Melaka planning photography contest to promote unity


  • Nation
  • Sunday, 19 Jan 2020

Low reading a copy of Sunday Star during his visit to The Star's bureau office on Jalan Hang Tuah.

MELAKA: The Melaka government is planning to organise a large-scale photography contest aimed at strengthening unity and stamping out hate comments in cyberspace.

"The state government is working closely with The Shore Oceanarium as the co-organiser, with various categories for participants between the ages of 18 to 50 years, who makes up the bulk of netizens," said the state health, anti-drug and unity committee chairman Low Chee Leong.

He said his team would invite the Prime Minister's Department to be part of the organising committee for the contest, which is scheduled for sometime before the Hari Raya festive season.

Low said the preliminary theme of the contest was "I Love Malaysians" and would be open to participants from all over the country.

He said the state government had also agreed for The Star to be the official media partner for the contest.

The contest would be centred around the older parts of the historic city.

Low gave the example of Jalan Tokong, also known as Harmony Street, which he said reflected the harmonious coexistence of various races since the time of the Melaka sultanate.

He said places of worship of the country's three main faiths could be found on the street – Cheng Hoon Teng Chinese temple, Sri Poyatha Vinayagar Moorthi Hindu Temple and Kampung Kling Mosque.

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