KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysians are invited to join the #AnakAnakMalaysia Walk 2016 this Aug 14 in celebration of the country’s diversity.
This is the second year that the Star Media Group Bhd and Eco World Development Group Bhd have joined forces for the campaign, which took social media platforms by storm when it first started last year.
The walk will start from Bukit Bintang City Centre and will be flagged off by Kuala Lumpur mayor Datuk Seri Mohd Amin Nordin Abd Aziz.
Star Media Group Bhd chairman Datuk Fu Ah Kiow said the nation’s leading media group has always believed in moderation.
“This walk also emphasises our common value rather than amplifying our differences.
“Hopefully, Malaysians will come out to support the campaign and set an example for the younger generation,” he said during a press conference during a gathering of #AnakAnakMalaysia influencers held at Bukit Bintang City Centre here Wednesday.
Star Media Group managing director and CEO Datuk Seri Wong Chun Wai said the response for the walk has been encouraging.
“We have 1,000 people signed up as of now,” he said, adding that City Hall had limited the number of participants in the walk to 5,000.
“We even have one stage four cancer victim who called up The Star to tell that she would be participating, together with her entire family,” he added.
Eco World chairman Tan Sri Liew Kee Sin said the leading developer company has always been supportive of The Star’s moderation efforts.
“The walk is one way for Malaysians to come together.
“Malaysia can only prosper by coming together as a country. Only then we can do great things,” he said.
Several campaign influencers who’re lending their support to the campaign are author-entrepreneur Anas Zubedy, international shoe designer Datuk Jimmy Choo, scientist Dr Lyana Khairuddin and former Miss Malaysia World 2010 Thanuja Ananthan, among others.