UHY Chartered Accountants is sponsoring 50,000 copies of StarBiz for Malaysian Universities and College Students
Kuala Lumpur: Top tier accounting firm UHY joins the ranks of numerous sizeable organisations of the country in partnering The Star’s joint sponsorship program as a part of its Corporate Social Responsibility initiative, this turn channelling 50,000 copies of The Star and StarBiz to University and College Accounting students in Kuala Lumpur and Penang.
In a cheque presentation ceremony at Menara Star on Tuesday, UHY Senior Partner, Alvin Tee and Managing Partner, Stephen Wan presented the sponsorship to The Star’s Executive Director and Group Chief Editor, Datuk Seri Wong Chun Wai, marking UHY’s sponsorship commitment of 50,000 copies (of The Star) that is slated for distribution in the month of April to selected Universities and Colleges, agreed between The Star and UHY.
“Recognising the need for students to further improve proficiency in the use of English for business, we sincerely hope that this would inspire Accounting students in Malaysian Universities and Colleges to embrace daily reading of business news in English as a routine activity that would take them well into their careers,” said UHY Managing Partner, Stephen Wan.
UHY Senior Partner, Alvin Tee adds “This is our first attempt with the StarBiz sponsorship campaign. In the month of April, between 20 to 30 Universities and Colleges in Kuala Lumpur and Penang shall receive about 200 copies of StarBiz every week day during the distribution period. The circulation department of The Star is kindly assisting in making the distribution happen. The Accounting Schools of the shortlisted Universities and Colleges should be receiving the daily deliveries at drop off points specified by The Star.”
UHY expressed its gratitude to the circulation team at The Star for extending its hands for the effort aimed as a contribution towards the higher education fraternity in accounting via a programme that is specifically meant to assist tertiary students in practising and attaining higher business English capabilities.
UHY adds that it believes that by inspiring University and College Accounting students to take up further reading of StarBiz, the next rising stars of Malaysian commerce and industries would be able to build a valuable knowledge base that would enhance their competitive edge in a global market where the business medium of English is probably still the most accessible and widely used medium in global commerce, communication and diplomacy.