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29 Sep 2018
Teenage duo from Tunku Putra School crowned champions after designing prototype to prevent infant deaths after being left in vehicles
20 Sep 2018
Ten-year plans aim to secure the continued existence of viable populations of all three species in Sabah
18 Aug 2018
Malaysia’s foremost multi-disciplinary hub of music, dance, theatre, live art and everything in between, brings different communities under one roof at Yayasan Sime Darby Arts Festival 2018: You, Me + The Arts.
15 Aug 2018
Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD) has awarded RM11 million in scholarships and bursaries to 263 deserving Malaysian students this year, out of which 80% are underprivileged students from families with a monthly household income of RM4,000 and below.
10 Jul 2018
Mykroscope, a portable and affordable microscope that was developed by a trio of teens from Sekolah Agama Menengah (SAM) Jeram during the Sime Darby Young Innovators Challenge 2017 (SDYIC2017), will be distributed to more than 100 schools for free by December 2018.
27 Jun 2018
The much anticipated Sime Darby Young Innovators Challenge 2018 (SDYIC 2018) is back for its third edition this year to hone and challenge adolescents’ innovative streak.
21 Jun 2018
Malaysia’s foremost multi-disciplinary hub of music, dance, theatre, live art and everything in between, brings different communities under one roof at Yayasan Sime Darby Arts Festival 2018: You, Me + The Arts.
14 Jun 2018
The Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO), with support from Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD), has developed a toolkit that could be used by companies to train employees on appropriate ways to respond to gender-based issues.
27 Mar 2018
Six determined cyclists begin their journey towards Tokyo 2020 Olympics
30 Jan 2018
Yayasan Sime Darby Arts Festival 2018: You, Me + The Arts
22 Dec 2017
Students from eight states in Malaysia receive school supplies for the New Year
21 Dec 2017
Assistance offered to victims across four states across Malaysia.
18 Dec 2017
The Malaysian AIDS Foundation (MAF) Positive Audacious Living (PAL) Scheme will continue to save the lives of underprivileged people living with HIV (PLHIV) with extended support from Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD).
11 Dec 2017
The Salleh trail is established via a collaboration between Persatuan Rimba Komuniti Kota Damansara (KDCF Society) and Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD).
30 Nov 2017
Workshop will see input from scientists and industry players on the conservation of the endangered Bornean banteng
24 Nov 2017
Yayasan Sime Darby’s first batch of Liberian Scholars graduate
22 Nov 2017
Following its strategy to develop up and coming sports talent in Malaysia, Yayasan Sime Darby will focus on development programmes to hone junior talent in football.
06 Nov 2017
Majlis pelancaran program Hear and be Heard: Hearing Loss in Children anjuran Institut Telinga, pendengaran & pertuturan, UKM Tajaan YSD.
26 Sep 2017
MyBIM app, is the most comprehensive sign language app in Malaysia
12 Sep 2017
Sime Darby Property has published a guideline entitled ‘Malaysian Threatened and Rare Tree Identification and Landscape Guideline’ in July 2017.
04 Sep 2017
SDF Track Cycling Team wins three gold and five silver medals at the 29th SEA Games
17 Aug 2017
YSD awards RM16.7 million in scholarships and bursaries to 356 deserving Malaysian students.
08 Aug 2017
Teenage trio from Sekolah Agama Menengah Jeram, Kuala Selangor designed a prototype for an affordable and portable microscope
02 Aug 2017
Championship will see teams from schools across nine states compete for best innovative idea
13 Jul 2017
Yayasan Sime Darby partners with Enfiniti Academy to improve communication skills of pupils in underprivileged and rural schools
06 Jul 2017
Assistance handed out to low-income families, Orang Asli communities, orphans, single mothers, refugee and undocumented communities, among others.
12 Jun 2017
Workshop will see input from scientists and industry players on the conservation of the endangered leopard species
29 May 2017
One of the three remaining Sumatran rhinoceros in Sabah dying from cancer
27 Apr 2017
Second edition of YSD Environment Day themed “Connect People to Nature”
21 Apr 2017
The Sabah government has decided to not proceed with the proposed bridge which was to be constructed in the Lower Kinabatangan area, which had threatened to further fragment the area.
20 Apr 2017
Peneraju Tunas Potensi-YSD Bursary Programme received more than 1,900 applications from students across Malaysia
28 Mar 2017
Project involves the replanting of degraded peat swamp area equivalent to 24 football fields.
20 Mar 2017
Facility located at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) is part of the UKM-YSD Chair for Sustainable Development: Zero Waste Technology for Palm Oil Industry.
22 Feb 2017
Twenty three year old Wong Kie Ming selected as first recipient of the YSD Sudirman Scholarship.
07 Feb 2017
The Foundation commits an additional RM1.9 million towards research on elephant ecology and conservation.
23 Dec 2016
In the idyllic Pulau Carey, about 50 Orang Asli students of Sekolah Kebangsaan Sungai Bumbun waited patiently for a new bag filled with shoes, a school uniform, stationery, socks and a pencil case to be handed to them.
15 Dec 2016
Sime Darby launched the country’s first ever food surplus app - Robin Food - which was the winning idea during the Sime Darby Young Innovators Challenge (SDYIC) 2016 held in June this year.
06 Dec 2016
Replanting will be completed by 2017 and monitoring to continue until 2018.
22 Nov 2016
Nestled in the heritage city of Malacca lies The Royal Press (TRP), a polyglot letterpress living museum and a business that hailed from very traditional settings.
17 Nov 2016
Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD) is extending the funding of the track cycling team, committing RM2.6 million over a period of three years and seven months (February 2017 to August 2020) to sponsor six junior track cyclists to book a spot and compete in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
17 Aug 2016
The Foundation has been sponsoring the “Pocket Rocket Man” for the country’s Olympic medal quest in track cycling since 2009
11 Aug 2016
416 deserving underprivileged Malaysians receive scholarships worth RM21.6 million compared to RM9.5 million awarded to 198 students last year.
19 Jul 2016
YSD’s latest wildlife conservation project with RM225,000 funding for PERHILITAN’s enforcement activities in Taman Negara.
20 May 2016
The day-long event, participated by its beneficiaries received overwhelming response.
19 May 2016
Funding includes additional support of RM1.4 million to BSBCC.
12 May 2016
YSD teams up with University College Sabah Foundation to raise environmental awareness in schools and universities.
11 Apr 2016
A joint effort by YSD and UKM to capacity build home-grown researchers and scientists.
21 Mar 2016
“Pocket Rocket Man” in meet and greet session during his two-week break
16 Mar 2016
Sime Darby’s Young Innovators Challenge 2016 Enters Final Stage of Competition.
08 Mar 2016
“Pocket rocket man” Azizulhasni Awang and Fatehah Mustapa qualify for upcoming Rio Olympics 2016.
03 Mar 2016
Yayasan Sime Darby extends collaborative agreement on project RiLeaf.
05 Feb 2016
Themed ‘Arts Education + The Future’, YSDAF2016 kicks off with activities leading up to the grand finale in August.
21 Nov 2015
Book highlights works of Malaysian playwrights
14 Nov 2015
Yayasan Sime Darby celebrates World Children’s Day with Yayasan Chow Kit’s Homeschooling Awards Ceremony.
01 Oct 2015
The 10th Sime Darby Asia Pacific Merdeka Indoor Bowls Championships 2015 is set to rock the Bayuemas Indoor Bowls Complex in Klang.
10 Jul 2015
Critical funding totalling RM3.11 million will fully cover renovation works to preserve The Royal Press (TRP).
10 Jun 2015
KLGCC aims to produce well-rounded and successful individuals.
05 Jun 2015
Yayasan Sime Darby Arts Festival 2016 is back with the theme: Arts Education + Future.
24 Apr 2015
Yayasan Sime Darby funds RM1.4 million for new world class cricket facility.
22 Dec 2014
Yayasan Sime Darby funds RM380,000 for Five Art Centre’s 30-year Anniversary
05 Jun 2014
The Sime Darby Foundation – Koo Racing team aims for gold at the Asian Games.
03 Jun 2014
Advocating sustainable palm oil management and production.
29 May 2014
Festival will culminate with two-day event in September.
28 May 2014
Azizulhasni and Fatehah aim for gold medals in the Asian Games 2014.
27 May 2014
Funding over five years towards educational development and research.
20 May 2014
YSD funding over two years will facilitate preparations for the 2016 Rio Olympics.
14 May 2014
All-out effort by conservationists to prevent the world’s most endangered rhino species from going extinct.
16 Apr 2014
Yayasan Sime Darby has pledged RM1.76 million to help create the country’s first living printing press museum - The Royal Press in the historic enclave within the city of Malacca.
21 Mar 2014
A rare Sumatran rhino was successfully translocated late afternoon on Friday 21 from a very remote area in Danum Valley, to join a male (Tam) and a female (Puntung) rhinos at the Borneo Rhino Sanctuary (BRS) Facilities in Tabin Wildlife Reserve.
13 Jan 2014
YSD contributes RM3 million to the ‘Tabung Mengubah Destini Anak Bangsa’ (MDAB) Programme.
01 Nov 2013
Nestlé (Malaysia) Berhad – signed a collaborative agreement with the Sime Darby Foundation to jointly undertake Project RiLeaf, as part of a commitment by both organisations to preserve and sustain the environment and ecosystems.
30 Aug 2013
Unsustainable economic development exacerbated by forest clearance continues to be a growing threat to the biodiversity that exists at Belum-Temengor.
19 Aug 2013
Yayasan Sime Darby is proud to announce an RM540,000 commitment as the Sports Partner of the Kuala Lumpur Cricket Association (KLCA) over three years from 2013 to 2015.
29 Jul 2013
Yayasan Sime Darby congratulates its sponsored golfer Ainil Johani Abu Bakar for her maiden victory since turning professional three years ago, at the 2013 KENDA Tire TLPGA Open in Taiwan.
14 Jun 2013
The Kota Kinabalu Jazz Festival (KKJF) returns bigger, better and bolder.
14 Jun 2013
The performing arts scene in the country has been given a tremendous boost with Yayasan Sime Darby’s RM3 million funding for The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac).
28 May 2013
100 participants converge in Singapore for an emergency summit to seek the means to save the Sumatran Rhinos.
20 May 2013
Malaysian elephants have declined in numbers due to drastic habitat loss and conflicts with farmers in recent decades.
01 May 2013
Though a newcomer as a sponsor in the arts and culture scene, Yayasan Sime Darby's efforts to sponsor up and coming Malaysian artistes and their productions has paid off.
03 Apr 2013
YSD's Scholars’ Development Programme (SDP) is a capacity-building engagement programme for scholars to boost their confidence and help prepare for challenges in their careers as future leaders within Sime Darby.
03 Apr 2013
Yayasan Sime Darby organised its annual Scholars’ Development Programme, a capacity-building engagement programme for scholars to boost their confidence and help prepare for challenges in their careers as future leaders within Sime Darby.
18 Mar 2013
Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD) has committed RM50,000 for the production of the performance in support of the performing arts.
15 Mar 2013
With the number of Sumatran Rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis) estimated to be less than 200 and declining rapidly, urgent action is needed to save this species from extinction.
11 Mar 2013
Sime Darby Foundation track cyclist, Fatehah Mustapa did Malaysia proud today by bringing in the gold in the Women's Elite Sprint Final.
28 Feb 2013
Sun bears (Helarctos malayanus) are the smallest and least known members of the bear family and their population is rapidly diminishing in South-East Asia.
26 Feb 2013
The national dream of bringing home an Olympic medal for track cycling has been re-ignited with Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD) committing RM2.85 million to sponsor Malaysia’s two top track cyclists, Mohd Azizulhasni Awang and Fatehah Mustapa in their pursuit to compete at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
11 Dec 2012
Globally, there are only 11 live Sumatran rhinos in managed breeding facilities namely in Way Kambas, Borneo Rhino Sanctuary (BRS) in Sabah and Cincinnati Zoo in USA, while the numbers in the wild are believed to be dwindling in a continuing trend, with less than 150 rhinos currently in existence.
30 Nov 2012
Yayasan Sime Darby reaches an important milestone in its illustrious history.
15 Oct 2012
YSD, through its Indonesian subsidiary PT. Minamas Gemilang (Minamas), today awarded scholarships worth IDR5.79 billion (RM1.85 million) to 72 deserving students.
27 Jun 2012
A musical performance on Yao Lee, one of the most memorable, legendary and sensational Chinese superstars of a turbulent and bygone era has been made possible with a RM100,000 sponsorship by Yayasan Sime Darby.
22 Jun 2012
Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD) is commencing its international scholarship programme in Liberia with scholarships worth USD$420,000 being offered to Liberians to pursue tertiary education in Liberia and Malaysia this year.
22 Feb 2012
Malaysia’s top female national track cyclist, Fatehah Mustapa, became the third recipient of the Yayasan Sime Darby “Star” Scholarship award.
13 Feb 2012
Yayasan Sime Darby collaborates with the Akademi Seni Budaya & Warisan Kebangsaan (ASWARA) to help preserve Malaysia’s traditional dance heritage via a national dance tour.
12 Jan 2012
Puntung, who is estimated to be between 10 to 12 years old is seen as the last chance of breeding the almost extinct Borneo Sumatran Rhinoceros.
24 Sep 2011
Cycling For A Cure, a charity event to raise funds for eligible leukemia patients, succeeded in raising over RM125,000 today.
20 Jul 2011
The foundation has extended a donation of RM1.5 million to the Sabah Wildlife Department (SWD) to conserve and manage the estimated 2,500 - 3,000 proboscis monkeys living in the area.
26 Jun 2011
Yayasan Sime Darby confirmed support for the 8th JB Arts Festival 2011 with a contribution of RM75,000.
09 Jun 2011
The sponsorship will include an invitation to the 2011 Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia.
30 Mar 2011
Yayasan Sime Darby today awarded Malaysia’s track cycling champion, Mohd Azizulhasni Awang, with the YSD Outstanding Achiever award in appreciation of his sportsmanship and hard work.
29 Jan 2011
The 10-year project, called Stability of Altered Forest Ecosystems (SAFE), is aimed at understanding the impacts of forest modification (conversion of forests into oil palm plantations) on the biodiversity, ecosystem functioning and provision of ecosystem services.
28 Apr 2010
Mohd Azizulhasni Awang becomes Yayasan Sime Darby's "Star" scholar.
26 Jan 2010
Winning a medal at the Olympics has long been the dream of the country and her sportsmen and sportswomen.
16 Jan 2010
Kelly Tan Guat Chen, Malaysia’s top lady amateur golf player, today became the second individual after Malaysian cycling sensation, Mohd Azizulhasni Awang, to receive the Yayasan Sime Darby “Star” Scholarship award worth RM169,000.
10 Aug 2009
Sime Darby Group launches its corporate social responsibility arm, Yayasan Sime Darby.
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