Nanyang Siang Pau - Prime News, P.A16 (18 November 2018)
Pan Malaysian Pools Sdn Bhd (PMP) Chairman Tan Sri William Cheng said following the acquisition of PMP by Jana Pendidikan Malaysia Sdn Bhd in 2011, the Company has seen good progress for the past 7 years. All of PMP’s net dividends that JPM receives were donated to the The Community Chest (TCC).
He added that, with this structure, Da Ma Cai has effectively been transformed from a for-profit organisation into a social business, providing long term donation to TCC for the benefit of the Malaysian community. To-date, TCC has committed funding to 352 schools nationwide for a total donation allocation of some RM132 million.
Tan Sri William said the above during his speech in the Da Ma Cai 30th Anniversary Dinner. He added, PMP was conceived on 14 July 1988 as the third numbers forecast operator (NFO) in the country. The Company started business in 1989 with 33 outlets, and expanded rapidly to 343 outlets within a short 2-year span.
He said that it is heartening to note that PMP recorded many firsts in the industry, and PMP used to be known as having many names such as “Ma Hui”(Turd Club) and “Ma Cai”(Pan Pools). To ensure the brand stays relevant, the Company reinvented and rebranded PMP to Da Ma Cai in 2004. The charging horse represents Da Ma Cai’s forward vision, and relentless pursuits for excellence.
Hosted a dinner to celebrate 30th anniversary
“Da Ma Cai has continued to remain relevant in the market to our customers, having introduced a full suite offerings of gaming products to them, and launched dmcGO, an app that allow customers to place bet anytime, anywhere.”
Tan Sri William also thanked Da Ma Cai agents and staff for the dedication and contributions made. He reminded everyone that the NFO industry and the Company are like many other organisations in Malaysia that faces many challenges. He hope that the agents will ensure business continuity through succession planning. As for the staff, they should continue to adapt to the current trends and make every effort towards changing strategies for the better future.
Staff and agent of PMP took time off to celebrate the Company’s 30th anniversary at Wisma Huazong on Thursday, with over 1000 guests attended the dinner.
The highlight of the dinner was the presentation of long-service awards, cake-cutting and toasting and performance by William Tan, Geraldine Gan and Nicole Lai. The management of PMP have also prepared lucky draw prizes of over RM50,000.
Among those who attended the dinner are PMP Managing Director, Tan Kong Han, Director Tan Sri Chua Ma Yu and Director Chew Seong Aun.