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Jakarta Post

RI tycoon donates $1m to UC Berkeley

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, April 28 2011   /  08:00 am

JAKARTA: The owner of Mayapada group and one of Indonesia’s most renowned tycoons, Tahir, has recently donated US$1 million to the University of California, Berkeley.

Receiving the donation was the university chancellor, Robert J Birgeneau.

Tahir said the donation was expected to be used to assist Indonesian students currently studying at Berkeley who were facing financial problems.

“With this fund, I hope I can do something to help our students continue their studies at Berkeley,” Tahir said Wednesday.

He added that it was his duty as a member of the university’s board of trustees to make the donation.

“In fact, I am the only Asian on the board now,” he said.

When asked on how many Indonesian students might benefit from the funds, Tahir said he did not know, adding that the technical details of its provision had been left to the un...