In memory of MAS Flight MH370 that went missing a year ago, 40 members of Perak Media Sports and Recreation Club will conduct a humanitarian mission, which is to traverse the Great Wall of China.

“Our aim is to show that Malaysians remember MH370 and feel sorry for the families of the passengers and crew of the missing plane,” said Dato’ Dr Mah Hang Soon, Executive Councillor for Health, Public Transportation and Non-Muslim Affairs to Ipoh Echo after officiating the launch of Jalinan Muhibbah 2015 organised by Impiana Hotel, Ipoh recently.

Apart from this, the programme is also aimed at promoting Perak as a tourist destination to the Chinese who were influenced by negative reporting following the tragedy on March 8, 2014. The team members will be greeted upon arrival in Beijing on Sunday, March 15 by their Chinese counterparts. They are expected to discuss matters of common interest whilst in transit.

The team will be led by the Prime Minister Press Secretary, Datuk Akmar Hisham Mokhles and will be in Beijing from March 14 to 20. Ipoh Echo’s Rosli Mansor and Luqman Hakim will be among those on the goodwill mission. 

A special Chinese New Year celebration was held at the hotel to entertain 14 orphans from the Salvation Army Children’s Home, Jalan Kampar.

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