Malakoff and Manjung Municipal Council organised ‘Jom Plogging Bersama Komuniti 2018’ to clean up the increasingly popular beach
by TMR / Pic Source: Malakoff
SOME two tonnes of rubbish were collected at Teluk Senangin, Perak, by 300 participants of a jogging-cum-clean-up event organised by Malakoff Corp Bhd last Saturday.
The independent power producer (IPP) worked hand in hand with the Manjung Municipal Council to clean up the beach, which has become a popular recreational destination for the locals and foreign tourists.
With an emphasis on ensuring the well-being of the areas where it operates, Malakoff organised the half-day “Jom Plogging Bersama Komuniti 2018”.
Plogging, a combination of the Swedish word plocka upp, which means pick up, and jogging, aims to increase an awareness on environment conservation and cleanliness, and promote a healthy lifestyle.
Malakoff CEO Datuk Ahmad Fuaad Mohd Kenali said the company is committed to the environment especially in the areas where it operates.
“It is hoped that this event will increase the public’s awareness on environmental conservation, especially at Teluk Senangin and its surrounding areas,” he said.
Teluk Senangin is located in the district of Manjung, where Malakoff owns and operates its 1,943MW Lumut Power Plant.
In the event, the participants joined the cleaning up while jogging 4km along the shores and within the villages in Teluk Senangin.
They included Malakoff staff, school children, representatives from local authorities and members of the local community.
The clean environment will boost Teluk Senangin as one of Perak’s tourist attractions, said Abdul Razak Nazri, special officer to Deputy Minister of Entrepreneur Development and Lumut MP Dr Mohd Hatta Ramli.
Mohd Rizal Abdul Aziz, a participant of the run, said: “Besides getting a good workout today, I feel contented that I was able to make a contribution towards a cleaner environment.”
“By doing our part, we ensure that we leave a better environment for the next generation to live in,” said Siti Hajar Salihin, a student from SMK Selama, Perak. — TMR