Malaysian Family Aspirations aims for 72,000 visitors

It is held in conjunction with PM Ismail Sabri’s 100 days in office


THE Malaysian Family Aspirations (AKM) programme, to be launched today at the Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC), is expected to attract 72,000 visitors.

Organised by the Shared Prosperity Delivery Unit (Sepadu) under the Prime Minister’s (PM) Department, Malaysians and the public of all backgrounds are invited to attend the four-day event, which will be officiated by PM Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

The AKM programme, which begins today, is to celebrate the ministries that have achieved their key performance indicator targets.

It will also be held in conjunction with Ismail Sabri’s 100 days in office. Simultaneously, the AKM title is in reference to the PM’s “Malaysian Family” slogan.

The inaugural event is being organised by Sepadu with a total of 32 ministries showcasing their respective achievements and various other events in which visitors can participate.

With tight standard operating procedures (SOPs) in place, Sepadu ED Wan Azilawati Wan Mahmood said attendance for the launch ceremony is limited to 272 visitors with 11 key dignitaries only.

Similarly, the ground floor of KLCC can accommodate 20,000 people or 10,000 with expo booths, but is limited to only 7,500 people for the programme.

Overall, the number of visitors in all KLCC locations involving Hall 1 to 6 will be strictly controlled, where only up to 10,350 people will be allowed to enter at a time.

A total of 72,000 visitors are expected to attend the event physically but to allow a wider audience and participants, another 100,000 visitors are expected online, both running from 9am until 10pm daily.

“Beginning today, the public may enjoy 54 attractive programmes specially organised ranging from cultural showcases, entrepreneurial booths, and art performances, among others.

“Putting aside the differences, the programme calls upon Malaysians to celebrate and ignite the nation despite the challenges faced during the Covid-19 pandemic, and to realise the Vision of Shared Prosperity 2030,” Wan Azilawati said in a press conference yesterday.

Among the activities lined up for visitors include a career carnival, cultural performances, an art appreciation night, entrepreneurship sales and talks, traditional games, a gallery showcasing the ministries’ achievements, aid programmes and more.

Today, the public will be presented with the zikir berkah, busking performance, the technopreneurial business presentation brought under the Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry.

“In addition to that, visitors may expect more amusement to spur back the country’s tradition,” Wan Azilawati added.

Visitors may reminisce fond memories through participating in traditional games such as galah panjang, teng teng, untai gelang getah, congkak and more throughout the event.

“Those with outstanding traffic offences can take advantage of discounts offered at the Road Transport Department and Royal Malaysian Police booths during all four days.

“As for gamers and tech junkies, the hope to excite them with an eSport programme best suited especially for the youth such as free Mobile Legend Bang Bang and eSport championship FIFA PS4 with the grand prize of RM2,000 to be won,” Wan Azilawati said.

Meanwhile, tech game newbies can try their hands on PS5 games, PS5 VR and the racing simulator at the venue.

The AKM programme also features musical and cultural performances, such as dikir barat, sapelle, performances by Citra Malaysia and an art aspirations night. It will feature well-loved artists such as Hael Hussaini, Dayang Nurfaizah, Vince, Anuar Zain and Jaclyn Victor and more.

A lucky visitor may also take home a brand-new Proton X50 through a lucky draw. The lucky draw is available throughout the event, where the grand prize winner will be chosen by the PM himself.

Apart from the grand prize, daily lucky draw winners will be going away with 140 electronic devices including TV sets, tablets, smartphones, electrical appliances, motorcycles and bicycles.

“After almost two years of being ‘confined’, this event is a great opportunity for the public to come out and celebrate together with various activities for free,” Wan Azilawati said.

The National Security Council will also ensure that the SOPs are strictly adhered to by staff and visitors by conducting health screening at the entrance, ensuring that face masks are worn at all times and physical distancing is observed.

Those unable to attend the physical event, they can catch the live streaming available on the Keluarga Malaysia Facebook page.

Accordingly, Wan Azilawati advised the public to check the schedule and plan — if the queue is too long at the entrance — they should arrange a less crowded time.

Similarly, children under 12 years old must be accompanied by parents who have been fully vaccinated and have no symptoms, and comply with all SOPs.