18/05/2024 12:57 PM

KUALA LUMPUR, May 18 (Bernama) -- National sewerage company Indah Water Konsortium Sdn Bhd (IWK) will stage a charity play titled ‘Najis Jadi Teman’ here on June 22 in conjunction with its 30th anniversary.

The performance is aimed at raising awareness about dirty, difficult and dangerous (3D) jobs as well as the people who do the work and are often taken for granted by the public.

The one-hour play is directed by actor Razif Hashim, a familiar face in the Malaysian entertainment industry, and features actor/singer Atilia Haron as well as actors Alfred Loh and Phraveen Arikiah in the lead roles. Also in the cast are several children from Yayasan Chow Kit, a non-governmental organisation here.

IWK head of corporate communications Wan Esuriyanti Wan Ahmad said the company is taking a unique approach through 'storytelling' to raise public awareness about the importance of sewage treatment while showcasing IWK's milestones in the sewerage industry.

"IWK consistently employs various approaches to educate and raise awareness about the critical importance of sewage treatment in daily life. Therefore, the company feels that theatre is a creative platform that can be utilised to convey our narrative in an entertaining way," she said at a press conference here yesterday.

Wan Esuriyanti said the play’s title was inspired by a short poem she wrote during the COVID-19 pandemic to appreciate the sacrifices of the company's operations team that worked throughout the movement control order period.

"I was touched when I saw my colleagues, especially the operations team who were on the field 24 hours including at the sewage treatment plants while others were confined at home. They even had to wear personal protective gear. 

“So the (play’s) title is the best way to explain to the public the true nature of the work we do here. We hope it will raise awareness among the audience,” she added.

Meanwhile, Razif said the play's storytelling will take the audience through the history of the country's sewerage plants and explain how they function. The audience will also be told behind-the-scenes stories that have never been heard before.

“The audience will also be entertained with dances, captivating songs, interactive activities and unique performances," he said.

Tickets for the play, priced at RM100, are available through the Cloud Joi platform, starting from May 20. All proceeds from the ticket sales will go to Yayasan Chow Kit.




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