2000 Special Needs Participants Made A Mark in the Malaysian Book of Records

Children of special needs getting ready at the starting line of Petron Dealers Johor East Merdeka Fun Run

Petron Dealers Merdeka Fun Run readied a run to include everyone

Around 3000 participants had flocked to Laman Extreme, Pasir Gudang, Johor for Petron Dealers Johor East and Sekolah Kebangsaan Kota Masai 2 Merdeka Special Charity Fun Run.

The event was organised with the support from Pejabat Pendidikan Daerah Pasir Gudang, in conjunction with Merdeka Day celebration and was a part of Petron Dealers Johor East CSR programme to raise funds for new school facilities for special needs students at Sekolah Kebangsaan Kota Masai 2.

Mock cheque presentation of RM100k from Petron to Sekolah Kebangsaan Kota Masai 2 witnessed by Minister of Education, Maszlee Malik

Among others that had participated to organise the run were Umar Mishary Insani (UMI), Kesatuan Guru-guru Melayu Malaysia Barat (KGMMB), SKT Sdn. Bhd. and Pasir Gudang KPJ Hospital. Around 40 schools participated in the run as well.

The run was flagged off by the Chairman of Johor East Dealers, Abdul Wahab bin Ismail Gani.

Among the 3,000 participants, 2,000 are of special needs participants with 1,200 handicap-able while the 800 participants are of other categories, making this run the highest number of handicap-able individuals in a Fun Run resulting it being approved and recorded in the Malaysia Book of Records.

Some of the participants that attributed to the Malaysian Book of Records

Minister of Education, Maszlee Malik officiated the closing ceremony and spent time with the attendees and participants. He highlighted his appreciation of the event, and commended the effort put in by Petron, SK Kota Masai 2, and other government bodies for being able to work together on this noble cause.

Winners for few categories were granted prizes and the ceremony was held in the presence of PIBG SK Kota Masai 2 Principal, Mohd Shahrizal bin Manap before the presentation of the Malaysia Book of Records Certificate. The event ended with a sponsorship handover ceremony and lunch.