49th Merdeka Celebration And 2006 LITRAK Scholarship Award Presentation Ceremony

29 Aug 2006

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Lingkaran Trans Kota Sdn Bhd, the concessionaire company of Lebuhraya Damansara ¨C Puchong (LDP) today awarded scholarships worth RM 121,000 to three deserving students who are pursuing their studies at university level.

Since its commencement in 2000, a total of 26 students who pursued their studies locally and overseas have been awarded with LITRAK Scholarship. This year¡¯s recipients are Goh Guat Ling, 20, Chew Teik Gee, 20, and Lau Yoong Sheng, 19.

Goh, who scored 7As in SPM, is currently pursuing her studies in Bachelor of Accountancy at Universiti Malaya. STPM top scorer with 4As, Chew, is pursuing his studies in Bachelor of Computer and Communication Engineering at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. Fellow recipient Lau, who excelled in his SPM with 11As, is studying Civil Engineering at Universiti Malaya.

In the same ceremony, LITRAK also presented prizes to the winners of Merdeka Day Photo Contest, who photographed the Merdeka scene along the LDP. Three grand prizewinners and five consolation winners took home cash prizes totaling RM 5,500.

Besides, the winner of the Merdeka Spirit Contest among LITRAK and SPRINT toll plazas also took the prize during the event which was officiated by the Malaysian Highway Authority Director-General Dato¡¯ Ir Mohd Noor Yaacob.

LITRAK Chief Executive Officer, Sazally Saidi in his speech said the scholarship awarded is a prove of LITRAK¡¯s commitment toward fulfilling the meaning of Merdeka.

“It’s our job to fulfill the meaning of Merdeka. Apart from just displaying Jalur Gemilang, we are going for a bigger role as a prove of our patriotism. One way to do it is to provide financial support to deserving students at university level so that they could later contribute to our nation,” said Sazally.

Sazally also said expressed his gratitude to the winners of Merdeka Day Photography Contest who have manifested their patriotism the lenses.

Sazally later accompanied Mohd Noor to distribute some 20,000 flags at the Damansara Tol Plaza. Also present was Gamuda Group Executive Director Dato¡¯ Azmi Mat Nor.

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