KUALA LUMPUR: This year’s national-level Malaysia Day celebrations will be held at Unity Stadium, Kuching Sarawak on the evening of Sept 16, its publicity and media committee announced today.
The committee added that Sarawak has been given the honour of organising the festivities in accordance to the Cabinet’s decision on June 24, 2020, which stipulated that Malaysia Day celebrations would rotate between Sabah, Sarawak and Peninsula Malaysia.
This year’s festivities will kick off with a preshow event at 7.00 pm and will officially start at 8:30 pm with the arrival of acting Yang Dipertua Negeri Sarawak Tan Sri Amar Mohamad Asfia Awang Nassar, along with other guests, including Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and wife Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, Sarawak Premier Tan Sri Dr Abang Johari Tun Openg and wife Puan Sri Juma’ani Tuanku Bujang, as well as Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor and wife Datin Seri Juliah Salang.
While the Malaysia Day theme remains the same with that of National Day – “Malaysia MADANI: Tekad Perpaduan Penuhi Harapan” – the Iban phrase “Segulai Sejalai” or “Walking hand-in-hand” will be the slogan of the celebration and represent the unity and strong spirit of cooperation between the many peoples of the country that forms the core in realising the hope of Malaysia MADANI, the committee stated.
The highlights of the celebrations include a special signing ceremony of the Malaysia Day Special Book, a Kembara Merdeka Jalur Gemilang convoy parade and a Malaysia Day concert.
The celebrations will be broadcast live by RTM and continued broadcasts will be available on all major stations, including TV3, Astro AWANI, TV AlHijrah, BERNAMA TV, TV Sarawak (TVS) and SUKE TV.