Wednesday, September 18, 2013

zubedy #SaySomethingNice Campaign - Hari Malaysia Media Coverage

By The STAR- More than a million have something nice to say about Malaysia 

PETALING JAYA: Malaysians proved that they loved their country and have nice things to say about it when more than a million people gave their views on the just-concluded #SaySomethingNice campaign (#SSNC).
Anas Zubedy, managing director and founder of Zubedy (M) Sdn Bhd, which ran the 17-day campaign that started on Merdeka Day, said it was a resounding success despite its short span.
Participants were encouraged to write “something nice” on posters that Zubedy and other participating groups had handed out.
The nationwide campaign to drive home the message of kindness, peace and a sense of camaraderie among Malaysians ended at the Tropicana City Mall here as the nation celebrated the 50th Malaysia Day yesterday.
Present at the event were Tropicana Corporation Bhd executive director Andrew Ashvin, Mydin Group managing director Datuk Ameer Ali Mydin and Sunway shopping malls senior manager (marketing) Loo Hoey Theen.
“We can’t pay or reward people to participate, yet we’ve found when you do good, people come forward to help you,” said Anas.
“People have been e-mailing back photos of what they drew or wrote on these posters and we will be putting them on our Facebook page,” he said, adding that over 15,000 posters were given out at schools and malls.
Anas said he planned to continue the programme with a goal to make it an annual event.
“We (at Zubedy) are just co-ordinators of the programme,” said Anas.
“Anyone can take part and even monitise it, within reason. I would like to see it adopted further than what we at Zubedy can do.”
Tropicana City Mall had opened a booth for the #SSNC programme and sold commemorative Touch N Go cards during the campaign period.
By The Sun Daily -  #SaySomethingNice ends on hopeful note

Aslina Bonari, 39, and her six-year-old daughter Athirah Adrol Shah wanted to 'SaySomethingNice'. SUNPIX by ASHRAF SHAMSUL

PETALING JAYA (Sept 16, 2013): A fun project launched on Merdeka Day to make Malaysians rise above negativity drew to a close on Malaysia Day today with a trip down the cultural lanes of the nation at Tropicana City Mall, Petaling Jaya.
The #SaySomethingNice campaign by Zubedy, an organisation with a social cause, closed with an invitation to a "rumah kampung" at the shopping mall, where visitors could pick up traditional games such as "congkak", "batu seremban" and "teng-teng".
They were also served local delicacies while singer Amirah Ali delivered a self-composed song titled Unity.
The brainchild of Anas Zubedy, the nationwide campaign hosted by Tropicana City Mall was mooted to showcase the best of Malaysia as well as to encourage people to always be positive and to say something nice.
The initiative revolved around the action "say" as that was the simplest of actions, and writing it out on the campaign's free posters hung on display.
"We should celebrate the many colours that make up the country's outlook," said the Zubedy managing director.
"Our leaders of the past chose to integrate the many ethnicities of the country instead of following the examples of assimilation by our neighbours like Thailand and Indonesia."
He hopes that in a decade, this initiative would grow exponentially to attract tourists to Malaysia to witness the display of unity and positivity.

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