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Tune Protect Orang Asli Financial Literacy, Empowerment & Entrepreneurship (FLEE) Programme 2020

Phase 2/2020 – Business Set Up, Business Registration, Environmental Protection & Eco-Bazaar
& Phase 3/2020 – Business Tools, Social Media Marketing, Road Mapping & Computer Literacy

FLEE Programme

The Tune Protect Orang FLEE Programme saw two groups undergoing this bootcamp adventure in February 2020. The first group registered for the 2020 Phase 2 of FLEE were youth from the Temiar tribe in Kelantan. The plan was for them to complete Phase 2 and move on immediately to join OA Bamboo Straw Enterprise for Phase 3. Phase 3 is the final part of the FLEE programme. But first, it was a long bus ride from Kelantan to Kuala Lumpur for Temiar youth, who had to travel through some 60km of dirt road before they could reach the bus station! Things became more comfortable for them when they arrived in Kuala Lumpur.

The bootcamp day began with an exciting MRT adventure with Principal Trainer Nina Othman. and went through the rigorous training of having their business email and Business logo set up and the Business registration at the Companies Commission of Malaysia.

FLEE Programme
The Bootcamp began with building confidence……
FLEE Programme
……by exploring new ways to commuting……
FLEE Programme
……chaperoned by their Principal Trainer Nina Othman……

As with the 2019 Phase 2 bootcampers, the OA Temiar youth we also given a helping hand to set up their business. Artistic by nature, these young men were able to develop their business logo in no time at all, but with the help of our Creative Lead Designer Rayven Tan.

FLEE Programme
Tune Protect volunteer Rayven Tan guiding the Temiar youth the business logo development using technology……
FLEE Programme
…….and they came up with this clean design that represents their love for weaving
FLEE Programme
Several workshops later, Ebalar Handicraft was born after the formalized their partnership with the Companies Commission of Malaysia

2-day Phase 2 bootcamp, it was time for Phase 3, the final phase of the programme. Remember the pioneer OA Bamboo Straw Enterprise ladies from our 2018 and 2019 bootcamps? They joined the Temiar men for Phase 3, but not before making headlines with their bamboo straws! What a journey it has been for these ladies from Negeri Sembilan!

FLEE Programme
They caused a positive stir at the Karnival Orang Asli in Melaka
FLEE Programme
Their bamboo straws helped to launch the “No Straw Campaign” in Selangor
FLEE Programme
The bamboo straws reached the hands of 30 delegates from 25 countries at the International Visitors Leadership Programme of Social Enterprise in the USA!

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RTM produced and aired a documentary about OA Bamboo Straw Enterprise recently. Now Malaysia knows about Tune Protect OA FLEE.

After a 2-day Phase 2 bootcamp, it was time for Phase 3, the final phase of the programme. The OA Bamboo Straw Enterprise ladies joined the Ebalar Handicraft men and it became a truly invigorating and exciting experience for these five participants who also were introduced to the new curriculum that covered Bookkeeping, Costing and Pricing mechanisms, an introduction to the Payment Gateway, Branding and Marketing strategies, the all-important social media tips and ethics, Change Theories and an insight to sustainability and environmental protection.

FLEE Programme
Trainer Hasnur introducing the bootcampers to Excel & PowerPoint
FLEE Programme
Trainer Lina was all ears about their hopes and aspirations
FLEE Programme
Trainer Nadia explaining the fundamentals about social media marketing

There were field trips outside the boardroom and training rooms too. There were study visits Central Market and other hotspots to help them familiarize themselves with the learnings derived from these visits.

FLEE Programme
OA entrepreneurs at the handicraft booth in Central Market
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It was a golden opportunity for them learn about the products that are already in the market
FLEE Programme
The city walkabout also gave them the golden opportunity to take in as many ideas as they could for them to develop on

At the end of the training, the OA entrepreneurs were pleasantly surprised to learn that they would be taking home the laptops they had been using during the bootcamps with compliments of the staff of Tune Protect who got together to raise funds during the 2-In-1 Merdeka Charity Food Bazaar in 2019.

FLEE Programme
FLEE Programme

Tune Protect Chief – People & Culture Yap Hsu Yi presenting the brand new HP laptops to Ebalar Handicraft and OA Bamboo Straw Enterprise

It was a memorable bootcamp, not only because it was a supremely enriching experience. It was also a bootcamp with a difference because of the warmth and respect the young OA entrepreneurs received for the moment they embarked on FLEE.

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A powerful collaboration between Tune Protect, Grow the Goose and Majlis Belia Orang Asli Malaysia

At Tune Protect we bring together expertise, ingenuity, and passion to make a difference in the lives of the underserved OA communities. We view CSR as the collective energy and effort of our company and our employees to benefit society and the environment through the contribution of labour, financial support, and facilities as well as social and community networks. The Company is proud to have made this positive contribution to the Orang Asli community over the last three years.

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Bursa Bull Charge Run & Bursa Bull Charge Dance Competition 2019

Tune Protect Raging Bulls paint the Exchange Square Red!



Tune Protect competed in the Bursa Bull Charge Run 2019. It was originally supposed to be in August but it was postponed to November because of the bad hazy conditions caused by the forest fires in the region. The Tune Protect ‘Raging Bulls’ waited ‘impatiently’ to lock horns with the competition, and they were also eager for the sponsorship funds for our runners to reach the beneficiaries of Yayasan Bursa Malaysia in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals No. 3, 4, 11 & 13 promoting Good Health & Well Being, Quality Education, Sustainable Cities & Communities and Climate Change.

Tune Protect sent a contingent comprising 17 runners, 7 dancers who doubled up as the Cheer Squad and 7 volunteers.

Bursa Bull Charge Run 2019

Nothing like a good Secret Recipe balanced meal for a burst of energy and nutrition before the event.

Bursa Bull Charge Run 2019
Bursa Bull Charge Run 2019

The Raging Bulls left Wisma Tune [email protected] 12.30pm

Bursa Bull Charge Run 2019

The Raging Bulls Cheer Squad lived up to its name by making its presence felt. The squad cheered our runners on……and to scare the competition.



Here is your Tune Protect Raging Bulls WANTED list :

Bursa Bull Charge Run 2019
1.5km C-Suite Challenge
Tune Protect Malaysia Chief Information Officer Tan Lin Hong feeling victorious for not breaking a sweat just after his run

Bursa Bull Charge Run 2019
3km Corporate Challenge Team
Affryll Teo, Angie Tan, Erin Low and Tan Juat Khian just before flag-off

Bursa Bull Charge Run 2019
Roadrunner Angie Tan finished 4th out of 149 runners in the Women Open Category with her 00.18.17 run!
Bursa Bull Charge Run 2019
Veteran runner Tan Juat Khian kept the heat up for 20 others in the Veteran Men Open Category and emerged 8th!

Bursa Bull Charge Run 2019
5km Future Leaders Challenge
Our Raging Bulls standing out on the crowd…..the tallest guy in the picture is also our Raging Bull

Bursa Bull Charge Run 2019
An exhausted Peter Kok came in at #10 (out of 71), clocking a speedy 00.28.27
Bursa Bull Charge Run 2019
Ashish Khilnani oxygenating
Bursa Bull Charge Run 2019
Terrence Wong thrilled to received his Banana & Medal Combo!

Bursa Bull Charge Run 2019
Raging Bulls with their medals after the race
(squatting from left to right) Fakhrul, Mohd Adly, Terrence, Erin & Peter
(standing from left to right) Tan Kah Weng, Dixon, Ashish, Tan Lin Hong, JK, Yasmin, Angie, Azrieyana & Affryll

Bursa Bull Charge Run 2019
The Dizzy Tuners
Celebrity emcee and bodybuilding buff Linora Low all dizzy with our Dizzy Tuners
(from left to right) Kartina, Kogi, Rozita, Nisa, Faridah (Bursa Malaysia), Linora, Nur Syukrina, Fatin & Janice

Bursa Bull Charge Run 2019
The Dizzy Tuners dedicating their dance to all at a Tune Protect

The Dizzy Tuners took 4th place for this first attempt against Affin Hwang, Bursa Malaysia, Petronas, Maybank Investment Bank with this dance…



Bursa Bull Charge Run 2019
The secret of our raging success is the way we practice Diversity & Inclusion, the picture-perfect Tune Protect way. The Raging Bulls united triumphantly for a very good cause.

Bursa Bull Charge Run 2019
A special thanks to our wonderful volunteer photographers Lisa Tan and Alex Lor for covering this event.


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Tune Protect Orang Asli Financial Literacy, Empowerment & Entrepreneurship (FLEE) Programme 2019

Phase 2/2019 – Business Set Up, Business Registration, Environmental Protection & Eco-Bazaar

FLEE Programme 2019

Phase 1 bootcamp of the Tune Protect Orang Asli (OA) Financial Literacy, Empowerment & Entrepreneurship (FLEE) Programme launched in 2018 was a resounding success. We followed through with Phase 2 that ran from 11th to 13th September 2019. The bootcampers comprised of youth from the Jahut tribe in Pahang, Semai tribe in Perak and Semelai tribe in Negeri Sembilan. It all began with a Kuala Lumpur MRT adventure which took them to Wisma Tune where they were welcomed with a nice breakfast they shared with Tune Protect staff, Clive Allen who is the President of Majlis Belia Orang Asli Malaysia, and their Principal Trainer Nina Othman. They were also taken for the first corporate office walkabout and found out how friendly and warm Tune Protectors are!

FLEE Programme 2019
The bootcamp began with their first-ever MRT ride to Tune Protect
FLEE Programme 2019
In the Wisma Tune lift making their way up to our corporate office on the 9th floor
FLEE Programme 2019
The OA bootcampers enjoying their sumptuous ‘ice-breaking’ breakfast
FLEE Programme 2019
Making our OA guests feel right at home with a friendly corporate office tour

The bootcampers were then invited into the Tune Protect Boardroom for their workshop on how to set up a business and register it with the Companies Commission Malaysia. The trainers listened to their feedback and challenges faced in exchange for suggestions on how to overcome them. The professional award-wining underwater diver and co-founder of Ara Dinawan Research Education Conservation Centre (ADRECC) Monica Chin was also present to teach them about environmental protection and sustainable practises. The participants were also taught about the creating their own business logos and business email addresses to enable them to handle these matters independently in the future.

FLEE Programme 2019
Principal trainer Nina using picture cards to get into the minds of the budding entrepreneurs
FLEE Programme 2019
They proactively shared the challenges and obstacles they faced during the brainstorming session
FLEE Programme 2019
The programmme taught them about responsible entrepreneurship and environmental protection
FLEE Programme 2019
Employee Volunteerism at its best! Tune Protect Creative Lead Designer Rayven Tan is seen here discussing logo development with the OA Bamboo Straw Enterprise ladies
FLEE Programme 2019
Rayven mentoring the OA Beauty Saloon Enterprise ladies about using visually appealing colours, wordings and imagery
FLEE Programme 2019
Creative Designer Ben Wong joins Rayven in guiding OA Zara with their ideas and samples
FLEE Programme 2019
FLEE Programme 2019
FLEE Programme 2019

The 12th of September was a very significant day for the budding OA entrepreneurs. They independently registered their businesses with the Companies Commission of Malaysia (Suruhanjaya Syarikat Malaysia). They entered the SSM office as OA youth but left the building as legally recognized and respected new entrepreneurs.

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To celebrate the SSM registrations, Tune Protect organized an Eco-Bazaar at Wisma Tune. The OA Beauty Enterprise ladies who run a part-time hair dressing salon in their village, made alternative arrangements to sell RM220 worth of handmade beaded bracelets and jungle “akar kayu” that helps to control diabetes and other ailments. The OA Bamboo Straw Enterprise ladies who produce and distribute bamboo straws, had a very good day tallying RM480 worth of bamboo straws sold. Orang Asli Zara Enterprise that distributes cupcakes and other deserts assisted the other OA pals. The booths were set up together alongside other ‘green’ vendors and social enterprises such as Suri Lifestyle, Athena Empowers, The Truly Loving Company, Borneo Cocoa and ADRECC.

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The Bootcamp closed on a high note when Group CEO Khoo Ai Lin presented the boot campers with their respective certificates from the Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM). The success of this CSR campaign was further highlighted in a 45-minute BERNAMA Radio interview on 17th December with Tune Protect and Majlis Belia Orang Asli about the FLEE programme. Tune Protect was represented by Nur Baizura from the Sustainability Team and Majlis Belia Orang Asli was represented by its President Clive Allen Williams Hunt, who is from the Semai tribe in Perak.

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The success of FLEE was also reported in the Harian Metro, Oriental Daily and Femagonline.

FLEE Programme 2019 Tune Protect OA FLEE Entrepreneurs are seen here celebrating with the Tune Protect Sustainability Committee because they are ready to EARN an income with dignity through entrepreneurship, SPEND on their living essentials, SAVE wisely for expansion plans and future AND PROTECT themselves against the vicissitudes of life.

Phase 3 of the FLEE programme continues in 2020, leading them towards successful and independent entrepreneurship that would help them to “flee” aimlessness, joblessness, extreme poverty and social ills.


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Tune Protect Eco Bazaar 2019

Launch pad for 3 new Orang Asli business that Tune Protect helped to set up


Tune Protect Eco-Bazaar

The highlight of Phase 2 of the Tune Protect Orang Asli (OA) Financial Literacy, Empowerment & Entrepreneurship (FLEE) Programme was when Tune Protect showcased eco-friendly and sustainable products at the Eco- Bazaar organised at Wisma Tune in 2019. It was to acknowledge and celebrate the registrations of 3 OA FLEE businesses with the Companies Commission of Malaysia (Suruhanjaya Syarikat Malaysia).

Tune Protect Eco-Bazaar
OA Bamboo Straw Enterprise ladies from the Semelai Tribe in Negeri Sembilan ready to promote their bamboo straw and rattan brush sets that came in Mengkuang leaf and batik cloth pouches
Tune Protect Eco-Bazaar
OA Zara Enterprise ladies from the Jahut tribe in Pahang promoting “akar kayu” for ailments and hand beaded bracelets

For the first time, the OA entrepreneurs – OA Bamboo Straw Enterprise and OA Zara, were proud to showcase their products, namely bamboo straws and rattan brush sets, hand beaded bracelets and traditional medicines to relieve certain ailments. What is more both enterprises made good sales to the tune of RM460/- and RM220/- respectively much to their delight.


Together with other social enterprises and environmentally conscious companies, the OA entrepreneurs were exposed to responsible entrepreneurship and for our Tune protectors who were there to give support - what better way to create awareness and enable social change on our CSR initiatives. Several social enterprises who joined the bazaar bandwagon also sold their green range of non-toxic, biodegradable and environmentally friendly items to those who attended for the day.

Tune Protect Eco-Bazaar
Suri Lifestyle with the ‘upcycled’ denim handbags, kimonos, purses, sandals, pillow covers, laptop pouches, all artistically sewn together by single mothers using donated denims
Tune Protect Eco-Bazaar
Our Group CEO Khoo Ai Lin, took home a few bottles of Borneo Cacao Nibs made from pure cocoa in support of Sabahan cocoa farmers
Tune Protect Eco-Bazaar
Ara Dinawan Research Education Conservation Centre (ADRECC) creating awareness about oceanic pollution
Tune Protect Eco-Bazaar
Athena Empowers marketing reusable and washable sanitary pads that are free of chemicals and perfumes

Tune Protect Eco-Bazaar
The Truly Loving Company (TLC) promoted their green range of non-toxic and biodegradable cleaning and washing detergents

Besides serving as a launch pad for our new Orang Asli entrepreneurs, Tune Protect hopes that through these Eco based initiatives, we can move towards a more sustainable environment, leaving a better planet for our children and their children’s children.

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2nd 2-In-1 Merdeka Charity Food Bazaar 2019

The only time in Tune Protect when our rival culinary skills, creativity and marketing prowess collide for a very good cause!

Merdeka Charity Food Bazaar 2019

The mission was to raise funds to purchase laptops for our Tune Protect Orang Asli Financial Literacy, Empowerment & Entrepreneurship (FLEE) bootcampers to help them start their businesses. The strategy was to pit departments against each other in a healthy competition to raise funds for the project. Smaller departments combined forces against the bigger ones and menu items were kept secret until the final menu was published. The rules were flexible – departments could cook, prepare and sell or resell as much food and drinks that they could. Pricing was totally up to the department. The department that raises the most funds wins a surprise! There was only one main rule – selling could only start at 12.00pm and the last sale cannot pass 2pm.

Merdeka Charity Food Bazaar 2019
Steven Wong marketing his pizza to Norhainizam
Merdeka Charity Food Bazaar 2019
Kogi found herself a special offer!
Merdeka Charity Food Bazaar 2019
Rival stalls put their marketing and diplomatic skills to the test

It was an effort that brought Malaysians of various races and religions together in support of the underserved Orang Asli community. It was also a notable environmental protection effort. 2-in-1 would really be an understatement.

Merdeka Charity Food Bazaar 2019
True Malaysians Izura, Kimberly, Jeya, Hawariah & Dilla
Merdeka Charity Food Bazaar 2019
This photo was taken shortly before their yummies were sold out.
Merdeka Charity Food Bazaar 2019
A hungry Suhaimi could not resist diving into his lunch

Why was this it coined 2-in-1? It was a CSR initiative that also had a “pinch of green” because there were no disposable plates, cups and eating utensils used. Diners had to bring their own reusable items. In addition, non-toxic biodegradable washing detergent was supplied to protect our waterways. Finally, photodegradable garbage bags that biodegrade naturally in the heat were also used.

Merdeka Charity Food Bazaar 2019
Lisa Tan reversing global warming with recycling
Merdeka Charity Food Bazaar 2019
Non-toxic and biodegradable washing detergent was supplied
Merdeka Charity Food Bazaar 2019
Effa and Mohd Sufee with their food and drink in their own reusable container and mug

Our affiliates in Wisma Tune could not resist following the aroma and buzz!

Merdeka Charity Food Bazaar 2019
A winking Shawn Lim from Tune Talk “walked the talk” by protecting the environment with his reusable container
Merdeka Charity Food Bazaar 2019
Rosmila from BigLife and her huge Nando’s mug fell in “luv” with our bazaar
Merdeka Charity Food Bazaar 2019
Spencer Lim from BigLife gave us a thumbs up nearing the end of the bazaar

We raised RM6,060 in just under two hours and used the proceeds to purchase 3 HP laptops for our budding Orang Asli entrepreneurs undergoing our financial literacy programme (FLEE).

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Clive Allan William Hunt, President of Majlis Belia Orang Asli, celebrating the purchase of the laptops soon after the event with Yap Hsu Yi, Chief – People & Culture

The event was truly a commendable effort that made us all proud to be Malaysian. Happy 62nd Merdeka Day everyone!


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Tune Protect 5th Blood Donation Drive 2019

Tune Protect Saves the Day Again During Ramadhan 2019!

Blood Donation 2019

It was the 5th time Superheroes gathered at the Wisma Tune Ground Floor Lobby. They came in all shapes and sizes, in answer to the S.O.S. appeal made by the National Blood Bank because of the critically low supply of blood during Ramadhan when our Muslim brothers and sisters are unable to donate blood. Here is our step by step guide on blood donation :

Step 1
Every potential donor will begin with filling out the form provided by the National Blood Bank. Potential donors would have to fill them out honestly and it is the first step in ensuring that the donation is safe for both the donor and donee. It is the preliminary screening that may exclude donors who for various reasons, including lack of sleep, pregnancy, illnesses, congenital conditions, low or high blood pressure, donor under medication…the list is long, and rightfully so, because safety must come first! Regular donors have to undergo the same process to each and every time they donate.

Blood Donation 2019
Signing up is serious business. Very important questions will be asked
Blood Donation 2019
Potential donors must answer all questions honestly

Step 2
After filling out the form, potential donors move to the next station where their weight is taken to make ensure they meet with the minimum weight requirement of 45 kgs. After passing the weight test, their fingers are pricked to confirm their blood type and hemoglobin levels.

Blood Donation 2019
At this station, nurses clean the potential donor’s finger with an alcohol swab to rid the finger of all bacteria, virus and contamination
Blood Donation 2019
The cleaned finger is then pricked with a sterile disposable needle. It just like an ant bite that even this lady can smile about

Step 3
Next, potential donors meet the doctor for a face-2-face interview. The doctor will ask questions to determine that the information provided is true and it is safe for the donor to proceed. The doctor can reject the donor if she thinks safety will be compromised. For example, potential donors who recently underwent body piercings or tattooing may be asked to defer their donation until several months later.

Blood Donation 2019
The gatekeeper doctor interviews every potential donor to ensure that the declarations made are true and the donor is ready to donate. Many get rejected at this stage
Blood Donation 2019
With the doctor’s green light, the donor proceeds for registration. A special ID No. will be tagged to the donation. Over here, donors are asked to drink some water

Step 4
Once the donor is registered in the system, a special ID is generated. Occasionally, the Blood Bank may contact the donor is they discover that the blood is contaminated or if the donor is ill. Blood will be screened for certain infectious disease pathogens, such as hepatitis B and C viruses and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

Blood Donation 2019
Tune Protect’s Anthony Griffon Mariasusai was an early bird of this drive
Blood Donation 2019
Tune Protect’s regular donor Leong Soo Fong (right) resting immediately after donating
Blood Donation 2019
Some find it exciting to donate blood like these folks from Tune Talk
Blood Donation 2019
Some prefer to relax while donating like these two young ladies

Step 5
After donating, donors are treated to light snacks such as biscuits, cream buns and boxed drinks. The Blood Bank also provided a supply several days’ worth of iron and folic acid tablets to replenish the donor’s iron levels. In addition to the certificate of appreciation provided by the Blood Bank, Tune Protect thanked all donors with a collectible Superhero Blood Donor Badge. For this donation, every donor received ProEnergy!

Blood Donation 2019

Blood Donation 2019
THANK YOU SUPERHEROES!


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Tune Protect Pre-Loved Charity Bazaar 2019

A CSR & Green initiative in collaboration with the Wisma Tune Go Green Committee

Pre-Loved Charity Bazaar 2019

Tune Protect led the way with the Wisma Tune GoGreen Pre-Loved Charity Bazaar. Tune Protect and affiliated companies Tune Group, Tune Talk, BigPay and AirAsia BigLoyalty joined forces in this effort to raise funds for the replacement of aging air-conditioners with energy-saving inverter ones favouring Bake with Dignity, a bakery that employs bakers with learning disabilities such as Autism, Down Syndrome and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. This was both, a CSR and GoGreen initiative combined because it benefited a charitable organization by helping to lower it electricity bills (CSR) and lower its electricity usage/carbon output (green mission).

As the organizer of the event, Tune Protect pledged 100% of the proceeds from sales to Tune Protect’s “Sponsor Bake with Dignity” initiative. The other affiliates pledged 50% of their proceed to this cause too and retained the remaining 50% for their respective internal green initiatives.

Pre-Loved Charity Bazaar 2019

The GoGreen teams began setting up their stalls as early as 9am. There was a lot of good stuff on display that were donated by the staff of the respective companies. Most were preloved items and some were brand new.

Pre-Loved Charity Bazaar 2019

Pre-Loved Charity Bazaar 2019Tune Protect’s stall was loaded with toys, games, action figurines, puzzles, decorative items, clothing, fashion accessories, handbags, purses, baby gates, sports equipment and lots more. We also sold nyonya kueh, homemade cold corn pudding made by our staff, IKEA fried chicken wings and Lipton iced-lemon tea.

Pre-Loved Charity Bazaar 2019
Pre-Loved Charity Bazaar 2019

Tune Group had rows of art & craft pottery, plates, bowls, cups, flower pots and vases for enthusiasts

Pre-Loved Charity Bazaar 2019
Tune Talk’s stall was stacked with boxes of brand new Gundam toys from Japan
Pre-Loved Charity Bazaar 2019
BigPay’s stall neatly displayed clothing, fashion accessories and decorative items
Pre-Loved Charity Bazaar 2019
AirAsia BigLoyalty had a wide range of rompers, shawls, dresses, blouses and shirts for everyone

Pre-Loved Charity Bazaar 2019
The Wisma Tune lobby was dominated by (from left to right) AirAsia BigLoyalty, BigPay, Tune Talk, Tune Group & Tune Protect stalls. The stalls were ready by 11am, in time for the crowd that streamed in steadily after that.

The bazaar was a great success because it raised RM4,454 in just 4 hours…that’s about RM1,113.50 per hour! After our affiliates deducted 50% of the proceeds for their own respective internal green causes, the final total amount raised and forwarded towards “Sponsor Bake with Dignity” was a nice RM3,002!

Pre-Loved Charity Bazaar 2019
Tune Protect treated our affiliates with yummy cake as a small token of appreciation for joining our cause

In addition to making a green difference in Bake with Dignity, the bazaar also brought lots of cheer and laughter to our staff, and especially their children and family members.

Pre-Loved Charity Bazaar 2019
Tune Protect staff Balamurugan Vaiyamuthu in glee with this gigantic wooden dollhouse he grabbed from the bazaar for his daughter

Tune Protect thanks all our staff who generously donated their personal items to help us raise funds. We thank all who sponsored the food and drinks too. We thank our affiliates for the great teamwork and finally, we thank all our staff for their purchases that made this event an admirable success. Thank you for “Protecting Tomorrow, Today”!

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Tune Protect Sponsor Bake with Dignity 2019

Community Engagement and Energy Conservation Never Smelt So Yummy!


Tune Protect Sponsor Bake with Dignity 2019

On 14 February 2019, Tune Protect collaborated with the Truly Loving Company (TLC) to sponsor the Bake with Dignity (BWD), a bakery that employs bakers with learning disabilities such as Autism, Down Syndrome and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Employment at the bakery provides their bakers with a great sense of dignity and self-worth because they are given the opportunity to learn new skills and earn an income applying the skills learnt. BWD has a mouth-watering range of cakes, brownies, fudge, crumbles, cookies, pies, just to name a few.

Tune Protect sponsored the purchase and installation of 2 energy efficient air-conditioners to help reduced BWD’s utility bills and its carbon footprint. The lowered utility bills would contribute to lower operational costs, in addition to providing a cooler reception area and other areas as well. The funds sponsored were mainly from the proceeds of the Pre-Loved Charity Bazaar that Tune Protect organized.

Tune Protect Sponsor Bake with Dignity 2019
Tune Protect Chief – People & Culture Yap Hsu Yi (front row, 2nd from left) and TLC Chief Executive Officer Julia Chong (front row, middle) at the signing of the sponsorship Memorandum of Understanding witnessed by the bakers of Bake with Dignity and their mentor Helen Chan (2nd row, 2nd from left)

Tune Protect Sponsor Bake with Dignity 2019
The BWD Chief Baker showing how to make patterns on the chicken pie pastry with a fork.

After pie making and cupcake frosting sessions, the get-together continued with a “Vegetarian Yee Sang Toss” to wish all in the bakery good health, prosperity, longevity and happiness. The sponsorship event ended on a high note when all the BWD bakers were presented with the Tune Protect Annual EasyCare Personal Accident Coverage specially sponsored by Tune Protect. Each baker was presented with a Certificate to commemorate the first personal accident coverage they received in their lives.

Tune Protect Sponsor Bake with Dignity 2019
A BWD baker and his delighted mother with his specially sponsored Tune Protect EasyCare Personal Accident Insurance Certificate

Tune Protect is thankful for the opportunity to contribute to the well-being of the BWD bakers with this climate action initiative in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals No. 3 & 11 promoting Well Being and Climate Action. Tune Protect continues to extend our support for BWD by catering for internal events and festive gifts.

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Tune Protect 4th Blood Donation Drive 2018

Promoting Regular Blood Donation to Reduce Heart Disease Risk

Blood Donation Tune Protect

In conjunction with Tune Protect’s Heart Health Month 2018, we organized another Blood Donation Drive because donating blood is closely linked to heart health. According to a study in the Journal of Blood Medicine, donating blood regularly can reduce the risk of heart disease by significantly lowering cholesterol levels and harmful iron stores which protects against cardiovascular disease and heart attack risk!

So once again, blood donor Superheroes thronged the Wisma Tune Ground Floor Lobby, where the National Blood Bank had set up the blood donation station. It was a first for many and a repeat for a few.

Blood Donation Tune Protect
Tune Protector Alicia Lee was all smiles knowing that her donation would save lives and protect her heart too
Blood Donation Tune Protect
Superhero Lizam Salaman arrived immediately after Alicia and was thrilled to see the ‘power’ he was unleashing

Donors were presented with the Tune Protect ProSpeed collectible badge that is one of the badges in the collection of five.

Blood Donation Tune Protect
Salasiah and Zulizam proudly holding up the Tune Protect Superhero collectible badge that represents their personal sacrifice

The drive welcomed other affiliates and tenants in the building. Neighbours from other companies nearby joined in the effort too, thanks to the posters that were pasted at strategic locations.

Blood Donation Tune Protect
A Tune Talk affiliate glad to be a part of this effort that can save up to 3 lives per donation
Blood Donation Tune Protect
The little ProSpeed badge reminded donors of how their blood would help to speed up the healing process for the donee

As it was Heart Health Month, Tune Protect had a surprise in store for Donor #36. Our collaborative partner, Quaker Malaysia, sponsored a goodie bag filled with Quaker Oats yummies that was waiting for oblivious donor #36 . Who was he or she?

Blood Donation Tune Protect
Neither one of these donors was donor #36, but we showed our gratitude with ProSpeed badge, cream buns, biscuits and boxed drinks

So who was donor #36?

Blood Donation Tune Protect
Donor #36 was our Wisma Tune Senior Security Guard Encik Roslee Bin Hashim!
Blood Donation Tune Protect
A surprised Encik Roslee receiving his goodie bag filled with Quaker yummies specially sponsored by Quaker Malaysia

To Tune Protect, blood donation is so much more than our Superhero collectible badge or goodie bags…it is about employee volunteerism and about answering the call to save our fellow human beings who are dependent on our donation. This is the very core of our CSR mission – to serve the dependent and underserved. Have we achieved our mission? Yes, we have, thanks to our heroic donors!

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Tune Protect launches the Orang Asli Financial Literacy, Empowerment & Entrepreneurship (FLEE) Programme 2018

Launch of FLEE Phase 1 – Ice-Breaking, Ideation, Brainstorming, City Walkabout & Business Pitching

FLEE Programme 2019

In 2018 Tune Protect Malaysia launched their Flagship Orang Asli Financial Literacy, Empowerment & Entrepreneurship (FLEE) Programme as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative emerging as one of the first organisations to participate in uplifting the financial literacy of the Orang Asli youth. Understanding the need for the career development of the Orang Asli youth, Tune Protect in a tripartite collaboration with the Founder of Grow the Goose, Nina Othman and Majlis Belia Orang Asli (MBOA) embarked on this programme that we developed carefully together.

FLEE is 3-phase programme that we launched in September 2018. A total of 13 participants from the various Orang Asli tribes and states were divided into 2 groups. Group 1 consisted of youth from Perak and Pahang. This pioneer group joined the bootcamp in Kuala Lumpur that ran for 4 days. A series of activities was planned for the participants who greatly enjoyed the sessions. Starting off the day was a brief introduction of the Company followed with fun ice breaking activities.

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Pioneer Phase 1 bootcampers from Perak and Pahang at the launch of FLEE in September 2018

Treating them to a Walkabout Escapade midway through the course was an eye-opening experience for the participants, who were delighted with the highlights of Kuala Lumpur. It was the very first time on escalators for all of them. With their minds opened and inspired, they went back to the bootcamp with fresh ideas they wanted to brainstorm with each other and their trainers.

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The youth from Pahang pitched the idea of starting a banana plantation or fish farm
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The youth from Perak pitched the idea of starting a village sundry shop

The youth from Perak pitched the idea of starting a village sundry shop but after consulting the village elders and community, they ventured into starting up their part-time village beauty saloon. The youth from Pahang embarked on an aquaponic banana plantation very soon after they returned.

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The youth from Pahang started their aquaponic banana plantation after very soon after the bootcamp.

Group 2 consisted of youth from the Temuan tribe in Selangor, the Semelai tribe Negeri Sembilan and the Temiar tribe from Kelantan. Understanding that the Orang Asli participants do not have access on financial literacy matters, the training stressed on introducing them to a financial reality check for themselves and empowering them with dreams and aspirations to move forward towards a focus in life, job attainment and satisfaction. A brainstorming session on a Business Pitching session was part of the curriculum for the participations towards the end of the Bootcamp.

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The aspiring entrepreneur from Selangor pitching his idea of publishing a book
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The Temiar youth from Kelantan pitching ideas about developing their village into a tourist destination

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The Semelai ladies from Negeri Sembilan pitching ideas about starting a business selling bamboo straws or fried bananas (pisang goreng)

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The OA youth and the trainers during the closing of the bootcamp

When Phase 1 for 2018 came to an end it was time for the participants to return to their respective villages to discuss their ideas with their elders and communities. Those who obtained the approval to proceed could look forward to Phase 2 in 2019.


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