Monday, November 14, 2011

Cycling event helps foster goodwill

ABOUT 60 people, led by Deputy Chief Minister 1 Datuk Mansor Othman, cycled to three villages in his Penanti state constituency as part of a community out-reach programme.

The event, titled ‘Jom Pakat Kayuh’, was organised by the Tanah Liat Community Security and Develop-ment Committee (JKKK) and it was aimed at fostering goodwill among the villagers there.

The three villages were Kampung Tok Elong, Perkampungan Berapit and Kampung Tanah Liat while the participants were aged between eight and 71.

“We organised the cycling event as it would facilitate us to iden- tify problems faced by the people and to explain to them about the state government’s policies,” Mansor said after the event re- cently.

He said the event was more than just a cycling expedition as he also managed to inspect the progress work at Sungai Ara, which was selected to be deepened as part of a flood mitigation project.

Tanah Liat JKKK secretary Suhaimi Chee Mugther said the ride began at Kampung Tok Elong.

Suhaimi said the ride gave Mansor a better feel of his constituency.

“The event received an encouraging response from the villagers,” he added.