Ling (front, fifth left) presents the equipment to Dr Wong at DESB headquarters, witnessed by Joe (front, fourth right) and others.
MIRI: Dayang Enterprise Sdn Bhd (DESB) continues to uphold its corporate social responsibility (CSR), despite facing the downturn in the oil and gas (O&G) industry. According to executive deputy chairman Datuk James Ling Suk Kiong, this is an obligation that the company is determined to fulfil for the community where it serves, irrespective of the current scenario. He acknowledged that DESB – being a topside service provider to the oil and gas industry – was affected by the situation brought about by the depression in world’s crude oil prices, which was felt not only by local players, but also globally.
This homegrown company was founded by Ling in 1980, and it has grown into an award-winning contractor with operations to include the provision of maintenance, fabrication as well as hook-up and commissioning (HUC) services, and also the chartering of marine vessels for the industry. “We cannot do much, but we will do our best in contributing to what is significant and beneficial to the community,” he said at the handover of equipment to Miri Hospital at DESB headquarters here yesterday.
The company donated a set of automated external defibrillator, two vital sign monitor units and two air-conditioning units to the hospital.
The donation derived from proceeds raised during the ‘Dayang Glow Run’ on Aug 20 last year, through contributions from participants, suppliers and sub-contractors. DESB also donated RM8,100 to the Methodist Hope Centre in Krokop and Sarawak Children’s Cancer Society ( SCCS), raised during its ‘Christmas Charity Run’. Ling said the company’s ‘Quality, Health, Safety, Security and Environment’ (QHSSE) programmes last year also involved members of the local community in various activities such as the blood donation drive which collected 103 pints for the blood banks of Miri and Labuan hospitals, as well as the environmental conservation project that involved the planting of 100 trees at Piasau Nature Reserve Camp here.
Meanwhile, Miri Hospital director Dr Jack Wong praised DESB for its role in encouraging the community to be involved in charity programmes, in line with the Ministry of Health’s call on Malaysians to practise healthy lifestyles. “In view of the Chinese New Year celebration, this is the most valuable ‘angpow’ (gift) for us,” he said, referring to the donation of equipment by DESB. Dr Wong was also glad to see the rising trend of organisations and individuals organising activities for the benefit of Miri Hospital.
“This latest donation from Dayang Enterprise will enable the hospital to provide better services to the patients,” he added. The presentation yesterday was witnessed by Dayang Enterprise deputy managing director Joe Ling and project manager Lioaw Sin Soon, as well as Miri Hospital supervisor Omaramiyah Mejah and its nursing supervisor Ramina Lagang.