12,000 flags for Utar torch run


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  • Saturday, 11 Jan 2003

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 12,000 Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (Utar) flags have been distributed to MCA Youth members for the 4km torch run in Kampar tomorrow. 

Adviser for the run, Ling Hee Liong, said 4,000 Youth members from the various states were expected to turn up. 

Of the flags, 2,000 were big ones. 

FINAL-PREPARATIONS: MCA Youth members showing off the flags which will be used at the Utar ground-breaking ceremony in Kampar Sunday.

“After more than 30 years, a dream for MCA will finally come true. The flags are to show our strongest support for the latest university,” he told a press conference. 

The run would begin at 12.30pm at Padang MDKS and pass through Jalan Idris-Jalan Pejabat Pos, the bus station and on to Jalan Bandar Baru and the Utar campus site. 

More than 30,000 people were expected to witness the ground-breaking ceremony. 

Workers were busy with the final preparations, including putting up tents, banners and decorations, tarring roads and marking parking lots. 

Souvenirs were being prepared for those who donate a minimum of RM10 to the Utar fund.  

In PETALING JAYA, the Federation of Tunku Abdul Rahman College Alumni Associations said it hoped to raise RM1mil for Utar through a dinner on Jan 25. 

Federation deputy president Tan Sri Dr Lau Ban Tin said the dinner, themed A Dream Comes True, would be the perfect occasion for former Kolej Tunku Abdul Rahman students to show their support for the university. 

Dr Lau told a press conference that a new special loan fund for Utar students would be launched at the dinner. 

Tickets for the dinner, to be held at Summit Hotel in Subang Jaya, are priced at RM100 and RM200. 

“People can also give cash donations,” he said.  

Contributors of RM5,000 and above would be invited to present a mock cheque to the guest-of-honour, MCA vice-president Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting, while names of those donating RM1,000 and above would be included in a roll of honour, he added. 

For tickets and more information, call the federation secretariat at 03-5519 5222 or fax 03-5519 4222. 

Dr Lau also announced that he would be donating RM100,000 to a Utar students loan fund whichh would be named after him. 

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