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). 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 recently. The effort is part of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility programme.
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.”
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.”
At the event, Wong also announced the birth of a male baby orang utan 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.