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Aspiring to enhance a programme similar to this collaboration with the local technical institute, the existing collaboration with Malaysian Prisons Department on a Smart Partnership programme is seen as another milestone to perk Hino’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities and fortify its support to government agencies. The company says this is its endeavour to maintain imparting the ‘Hino Way’ in automotive education programmes for the country’s benefit.
Speaking at a recent engine handover event was HMSM Executive Director Dato’ Johnny Chan. “Hino Malaysia recognises the importance of giving young offenders a second chance to improve their lives, which was why in October 2015 Hino Malaysia collaborated with Jabatan Penjara Malaysia (Malaysian Prisons Department). Our goal was to reduce recidivism by equipping prisoners with technical and vocational skills that increase their employability upon release.”
He added: “Thanks to this opportunity given by Jabatan Penjara Malaysia, we could contribute to providing the young offenders with education material and equipment in order to enhance their skills and capabilities, hence helping them to get a brighter future. Former juvenile offenders can learn and be equipped with useful vocational skills, allowing them to become productive members of society.”
Deputy Commissioner General of Prisons (Safety & Correctional) of Malaysian Prisons Department, Dato’ Alzafry Mohamed Alnassif Mohamed Adahan said: “The agenda of empowering human capital development in dedicated skills is not an easy task to be realised without the involvement of experts and industry players in the automotive field. This partnership would unleash the hidden talent and potential of the juveniles and turn them into becoming experts in this field.”
The handover of 4 Hino engines to Malaysian Prisons Department was held at HMSM head office. Representing the top management of Malaysian Prisons Department were Dato’ Alzafry Mohamed Alnassif; Director of Prison Policy Division, Dato’ Abdul Aziz Abdul Razak; Director of Inmate Management Division, Haji Nordin Haji Muhamad and Deputy Director of Inmate Management Division Dato’ Mohd Sakeri Haji Dollah.
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