Metro watch

Road closed 

THE Kuantan Municipal Council has announced that the road from Telok Chempedak to Lorong Seri Kuantan 21 at the Jalan Telok Sisek/Lorong Seri Kuantan 21 (opposite Sparkman’s Shop and BHP petrol station) junction will be closed to traffic from Sept 5. This is because there have been a lot of accidents at the stretch. For details, call the council’s Communication and Community Department at 09-5121 555/666. 

Social evening 

SOKA Gakkai Malaysia will be holding a Merdeka Day social evening from 7.30pm today and from 8.30pm tomorrow at Dataran Tanjung Emas in Muar. Artistic displays from all cultural groups will be held. This event is open to the public and those interested can call Wong at 012-6283 949 for more information.  

Book Fair 

A POPULAR Book Fair is on at Level 1 of Plaza Pelangi Johor Baru until Sept 3 in conjunction with the Merdeka celebrations. For more information, contact 07-332 4366. 

Treasure hunt Befrienders Malacca is organising the 2006 Merdeka Treasure Hunt in conjunction with the World Suicide Prevention Day on Sept 10. The competition is aimed at increasing public awareness on issues regarding suicide and to publicise the organisation’s services. The winners of the competition will receive a total of RM1,500, certificates and other prizes. Each participant will be charged RM40. Closing date is Sept 4. For details, call 012-2092 696, 017-3322 300, 012-6359 972 or e-mail 

Peace exhibition 

Soka Gakkai Malaysia (SGM) and Peace Malaysia are co-sponsoring an exhibition titled, “Gandhi, King, Ikeda: A Legacy of Building Peace,” which will be held at the SGM Pahang’s cultural centre in Semambu in Kuantan from 10am until 10pm daily from Sunday to Sept 10. The exhibition is aimed at driving home a message about individual leadership and the difference that a person can make in promoting peace through non-violent actions. Admission is free. 


Health forum 

Malaysian Liver Foundation is holding a public forum themed “Fight Hepatitis, Prevent Liver Cancer” at Mahkota Parade from 10am till 5pm on Sept 10. There will also be blood screening and immunisation for Hepatitis B, counselling, poster exhibition and membership drive where admission is free. For details call Mahkota Parade at 06-282-6151.  


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