Timely and sweet win for lucky trio

JOHOR BARU: For movie buff M. Shariff, winning a Canon mini projector could not have come at a better time as he and his sons miss watching films on the big screen.

The 44-year-old executive at an oil and gas firm, who won the prize in Star Media Group’s (SMG) 50 Days of Giveaways Contest, said he has already thought of a suitable spot to use the mini projector at his home in Kuala Lumpur.

Adi-Yusdi: He is planning to give the Panasonic air purifier he won, which is worth RM915, to his brother to spread the joy of winning.Adi-Yusdi: He is planning to give the Panasonic air purifier he won, which is worth RM915, to his brother to spread the joy of winning.

“My sons and I are big fans of the movies and I know they miss going to the cinema badly during the pandemic.

“We are being cautious; we do not intend to go to the cinema any time soon so the mini projector will be a nice addition to our home entertainment.

“The prize is quite timely and I plan to buy a sheet to use as a screen,” he said.

He said he started participating in the contest when it rolled out in July and also rallied some of his friends to join in the fun.

“I think I am quite lucky because I am the only one among my friends to have won a prize,” said the father of two who was among the winners of Series 5 of the contest.

A total of RM335,358 worth of attractive prizes have been given out in the contest so far.

Dr Suganthy Robinson was another lucky winner who walked away with a Canon mini projector worth RM2,199.

The medical doctor from Kajang, Selangor, said she was glad that her efforts paid off as she made it her daily routine to enter the contest before starting her busy day at work.

Dr Suganthy: It is not her first time winning something from The Star as she took part in a slogan-writing contest about four years ago and won a TV.Dr Suganthy: It is not her first time winning something from The Star as she took part in a slogan-writing contest about four years ago and won a TV.

“I usually read the digital copy of The Star while enjoying my breakfast so I made it a point to submit an entry in the contest, too.

“This is actually not the first time I won something from The Star. I previously took part in a slogan-writing contest about four years ago and won a TV.

“I am still holding out for the grand prize as the winner has not been announced yet,” said Dr Suganthy, who has been reading The Star since she was young as her family members are long time readers of the newspaper.

As for accountant Adi-Yusdi Yusoff, who won a Panasonic air purifier worth RM915, he plans to gift it to his brother to spread the joy of winning.

The father of four said he did not expect to win anything as he did not take part in the contest daily and only entered whenever he received reminder emails from SMG.

The 42-year-old, who subscribed to The Star’s e-paper last year, said he enjoys reading the comics section the most.

“I usually read the newspaper from front to end where I take in the serious stuff first and end on a sweet note with the comics,” he added.

The contest, held in celebration of SMG’s 50th anniversary, ended on Sept 9.

Shortlisted participants will be contacted soon to determine the winner of the grand prize, a Mazda2 Hatchback.

The grand prize winner will be announced in early November.

The contest is sponsored by Mazda, Panasonic, Honor, Sunway Hotels & Resorts, Canon, Shopee, BOH, Wellous, SASA, Habib, Citizen, and Bank Rakyat.

Visit bit.ly/smg50days for the winners announcement.

And here are the lucky winners for Series 5! All winners have already been contacted directly via phone/email.

Day 41 Prize Winners: Sunway Hotel Big Box vouchers

1. Eleanor Ho

2. Lee Seng Wai

3. Jennie BH Tan

4. Chin Hong Sheng

5. Leau Chee Keong

6. Jeevarupini Gnanendran

7. Low Eng Kin

8. Jennifer Goh

9. Muhammad Nuruddin Bin Wan Mohd Ghazalli

10. Mohd Safawi @ Ahmad Safawi Bin Bakri

11. Khoo Peng Sim

12. Choong Bie Kein

13. Yap Chui Yee

14. Chui Kar Seng

15. Arnita A/P Surieya Sangar

16. Lam Mun Kean

17. Ajeet Singh

18. Chee Kok Keat

19. Ivan Chia

20. Nirmala Gunasegaran

21. Phang Kai Ming

22. Lai Hui Ying

23. Roslan Bin Hamzah

24. Ronnie Kueh

25. Felson Tan Heng Peng

26. Suzanne Shoo

27. Audrey Teh

28. Lee Sheng Feng

29. Lee Fui Ping

30. Mohd Hirzarul Hafiz Bin Mohd Tahir

31. Tsu Ning

32. Teo Ying Yu

33. Chia Wen Yao

34. Chen Cheng Keat

35. Kamariah Bt Nor

36. Ester Tan

37. Ooi Siew Hooi

38. Molly Chuah

39. Tan Kai Hee

40. Goh Kang Li

41. Wan Wei Chon

42. James Ching

43. Wong Phoy Voon

44. Muhammad Haidir Bin Mokhtar

45. Irene Seow

46. Chew Shy Min

47. Lim Sock Cheng

48. Ng Chee Hao

49. Ng Sor Ann

50. Isabel Andrew

Day 42 Prize Winners: Canon PIXMA 670 Printer

1. Lee Siew Yun

2. Chee Shiau Thing

3. Noor Aniza Osman

Day 43 Prize Winners: Panasonic Air Purifier

1. Tan Tiong Leng

2. Chris Ng

3. Adi-Yusdi Yusoff

Day 44 Prize Winner: Canon EOS M200 Camera

1. Shoo Kim Looi

Day 45 Prize Winners: OSIM Uphoria Lite Leg Massager

1. Wong Yin Fong

2. Tan Fei Sian

3. Tuan Khazimah bt Tuan Abdullah

Day 46 Prize Winners: Canon Mini projector

1. M Shariff Lubis

2. Suganthy Robinson

Day 47 Prize Winners: Panasonic Cordless Vacuum

1. Ong Bee Hoon

2. Nurul Najwa Shafiqa Binti Mohd Najib

3. S.Y. Chong

Day 48 Prize Winners: Harvey Norman RM1,000 Vouchers

1. Nur Munirah binti Hesan

2. Soraya Rahbani

3. Connie Anak Andrew Mambang

Day 49 Prize Winner: Panasonic 65" 4K Smart TV

1. Lu Yew Sheng

Day 50 Prize Winner: Mazda2 Hatchback

1. Rachel Muriel Lim

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