MSIG Enables Sujana Mohd Rejab To Build 3D Printed Limbs For Amputees
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media
OutReach - 4 October 2019 - MSIG Insurance (Malaysia) Bhd "(MSIG Malaysia)", has
teamed up with big-hearted philanthropist Sujana Mohd Rejab, to enable him to
design and build electronically controlled prosthetic limbs for three people
injured in road traffic accidents.
Sujana, a former teacher who now runs a 3D
printing business in Perak, taught himself how to build prosthetics after
researching the subject online and investing in some Computer Aided Design (CAD)
software, as well as a 3D printing machine. Over the past couple of years, he
has produced over 50 prosthetic items for children in need -- but these have been
primarily manual prosthetics because larger, more complicated electronically
controlled devices are much more expensive to produce.
MSIG, in line with its corporate support for
the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) -- particularly SDG3 (Ensure healthy
lives and promote well-being for all at all ages), and its ongoing commitment
to road safety as one of Malaysia's leading motor insurers, decided to provide
Sujana with additional support and resources to enable him to build customised
prosthetics for three Malaysians who had been injured in road traffic
accidents. MSIG believe that their support for this cause will not only
transform the lives of the three individuals who will directly benefit, but
will also serve to remind Malaysians of the importance of being vigilant on the
The three lucky
beneficiaries were selected by Sujana from the numerous worthy requests he
received after developing his reputation in this field. They include En.
Mohamad Safian bin Abdullah, a 27-year-old cleaner from Johor, who
unfortunately lost his right forearm in a motorcycle accident seven years ago;
and En. Mukhtar bin Mahmud, a 63-year-old former teacher from Negeri Sembilan,
who also lost his right forearm in a car accident just over two years ago.
The process of building
a prosthetic limb is a complicated and time-consuming one. It starts with
Sujana meeting the recipient and taking detailed measurements which are then
fed into the computer. Once this has happened Sujana then starts the process of
producing the necessary parts using the 3D printer and assembling these into a
complete prosthetic limb. There then has to be a further 'fitting' meet up so
that the prosthetic limb can be tested, after which it can be further refined
and perfected to meet the needs of the beneficiary. This process can take
several months, especially as it does require Sujana and the recipients (often
from different parts of the country) to meet face-to-face.
MSIG is the first
corporate sponsor to directly contribute to the fabrication of the
electronically controlled prosthetics that he has designed, and he hopes to get
continued support from corporations such as MSIG to enable him to do more to
help people in need.
Mr. Chua Seck Guan,
Chief Executive Officer of MSIG Malaysia, said, "We are delighted
to be working with Sujana Mohd Rejab on this project. He is an exceptionally
inspirational and innovative person who cares deeply about helping people -- and
we in turn are delighted to be able to help him do this."
He continued, "We hope that
our support for Sujana helps highlight the issue of road safety in Malaysia.
There were 548,598 road accidents reported in 2018, the second highest in the
region and an alarming increase of 12% since 2015. As one of Malaysia's leading
motor insurers we want to encourage vigilance and care on the roads. The
consequences of road traffic accidents can be fatal and even when it is not, it
can still seriously impact and damage people's lives. While we hope that our
support for Sujana will significantly improve the quality-of-life for the
recipients, we really want to spread the message about road safety and avoid having
people get into these situations in the first place."
About MSIG Insurance (Malaysia) Bhd
(Malaysia) Bhd ("MSIG Malaysia") is a subsidiary of Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance
Company, Limited and a member of MS&AD Insurance Group Holding, Inc.
(MS&AD), one of the top ten** general insurers in the world.
With over 100 years of
general insurance experience and a nationwide network of 20 branches in
Malaysia, MSIG Malaysia is one of the leading general insurers in Fire,
Engineering and Motor classes and No.1* in Marine Cargo, offering an extensive
range of products and services for personal and business needs.
Malaysia's expertise is well recognised through its receipt of many prestigious
awards. These have included the 2018 "Outstanding Property and Casualty Insurer
in Malaysia" award* in the Insurance Asia News Awards for Excellence. MSIG
Malaysia was commended for leading the market with strong financial growth,
investment in product innovation, enhanced digital capabilities in business and
claims management systems and strong customer service proposition. Its commitment
to customer service excellence through its efforts in enhancing the customer
experience and industry leadership in Enterprise Risk Management also earned
MSIG Malaysia the "General Insurance Company of the Year" at the Asia Insurance
Industry Awards in 2015.
more information on MSIG Malaysia, visit www.msig.com.my or
Global 500, 2018.