SPORTS

Integrity on Target

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Perak held the first-ever pistol shooting competition to foster closer ties with its strategic partners and media practitioners on Thursday, February 21 at the General Operations Force North Brigade rifle range in Ulu Kinta.

Running on the theme, “Integrity on Target”, the firearm used was the Austrian-made Baby Glock 26 pistols. Shooting practices were confined to static-target firing at 15m and a 20-metre falling plate competition.

Ipoh Echo’s team of four marksmen wannabes, namely Rosli, Mei Kuan, Vivien and Thanusha took up the challenge. The quartet emerged champion in the falling plate (media category). A shot by one of the team members brought down the first plate within the shortest possible time. For the static target category, another of its team members was placed eighth.

Battling it out in the strategic partners’ category were teams from the Immigration Department of Malaysia (Perak), the Fire and Rescue Department of Malaysia (Perak) and MACC, among others.

The winners walked away with fruit baskets and MACC merchandises.

Present were Dato’ Zainul Darus, Director MACC Perak and Rosley Satar, Deputy Director (Operations) MACC Perak.

“The programme enables us to get to know one another better. We’d like to express our gratitude for all the support given to the Commission over the years. The targets we shot today symbolise ‘corruption’, think of it that way,” said Dato’ Zainul Darus in his welcoming speech.

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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