Monthly Archives: February 2009

南洋风情沙滩慈善晚宴

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(槟城讯)配合三八妇女节,槟州国州议员夫人协会将于36日主办一项充满南洋风情的沙滩慈善晚宴,以筹募10万令吉经费,款项将回馈妇女组织。


槟州青年体育、妇女家庭及社会发展委员会主席王国慧在一项新闻发布会上说,这项晚宴将在丹绒武雅酒店的海边举行,大会将邀请来自台湾的歌手兼电台主持人何方,以及本地音乐人友弟演出,让晚宴更具风味。


她说,何方原是歌手,目前从事情绪治疗工作,也是台湾电视及电台主持人,曾出版2本与忧郁症相关的书籍,并主讲多场生命重朔、身心健康及情绪关怀相关的演讲,届时何方也将在会上分享自己的人生经验。


此外,友弟则是前本地音乐组合另类音乐人的主唱,擅长演译老歌及爵士风,目前活跃于音乐及戏剧演出。


她表示,大会预定筵开50席,目前已售出15桌。餐券价格每桌为10002000令吉,大会也欢迎捐款乐捐赞助。有意购餐券者,可联络2614590019-4587107(沈志强)。


她也说,配合妇女节,槟州政府也将于37日及8日,在合您广场举办一项嘉年华式的展出,活动包括演出、讲座等,届时将有逾20个团体参与这项活动,提供各种与妇女相关的资讯。


与会者包括槟州国州议员夫人协会主席周玉清、副主席旺茱莱达、秘书诺拉兹丽娜、副秘书陈莲枝、委员甄安妮、黄露萱

 

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图示:槟州国州议员夫人协会订于36日在丹绒武雅酒店举行一项沙滩慈善晚宴。(左6)为协会主席周玉清州议员。(右5)为王国慧。

In The News: Penang Youth Council gets RM150,000

http://thestar.com.my/metro/story.asp?file=/2009/2/18/north/3282657&sec=north

Wednesday February 18, 2009

THE Penang Youth Council has received a RM150,000 allocation from the state government to support its activities for the year.

State Youth, Sports, Women, Family and Community Develop-ment Committee chairman Lydia Ong Kok Fooi said the state go- vernment had not reduced the amount.

“It is the state’s aim to continue to be partners with youth organisations under the Penang Youth Council umbrella.

“I hope it will reach out to all youths in Penang,” she said in her speech before presenting the allocation to the council president Mohamed Maliki Mohamed Rapiee at her Komtar office on Monday.

Maliki said the money would be shared among all the organisa- tions, with five district level bodies getting RM600 each and the state level bodies receiving RM1,000 each.

He also said the council build- ing would be completed the middle of this year.

“The building, located next to the Caring Society Complex, will house our administration office and serve as a one-stop centre for our acti-vities and training programmes,” he said.

The council’s present premises is at Macalister Road. In 2004, it was asked by the Penang Municipal Council to move out as the local authority had plans to convert the building into a library.

Maliki also forwarded the council’s concerns over youths who risked losing their factory jobs due to the economic slowdown.

“We appeal to the state to protect our youths. If they lose their jobs and get frustrated, we fear the situation would push them into getting involved in social ills,” he said.

At the press conference, Ong also announced the appointment of the council’s former president Datuk Tan Gim Soon as a member of her state Youth and Sports Committee.

“He is a veteran and much res-pected figure in the council,” she said.

In The News: Weekly recreation

We are rushing to print and distribute the state youth and sports calendar. My team is working like crazy to get them finalized…I was glad that we have finally kicked off the weekends at Esplanade event. I hope the locals (and tourists alike) will take the opportunity to participate in these activities.

Let’s bring back the spirit of community in Penang.

http://thestar.com.my/metro/story.asp?file=/2009/2/16/north/3274166&sec=north

Monday February 16, 2009

By LOOI SUE-CHERN

THE historical Esplanade in Penang will be bustling with activities every Saturday night and Sunday morning with interesting things to see, learn, and do.

The weekend activities such as games and live musical performances are being organised by the state Youth, Sports, Women, Family and Community Development Committee.

There will be fun and new things to learn about fishing and kite flying in programmes like sembang sembang ikan (chatting about fish) and trick kite flying.

Last Saturday evening, anglers from the Penang Angling Association and kite flyers from the Kite Enthusiasts of Penang (KEOP) made an appearance at the Esplanade field to demonstrate their skills in their respective sports and share their knowledge with the public.

The anglers were introducing angling as a healthy pastime and a type of fishing not widely practised locally, namely fly-fishing.

Penangites can look forward to taking part in various recreational activities to be organised every weekend at the Esplanade.

Association committee member Ben Choong said clinics would be held to teach fly-fishing, a 3,000 year-old technique popular in the US and Europe.

“This technique uses fake baits that are made of cloth, feather and other materials to resemble insects, squids or small shrimps.

“Fly-fishing is easy to learn, even for ladies, because it does not require strength,” he said.

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Dominique Labrooy from KEOP attracted the attention of children playing at the Esplanade with his big kites that were capable of performing stunts and tricks in flight.

Although there was not enough wind to give flight to his special kites that evening, the unique-looking flying devices that could fetch anything from RM300 to RM2,000, are sure to give a good show in the months to come.

Committee chairman Lydia Ong Kok Fooi said the year-long programme was aimed at creating a social space for healthy and positive community development through low-cost healthy recreational activities for the public, especially youths.

“Our programmes such as the independent arts and music festival will provide a platform for budding performers to develop their talents,” she said.

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Choong’s wife Yean Woo flying the kite at the Esplanade.

“About 60 bands from Penang and neighbouring states have already signed up to play at the festival.

“The festival is on every last Saturday of the month. There will also be people doing cosplay and a bazaar, where young entrepreneurs sell their handicrafts,” she said.

On the outdoor movie theatre that is not ready to kick off, she said her committee was working to iron out budget and copyright issues before unveiling the free open shows by next month.

“Hopefully by March, we will be able to fill our weekends with the planned activities,” she said.

All the activities will be on a rotating schedule.

The outdoor movie theatre is on every first Saturday of the month, the kite flying and sembang sembang ikan on second Saturdays, cultural and traditional activities on third Saturdays, and the Penang independent arts and music festival, and creative bazaar on fourth Saturdays.

Community exercises such as aerobics, taichi and line dancing are on the first Sundays of each month, radio-controlled vehicles on second Sundays, community jog on third Sun-days, and the Penang Heritage Experience on Wheels bicycle tour on every last Sunday.

The Saturday evening programmes will be from 6pm to 11pm while the Sunday morning activities will be from 6am to 11am.

In the News: Lacking in civic education

http://thestar.com.my/metro/story.asp?file=/2009/1/14/north/3001512&sec=north

Wednesday January 14, 2009

By MANJIT KAUR

SCHOOL children nowadays lack civic education especially concerning cleanliness, said Penang state executive councillor Lydia Ong Kok Fooi.

She said students in her time were taught to keep the class, school and environment clean.

“But nowadays, Malaysians throw rubbish everywhere. When they eat fruits, they will throw the skin by the roadside,” she said.

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Ong, who is chairman of the State Youth and Sports, Women, Family and Community Development Committee, was speaking at the opening the Effective Micro-Organism (EM) seminar for the Penang Japanese community.

“I am happy to see that the Japanese residing in Penang have come out to educate the private sector on the use of the EM (effective micro-organisms) technology. This will help clean grease traps in drains that are the source of pollution of rivers,” she said.

Ong said she was also planning to have a series of “healthy” acti-vities starting next month during weekends.

“There will be cycling, jogging and taichi among others from 7am to 11am on Sundays around George Town.

“And on Saturday nights at the Esplanade, there will cultural dances, traditional games and break-dance,” she said.

She said she was working out the details with the relevant associations.