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Press Night 2021: Strengthening Camaraderie

By Mei Kuan

Aimed to strengthen the camaraderie between media practitioners and the Ipoh City Council (MBI), the Press Night 2021 unfolded at Galasa along Jalan Cardwell on Tuesday, April 6.

Held with strict adherence to the health and safety standard operating procedures, it was attended by some 100 members of the media.

“I’m confident that when the media practitioners perform their duties following journalistic ethics, everyone would surely benefit from it. For example, it enables the MBI to elaborate on its latest policies and actions. It also enables city dwellers to express their opinions and complaints directly and openly to the responsible party. In addition, it provides extensive publicity to the non-governmental organisations and private sectors which carry out corporate social responsibility activities, contributing to the success of the MBI Prihatin (MBI Cares) programme,” shared Mayor Dato’ Rumaizi bin Baharin.

Certificates of appreciation were presented to the 2nd Malaysian Infantry Brigade, Northern Brigade General Operations Force (PGA) and Econsave Jelapang for their contributions to the MBI Cares programme.

Presentation of certificates of appreciation

“Tonight also sees the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the MBI and Luncai Emas Publishing Sdn Bhd in the effort to make Ipoh a city of arts particularly in the music industry,” Rumaizi enthused.

Memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the MBI and Luncai Emas Publishing Sdn Bhd

Performances galore featuring Dato’ M. Nasir, renowned national singer-composer, the highlight of the dinner. He also serves as the Managing Director of Luncai Emas Publishing Sdn Bhd.

Performance by Dato’ M. Nasir, renowned national singer-composer

“Congratulations to the MBI as it has been awarded a Diamond Recognition Low Carbon Zone at the Low Carbon Cities Awards Ceremony 2020 at Putrajaya today,” stated Perak Media Sports and Welfare Club President, Rosli Mansor Ahmad Razali. 

“Established in 2008, the Perak Media Sports and Welfare Club has members from various electronic and print media agencies of multiple languages. Focusing on the welfare of media practitioners and also the community of all ethnicities, the club has carried out humanitarian missions in and out of Malaysia. All these programmes are made possible in collaboration with MBI led by the dedicated Public Relations Officer of the council, Mohd Syahrizal bin Azmi,” he added.

Present was Commander 2nd Malaysian Infantry Brigade, Brig-Gen Mohd Azmurin bin Mat Khalib.

Running on the theme “Glamorous Black & Pink”, Siti Hajar from RTM was crowned as the best dressed female while Abd Razak from Astro Awani took home the best dressed male award.

Meanwhile, the top lucky draw prizes of the evening featured stays at The Haven Resorts and Lost World Of Tambun among others.

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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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