Newspaper vendors do their part to promote peace


  • Nation
  • Saturday, 01 Mar 2003

PETALING JAYA: The associations representing Chinese and Indian newspaper vendors purchased 3,000 “Say No to War” car stickers from Star Publications (M) Berhad in support of the Palestinian Relief Fund. 

The stickers were handed over to the associations by Star Publications' representatives Poey Yee Meng and A. Ramakrishan at Menara Star here yesterday. 

Federal Territory and Selangor Indian Newspaper Vendors Association president V. Arumugam said: “It is the first time we are doing something like this and we are glad to do our bit for a good cause.”  

The association was also represented by vice president V.P. Muthu and secretary R. Paskaran.  

Earlier, Tan Choon Huat, president of Selangor Newspaper Vendors Association, which represents Chinese newspaper vendors in the state, said: “Supporting peace is important as we all deserve to live in a harmonious society where everyone is treated fairly.” 

Other groups involved were Malacca News Vendors Association, Penang News Vendors and Booksellers Association, North Malaya Newspaper Distributors Association, Perak Indian Newspaper Distributors Association, Perak Newspaper Distributors (Chinese) and Negri Sembilan Newspaper Vendor Association. 

The logo on the sticker depicts a dove with its wing outlined as a human hand – a universal symbol of peace.  

Members of the public who wish to buy the stickers can call Arumugam at 03-7958 3032 or Tan at 03-4291 6405. 

Besides car stickers, Star Publications will sell “Say No to War” T-shirts from Monday at Menara Star here and from Wednesday at its bureaus nationwide. The T-shirts are priced at RM15 (round-neck) and RM20 (collared). All proceeds will go to the fund.  

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