60,000 attend 2017 Malaysia Day celebration

Sep 17, 2017
Performers at the celebration. Photo from Datuk Seri Shabery Cheek’s Twitter account

KOTA KINABALU: More than 60,000 multi-racial people attended the national-level 2017 Malaysia Day celebration at Likas Sport Complex, last night

The celebration began at 8 pm upon the arrival of Sabah Yang Dipertua Negeri Tun Juhar Mahiruddin and wife Toh Puan Norlidah RM Jasni.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman, Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Salleh Said Keruak and state ministers, as well as heads of federal and state agencies, were present.

During the celebration, Najib and Musa also signed the 2017 Malaysia Day Celebration Special Book before accompanying Juhar in cutting the Malaysia Day cake themed ‘Negaraku Sehati Sejiwa’.

The celebration continued with a special performance themed ‘Negara Sehati Sejiwa’ which portrayed the success of Malaysia under the leadership of the prime minister through five segments namely: Shine Bright, Colours of Malaysia, One Voice (Satu Suara), Talent and Finale by 1,000 performers.

The performance featured the variety of singing and dancing arts, and the colourful of Malaysian cultures portraying the unity, consensus and harmony of multi-racial and religious communities in Malaysia. –Bernama