Corporate Advisors

PETRONAS is one of the long standing partners of the Malaysian AIDS Foundation (MAF).


It is currently an esteemeed member of  the Corporate Advisory for MBCH, alongside Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD) and GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceutical Sdn Bhd (GSK) and Hilton Kuala Lumpur.

In its capacity as the Major Corporate Advisor and Partner for MBCH, PETRONAS has collaborated with MAF, the Malaysian AIDS Council (MAC), the Department of Safety and Health (DOSH), Ministry of Health Malaysia and other partner organizations.


The advocacy work of the MBCH paved the way for PETRONAS’ adoption of a comprehensive HIV/AIDS workplace policy. The PETRONAS HIV/AIDS Policy marked a watershed in the corporate sector response to HIV, as it eliminates the need for job applicants or employees of PETRONAS to undergo a HIV test.

The company-wide HIV/AIDS  workplace policy adopted by PETRONAS covers the following aspects:

  1. Management and mitigation of the impact of HIV/AIDS at workplace
  2. Care and support of employees living with HIV/AIDS
  3. Elimination of stigma and discrimination on the basis of real or perceived HIV status
  4. Enhance employee awareness on HIV/AIDS

Through  the implementation of the policy, the welfare of the PETRONAS employees living with HIV is maintained and a conducive workplace environment free from stigma and discrimination can be achieved.


Peer to peer mentoring:

This HIV/AIDS policy adoption by PETRONAS, as Malaysia’s oil and gas industry leader, sets the standard for future policy development by other players in the industry, in both Malaysia as well as globally. This enables PETRONAS to carry out peer to peer mentoring activities for not only  other oil and gas companies, but also for other industries in the region who wish to adopt a safe HIV/AIDS workplace policy at their workplace. Peer to peer mentoring by PETRONAS covers:

  1. Sharing best practice in HIV/AIDS management
  2. Development of workplace policy
  3. Assists in implementation of programs in companies

YSD is also a Major Corporate Advisor for MBCH. YSD is currently the largest corporate partner of the Malaysian AIDS Foundation (MAF).  Their CSR contributions  for the past 5 years has exceeded  RM5.8 million, with a focus in the areas of Advocacy and Treatment, Care and Support Programmes.


The biggest contribution by YSD is their sponsorship of the Positive Audacious Living (PAL) Scheme, a medical assistance scheme that provides free 2nd line HIV medication to underprivileged Malaysians at all major government hospitals throughout the country. This generous support from YSD began in 2014, and will continue until 2020. To date, YSD has committed RM2.75 million for this scheme. Their support has opened access to treatment  for more than 100 beneficiaries who otherwise will not be able to afford the life-saving HIV/AIDS medications.

YSD also assists in advocacy efforts that promote national policy changes to protect basic rights and improve the quality of life of the disadvantaged. In 2013, YSD partnered with the MAC to create awareness and push for advocacy on policies and matters pertaining to People Living with HIV (PLHIV).

In recognition of its non-discriminatory human resource policy and corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts to improve the quality of life of PLHIV in Malaysia, YSD was bestowed the ASEAN Red Ribbon for Outstanding Workplace (ARROW) Award in September 2016,  from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Business Coalition on HIV and AIDS (BCA).


Through programme sponsorships, YSD assists the marginalized PLHIV community by increasing access to treatment. Through advocacy efforts, the stigma and prejudice against PLHIV is curbed for the benefit of curbing the spread of the disease.

YSD’s contributions continues to become the catalyst for involvement of other corporate bodies, private companies and media organizations in national HIV/AIDS advocacy efforts and harm reduction programmes.

GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceutical Sdn Bhd (GSK) is another Major Corporate Advisor of MBCH. This pharmaceutical giant has committed a total of RM 1.25 million to MAF over a three (3) year partnership, in support of the MAF-GSK CSR project.


This grant funds three (3) projects spearheaded by MAF:

– A corporate advocacy programme that  assists companies to develop HIV/AIDS management policy at workplace
– Acts as coordinator for companies to exchange and share information, best practices and key learning experiences
– Provide job opportunities for PLHIV with the adoption of HIV/AIDS workplace policy


Paediatric AIDS Fund
– Assists underprivileged Malaysian children living with or affected by HIV/AIDS
– Financial assistance gives the children access to treatment, basic daily necessities and education


Awareness and Education Programs for Healthcare Physicians

– Aims to increase the competency of healthcare professionals in Malaysia
– Provide primary care physicians with the necessary knowledge & expertise to adequately treat HIV/AIDS, via HIV/AIDS workshops, online learning and on-demand consultation.

As part of the Malaysian AIDS Foundation’s endeavour in the fight against HIV/AIDS at the workplace, the Foundation is honoured to partner with major corporates in Malaysia, including the global leader in hospitality, Hilton. At Hilton Kuala Lumpur, the establishment recognizes that People Living with HIV (PLHIV) continue to face incredible challenges in their daily lives. Although the health outcome of those infected by HIV has improved tremendously as a result of better medication and treatment, many continue to suffer from discrimination including losing their jobs and livelihoods.

This internationally-renowned brand of hotel has a long history of partnership with MAF, via:

  1. CSR projects that benefited PLHIV communities
  2. Fundraising activities
  3. MBCH program for corporate advocacy

As part of the Hilton family of hotels in Malaysia, Hilton Kuala Lumpur is also proud to be one of the Platinum partners of the MBCH. The world-renowned luxury hotel represents the voice of reason within the hospitality industry and is a leading proponent for fair and just treatment for People Living with HIV at the workplace. Hilton Kuala Lumpur is a very significant driver of MBCH and has taken the mission in fighting HIV/AIDS to another level by hosting many important meetings, including high-level ministerial proceedings related to the development of HIV/AIDS workplace protection policy for People Living with HIV in Malaysia.