A Well-Meaning Dinner

Aimed at strengthening the camaraderie between military personnel and the state media practitioners, Ipoh-based 2nd Malaysian Infantry Brigade hosted a barbecue at the Officers’ Mess of the 2nd Royal Ranger Regiment, Tambun on Sunday, November 26.

Present were representatives from Ipoh Echo, Harian Metro, Utusan, Berita Harian, Sinar Harian, Oriental Daily and Sin Chew Daily among others.

Brigade Commander, Brig-Gen Datuk Mohd Nizam bin Hj Jaffar, played the perfect host greeting the guests as they walked in.

The al fresco dining was followed by games, a karaoke session and line dancing.

During an intense match of shuttlecock-kicking, the endless stunts pulled by the opposing teams, as they tapped into their foot-eye coordination, drew plenty of laughter and rapport.

Those whose birthdays fell in the months of September, October and November were treated to a cake-cutting ceremony.

The lively night concluded with the presentation of gifts. The role the media had played in promoting an erstwhile closed society like the army was appreciated by the host. The dinner was the brigade’s way of saying thank you.

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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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