HELP organises eighth AniHELP campaign

HELP University organised an anti-animal cruelty campaign, its 8th AniHELP (Animals and HELP) campaign.

The campaign is aimed at creating understanding and appreciation for animals and championing their right to humane treatment.

Initiated by HELP Matriculation Centre’s (HMC) Public Relation students and jointly organised with Lost Animal Souls Shelter (LASS), a non-government organisation aimed at rescue, rehabilitating and re-homing stray animals that are in dire distress – the event themed “The Pawfect HELP”, saw this year’s organising chairman, Emy Melisa Mansor, put together an exciting programme.

She thanked the students for their dedication and commitment towards the project and lauded LASS for the animal shelter visit opportunity and learning experiences.

AniHELP was launched by the Faculty of University Foundation Studies dean Dhanesh Balakrishnan, AniHELP ambassador Thanuja Ananthan, founder of Interpet Malaysia Ryan Leong, and LASS treasurer Kavindran Ganesan.

“We look at the world and all we see is cruelty around us – wars, natural disasters, poverty and even animal cruelty.

“Recently, cases of animal cruelty have been escalating at an alarming rate and little is being done to help curb these acts of cruelty,” said Dhanesh.

“At HMC, our students initiated AniHELP to do their part and provide a voice to these silent and helpless creatures. This is also our way of expanding learning outcomes of our students with an emphasis on a holistic education,” he added.

According to lecturer in charge of AniHELP R. Murali Rajaratenam, foundation students had displayed leadership skills in organising the event and creating awareness on the plight of dogs, cats and other abandoned animals.

“At HELP, we believe in organising programmes that create empathy and nurture youth animal activists who can stand up not only for the oppressed, but also those who cannot speak for themselves.

“I believe after visiting the shelter, the students have a greater understanding of the challenges they face,” he said.

The K9 Unit of the Royal Malaysia Police also had a role to play at the event.

A German Shepherd by the name of Rambo and a Labrador named Brit displayed their skills and ability in a demonstration.

According to their dog handlers, K9 dogs provide an essential service in fighting crime.

During the demo, Rambo was showcased attacking an intruder.

The crowd went wild cheering for the smart and capable dog.

Maybank offers unbelievable ‘treats’

MANY treats were launched at the 13th Maybank Treats Fair at Mid Valley Megamall – the largest one-stop loyalty treat fair by a bank in Malaysia where cardholders enjoy special offers and savings for redemption of products and services using their Maybank TreatsPoints.

Manchester United footie fans should check out the real-time competitive games – “The Football Fan” and “Shot at The Title”. There are two competitions, both start on May 3. One ends May 6 at 12 noon, the other, a Season One tournament ends July 1. Besides winning MU merchandise, game credits and exciting prizes, grand-prize winners get a trip for two to watch MU live at Old Trafford – flight and accommodation included.

Unveiled at the fair was the Maybank Islamic World MasterCard Ikhwan Card-i – an Islamic premium card that offers benefits, privileges and rewarding experiences befitting the Islamic segment, and donates 0.2% of spending towards Wakaf.

Visit the fair this May 3 to 6 where 250 merchants are offering irresistible deals you won’t want to miss. Visit the Maybank website for more information.


Introducing ‘The Football Fan’, an exciting real-time competitive co-branded game application between Maybank (Malaysia and Singapore) with Manchester United. The mobile game uses football elements to provide a platform for Maybank to bring the fans closer to the game and to their beloved club, Manchester United FC. Test your skills at the training ground or answer a few trivia questions to earn some game credits. Besides that, play your way to the “Shot at The Title” which is exclusive to Maybank Manchester United Cardmembers to win fantastic prizes. To add fun to the game, cardmembers can upgrade the soccer balls in-game for better gameplay, dress up the game avatar with jerseys and purchase powerful boots for better performance with the game credits earned.

How it works:

* Download Football Fan App
The public can download the game from Google Apps Store and iTunes (iOS effective from 15 May 2018 onwards due to the final stage of certification). Upon downloading, customers are required to provide User Name, Mobile Number and Email Address as sign up.
* Requirement:
Android (OS version 5 and above)
iOS (OS version 8 and above)

1. Play The Game – Training Ground
The public can play the game in training stage without any card information required.

2. Play The Game– Competition mode “Shot at the Title”
a.”Only Maybank cardmembers are allowed to enter the competition mode
b. Validation will be performed via Maybank Card BIN (first 6 Digits).