KUALA LUMPUR: Around 600 Muslim workers of the Mah Sing Group (Mah Sing) were treated to a buka puasa feast, together with staff and senior management of Mah Sing at the Savanna Executive Suites (Savanna) here yesterday.
The workers were being honoured as Mah Sing’s unsung heroes who were members of the construction team which developed Savanna.
Present during the break-fast open house were Mah Sing group managing director, Tan Sri Leong Hoy Kum; chief executive officer, Datuk Ho Hon Sang; and group strategy and operations director, Lionel Leong; along with 40 employees from the Mah Sing team who gave out meal boxes to the workers.
“They are often the unsung heroes in the industry. There are times they brave the scorching heat and poor weather to ensure that a project is completed on time,” said Leong, adding that construction workers play a key role in every project by the group.
The buka puasa event was also organised as an initiative in line with Mah Sing’s tagline, “Reinvent Spaces. Enhance Life”.
“We want to be a meaningful corporation and ensure that in everything we do, we want to firstly, enhance life.
“As such, we wanted to show our appreciation to the construction workers who are fasting during the Ramadhan month.”
Leong said most of their workers do not have the luxury of breaking fast with their families, as they are from Indonesia, Bangladesh and Myanmar and they came to Malaysia to earn money for their loved ones back home.
“This simple gesture of thanking them and breaking fast together is a moment which will make this holy month a little special for them,” he said.
Leong also gave ‘duit raya’ totalling RM30,000 (RM50 each) to all 600 construction workers.
The workers were also entertained with music, games and activities organised by the Mah Sing team.
Meanwhile, the vacant units of Savanna will be handed over by Mah Sing from September onwards.
The Suites, which are part of the first phase of Mah Sing’s 428-acre master planned development in Southville City, Bangi, is 95 per cent complete, with external painting work in progress.
The development comprises eight blocks of 28 and 30-storey towers, with a total of 3,192 units of serviced apartments.