Raising awareness on health and safety
THERE was an air of festivity in the quiet town of Mambang Diawan during the recent Kampar MCA 1Malaysia Carnival.
Hundreds of people thronged the SJKC Mambang Diawan compound to undergo free health screening and to visit exhibition booths on personal and road safety.
Many were also seen exchanging their old motorcycle helmets for new ones while some took the opportunity to renew their driving licenses at the Road Transport Department (JPJ) mobile service van set up outside the school hall.
Transport Minister Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha, who opened the carnival, said it was a good opportunity for members of the public to gain information at the many booths set up by participating government departments and agencies.
“The Road Safety Department and JPJ are among the many departments and agencies which have set up their counters here.
“It is the best opportunity to check the expiry dates of your driving licenses and road tax, and to renew them,” Kong said in his speech.
The carnival was part of MCA’s nationwide roadshow to go to the ground to meet the local community.
Kong, who is also MCA secretary-general, later presented 11 wheelchairs to the less fortunate.
Deputy Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Heng Seai Kie also presented aid from the Welfare Department to 10 needy folks.
Also present was Deputy Home Minister Datuk Lee Chee Leong, who is also Kampar MP.