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PKT marks golden jubilee with gala dinner

Third from left: Datuk Seri Michael Tio, Yang di-Pertua Negeri of Penang Tun Ahmad Fuzi Abdul Razak and his wife Toh Puan Khadijah Mohd Nor during the cake cutting ceremony as a symbolic of the golden jubilee celebration. Looking on are PKT's board of directors and executive officers. - ART CHEN/ The Star

OVER 800 guests comprising business partners, clients, government officials and academicians turned up at a gala dinner held to commemorate PKT Logistics Group’s 50th anniversary.

The event held at a Petaling Jaya hotel in Selangor also saw the cutting of a 100kg cake as symbolic of the golden jubilee celebration.

It was witnessed by the company’s top executives and guest of honour Penang Yang di-Pertua Negeri Tun Ahmad Fuzi Abdul Razak, accompanied by his wife Toh Puan Khadijah Mohd Nor.

In his speech, PKT group chief executive officer and managing director Datuk Seri (Dr.) Michael Tio expressed pride in the company’s extraordinary journey.

He said the company had undergone transformation journeys to overcome adversities throughout the decades and transformed the homegrown logistics company by creating clear visions to achieve, building an excellent corporate culture and doing things innovatively to make a difference while remaining focused on corporate social responsibility.

“This gala dinner is meant as an appreciation to our invaluable stakeholders, who have grown with us and helped us became who we are today,” said Tio.

At the event, PKT announced a total of RM2mil donation to seven higher learning institutions as part of its corporate social responsibility.

The recipients are Politeknik Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah, Politeknik Nilai, Politeknik Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin, Politeknik Kota Kinabalu, Politeknik Seberang Perai, Politeknik Balik Pulau and Kolej Komuniti Kuala Langat.

Tio said the donation was PKT’s way of giving back to the nation by supporting local higher learning institutions.

Bernama chairman and Star Media Group adviser Datuk Seri Wong Chun Wai and Star Media Group chief content officer Datin Paduka Esther Ng were also present.

He further said that PKT is committed towards United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and pledged to achieve net zero carbon by 2039.

The company aims to achieve this via several action plans, which include a vehicle electrification programme, tree replanting and paper recycling, among others.

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