge to the country’s design and architectural landscape added Wong. 

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