15th July 2018, Kuala Lumpur – Thirty autistic children and their parents took a scenic 3km walk with the CEOs of OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad and OCBC Al-Amin Bank Berhad today during the twice-monthly OCBC KL Car Free Morning to build confidence and camaraderie.
The kids from Ideas Autism Centre (IAC) were delighted for the experience as were the CEOs and 200 OCBC Bank and OCBC Al-Amin staff who took part in the exercise aimed at providing greater exposure to the children.
OCBC Al-Amin Chief Executive Officer Tuan Syed Abdull Aziz Syed Kechik said the company was delighted to host the children from IAC along with their parents at the event, which was organised by the staff of OCBC Al-Amin.
“It was a pleasure to see their cheery faces as they walked along the route. That made the event all the more joyful,” he said.
Also present at the event were OCBC Bank Chief Executive Officer Dato’ Ong Eng Bin, President and Manager of IAC Puan Sharifah Intan Binti Salleh and Chairman of the Implementation Committee of OCBC KL Car Free Morning, Datuk Naim Mohamad.
According to Datuk Naim Mohamad, OCBC KL Car Free Morning continues to draw crowd including many loyalists.
“We are pleased to see so many people enjoy the OCBC KL Car Free Morning and delighted to have OCBC hosting the autistic kids from IAC and their family members as well. This is what the platform is all about – camaraderie, inclusiveness, fun and health,” he said.
About OCBC KL Car Free Morning
OCBC KL Car Free Morning, organised by Multigreen Events and supported by Kuala Lumpur City Hall, is held from 7am to 9am every first and third Sunday of the month and features closed roads for people of all walks of life to cycle, handcycle, run, skateboard, rollerskate, rollerblade or simply walk. It starts from Dataran DBKL near Dataran Merdeka and leads participants through about 7 kilometres of major streets in Kuala Lumpur’s Golden Triangle. Each time, OCBC Bank offers 140 bicycles for the people to use for free.
The OCBC Cycle bicycles are available for the public to use from 6am every event day. Cyclists need to show an ID with photographic identification when borrowing the bicycles from Menara OCBC, which is a short walk from the starting point. Use of the bicycles is on a first come, first served basis and there is no charge involved. All cyclists are responsible for bringing their own helmets.