Malaysia: Peace Road 2018
Prepared by UPF Malaysia
Universal Peace Federation (UPF) of Malaysia has successfully organized the Peace Road project in the two major cities of the nation, namely Kuala Lumpur and Penang, on 30 September 2018 and 7 October 2018 respectively.
Both Peace Road events have managed to draw crowds of more than 6,000 participants from all walks of life to honour the vision of Father and Mother Moon to connect the world through the international peace highway. Participants also celebrated the peaceful unity and spirit of muhibbah (togetherness) in multi-cultural Malaysia in line with the theme of “One Nation One Heart”.
The Peace Road Kuala Lumpur was organized in the City Hall Square located in the heart of the Malaysian capital city, Kuala Lumpur. This event has gained support from the Mayor’s office of the City Hall of Kuala Lumpur City.
Among the Guests of Honour who took part in the launching of the event were His Excellency Mr. Stefan Priesner, the United Nations Resident Representative to Malaysia, His Excellency Attorney Wencelito Tan Andanar Al-Haj, Special Envoy of the President of Philippines to Malaysia and Dato’ Nor Hisham bin Ahmad Dahlan, the Mayor of Kuala Lumpur city.
Meanwhile, Peace Road Penang was held in collaboration with one of the top and most prestigious public universities in Malaysia – the University of Science Malaysia (USM), on the beautiful island of Penang. This event which is also endorsed by the Penang state government was successfully held at the USM Minden Field despite the heavy rain in the morning.
Guest who participated in the flag off included the Penang State Exco of Youth and Sports: YB Soon Lip Chee (Representing Chief Minister of Penang), Director of USM Engineering Campus: Prof. Dr. Nor Azazi Zakaria (Representing Vice Chancellor of USM), Batu Uban State Assemblyman: YB Kumaresan Arumugam, APUCEN USM CEO: Prof. Dato. Dr. Aileen and the Representative of PAAA: Dato GP Doraisamy.
Both Peace Road events were also conducted as a charity run and managed to raise funds for volunteer activities under UPF and other NGOs. The events also featured many other exciting activities including zumba dances, games and lucky draws. Many participants joined the event with their families and had a great time together.
All the joint organizers expressed their satisfaction for the wonderful outcome and also their desire to collaborate with UPF again in the future to further spread the messages of peace and unity among the people. We strongly believe that with this milestone being achieved, it would be a good starting point for another breakthrough in VIPs and youth witnessing in Malaysia.