Three day carnival to mark Malaysia Day

KOTA KINABALU: A three-day carnival will mark Malaysia Day celebrations here

The celebrations that are expected to draw a crowd of 30,000 over the three days will see a host of activities including songs, dance, cultural shows and exhibitions on the country’s digital age progress.

State Tourism, Culture and Environment Ministry permanent secretary Datuk Rusmaidi Sulai said that unlike previous Malaysia Day celebrations,  the event would be spread over three days starting with the eve of Malaysia Day on Sept 15.

“We want people irrespective of their political ideologies, race, religion or region to come and celebrate Malaysia,” he told a press conference here Friday.

He said the theme was in line with the National Day celebrations  ‘Negaraku: Sehati Sejiwa’ (My Country: One Heart, One Soul) as it was aimed at instilling unity to strengthen national integration among all Malaysians.

Rusmaidi said that Sabah Yang Di Pertua Negeri Tun Juhar Mahiruddin will be the chief guest of the event that will be attended by Prime Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, his deputy Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and ministers of Sabah and Sarawak Datuk Seri Musa Aman and Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg on Sept 16.

The highlight of the celebrations would be the involvement of 1,500 youths that will provide a variety of entertainment to reflect the colours of Malaysia.

“It is very refreshing entertainment and we can assure that public will not be bored,” he said.

Entertainers from Astro and RTM will also be performing during the celebrations.

Source : The Star