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Mitsubishi Motors Supports Wildlife Conservation In Sarawak

Posted on March 15, 2017
Kuching, 15 March 2017 – Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM), the official distributor of Mitsubishi vehicles in Malaysia, supported wildlife conservation efforts in Sarawak by contributing a Mitsubishi Triton 4×4 pick-up truck to the SARAWAK FORESTRY Corporation (SARAWAK FORESTRY) recently. The Triton will be used for wildlife rescue and related conservation works at Matang Wildlife Centre (MWC).

The vehicle was handed over by MMM’s Chief Executive Officer, Tomoyuki Shinnishi to the representative of SARAWAK FORESTRY’s, Chief Executive Officer, Wong Ting Chung in a ceremony held at MWC here this morning. The effort is part of Mitsubishi Motors Corporate Social Responsibility programme; aiming to utilize the company’s innovative strength for the greater improvement of a sustainable future.

Shinnishi in his address at the event said, “Mitsubishi Motors is proud to assist and support SARAWAK FORESTRY, an organisation that devotes its’ time for a good cause. We acknowledge their efforts in rescuing wildlife of various species which are brought in to Matang Wildlife Centre for rehabilitation purposes.”

He added, “The Triton pick-up truck had passed many endurance tests and has been for various gruelling off-road events. We hope that it will assist SARAWAK FORESTRY well in many of their rescue adventures to come, no matter the terrain.”

Triton CSR for Orang Utan Conservation Effort

Wong also spoke at the event. Wong, in his welcoming address said, “Due to increasing public awareness on wildlife conservation and protection, Matang and Semenggoh wildlife centres are facing growing demands for additional capacities in rescue, rehabilitation and other operational aspects such as transportation. Therefore, contributions such as this Triton pick-up truck by MMM is timely, practical and very much appreciated for our works here at Matang Wildlife Centre.”

Wong at the event also announced the birth of a male baby orangutan at MWC on Sunday morning. The new born was named Triton following an adoption announced by Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia after the handing over of the Mitsubishi Triton pick-up truck.

Rescue Works of Orang Utan

Aman the Orang Utan

Concluding his speech, Wong expressed SARAWAK FORESTRY’s hope that more organisations would render support to the corporation’s conservation works in time to come.

Matang Wildlife Centre cares for endangered mammals, birds and reptiles species but it is the Centre’s orangutan rehabilitation programme that has caught the attention of people the world over. SARAWAK FORESTRY’s rehabilitation works were initially concentrated only at Semenggoh Wildlife Centre at Semenggoh Nature Reserve. However, starting 1998, new orangutan inmates have been admitted to Matang Wildlife Centre in view of the increasing orangutan population being rehabilitated at Semenggoh Wildlife Centre.

About Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM)

Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM) was formed on 29 January 2005 and is the official distributor of Mitsubishi Motors vehicles in Malaysia. As one of Malaysia’s leading automotive companies, the company is now represented by 58 showrooms (out of which 47 are 3S Centres and 7 are 4S Centres) and 59 service outlets throughout Malaysia.  In East Malaysia, MMM is represented by 15 showrooms (8 in Sarawak and 7 in Sabah).

MMM is committed to selling a range of vehicles that are high in quality, performance, safety, comfort, and technologically advanced. The Triton 4×4 pick-up truck is imported as CBU (Completely Built-Up) units from Thailand and the XPANDER is locally assembled (CKD) in Malaysia.

“Drive your Ambition” is a powerful statement of Mitsubishi Motors Corporation’s (MMC) ongoing commitment to the values and aspirations of its drivers. Following this, MMM strives to provide unique experiences and inspire our customers to go the distance with our vehicles.