Magazine for Senior Citizens Launched

For Immediate Release

Quarterly magazine, PASSAGE will serve as the voice of Malaysia’s seniors

SHAH ALAM, 20 FEBRUARY 2011 – GKK Media Services Sdn. Bhd. launched PASSAGE – a brand new quarterly English language magazine that caters to Malaysia’s senior citizens at Kelab Shah Alam yesterday.

The event was attended by YB Senator Datuk Maglin Dennis D’Cruz – Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Information, Communications and Culture; Prof. Datuk Harun Nizam – Front cover personality of Issue 3 and GKK Media Services Chairman Brig Gen Dato’ Haji Mohd Zamri and Chief Editor & Publisher Major Krishnan Nambiar as well as over 300 invited guests which included friends of PASSAGE and retired servicemen.

PASSAGE aims to bridge the communication gap between retirees and the younger generation. As he officiated the launch, YB Senator Datuk Maglin said in his statement, “I believe relevant contents in PASSAGE magazine will be instrumental in providing quality and real time information that is needed by our senior citizens,”. He added, “Our seniors deserve our respect and admiration. For it is due to their hard work, dedication and sacrifices that we are able to enjoy a peaceful and prosperous lifestyle today in Malaysia.

“Furthermore, many foreigners have come to our country under the Malaysia My Second Home program. They have done so due to the confidence they hae in the stability and facilities available in Malaysia,”.

Major (Rtd) Krishnan Nambiar, Chief Editor and Publisher of PASSAGE said, “We sincerely believe seniors need a platform to communicate. PASSAGE hopes to fulfill that void and feature articles that could assist seniors in their ‘third stage of life’. Krishnan had served in the Malaysian Armed Forces as an officer for 33 years and upon retiring, found himself more active than ever as the Chief Editor and Publisher of PASSAGE, Secretary of Federal Territory Amateur Boxing Association of Malaysia as well as a Unit Sales Manager in an insurance company.

Since the launch of the first issue in April 2010, PASSAGE received encouraging feedback from its readers. Front cover story personality – Prof. Dato’ Dr. Nizam Harun was impressed with the magazine and was instrumental in the launch of the magazine at this time.

Each issue of PASSAGE will cover te following segments; healthy living, aging with dignity, arts, science, literature, history, finance, technology, travel and many more. The magazine is retailed at RM15 (RM18 in East Malaysia) per copy and is available in newsstands, veteran’s clubs, senior citizens associations and NGOs.

At the event, GKK Media Services also contributed wheelchairs to two needy seniors during the laucnh event. Future Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities will include outdoor, educational, entertainment and counseling activities for seniors.

GKK Media Services would like to thank each and everyone who participated in making the launch a success.

Ends.

General inquiries: Major (Rtd) Krishnan Nambiar

Publisher – GKK Media Services

Mobile +6019 353 6480

Media inquiries: Ms. Jasmine Low

Representative – Go International Group

Mobile: +6017 623 0288

Email: jasminelow@gointernationalgroup.com

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