LGMAF Aids PPUKM Patients


Kuala Lumpur, 12 May 2009 The Lion Group Medical Assistance Fund (LGMAF) under the Lion Group of Companies had contributed RM447,626 in financial assistance to 51 patients for treatment in Pusat Perubatan Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (PPUKM) in the year 2008. These patients suffered from various ailments such as heart disease, autoimmune disease, cancer, throat and respiratory related ailments, including a few in need of knee and hip implants. At a simple presentation ceremony held at PPUKM today, LGMAF Chairman and Lion Group Director, Gen (R) Tan Sri Dato’ Zain Mahmud Hashim presented a mock cheque for the amount that has been disbursed to the 51 patients, to the Hospital Director, Prof. Dato’ Dr. Lokman Saim. A few of the sponsored patients were also present to witness the event.

LGMAF was established in late 1995 with funds raised via a series of charity campaigns and donations from the Lion Group’s companies and business associates in conjunction with the Group’s 65th Anniversary celebrations. From the amount of RM10.42 million collected from the drive, RM8 million was allocated for the launching of LGMAF with the remainder of RM2.42 million donated to various charitable organisations. Since then, the Fund has been maintained by income generated from its investment in equities and fixed deposits as well as from fund-raising by the Lion Group.

The Fund is open to Malaysians seeking treatment in local hospitals. Todate the Fund has disbursed a total of RM4.75 million being sponsorship of medical treatment to about 561 individuals and purchase of medical equipment to several charitable organisations.


LGMAF Chairman, Gen (R) Tan Sri Dato' Zain Mahmud Hashim (2nd from left) and
Pusat Perubatan UKM Director, Prof. Dato' Dr. Lokman Saim (4th from left) with PPUKM officials and some of the patients sponsored by the Fund.

For further information, kindly contact Ms Quah Le Ching, Corporate Communications Senior Manager, at tel. no.: 21622155 ext 2505 or fax : 21618409.