Sustainability & Community


Care for the Environment: Dara Lam Soon’s palm oil mill in Pahang November 2018

In November 2018, Dara Lam Soon installed and commissioned a palm oil mill effluent dewatering system. The said machine continuously de-sludges solid from the pond. The resulting sludge cake is then used as organic fertiliser for the oil palm trees. This process indirectly reduces the biological oxygen demand of the mill effluent to permissible level before they are being discharged.


Palm oil mill effluent dewatering machine


Sludge cake used as organic fertilisers

Workers’ Welfare: Lam Soon Plantations’ estate in Lahad Datu, Sabah 2018

In 2018, Lam Soon Plantations completed a primary school and kindergarten complex in its estate in Lahad Datu, Sabah to house 180 of its workers’ children. Such efforts are aligned with our conviction that providing access to education is the best way to equip them for a better future.

Primary school building   Workers’ children students
In addition, the company constructed two units of semi-detached staff houses and 20 units of worker houses to replace wooden houses. A unit of Surau had also been built for the benefit of our Muslim workers.  



Houses for workers

Care for the Environment: Dara Lam Soon’s palm oil mill in Pahang May 2018

In May 2018, Dara Lam Soon installed and commissioned a palm oil mill biogas capture plant to reduce the amount of greenhouse gas released into the atmosphere significantly to 0.05mt carbon dioxide per hectare year from 0.65mt per hectare year, or equivalent to 92% reduction. The bulk of the gas captured are methane gas which is 5X more potent than carbon dioxide. The captured methane gas is utilised as fuel which in turn helps reduce our dependency on fossil fuel.


Hydrolysis tank


Cover lagoon for capturing methane

ANTABAX & 99 Speedmart – Heart-to-Heart fund raising drive April 2016

Realizing the need for awareness and education related to cardiovascular disease (CVD), as well as the need for financial aid for underprivileged patients, Antabax partnering with 99 SPEEDMART, the largest mini-market chain in Malaysia on a charity fundraising campaign in aid of to the Institut Jantung Negara (IJN) Foundation.

The ‘Have A Heart, Save A Life bersama Antabax & 99 SPEEDMART’ charity fundraising campaign was launched on 7 September’15. The campaign that ran from 1st September to 30th November 2015 with 5% sales from Antabax antibacterial personal care range from any 99 SPEEDMART store nationwide channeled to the IJN Foundation in support of its Patient Assistance Program.


Lam Soon Staff witnessed the launch


Mr Simon Yong Kin Onn, Director, Management Information System, 99 Speed Mart Sdn Bhd, Ms Angeline Sim, Group Product Manager, Household & Personal Care, Marketing Division, Lam Soon Edible Oils Sdn Bhd, Yang Amat Berbahagia Toh Puan Dato’ Seri Dr. Hajjah Aishah Ong, Chairman, IJN Foundation, Yang Berbahagia Datin Julini Mohd Ali, IJN Foundation Fundraising Chairman, Member of the Board of Trustee launched the “Have a heart, Save a Life” bersama Antabax & 99SPEEDMART Campaign.

ANTABAX provides fresh start for victims of domestic violence April 2016

Antabax, in collaboration with leading Malaysian retailers Giant and Guardian has raised RM25,271.60 in funds for Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO) through its Shared Health, Shared Hope campaign. The campaign that ran over two months from 1 June 2015 to 31 July 2015 with 5% sales of Antabax antibacterial range product sold at Giant and Guardian outlets nationwide were channeled to WAO in support of its Refuge and Child Care Centre.

WAO’s Executive Director, Ms Sumitra Visvanathan receiving the donation from GCH Retail (M) Sdn Bhd, General Manager of Marketing, Ms. Norine Erica Majaman and Lam Soon Edible Oils Sdn Bhd , Executive Director, Sales & Marketing, Mr. Allan Khong

MAY Cares For You - A Cervical Cancer Awareness Campaign May 2013

A CSR programme by MAY in collaboration with National Cancer Society Malaysia (NCSM) and Watsons

Cervical cancer ranks the second most common cancer for women. Each year, about quarter of a million women die from cervical cancer around the world.

In Malaysia, cervical cancer is the third most common cancer that takes its toll among women, with breast and colorectal cancer taking the first and second positions. Regardless of race or age, cervical cancer can affect anyone, especially women who fall within the age demographic of 30 to 50 - also known to be an age group with the highest risk.


Hence, to shed light on the danger of cervical cancer among Malaysian women,  MAY and National Cancer Society Malaysia (NCSM) is working hand-in-hand through a dedicated cervical cancer awareness cum social responsibility programme, known as MAY Cares For You.

To kick start the campaign, a series of road shows were held at local tertiary education institutions around Klang Valley from April 2013 till May 2013, starting at the Asia Metropolitan University to University Kebangsaan Malaysia, University Putra Malaysia, University Malaya and concluding at University Technology MARA.

In addition, as part of the CSR’s initiative to encourage cervical cancer protection, MAY will be sponsoring 25 university students for full HPV vaccination.

To further drive the campaign effort, the three-month long campaign also gained participation from Malaysia’s prominent health and beauty retail chain Watsons. Starting from May 2013 to July 2013, 10% of the profits garnered from the sales of MAY products sold at all Watsons outlets will be donated to NCSM.

Members of the community who are keen to play their part in the MAY awareness campaign can show their support by writing their pledges and empowerment notes on the wall of “MAY cares for you” application which can be downloaded from the MAY official Facebook fan page www.facebook.com/may.shower.range

Asia Metropolitan University (AMU)   University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)   University Putra Malaysia (UPM)
University Malaya (UM)   University Technology MARA (UITM)

Below are the pictures captured during the MAY Cares For U Media Launch on 15th May 2013.


Refer picture on the left from left to right:

Dr Dalilah Kamaruddin, Head of Women’s Cancer Detection Centre at National Cancer Society Malaysia;
Ms Caryn Loh, Merchandise and Space Planning Director of Watsons Malaysia;
Dr. Saunthari Somasundaram, President of National Cancer Society Malaysia;
Ms Tiz Zaqyah, MAY’s Brand Ambassador
Mr Francis Ng, General Manager, Household & Personal Care Division, Lam Soon Edible Oil Sdn Bhd

Refer picture on the left from left to right:

Dr. Saunthari Somasundaram, President of National Cancer Society Malaysia;
Ms Caryn Loh, Merchandise and Space Planning Director of Watsons Malaysia;
Mr Francis Ng, General Manager, Household & Personal Care Division, Lam Soon Edible Oil Sdn Bhd
Ms Tiz Zaqyah, MAY’s Brand Ambassador
Dr Dalilah Kamaruddin, Head of Women’s Cancer Detection Centre at National Cancer Society Malaysia;

Tiz Zaqyah, May’s Ambassador, getting her HPV Vaccination from Dr. Dalilah Kamarrudin, Head of Women’s Cancer Detection Centre at National Cancer Society Malaysia, on the stage during the media launch.

Antabax National Hygiene Month Launched Nationwide To Nurture Healthier, More Hygiene Focused Generation May 2013

Antabax Re-introduces Children to the Traditional Game of ‘Tepuk Amai-Amai’ to Teach Correct Hand Hygiene

Since our first CSR initiative in 2009, Antabax does not stop in educating the general public about the importance of hand hygiene.  And in 2010 and 2011, our CSR programmes reached out to more than estimated 8 million Malaysians.  And with all our programmes to date, we may have reached out to more than 9 million Malaysians.

Our effort has paid off. Even with the recent epidemic of H7N9 in China, there is no panic here in Malaysia, according to the information released by Ministry of Health Malaysia.

Through this campaign, which will run nationwide, throughout the months of May, June and July 2013, the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education and Antabax will target the young and families. 

To make this campaign more interesting, we are reviving the valuable traditional game ‘Patty Cake’ or ‘Tepuk Amai-amai’. With this game contest, we want to engage the children by improving their hand-eye coordination, oral communications and social skills, competitive skills as well as teamwork. 

Since Patty Cake main components are hands, it is an ideal education tool to teach children the proper hand washing steps in a fun and interactive way.

Malacca's S.K. Methodist Girls 2 School Comes Out Tops, Bagging The RM10,000 Cash Jan 2013

The first National Antabax Health & Hygiene Mural Painting Competition to unite art and health to reinforce better hygiene habits proven was met by an overwhelming response from 38 primary schools nationwide that produced striking and imaginative murals with hand hygiene as its theme

Held last year, the program harnessed the creativity and self-expression of art to help children remember and internalize the need for good personal hygiene practices. It is believed to among the first programs in the country that teaches personal hygiene to primary school students through art, specifically mural painting.

Among the professional judges were two lecturers from Lim Kok Wing University of Creative Technology, Mr Lum Weng Wah and En Harris Hassan, who provided the artistic input in selecting the best mural that captured the essence of good hygiene practice among the participating schools.

S.K. Perempuan Methodist 2 won RM 10,000 cash in which 80% will be channeled to the school’s Kelab Doktor Muda whereas the remaining 20% will be used for students’ welfare.  

Antabax Organized 'Antabax Sensitive Towards Society' Mock Cheque Presentation Dec 2012

In collaboration with Malaysia’s leading retail chains, Giant, Tesco and Watsons, ANTABAX, a trusted and innovative antibacterial personal care range, contributed a total of RM66,804 to five charity organisations through a fund-raising initiative, ‘Towards Society Antabax Sensitive’. It was believed to be the first charity fund-based collection by the Malaysian brand with the support of the three largest retailers, channelling 10% of their sales proceeds of Antabax products during a specified period to their respective selected charitable organisation, as below.

Duration Retailer Beneficiary Total Amount Raised
28 Jul until 31 Ogos, 2012 Giant Breast Cancer Welfare Association (BCWA) RM20,953
20 Julai until 20 September, 2012 Tesco Malaysia Medical Welfare Fund, Hospital Sungai Buloh RM15,726
Jun until 30 September, 2012 Watsons Watsons Smiles Foundation
(Rumah Kebajikan Al-Munirah, Rumah Keluarga Kami dan Rumah Promise)
Antabax Sponsor Doktor Muda’s Mobile Squad of Zoomers, Launches Nationwide School Mural Painting Competition June 2012

Antabax continuing its efforts to increase awareness on health and hygiene in partnering with the Ministry of Health Malaysia’s Doktor Muda (Young Doctor) program and launching a nationwide school mural painting competition to promote better health and hygiene.

The Kelab Doktor Muda is a co-curicular program for Year 4,5 and 6 students that trains them to be peer mentors who act as catalysts for change when it comes to the positive knowledge, attitude and practice of health among school students. Students who participate in the club’s activities are trained on the basics of health to help them become peer educators so that they can be role models, promoters and health motivators to their friends at school.

The event also saw the launch of the Antabax National Health & Hygiene Mural Painting Contest for upper primary schools that aims to provide schools with Doktor Muda clubs with a daily visual reminder on good health & hygiene practices through murals that will be painted by members of the club.  The school with the best mural will receive RM10,000 that will be apportioned among its top UPSR students for 2012, while four other top schools will each receive one year’s supply of Antabax products for use in common areas. 

Malaysia National Hand Hygiene Month October 2011
Antabax together with The Ministry of Health Malaysia, embarked on an ambitious, awareness-raising educational drive to accelerate hand washing behavior change on a national scale through the second 1Malaysia Hand Hygiene Month campaign.

Its purpose was to reduce the spread of communicable diseases that are transmitted via hands. This campaign benefitted more than 3 million people across Malaysia, and is considered one of the largest public-private hand hygiene campaigns ever undertaken in the country.

Antabax and MYDIN Spearhead Ramadan Wash-Eat-Wash Campaign August 2011
Antabax and Mydin Mohamed Holdings Bhd, owner of the MYDIN retail chain, joined forces to launch a nationwide Ramadan Wash-Eat-Wash campaign.

During the month long campaign, all MYDIN hypermarkets had our Antabax antibacterial hand wash liquid made available so that millions of visitors can benefit from it during the pre-festive shopping season. Simple as its name, this campaign reminded millions of MYDIN hypermarkets shoppers to wash their hand before and after eating, adding that the practice of eating with hands should be cherished as a link to Malaysian heritage but good hygiene was essential to ensure that people wellbeing.

Share A Gift Program January/February 2011
Lam Soon Trade Marketing Dept continues on the charity drive and collected cash donation totaling RM8,537 to bless the community during Chinese New Year 2011. Cash donations were given to 3 homes - Persatuan Kanak-kanak Istimewa Kajang, House of Joy, Puchong and Pertubuhan Kebajikan Kanak-kanak Cacat Ipoh.

Persatuan Kanak-kanak Istimewa Kajang takes care of 93 children and adults with learning disability and provides living skills programs to help them to fit into the society. House of Joy provides shelter to 63 children who are from broken home. Pertubuhan Kebajikan Kanak-kanak Cacat Ipoh provides shelter to 61 disabled children, they have lost their home in fire and needed financial aid to rebuild it.

In addition, Lam Soon also donated a range of food, household and personal care products to these homes.

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