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More than a million have something nice to say about Malaysia

Anas Zubedy

PETALING JAYA: Malaysians proved that they loved their country and have nice things to say about it when more than a million people gave their views on the just-concluded #SaySomethingNice campaign (#SSNC).

Anas Zubedy, managing director and founder of Zubedy (M) Sdn Bhd, which ran the 17-day campaign that started on Merdeka Day, said it was a resounding success despite its short span.

Participants were encouraged to write “something nice” on posters that Zubedy and other participating groups had handed out.

The nationwide campaign to drive home the message of kindness, peace and a sense of camaraderie among Malaysians ended at the Tropicana City Mall here as the nation celebrated the 50th Malaysia Day yesterday.

Present at the event were Tropicana Corporation Bhd executive director Andrew Ashvin, Mydin Group managing director Datuk Ameer Ali Mydin and Sunway shopping malls senior manager (marketing) Loo Hoey Theen.

“We can’t pay or reward people to participate, yet we’ve found when you do good, people come forward to help you,” said Anas.

“People have been e-mailing back photos of what they drew or wrote on these posters and we will be putting them on our Facebook page,” he said, adding that over 15,000 posters were given out at schools and malls.

Anas said he planned to continue the programme with a goal to make it an annual event.

“We (at Zubedy) are just co-ordinators of the programme,” said Anas.

“Anyone can take part and even monitise it, within reason. I would like to see it adopted further than what we at Zubedy can do.”

Tropicana City Mall had opened a booth for the #SSNC programme and sold commemorative Touch N Go cards during the campaign period.


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