Over 5,000 Participants For Anti-Corruption Run

KUALA LUMPUR, April 3 (Bernama) -- More than 5,000 participants are expected for the "Saya bebas rasuah, jangan beri jangan terima" (I am corruption-free, don't give don't accept) run to be held on April 20 around Padang Merbok in Jalan Parlimen, here, starting at 7.30am.

 Organising chairman of the event, Datuk Tan Lian Hoe said the 3km run would take participants through Jalan Padang Merbok, Bank Negara, Jalan Datuk Onn, Jalan Sultan Salahuddin, Jalan Berjasa and back to Jalan Padang Merbok.

 "This run is not a competition but carries an anti-corruption message. There will be no prizes offered but each participant will receive a certificate of participation," she told reporters, here, Thursday.

 "Symbolic to the anti-corruption stance, a torch will be lighted and received by all the states involved in the programme," she added.

 According to Tan, a similar event would be held in Penang on May 4, Johor (May 18), Terengganu (May 30), Perak (June 8), Negeri Sembilan (June 22), Sabah (Aug 10), Kelantan (Aug 22), Kedah (Sept 5), Sarawak (Sept 14), Pahang (Sept 28), Melaka (Oct 19), Perlis (Oct 24) and Selangor (Nov 2).

 Entry forms for the run here are available from the Federal Territory Amateur Athletic Association (FTAAA) at Wisma OCM. The closing date for entries is April 15.

 For enquiries, call 03-9287 6868.

 Tan said this run was being organised with the cooperation of 19 non-governmental organisations and the corporate and private sectors.






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