KUALA LUMPUR: Social enterprise organisation, Projek57, today embarked on its inaugural cycling event - Projek57 Unity Ride, with the aim of further fostering unity among Malaysians.
The 57km ride was flagged off at 9.05am in front of the Sultan Abdul Samad Building at the Dataran Merdeka here by Former Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) chairman Tan Sri Dr Syed Hamid Syed Jaafar Albar and Eco World executive director Liew Tian Xiong.
Projek57 co-founder, Syed Sadiq Albar Syed Hamid, said the event was aimed at promoting unity among Malaysian while at the same time inspiring them in their effort to make the country a better place.
"I believe that many Malaysians today, particularly youths, have lost hope for the country.
"For instance, many of those who studied abroad, decided not come back to contribute to country.
"Our hope is to inspire the people to focus on the positive aspects our nation and be the change that we wish to see here in Malaysia," he said.
Syed Sadiq adds that Projek57 since its launch in 2015 has managed to organise various community programmes to benefit the people, specifically those from the less fortunate segment of society.
The cycling event today was led by Syed Saddiq himself and co-founder Collin Swee and managed to attract encouraging participation of Malaysians from all walks of life.
The participants rode some 57km from the Sultan Abdul Samad Building at the Dataran Merdeka here today, with pit stop at the IOI City Mall in Putrajaya, in the first leg.
The ride, will continue to several other locations throughout the country with nine legs in total, until Malaysia Day on September 16.
The event was organised in partnership with Eco World Development Group Berhad, Allianz Malaysia Berhad and Touch 'n Go Sdn Bhd.