Paving the way for harmony

  • Nation
  • Saturday, 26 Aug 2017

JOHOR BARU: University student Anis Syakirah wants to see an end to the posting of racist remarks on social media.

The 20-year-old from University Sains Islam Malaysia in Nilai, who is studying architecture, said there was too much negativity on social media these days.

“I hope everyone will put away their ill feelings and bad perceptions and live in harmony. It is pointless to keep attacking and harping on issues. If there is a problem, find a win-win way out for all,’’ she said.

Anis said she was grateful to Eco World Development Group Bhd for its #AnakAnak Malaysia wristband project, adding that such nation-building efforts augured well for the country’s prosperity.

She was among 1,090 architecture students from 27 universities in Malaysia and Indonesia here for the Neon 29 Architectural Workshop and Great Segget Forum.

Lekha Shininair, 18, from Taylors University said the walk would help create awareness among the young on the significance of National Day.

“Unity is key to the country’s success and progress,” added Lekha, who has placed a Jalur Gemilang in her room.

Chua Kerk You, 22, from Linton University College in Mantin, said he heard about the walk on radio.

“I would like to see more households flying the Jalur Gemilang this year,” he said, adding that he had already put up his flag in Ipoh.

#AnakAnakMalaysia Walk is organised by Star Media Group Bhd in collaboration with Eco World Development Group.

There will also be a lucky draw, with the top prize being a Proton Iriz 1.6L Premium CVT. Other prizes include a Gintell (M) Sdn Bhd De’Vano S Funtastic Sofa, Goodnite Exec Series 6" Achievement Mattress, Panasonic products, stays with PNB Perdana Hotel and Suites on the Park, Spin Pro B1.3 exercise bike from Healthy World Lifestyle, OTO e-Physio Plus EY-900P foot massager, Soleus GPS Sole running watch, and Kay Kay All Plant Sports Protein Powder by Inno Asia Distribution Sdn Bhd.

Sponsors include CIMB Foundation (Gold Sponsor), Panasonic (Silver Sponsor) and Proton (Car Sponsor).


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