KUALA LUMPUR: MCA leadership welcomes donations from all philanthropists to develop Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (Utar), said party president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek.
As for a recent claim by a businessman that he wanted to donate RM30mil to Utar, Dr Chua said he was not consulted on the matter.
“Since I took office as party president, I was neither consulted nor approached by businessman Koon Yew Yin, who purportedly wanted to donate RM30 million to Utar,” he said in a statement yesterday.
The president added he had also spoken to Utar council chairman Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik on the matter.
“The university will soon issue a press statement to explain about Koon’s offer,” he said.
Chinese newspapers have reported Koon as saying he offered to donate RM30mil to Utar to be used for scholarships and for the construction of hostels.
He claimed that he had written a letter regarding his offer to Utar on March 1, but had yet to get a reply from the university after six months.
Koon added he had met the Utar management several times but his offer was not accepted.
THE STAR (Thursday September 2, 2010)