Cat Farish, a member of the famous local rap group, Fabulous Cat cherishes his new-found role as ambassador of Yayasan Bina Upaya Darul Ridzuan (YBU). Cat Farish or Farish Zaquan Ramli, hails from Kampung Seri Kinta, Ipoh and has been in the music business for over 20 years. He believes his involvement in the foundation will provide the impetus to propel the foundation to greater heights. “My presence will encourage the youths to join YBU as volunteers,” he told Ipoh Echo.
Fariz was present at the launch of the YBU-organised walkabout held at Little India on Sunday, September 16 in conjunction with Malaysia Day. The launch was formalised by Khairul Azwan Harun, YBU’s Deputy Chairman.
Since his appointment as the foundation’s ambassador, Farish, who is also the Chief Operating Officer of 1Malaysia TV, has made several proposals to YBU. “I’ve suggested a 15-minute slot on 1Malaysia TV dedicated to YBU’s activities. The programme will focus on the poor and the marginalised as this has been central to the foundation’s objective,” he said. The TV channel is accessible online and recorded programmes can also be uploaded on YouTube for general viewing. “It can reach a wider audience, as the hit rates are high,” he added.
His role as an ambassador has its advantages. “I can reach out to my fans while performing my responsibilities as a volunteer. In the course of my interaction with them I can convince those who are still undecided to take on the righteous path,” Farish remarked. The rapper’s presence will impact the way the foundation conducts its business forthwith.