The press night by Ipoh City Council (Majlis Bandaraya Ipoh – MBI) hosted at Galasa was to show appreciation to media friends for their hard work in providing fair news coverage for the council throughout the year, and of course, to foster closer ties between the council and press fraternity.
Besides Ipoh City Mayor Y.Bhg. Dato’ Rumaizi bin Baharin@Md Daud, other guests-of-honour included Commander 2nd Malaysian Infantry Brigade, Brig-Gen Mohd Azmurin bin Mat Khalib, popular artiste Dato’ M. Nasir who is the Managing Director of Luncai Emas Publishing Sdn. Bhd. along with broadcasting director for Perak Puan Norliza binti Salleh.
Other invited guests were Ipoh City Councillors, Council Secretary and department heads of the council.
In his opening speech, the Mayor recorded his appreciation to the press for their fair and timely reporting on news related to the Ipoh City Council, in addition to bringing information to the community regarding the council’s policies and implementation.
“At the same time, Ipoh residents are able to bring our attention to the issues that they are facing via proper complaints channels of the council. Moreover, the extensive publicity provided on our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives certainly contributed to the success of MBI Prihatin (MBI Cares) programme,” he explained.
During the event, the Mayor presented certificates of appreciation to MBI Prihatin partners: the 2nd Malaysian Infantry Brigade, Northern Brigade General Operations Force (PGA) and Econsave Jelapang.
A Memorandum of Understanding was also signed between the Ipoh City Council and Luncai Emas Publishing Sdn Bhd to turn Ipoh into an entertainment hub, particularly in the field of music. To celebrate this new cooperation, Luncai Emas Managing Director Dato’ M. Nasir, a household name in Malaysia and Singapore, and is an illustrious multi-award-winning poet, singer-songwriter, composer, producer, actor and film director, performed some of his biggest hits, to the delight of guests.
The event, which was themed “Glamourous Black & Pink”, saw the crowning of Best Dressed Male and Female media members, which went to Abd Razak from Astro Awani and Siti Hajar from RTM, respectively.
Event: MBI Press Nite 2021
Venue: Galasa Caldwell, Ipoh
Add: No. 3, Jalan Caldwell, off Jalan Raja Dihilir, Ipoh, Perak.
Date: 6th April, 2021