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Nearly RM500,000 was raised for the Yayasan Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (YUTP) Charity Golf 2013 held at Kelab Golf Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (KGSAAS), Shah Alam Selangor recently.

The event was organised in conjunction with UTP 13th Convocation ceremony and graced by the presence of UTP Pro-Chancellor and PETRONAS Chairman, YBhg Tan Sri Mohd Sidek Hassan, UTP Vice Chancellor, Datuk Ir. (Dr) Abdul Rahim Hashim and PETRONAS top management personnel. 

Some 80 golfers from the industry such as Exxon Mobil Exploration and Production Malaysia Inc., Dialog Group Berhad, Deleum Berhad, Halliburton, Baker Hughes and Bredero Shaw (M) Sdn Bhd participated in the event.

The charity golf event was held to raise funds for Yayasan UTP Bursary.  The funds will then be awarded to deserving students to support their studies at the university.  Currently, 40% of UTP undergraduate students depend upon loans from various agencies for their studies and expenses at UTP.  Yayasan UTP has until now, awarded bursaries amounting to RM600,000 to an average of 100 students annually.

Established in 2007, Yayasan UTP’s main objective is to promote and further the cause of education in Malaysia as well as to support future development of UTP as an academic institution of excellence.  Apart from granting scholarship, funding from Yayasan UTP also helps advance research and innovation initiatives and support development activities related to the arts, sports and culture within the campus.  All contributions to Yayasan UTP are tax deductible.

The main sponsors of the charity golf were Bredero Shaw (M) Sdn Bhd and Deleum Berhad as the main sponsors each contributing RM25,000. Dialog Group Berhad, Techsource Systems Sdn Bhd, Halliburton Energy Services (M) Sdn Bhd, Makhostia Sdn Bhd, THHeavy Engineering Berhad and PBJV Group Sdn Bhd contributed RM10,000 each, as did Talisman and Murphy Sarawak Oil Co Ltd.

Meanwhile, the main donors for YUTP Bursaries are Geological Society of Malaysia, which held the Petroleum Geoscience Conference & Exhibition Committee (PGCE) 2013, with RM300, 000 and Exxon Mobil Exploration and Production Malaysia Inc. with RM50,000.​