Celebrate Merdeka week on positive note

Visitors Julie-Ann Teh (left) and Melissa Hashim looking at the #SaySomethingNice column during the campaign launch in Sunway Pyramid.

PETALING JAYA - "Be yourself! I like you this way" and "Life is short - Smile while you still have teeth" were some of the quotes written on the Post-It sponsored column at the #SaySomethingNice campaign (#SSNC) launch, held in Sunway Pyramid, in commemoration of Merdeka week.

The campaign is an initiative by Zubedy (M) Sdn Bhd's managing director and founder Anas Zubedy to encourage Malaysians to propagate positivity and goodwill in their own creative and individual way.

Sunway Pyramid and Sunway Group of Shopping Malls' chief operating officer Kevin Tan said the group, which provided the venue, appreciated Zubedy's initiative and decided to be part of the campaign.

"Make no mistake, peace and harmony does not come easy; it requires conscious effort and a strong will from every one of us,'' said Tan.

Booths were set up in support of various organisations including the Society for the Severely Mentally Handicapped Selangor & Federal Territory, Yayasan 1Malaysia and the Malaysian Red Crescent Society (MRCS) Selangor.

The campaign will continue from Merdeka Day until Malaysia Day on Sept 16.

Zubedy said he hoped the campaign would instil a sense of goodwill and harmony among Malaysians long after it has ended.

He added that Malaysians of all races must start by saying something nice to each other first and subsequently begin doing nice things for one another.

"Let us encourage the engagement and passion of all Malaysians to make this country a better and more harmonious one,'' said Zubedy.