SMK Menjalara recently played host to Kuala Lumpur police chief Datuk Seri Mazlan Lazim in a colourful event to celebrate unity in Malaysia.
The event was jointly organised by local community leaders who are part of the Kuala Lumpur Residents Council under the Segambut zone.
Also present were Federal Territory Kuala Lumpur director of education Maznah Abu Bakar, KL Crime Prevention and Community Safety Department chief SAC Datuk Azman Ayob, Sentul OCPD Asst Comm S. Shanmugamoorthy as well as more than 20 police personnel and 30 community leaders.
Students and teachers gathered from 7am for Mazlan’s arrival. He was welcomed by Residents Council Representative (MPP) Segambut constituency Sub Zone 1 chairman Datuk Seri Yap Keow Keong.
The sound of kompang broke the silence which was followed by the Indian and Chinese drums before the raising of the Jalur Gemilang and singing of the national anthem.
This was followed by a lion dance performance by the Kwong Ngai Acrobatic Lion Dance troupe, which mesmerised the crowd with their amazing performance. The troupe of about 20 members was led by Clement Tan who has supported the school for several years and helped set up the 24 seasons drums team in SMK Menjalara.
Mazlan, in his speech, praised the school for organising the event.
The school’s choral speaking team highlighted unity in the midst of diversity and the aspirations of young Malaysians to love the nation.
Mazlan thanked the local community for their support in helping the school with several projects - including the upgrading of six classrooms into digital and 21st century learning hubs.
Maznah praised the school for actively engaging the local community in making it accessible to the general public.
The highlight of the event was the presentation of a mock cheque worth RM25,000 by Yap, who is also Premfield Education Group director. The cheque was presented to the school’s Parent-Teacher Association vice chairman Eric Yong Abdullah.
Yap also handed over 250 encyclopedias and reference books to the Kuala Lumpur Contingent Resouce Centre. The books were donated by the Reading Bus Club of Kuala Lumpur.
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