Tun Tan Siew Sin objective of the exhibition

RM2 million to set up TARC - Tun Tan Siew Sin Student Loan Fund
A historic event on the TARC Student Loan Fund unfolded in a presentation ceremony to mark the highest contribution of RM 2 million from the late Tun Tan Siew Sin’s family to set up the TARC - Tun Tan Siew Sin Student Loan Fund. In thanking the late Tun Tan Siew Sin’s family, YB Tan Sri Ong Ka Ting paid a glowing tribute to the late Tun Tan Siew Sin for his foresightedness and dedication in the setting up of the college. He also added that as at 2011, more than 10,000 students have benefited for the TARC Student Loan Fund and over RM18.5 million has been disbursed from the Fund to help students gain a tertiary education. In her address at the ceremony, Miss Tan Siok Choo shared with the students and staff on her late father’s education experiences, his ministerial careers in the government and his passion for the educational and economic developments of the country. She encouraged the students to uphold the values cherished by her late father which are intelligence integrity and industry. She added that the Student Loan Fund set-up in her late father’s name would help TARC students who are studying accounting, business, economics and other related subjects with priority given to those from his home state, Malacca.

In 1963, Indonesian President Sukarno launched his “Confrontation” against Malaysia and threw the country into turmoil. Tun Tan asserted his strong leadership in galvanising the Chinese to fight against Indonesia’s aggression. In 1968, Tan Sri Khaw Kai Boh was given the task of setting up the Tunku Abdul Rahman College. In June, the Government agreed to the setting up of the college and also to provide funding on a dollar-to-dollar basis. On February 24, 1969, The Tunku Abdul Rahman College was formally set up, opening the doors to thousands and thousands of Chinese youths who would otherwise be denied an opportunity to tertiary education. Tun Tan also launched the Cadre Training Camp to provide training to party members. Subsequently, Tun Tan devoted his time and energy to galvanise the Chinese community in working together with other races for a better Malaysia. In August 1971, the establishment of the Tunku Abdul Rahman College, rather than lending support to the proposed Merdeka University, was a testimony of his political wisdom. He was longest serving finance minister in the Commonwealth countries and during his 15-year tenure; he laid the sound financial system which enabled Malaysia to subsequently to take off to become one of the Asian economic miracles.

In 1979, the late Tun Tan Siew Sin was awarded the Tun Razak Award for his invaluable contribution to the country. He generously donated his cash award of RM 30,000 to establish a shelter for battered women and their children.

Madam Tan Siok Choo at the Main Library on 10 August 2009. finance. It was officially launched by his daughter. the Founder and first President of the College.Service and Facilities --. .Tun Tan Siew Sin Book Loan Scheme The Tun Tan Siew Sin Book Loan Scheme is set up through the contribution of the family of the late Tun Tan Siew Sin. The Tun Tan Siew Sin Book Loan Scheme aims to serve the interests of the needy students from the School of Business Studies in the areas of accounting. investment and economics.

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