Over 15,000 people expected at Malaysia Day — Dr Rundi
BINTULU: More than 15,000 people are expected to witness and celebrate the 49th anniversary of the formation of Malaysia here on September 16.
In saying this, Assistant Minister of Public Utilities (Electricity and Telecommunications) and Kemena assemblyman Datuk Dr Stephen Rundi Utom said this oil and gas town played a significant part in the history of the birth of our nation.
“This should be a reminder, especially among the younger generation, on how Malaysia was formed.
“The reason why the Cabinet has decided to choose Bintulu for this year’s Malaysia Day is due to our first Council Negeri Meeting being held here and it is an honour to Bintulu,” said Dr Rundi when approached by the media during his visit to the Bintulu Resident’s Hari Raya open house yesterday.
At the same time, he hoped that the occasion would be able to instil the spirit of patriotism among the younger generation.
On the 50th Malaysia Day next year, he said it would be celebrated on a grander scale.
“This year’s celebration is to honour the wish of our prime minister to make Bintulu its centre,” he explained.
He said this year’s celebration here would be attended by all Cabinet ministers and their deputies as well as state ministers, their deputies and assistants.
On a related matter, he said the organisers were expecting some 5,000 people to turn up at the Hari Raya gathering to be held at Kampung Assyakirin Community Hall on the same day here, which would be attended by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.