25 JAN 2014 – MAPSA AGM 2014 ended successfully today with new faces being elected to lead the association. The meeting held at the Woman’s Pioneer Hall started to be filled with members, and their families around 11.00am. Officiated by the President of 2013, Zulkfly Sapeciay, the event started with doa recitation followed by a brief presentation and montage by Ashraff on MAPSA’s 2013 projects and programmes. The event hosted by Alifdalino, was hip and happening not just because of him but also because of the children that came. Later the treasurer Marlyana Azyyati presented 2013’s MAPSA financial history followed by Haqqi giving a short briefing on the election process.
The election process went well via electronic balloting and was monitored by three external observer whom were actually ex MAPSA’s committee of 2012 plus one observer of non MAPSA related.
Balloting process ceased at 1.30 pm with finalising of ballot took only 15 mins. Results were announced later around 2.00pm with a slide show of the new committee being projected on the white screen. The announcement made by the head observer, Abdul Halim Embong came as a surprise to some.
Afterwards, the new veep announced and introduced the new committee members and gave an introductory speech. Prior to the end of the session, the new committe gave away prizes won by a competition held during the ceremony; kid’s colouring contest and best similar dressed family members.
The ceremony ended around 2.30pm with a Zohor prayer being performed lead by Ustz Helmi and a “gotong royong” cleaning up session initiated. This is a “semangat” or a social spirit that has been practised for a long time in the Malaysian culture. The hall was vacated around 3.00pm
In the end, the Committee members of MAPSA 2013 a.k.a Election Committee would like to extend our foremost gratitude to all members for their endless support to us and all our programmes. We would also like to congratulate the new committee of 2014 and wish the best for their future undertakings. It has been a pleasure serving you all.
Election Committee 2014.
Here are some photos of the event.
Abdul Halim announcing the balloting result
Audience listening to an explanation by the EC members
Queing up to vote
Registration at the EC booth
foods brought by the MAPSA members. Yummy! Thank you all the chefs. Very tasty and delicious!
Alex George and his family
ex veep cheerfully looking at the montage
hafiz and amin