Friday, January 27, 2023

Malaysian Olympic medallists receive their bonus incentives from Maxis

Maxis Berhad (Maxis paid special tribute to two of its Maxis Sports Ambassadors, national badminton player YBhg Dato’ Lee Chong Wei and national diver Pandelela Rinong, for their Olympic medal-winning heroics at the 2012 London Olympics.

[(From left to right) Nasution Mohamed, Chief Financial Officer, Maxis Berhad; YBhg. Dato’ Lee Chong Wei;YM Raja Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Arshad, Chairman, Maxis Berhad;Pandelela Rinong; andFitri Abdullah, Head of Maxis Business Services, Maxis Berhad, at the Bonus Incentive Award presentation ceremony for the Olympic medalists held at Menara Maxis last week]

In keeping with its commitment under the Maxis Sports Ambassadors programme, Maxis presented both athletes with their incentive bonuses for their achievements – RM50,000 for Dato Lee’s silver medal and RM30,000 for Pandelela’s bronze medal.

Maxis employees joined in the celebration with photo opportunities and autograph sessions with the ambassadors held at Menara Maxis last week.

The Maxis Sports Ambassadors programme was introduced in 2011 with the hopes of inspiring other Malaysians to strive for excellence at the highest level. In line with this programme, Maxis provides each Ambassador with mobile devices with wireless broadband packages, monthly stipends for maintaining or improving their world rankings, and special incentive bonuses for medal winners of the 2012 London Olympics. In addition, Maxis provided special mobile packages to the Malaysian Olympic Contingent when Maxis signed up with the Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) as their official mobile service provider at the 2012 London Olympics.

Besides this year’s Olympic medalists, the athletes who signed up under this programme include national badminton heroes Tan Boon Heong and Koo Kien Keat; squash player Azlan Iskandar; cyclist Azizulhasni Awang; diver Leong Mun Yee as well as national footballers Khairul Fahmi Chemat and Safiq Rahim.

Congratulating the duo, Maxis’ Chairman, YM Raja Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Arshad bin Raja Tun Uda, said, “We are delighted to reward Dato’ Lee Chong Wei and Pandelela Rinong on their stellar performance at the London Olympics 2012 and for bringing back silver and bronze medals respectively. They have done Malaysians proud with their inspiring feats and we are pleased to have this opportunity to show our appreciation to the both of them.

“Maxis has always been a firm advocate of nation building and talent development, and we are certainly proud to play a similar role in the country’s ambitions of sporting excellence,” added Raja Tan Sri Arshad.

Kugan is the co-founder of MalaysianWireless. He has been observing the mobile industry since 2003. Connect with him on Twitter: @scamboy

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