ZICO celebrates its 30th anniversary this year and, as part of the celebration, the firm donated M$30,000 (US$7,364) to Yayasan Orang Kurang Upaya Kelantan (Yokuk), a charity that the firm has long supported.

Otherwise known as the Kelantan Foundation for the Disabled, Yokuk was established 18 years ago to alleviate the plight of people with disabilities in Kelantan, one of the poorest states in Malaysia.

Today, it has a committed staff of 25 nurses, therapists, teachers and others affecting and impacting the lives of more than 4,500 families in the state.

Yokuk provides therapy and welfare services as well as educational support for children and adults suffering from various forms of disabilities from Down’s syndrome and cerebral palsy to other physical handicaps and types of disabilities. Besides the disabled community, it also takes care of people with life-limiting conditions, such as those in the final stages of cancer or stroke victims who are bedridden and have been sent home from hospital. Yokuk provides its services free of charge and depends on the generosity of donors to help sustain its work, which amounts to around M$700,000 a year.

Please see Yokuk’s corporate video at: www.yokuk.org, as well as other details about the charity.

L to R: Datin Suliana Shamsuddin Alias, Chairperson of YOKUK, Chew Seng Kok, Chairman of ZICO, and Dr Nik Norzrul Thani, Executive Chairman of ZICOLaw Kuala Lumpur.

L to R: Datin Suliana Shamsuddin Alias, chairperson of Yokuk, Chew Seng Kok, chairman of ZICO, and Dato’ Seri Nik Norzrul Thani, executive chairman of ZICO Law Malaysia


Related Articles by Firm
Myanmar Opened its Broadcasting and TV Market
The Broadcasting Law 2015 opens commercial licenses for TV or radio for bidding under an independent supervisory authority. This offers wide opportunities to investors from broadcasting infrastructures to broadcasting services.
Clasis Law (India) Newsletter August 2015
Analysis of the revocation of a company's drug patent and other key court rulings and updates on corporate and commercial matters
The new CIETAC Arbitration Rules 2015
The New Rules adopt both best practices and the latest developments in international commercial arbitration and accommodate the increasing needs of the parties arbitrating at CIETAC.
Tanzania: Prospecting for and mining of radioactive minerals
New uranium mining projects have recently been announced in Tanzania. This briefing looks at the legislative framework surrounding radioactive minerals in Tanzania.
Related Articles
IMF Bentham wins Singapore third-party funding agreement
Litigation funding has taken a step forward after a court ruled to allow a commercial funding arrangement to proceed.
China startup trials Chinese-English bilingual contract bot
The new legal tech platform will promote more open cross-border trade and investment in response to US-China trade friction.
Accounting firms take on Singapore legal market
The world’s biggest accounting companies are getting serious about competing with law firms in the Lion City.
Related Articles by Jurisdiction
Latest Articles
Developments in competition law in Africa
At LEX Africa’s June seminar on developments in competition law in Africa, speakers discussed the increasing trend of governments to try and use competition law as an important part of their industrial policy ...
How the Mental Health Act affects employees
Mental health conditions, which include anxiety and panic disorders, depression, eating disorders, substance abuse and addictions, have become a pervasive issue which permeates our present society ...
Major amendments to the Unfair Competition Prevention and Trade Secrets Protection Act
Following its amendment on April 17, 2018, the new provisions of the Unfair Competition Prevention and Trade Secrets Protection Act took effect on July 18, 2018 ...