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The Perak Amateur Volleyball Association and the Kinta Volleyball Association jointly organised a fundraising dinner recently at the Ipoh City and Country Club. The objective was to raise funds for their associations’ efforts on promoting the game of volleyball in Perak and Kinta District, respectively.

Guests were entertained by a cultural dance performance, a live band and video presentations. Going by the theme, ‘Perak State: Towards Volleyball Excellence’, it is hoped that the game will get the recognition it deserves and subsequently bring glory to the state.

To date the Perak Amateur Volleyball Association has hosted 11 national-level volleyball championships. The association has six district affiliations. Other than producing players of calibre for Malaysia, the association has also produced many respectable technical officials, referees and coaches.

The Kinta Volleyball Association, on the other hand, is the newest volleyball association in Perak. It was formed in 2014 to cater to the needs of volleyball players in Kinta District.

The highlights of the night were the recognition of 12 senior members, committee members, coaches and affiliates of the state association who had contributed towards the development of volleyball and the announcement regarding the approval of Kinta Volleyball Association as a sport body by the Malaysia Sports Commissioner. Guest of honour, Dato’ Shahrul Zaman Yahaya then launched the Perak State Volleyball Development Fund.

Shahrul Zaman, in his opening remarks, expressed his wish of making Perak “a sport-crazy state”. During the mock cheque presentation ceremony he surprised everyone by making a personal donation of RM5000 making the grand total a sum of RM10,000 in all.

Mei Kuan

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Tan Mei Kuan

Tan Mei Kuan graduated with first-class honours and book prize from University of Malaya majoring in languages and linguistics (English). She is proficient in both written and spoken English and Malay. She is also conversant in Mandarin and has knowledge of Japanese and Korean languages. Mei Kuan has been on the Dean’s List for three years running. Having written for the campus newspaper and residential college magazine, joining Ipoh Echo has helped utilise her writing and language skills. In her spare time she enjoys running (races).

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