About Scientex Foundation
Corporate Social Responsibility or CSR remains a priority at Scientex with our efforts
centred on the Scientex Foundation, which was incorporated on 26th June 2008 to
address issues and concerns in the areas of healthcare and environment.
Scientex Foundation is a non-profit charitable organisation funded by contributions
from Scientex Berhad and voluntary contributions from interested individuals and
Scientex Foundation can be reached at:
c/o Mr. Phang Chi Ming
No.9, Persiaran Selangor,
Seksyen 15, 40200 Shah Alam,
Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia
Tel : 603-5524 8888, 603-5519 1325
Fax : 603-5519 1884
Scientex Foundation's Mission
Scientex Foundation is committed to the goal of better health for the communities
by collaborating with and supporting organizations which are involved in the prevention
and treatment of cancer and other life threatening diseases and illnesses. The Foundation
is also committed to fostering a healthy environment by educating the public on
environmental issues such as climate change, the energy crisis, protection of natural
resources and ways to develop a more sustainable future.
Scientex Foundation's Main Objectives
Through Scientex Foundation, we are committed to pursue the following objectives
for the betterment of all:
- Promote the wellbeing of employees and good practices at the workplace and marketplace
- Support the community through the creation of public awareness and education in
health related programs and research projects
- Protect the environment through awareness campaigns on the need for the protection
and conservation of the environment
In the area of environmental issues, the Foundation’s objectives are:
- To fund programmes designed for the conservation, research, development, protection,
enhancement and support of nature and natural resources.
- To promote public awareness on the importance of protection, preservation and sound
management of environment.
- To promote and implement a corporate-wide initiative to reduce, reuse and recycle
paper, cardboard, glass and plastic bottles and bags.
- To cooperate with other voluntary bodies and statutory authorities on the above
initiatives and to exchange information and advice with them.
In the area of healthcare, the Foundation’s objectives are:
- To collaborate with other charitable foundations and non-government organizations
(NGOs) to work together on various healthcare programmes.
- To provide funds and financial assistance in the areas of research and the promotion
and provision of early detection testing and treatment methods for diseases and
illnesses including cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.
- To create public awareness and understanding of these diseases.
Currently, the Foundation is supporting the following:
The Cancer Advocacy Society of Malaysia is a non-profit tax-exempt organization
committed to saving lives, preventing cancer and serving the poor in Malaysia who
are afflicted with cancer. The first collaborative program between the Foundation
and the Cancer Advocacy Society of Malaysia (EMPOWERED) was carried out for the
poor and underprivileged people in the low income community in Setapak, Kuala Lumpur.
They were given an opportunity to be tested for colon cancer.
This community outreach program was executed in 4 phases:-
1) Phase 1 - community pre-selection and colorectal cancer awareness workshop,
2) Phase 2 - colorectal cancer screening workshop,
3) Phase 3 - return of used faecal immunohistochemical test (FIT) kit; and
4) Patient Support Program
Close to 10,000 residents in Setapak benefitted from the program, out of which 229
were from the colorectal cancer high risk group.
The colorectal cancer awareness workshops were held in October-November 2012 and
the colorectal cancer screening workshops were held in March-June 2013.
In the customised colorectal cancer awareness workshop, EMPOWERED brought the latest
scientific information about colorectal cancer and its curability when detected
early by equipping the residents with the necessary support needed to make important
changes in their lifestyles.
Residents from the colorectal cancer high risk group were given a FIT kit to be
tested at home which were then collected and sent to a participating hospital for
In the Patient Support Program, an elaborate support mechanism is put in place for
the program beneficiaries to be supported emotionally, morally and financially in
their medical journey.
The colorectal cancer awareness and screening program were also supported by governmental
and non governmental organisations, medical university, hospitals and other donors.
National Cancer Society Malaysia (NCSM)
Collaborated with NCSM in organizing a community supported Cervical Cancer Screening
Programme which aims to reduce morbidity and mortality from cervical cancer through
an organized approach to cervical screening which will provide better protection
against cervical cancer. Through this initiative, more than 2,000 underprivileged
women in the Klang Valley were given free cervical cancer screening. To promote
greater public awareness and understanding of cervical cancer, more than 130,000
leaflets were distributed to more than 1,300 clinics nationwide.
Alzheimer’s Disease Foundation Malaysia (ADFM)
The Foundation tied up with ADFM to set up a new Multimedia Library & Resource Centre
within the premises of ADFM which acts as a resource centre to provide accurate
information and data and to provide the facilities to enable people to conduct research
and to educate the patients, caregivers, doctors, students and anybody interested
in the nature of the said disease as well as to promote and increase nationwide
awareness and understanding of Alzheimer’s disease in general.
National Cancer Council (Majlis Kanser Nasional or MAKNA)
The Foundation has partnered Majlis Kanser Nasional or MAKNA to support various
cancer research programs which is currently on-going. The programmes involve the
testing of mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) for cancer management, and in particular
the use of MSC to repair damaged organs, the use of genetically modified MSC for
treatment of anemia of cancers and the generation of MSC from induced pluripotent
stem cells. The research and testing, if proven successful under laboratory conditions,
may then be adopted for clinical trials.
Malaysian Plastics Manufacturers Association (MPMA)
To support and implement community projects which aim to protect the environment,
prevent pollution, to preserve nature and natural resources that improve environmental
performance and quality of life, the Foundation has collaborated with MPMA for the
past 3 years in rolling out the 3Rs campaign to selected schools in the Klang Valley,
Johor and Melaka. The 3Rs program hopes to educate the school children on the benefits
of 3Rs with the emphasis on promoting the culture of recycling reuseable items such
as plastics, glass and paper. This highly successful program has obtained the endorsement
from the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Housing and Local Government as
well as the support of the various state governmental bodies. To promote awareness
and understanding of environmental issues through environmental education and programmes,
drawing contests, public speaking contests, recycling contests were organised for
the schools which has seen a strong and enthusiastic response from all.
Board of Trustees
The Foundation has a 6-member Board of Trustees comprising eminent individuals who
have shown great interest in healthcare and environmental concerns. The Board governs
the Foundation and determines the payment, disbursement and distribution of funds
from the trust fund to the various projects, charitable organizations or causes
that qualify for the assistance from the Foundation. The Trustees serve the Board
on a voluntary basis.
Tan Sri Dato’ Mohd Sheriff Bin Mohd Kassim
Lim Teck Meng
Lim Peng Jin
Wong Chin Mun
Tan Beng Chai
Leong Choo Chye
Executive Committee (EXCO)
The Board is represented by an EXCO of 6 members which guides the Foundation’s management
team in the execution of daily operational and financial matters as well as in determining
the Foundation’s activities and overall direction.