As the strategic investment fund of the Government, Khazanah is fundamentally an investment house that seeks to create long-term financial value.

Shahira Ahmed Bazari

Trustee and Managing Director, Yayasan Hasanah

Mohd Raslan Md Sharif

Director, Managing Director’s Office

Our mandate extends beyond strictly commercial pursuits and goals. We have been entrusted to collectively deliver financial, strategic and societal returns to Malaysia and its people. In this regard, sustainable financial performance is a key enabling component in fulfilling our roles and responsibilities overall, including the work that we do in the societal sphere. We recognise that we need to continue to do “well” so that we can be in a position to do more “good”. This approach is detailed in the Khazanah Report 2014 case study, “Building an Inclusive Institution”.

Khazanah’s Corporate Responsibility (CR) initiatives form a significant component of our efforts to deliver societal returns that meet the country’s nation-building needs. In 2013, we established Yayasan Hasanah (Hasanah), our foundation that would lead our CR efforts. We provided Hasanah with an endowment of RM3 billion from the returns generated through our investment activities. The endowment is ring-fenced and invested to provide a minimum 5% returns annually, enabling the foundation to tap into a sustainable source of funding for it initiatives.

Number of initiatives by location

Hasanah’s vision is to be a leading foundation that promotes Malaysia’s global sustainability through solutions that empower communities, encourage social inclusivity and improve the local environment. Over the four years since it was set up, the foundation has supported multiple initiatives through a network of civil society partners focused on several key areas, namely, education, community development, environment, arts, heritage and culture, knowledge, and public spaces. More information on Hasanah’s focus areas and the work that it does with its various partners is available at www.yayasanhasanah.org.my

 

One of the civil society partner booths participating in the Hari Hasanah event at PPR Seri Semarak, Kuala Lumpur

   Hari Hasanah

As part of efforts to further support social inclusivity on a broader scale, Khazanah and Hasanah last year jointly organised Hari Hasanah, meant to encourage Malaysians to do good deeds for the benefit of others. Intended as an annual event to be held between National Day and Malaysia Day, the inaugural Hari Hasanah was held on 3 September 2017 as one of the initiatives under Khazanah’s “Negaraku, Negara Kita” campaign which celebrated and commemorated Malaysia’s 60-year journey and progress as nation. Ultimately in the years to come, it is hoped that Hari Hasanah would become a movement where all Malaysians come together and in their own way, undertake acts of kindness that collectively would help to foster togetherness and promote unity in our multi-cultural, multi-ethnic society.

Besides Khazanah and Hasanah, the inaugural Hari Hasanah saw Yayasan Khazanah, Khazanah Research Institute, Think City, civil society partners, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), Government-Linked Companies (GLCs), and staff, at both the organisation and personal levels, contributing time and effort to reach out and help make a difference in the lives of others, especially for those in need.

For the inaugural Hari Hasanah, more than 100 initiatives and activities in 12 states were undertaken by the various participants (further information on the initiatives and activities is available at www.harihasanah.com.my). An anchor initiative was held at Projek Perumahan Rakyat (PPR) Seri Semarak in Kuala Lumpur. PPR Seri Semarak is a community housing project for low income earners.

The half-day event comprised various activities and a bazaar with free services, provided by Hasanah, Think City and their network of partners, as well as several GLCs. The initiative attracted more than 3,000 people from the surrounding community, including residents of PPR Seri Semarak and those from nearby community housing projects.

The Prime Minister of Malaysia also participated in the initiative, where he officially launched Cruyff Court Seri Semarak located at the PPR Seri Semarak, and Cruyff Court Kampung Baru Air Panas, which is located at the adjacent PPR Air Panas community housing. The Cruyff Court programme is a collaboration between Yayasan Hasanah and Johan Cruyff Foundation to provide a unique football experience for children, youths and the surrounding community. The first Cruyff Court in Malaysia was opened in Kampung Melayu Majidee, Johor Bahru in 2012, followed by Cruyff Court Brickfields in Kuala Lumpur in 2013.

The Prime Minister also participated in a Hari Hasanah initiative at the Taman Tugu Project site, where he planted a Belian tree, to underline the Government’s commitment to heritage and environmental conservation for the benefit of future generations of Malaysians. The 66-acre Taman Tugu Project is a Public-Private-Civil Society corporate responsibility initiative spearheaded by Khazanah, in collaboration with Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur and various partners from the public and private sectors, as well as civil society organisations. (For more information on the Taman Tugu Project, visit www.tamantuguproject.com.my)

At the event, the Prime Minister announced that Amanah Warisan Negara, a national public trust, would hold and manage Taman Tugu in perpetuity as an urban forest park for Malaysians to enjoy. In addition, he also announced tha t an additional 25 acres of land adjacent to Taman Tugu would be transferred to Amanah Warisan Negara, to be preserved as a public green space.

Hasanah Bersama Rakyat

2017-2018

4 Sep

2017

Hari Hasanah at Seri Semarak, Kuala Lumpur

7,000 community

42 activities & workshops

Official launch of Cruyff Courts Seri Semarak and Air Panas

25 Nov

2017

Hasanah Bersama Rakyat at Puteri Harbour, Johor

1,200 community

40 activities & workshops

13 Jan

2018

Hasanah Bersama Rakyat at Santubong, Sarawak

4,000 community

70 activities & workshops

10 Mar

2018

Hasanah Bersama Rakyat at Jeli, Kelantan

10,000 community

64 activities & workshops

17 Mar

2018

Hasanah Bersama Rakyat at Jerlun, Kedah

5,000 community

70 activities & workshops

Following the positive feedback we received from the communities, partners and organisations that attended and participated in Hari Hasanah, we decided to organise “mini” events to bring the spirit of Hari Hasanah to other regions of Malaysia. This outreach programme, called Hasanah Bersama Rakyat (HBR), would be grounded on the same principle of everyone coming together to do good deeds for the benefit of others, primarily low-income communities.

Four HBR events have been held, in Iskandar Puteri, Johor; Santubong, Sarawak; Jeli, Kelantan; and Jerlun, Kedah. Similar to the Hari Hasanah initiative at PPR Seri Semarak. Each of the HBR events brought together local community leaders, civil society partners, GLCs, NGOs, government agencies and local authorities, as well as staff and volunteers. Collectively, they organised various activities and provided free services, including financial, health, education, employment, entrepreneurship and public services for the surrounding community.

Moving Forward

The inaugural Hari Hasanah and its outreach programme, Hasanah Bersama Rakyat, was a milestone in our efforts to further support social inclusivity on a broader scale. Both initiatives expand the platform that enables us to play our part in delivering societal returns to Rakyat through a direct and impactful approach. In this regard, we gained invaluable experience, insights and input that would help us to further improve delivery and better achieve intended outcomes.

Ultimately in the years to come, we hope that Hari Hasanah would become a movement where all Malaysians come together and in their own way, undertake acts of kindness that collectively would help to foster togetherness and promote unity in our multi-cultural, multi-ethnic society.

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