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KUALA LUMPUR, 23 December – UEM Edgenta Berhad (“UEM Edgenta” or “Company”), the region’s leading Asset Management and Infrastructure Solutions company recently contributed monetary support to the Fire and Rescue Station in Putrajaya and Pantai Dalam, to aid flood preparedness efforts in view of the year-end monsoon season.
The contribution is in line with UEM Edgenta’s Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) commitment to positively impact society through philanthropic activities and engagements which benefit local communities where the company has business operations. The RM 40,000 contribution this time around, benefitted approximately 7,000 beneficiaries. The Company had contributed essential items such as raincoats, life jackets and basic provisions of food and necessities to flood victims and frontliners.

Present at the handover of the Company’s contributions were Andrew Raj, Head of Operational Excellence & Health, Safety, Security and Environment of UEM Edgenta, Dato’ Ts. Nor Hisham, Director of Fire and Rescue Operations, Putrajaya and Tuan Wan Mohd Shahril, Head of Fire and Rescue Station, Pantai Dalam.

“Our firefighters have helped the nation at times of crisis and disasters. We are glad to be of assistance and we hope that our contribution will help ease the burden of our firefighters in performing their duties and efforts in preparedness for the upcoming monsoon and flood season. I urge all Malaysians to be on constant alert of the weather conditions and be prepared,” said Syahrunizam Samsudin, Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of UEM Edgenta.
Previously, UEM Edgenta had extended medical support to the Veteran of Fire and Rescue Association Malaysia (“PVBPM”) by providing two of its retired members with two units of prosthetic legs, as well as educational assistance to three children of veterans for a period of two years in their respective tertiary educational institutions. The company had also contributed monetary relief to support the efforts of the Selangor State government, to assist victims of the floods through Tabung Ikhtiar Selangor Bangkit and “Care Packs” to the Fire and Rescue Station, Pantai Dalam during Malaysia’s National Day this year.



PLUS Malaysia Berhad (PLUS) received two United Nations (UN) Global Compact award, namely for the SDG Ambition Benchmark Award for ZERO-BRIBERY INCIDENCES and the Pioneer Sustainable Development Action Recognition Award for upholding EXEMPLARY HUMAN RIGHTS STANDARDS as the first highway company to conduct a robust human rights assessment aligned to the UN’s Global Standards.

“PLUS recognizes that by embracing, adopting and implementing sustainability initiatives align to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs) is an important and necessary step for us to remain competitive. The higher purpose of PLUS mission is ’To connect our communities to shape a safe and sustainable future’ encapsulates our belief and commitment towards embedding the core principles of sustainability in every aspect of our operations, across our value chain, because it is today the foundation that will ensure the longevity and success of any organization,” affirmed Datuk Azman Ismail, Managing Director of PLUS.

Satpal Singh, Chief Governance and Risk Officer of PLUS, added, “UNGCMYB has been a collaborative partner to PLUS, providing access to valuable resources to support PLUS in its sustainability journey. The award and recognition received affirms our resolve to continuously uphold the 10 Principles of UNGC in everything we accomplish.”

PLUS has been a member of UNGCMYB since September 2021. The Sustainability Performance Awards program was initiated by UNGCMYB to recognize exemplary efforts taken by Malaysian corporations to uphold sustainability principles to support nation-building and inspire others.

KUALA LUMPUR15 December 2022 – UEM Sunrise Berhad (“UEM Sunrise” or the “Company”) marks the year's end by announcing that its indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, Nusajaya Rise Sdn Bhd entered into sale and purchase agreements with Nusajaya Tech Park Sdn Bhd (“NTPSB”), a joint venture company owned by UEM Land Berhad, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company and Ascendas Land (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, an indirect subsidiary of CapitaLand Development of Singapore, for the sale of lands measuring approximately 94.9 hectares or 234.5 acres in Gerbang Nusajaya, Iskandar Puteri, Johor for a total consideration of RM289.2 million. 

The transaction is an expansion of the existing Nusajaya Tech Park, a world-class integrated industrial park with eco-friendly infrastructure, designs and facilities with its well-maintained landscape and facilities, currently home to many multinational corporations, including small and medium-sized enterprises. NTPSB is the developer of Nusajaya Tech Park. With the acquisition of these extended lands, NTPSB will own and develop an industrial park measuring a total size of 150.1 hectares or 371.0 acres, offering an estimated total GDV of RM1.5 billion, to be developed over an anticipated development timeframe of eight to ten years. 

“Our collaboration with CapitaLand is not new. We have partnered up with CapitaLand since 2012 when we embarked on creating a catalytic development in Iskandar Puteri, befitting our role as master developer for the township. CapitaLand had the expertise and track record which complemented our requirements. The Nusajaya Tech Park that is in operation today is a testimony to the successful collaboration. Its existence has contributed a significant impact to Gerbang Nusajaya and Iskandar Puteri as a whole. We are positive that the expansion of new industrial phases in Nusajaya Tech Park will further stimulate economic activity, attract investors, and allow more companies to relocate to Iskandar Puteri. It will also further strengthen our commitment to attract foreign direct investments into Johor, in line with the State Government’s aspirations to feature Johor as the desired destination hub for investments and development. This, in turn will create further employment opportunities in the Southern region,” said UEM Sunrise, Chief Executive Officer, Sufian Abdullah. 

He continued, “The park’s close proximity to the soon-to-be-completed Gerbang Nusajaya Interchange, which will connect to the Second Link Expressway, will allow commuters and industrial players to enter Singapore via the Ayer Rajah Expressway. The benefits of this connectivity extend even beyond the region. Among industry players who have presence in Nusajaya Tech Park is Telekom Malaysia Berhad through its TM One Iskandar Puteri Data Centre, GKN Aerospace Malaysia and Stern-Wywiol Gruppe through its manufacturing unit, SternMaid Asia Pacific”. 

This transaction and collaboration are in alignment with the Company’s three-pronged turnaround strategic plan; Triage, Stabilise and Sustain. The proceeds to be received from the transaction and the potential creation of future development profits via NTPSB are among the initiatives and measures put in place by the Company to navigate current market conditions, strengthen product portfolio and streamline core businesses, among others.


PLUS Malaysia Berhad (PLUS) akan menggunakan data serta statistik yang lebih strategik bagi mengurangkan jumlah kematian dan kemalangan di sepanjang Lebuhraya Utara-Selatan pada tahun 2023.

Ketua Pegawai Operasi PLUS, Datuk Zakaria Ahmad Zabidi berkata, “Data serta statistik tersebut akan turut dikongsikan bersama Rakan Keselamatan PLUS iaitu Jabatan Pengangkutan Jalan (JPJ) serta Polis DiRaja Malaysia (PDRM) terutamanya dalam mengurangkan kemalangan yang membabitkan kenderaan-kenderaan berat dan motosikal.”

Menerusi data-data tersebut, termasuklah kolaborasi serta penguatkuasaan oleh JPJ dan PDRM, PLUS mensasarkan untuk mengurangkan kadar kematian akibat kemalangan yang melibatkan semua jenis kenderaan di lebuh raya kendaliannya sebanyak 7% pada tahun 2023.


Ia adalah selaras dengan Pelan Keselamatan Jalan Raya Malaysia untuk mengurangkan kematian akibat kemalangan jalan raya sebanyak 50% menjelang 2030.

“Bagi mencapai matlamat ini, PLUS dengan kerjasama JPJ dan PDRM menyasarkan untuk mengurangkan kadar kemalangan yang melibatkan kenderaan berat, motosikal, kemalangan di Lorong Kecemasan dan kemalangan yang disebabkan oleh objek atau halangan di lebuh raya pada tahun hadapan,” tambah Datuk Zakaria.

“Oleh yang demikian, kami akan memberi fokus terhadap isu keselamatan yang membabitkan penunggang motosikal yang menjadi penyumbang terbesar kepada statistik tersebut.”

Statistik di lebuh raya kendalian PLUS menunjukkan terdapat pengurangan jumlah kemalangan pada tahun 2022 berbanding tahun 2019. Walau bagaimanapun, kemalangan melibatkan kenderaan berat meningkat sebanyak 2%. Kemalangan di lorong kecemasan membabitkan kenderaan yang rosak juga meningkat sebanyak 5% berbanding tahun 2019.

Datuk Zakaria berkata demikian pada Mesyuarat Penyelarasan dan Penetapan Petunjuk Prestasi Utama (PPU) JPJ dan PLUS di Akademi JPJ di Melaka baru-baru ini. Mesyuarat tersebut turut dipengerusikan bersama Pengarah Kanan Penguatkuasa JPJ, Datuk Lokman Jamaan dan dihadiri oleh pegawai-pegawai kanan JPJ serta Bahagian Operasi PLUS.

KUALA LUMPUR, 14 December – UEM Edgenta Berhad (“UEM Edgenta” or the “Company”), the region’s leading Asset Management and Infrastructure Solutions company has been conferred as the 2022 Frost & Sullivan Malaysia Facility Management Company of the Year Award for their contribution to the facility management sector. This 7th consecutive accolade places UEM Edgenta as a market leader and frontrunner in the facility management sector through its capabilities in integrated facilities management services, technology and digitization advancements, and sustainable solutions.

The award was presented to Rais Imran, UEM Edgenta’s Chief Strategy Officer, who accepted the award on behalf of UEM Edgenta at the recent 2022 Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards ceremony. UEM Edgenta maintained its market leadership through its global footprint, disciplined approach in driving cost efficiencies and diversifying into new revenue streams while maintaining a strong foothold in its core sectors. The Company is a pioneer in introducing sustainability and tech solutions to the regional and gulf facility management (“FM”) market.

“The future of FM is one that is driven by technology, sustainability, and customer experience. Across the world, asset owners and operators are increasingly transforming buildings and cities into one that is smart and sustainable. To this end, Edgenta is committed towards building a portfolio of solutions to cater to smart and sustainable buildings/cities – an anchor strategy towards being a tech-enabled FM company. As we seek to provide the best solutions and services fueled by technology and innovation, receiving this award demonstrates UEM Edgenta's capabilities as the region's leading Asset Management & Infrastructure Solutions provider. We are honored and grateful for the trust from our clients and Frost & Sullivan to have been conferred with this award,” said Rais.

“Frost & Sullivan research indicates that UEM Edgenta’s leading market positioning and well-strategized value propositions have led to consistent new customer acquisitions while ensuring that the company stays at the forefront in its digitalization and business sustainability plans. The Company have managed to stay at the vanguard of domestic market progression by strategizing through diversify risks and by exploring new growth markets, strengthening its leadership position in the country while creating stiff barriers to entry for new competitors,” said Janice Wung, Frost & Sullivan's Program Manager, Buildings Research.

The Company strive to drive resilient growth through Tech-enabled solutions and Sustainability programs across its operations while continue with digital transformation to provide the wider market with end-to-end cloud infrastructure services across Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Taiwan, India, United Arab Emirates and The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The recipients of the 2022 Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards were identified based on their demonstration of excellence in growth strategy and implementation in its field. The award recognizes outstanding achievements and superior performances of companies in leadership, visionary innovation, market-leading performance, and customer value enhancement.

Celebrates 5th Safety Day, reaffirming its commitment to health & safety across its highways

PLUS Malaysia Berhad (PLUS) celebrates its 5th Safety Day at Persada PLUS recently, reaffirming its continued commitment to health and safety across its highway. 

“Every human life is valuable and therefore, safety is non-negotiable. At PLUS, our DNA is to strengthen our ecosystem by making it safer and comfortable for everyone who uses our highway facilities and particularly our employees whom we borrow from their families. It is our duty and responsibility that each and every one of them return home safely to their families and loved ones,” stressed Datuk Azman Ismail, PLUS Managing Director.

PLUS Safety Day which began in 2017 has seen the evolution of its employees' safety mindsets. The value of health and safety, particularly mental health is paramount in today’s endemic landscape. It is crucial to ensure that everyone is well preserved as they conduct their daily routines. 

“I’m pleased and proud to state that we have reduced the Lost-Time-Injury (LTI) cases among our Warga PLUS from 35 LTI cases in 2017 to just 1 case this year, a huge reduction of 97 percent. I’m personally elated because my heart is comforted to know that all our health and safety initiatives which we have driven for the past 5 years have bore fruit and that the preservation of our employees and their livelihood is attained,” said Datuk Azman. 

PLUS commitments goes beyond road safety. It also looks at avenues in taking care of its highway customers’ health. Datuk Zakaria Ahmad Zabidi, PLUS Chief Operating Officer, acknowledges that “While minor crashes and customers’ health problems may be beyond us, but those emergencies warrant medical attention and it is with this mind that during such situations, highway customers can only seek medical help outside our highways.

“Therefore, with this understanding, we are embarking on a public pilot to establish a PLUS community clinic at one of our strategic rest areas along our highways,” explained Datuk Zakaria.

The PLUS community clinic will see our collaboration with qualified medical practitioners who are registered with the Ministry of Health. It is expected to commence its operation within the first quarter of 2023. This public pilot, once proven successful, will be the first of many more PLUS community clinics to be strategically opened at key rest areas along our mainline in the future,” added Datuk Zakaria.

PLUS 5th Safety Day was officiated by the Secretary General of the Ministry of Works, Dato' Wira Wan Ahmad Uzir Hj Wan Sulaiman. Also present were Malaysian Highway Authority Director General, Dato’ Ir. Mohd Shuhaimi bin Hassan, UEM Group Managing Director and PLUS Board Member, Dato’ Mohd Izani Ghani, Dato’ Zailani Haji Hashim, the Director General of the Road Transport Department (JPJ), ACP Mohd Radi Abd Rahman, Deputy Director of Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department, Polis Diraja Malaysia (PDRM) and Ir. Ts. Azhar Hamza from the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS).

PLUS Malaysia Berhad (PLUS) has been recognised as a Frontier Company by the Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC) for its Productivity Excellence Recognition of enterprise-focused application of good management practices, including the competency of development, training and guidance for employees to empower the company’s productivity.

Through this program, PLUS expects to guide 1,200 homegrown companies to perform advancement processes in reducing operating costs while increasing productivity levels plus reinforcing competitiveness for future business sustainability.


Dato’ Abdul Latif Haji Abu Seman, the Director General of Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC), highlighted the importance of growth and productivity at the basic level for the development of industry sectors and recognition of national productivity excellence. PLUS is an example of large multinational conglomerate that shares and transfers best practices, information and expertise, technology and skills.

This initiative was developed to change the perception and mindset of local companies so that they can understand the significance of increasing productivity and improve the process to transform the work culture through guidance from the pioneer company. This ensures increased productivity and reduces the performance gap between the pioneer and local companies.

Managing Director of PLUS, Datuk Azman Ismail is committed to supporting the country’s aspiration in increasing the organisation’s productivity reflective in PLUS’ recognition. “I believe with a strategic teamwork established between MPC and PLUS can develop capable employees, speed up product transformation and alleviate the company towards a modern highway operation.”

“The improvement projects were not done merely for the recognition. Its objective is to encourage innovation and ongoing development by staff members, who are continuously encouraged to be creative and innovative. One of PLUS’ initiatives is to find solutions that help the organisation to address the pain points and inject innovations that build towards highway service excellence, particularly in the digitalisation and high technology era,” affirmed Datuk Azman.

The implementation of improvement projects has saved PLUS as much as RM159 million and earned an additional RM1.1 million from 2020 until 2022. There has also been a 70 per cent increase in work process efficiency recorded throughout the period.

In a Productivity Champion Recognition Ceremony held at Persada PLUS recently, 216 PLUS employees received Productivity Champion recognition certificates for their 236 productivity improvement projects. This acknowledgement is granted to PLUS employees who have improved numerous processes, reduced operational costs and improved the company’s productivity, outcomes and delivery efficiency as well as brand reputation.

One of the improvement projects conducted by PLUS was the utilisation of the latest technology by upgrading its information dissemination system. This includes swifter and increased feedback accuracy to highway customers through P.U.T.R.I (PLUS Unique Texting Realtime Interface), the first highway industry A.I. chatbot.

Additionally, PLUS implemented the Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) to monitor traffic and maintenance. The Stress Absorbing Membrane Interlayer (SAMI) is a ground-breaking innovation technique used by PLUS for pavement rehabilitation as it requires much lesser material than the conventional approaches.

Above that, PLUS applies digitalisation processes, which covers over 90 per cent of the work processes in the organisation.

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