The Kuala Lumpur 2017 (KL2017) Torch Run being held in conjunction with the 29th SEA Games and ninth ASEAN Para Games arrived at the Marine Police Force Headquarters in George Town, today.
A total of 800 participants joined the torch run in Penang, the ninth state which the torch has travelled through after Sarawak. The run started on June 8.
The run in the state began with the flagging off of six swimmers led by Insp Adni Shaari carrying the torch across from Pulau Jerejak at 6.30am and arrived at the Batu Uban Marine Police Force Headquarters jetty here at about 8.45am.
Upon arriving at the Marine Police Force Headquarters, the KL2017 Torch Run was received by the Marine Police Force Commander ACP Rosman Ismail before being handed over to the Federal Development Office of Penang State development officer Syed Shaari Syed Abdullah.
The Penang level KL2017 Torch Run then proceeded with the flagging off by Penang Police chief Chuah Chuah Ghee Lye. The run headed for the State Youth and Sports Complex led by Syed Shaari.
The torch will be on display to the public at the Batu Uban Youth and Sports Complex from noon until 5pm today before being brought by runners to Seberang Perai.
In Seberang Perai, the torch will be showcased on Wednesday at the Sri Mutiara Hall in Seberang Perai Polytechnic before the runners bring the torch to Perak on Thursday.
The Kuala Lumpur 2017 Torch Run is scheduled to end in Kuala Lumpur on August 19, marking the start of the 29th Kuala Lumpur SEA Games. – Bernama