Road And Highway Safety Campaign By Ministry Of Works Malaysia In Conjunction With The 2012 Chinese New Year Celebration
19 Jan 2012
In conjunction with the 2012 Chinese New Year Celebration, Ministry of Works (MOW) with the collaboration of Malaysian Highway Authority (MHA) and Persatuan Syarikat-syarikat Konsesi Lebuhraya Malaysia (PSKLM) had organized the launch of the national level Road and Highway Safety Campaign. Lingkaran Trans Kota Sdn. Bhd. Group (LITRAK) was given the honor to host this event held on 19 January 2012 at the LITRAK headquarters.
The event was officiated by the Secretary General of MOW, Datuk Himmat Singh. Also present were the Director General of MHA, Dato’ Ir. Hj. Ismail bin Md. Salleh, LITRAK’s Board of Directors members, Dato’ Ir. Hj. Azmi bin Mat Nor, Chief Executive Officer of LITRAK, Encik Sazally bin Saidi, members of highway concessionaires, civilians and students from nearby school.
This year’s event was celebrated in line with the theme of “Selamatkan Nyawa Anda : Pakai Tali Pinggang Keledar Belakang” (Buckle Up : Assemble Your Rear Seatbelt). Datuk Himmat Singh had also announced toll rebates of up to 37.5% at 27 highways from 19 until 24 January 2012 as part of the concessionaire’s Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR). Datuk Himmat Singh also took the opportunity to give away prizes to the winners of MHA’s 2011 essay-writing competition and the appointment of Agen Penyampai (Agent of Presenter) that were appointed to help promoting the road safety campaign organized by PSKLM in the near future through the social networks of Facebook, Twitter and also their club activities.
Among clubs that took part in this event were the Lady Bikers Malaysia Club, Puchong Bikers Group, Jugra Bikers Club, Keicarmania, Taman Bukit Kuchai Residential Association, Taman Puchong Intan Residential Association, SS4D Residential Association and Jawatankuasa Kemajuan dan Keselamatan Kampung (JKKK) Kampung Sungei Ara.
Datuk Himmat had also launched the vehicle flag off session from the participating clubs and societies, LDP Ronda Team, EMPV Police, Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department, ambulance and Public Service Department of Malaysia as the symbolic of the campaign.
This event was also filled with various infotainment activities including the vivacious lion dance performance and videos on the importance of buckling up the rear seatbelt.