Home / 2019 / May / 11

Daily Archives: May 11, 2019

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines flies in 8,000 tulips for charity

SEPANG, The Netherlands flag carrier airline, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, today flew in 8,000 stalks of tulips from the Netherlands to raise funds in support of palliative care for Hospis Malaysia.

Organised for the 17th time, the KLM Charity Tulip Sale 2019 is held at the KL International Airport (KLIA) Main Terminal from today until tomorrow in conjunction with Mother’s Day tomorrow.

Country Manager for Air France KLM Malaysia, Estee Ng, said each stalk of tulip is sold for only RM6, making it affordable for Malaysians to buy the flower that is a distinctive icon of the Netherlands.

“The price has not been increased since the 16th time of the tulip sale back in 2014 which sold 3,500 stalks of tulips.

“As tulips are not easily available in Malaysia, we would also like to create awareness about the flower while contributing to the less fortunate,” said Ng.

She said all proceeds from the sale of the tulips will go to Hospis Malaysia.

Asked whether there is any plan to increase the frequencies of daily direct flights between Kuala Lumpur and Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport and daily flignts between Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta, Ng said currently the frequencies and schedules are sufficient.

“We celebrated our 60th year here in this country last year and have been the longest foreign carrier in Malaysia.

“If we find that there is an increase in demand and there is a need to add more flights in our review, we will make an announcement, but for now it is adequate,” she told reporters at the sale event.

The KLM Charity Tulip Sale 2019 also saw Malaysia Airports pledge to purchase 1,000 stalks of tulips, with 400 more by Sama-Sama Hotel KL International Airport.

The charity event initiative, which started in 1998, was opened by the Ambassador of the Netherlands to Malaysia Karin MAlssenlechner today.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)

Seacera aims to set up LED production plant

KUALA LUMPUR, Seacera Group Bhd (Seacera), is eyeing to set up a light emitting diode (LED) production plant in Tangga Batu, Melaka.

Group managing director Zulkarnin Ariffin said the LED production plant will begin operating within three years from now.

“The trend in LED products is inevitable as more people are switching to LEDs to open up creative possibilities and save energy,” he told Bernama after the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with South Korea’s electronic manufacturing system (EMS) specialist company, KR EMS Co Ltd (KR Global) here, today.

Under the MoU, Seacera would be responsible for the manufacturing, production and sale of LED products in Malaysia, while KR Global would provide the technology and supervision.

Zulkarnin said the government, enterprises and consumers would have a choice of technologies in transitioning to more energy efficient lighting solutions.

“The partnership with KR Global, an established global brand in the supply of highly efficient products, will create the base for Seacera to move on to the next level.

“I believe with this collaboration, Seacera will play an important role in Malaysia’s LED component market,” he added.

The LED production plant will be in addition to the group’s existing business segments — tile manufacturing, construction and property.

Earlier in a speech, Seacera chairman Datuk Seri Mansor Masikon said the promotion of LED products was also in line with the government’s commitment to reduce carbon emissions by about 40 per cent by 2020.

“KR Global has been established for 12 years, with three factories in Korea and one each in China and Vietnam.

“With this collaboration, Seacera and KR Global will jointly achieve further business development in an industry that has a dynamic future,” he said.

According to the McKinsey’s 2011 lighting market report, global revenue from the LED lighting market is expected to grow at 30 per cent per annum to almost RM227 billion by 2020.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)