Thousands to throng Bintulu on Malaysia Day
BINTULU: Come September 16, Bintulu, a booming industrial town, will be attracting thousands of people from throughout the country to celebrate the 49th anniversary of the formation of Malaysia.
It is expected that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak will officiate at the grand ceremony to mark the day when Malaysia was born on September 16, 1963.
According to Bintulu Resident Muhamad Yakup Kari, who is the second co-organising chairman for the event, the premier will fly from Sibu at 4.10pm and is expected to arrive in Bintulu around 4.20pm, and proceed to Kampung Assyakirin around 4.35pm to attend a Hari Raya gathering and meet the local people.
“Chief Minister Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud and the prime minister will deliver their speeches during the event,” Yakup told reporters at a media conference during his Hari Raya open house here yesterday.
“I, as the second co-organising chairman and administrator in Bintulu invite all to come to the Kpg Assyakirin Community Hall around 4pm on September 16,” he said.
He thus hoped the public would enjoy and celebrate the event in the spirit of 1Malaysia until the climax of the celebration later in the evening.
Meanwhile the climax of the event will be at the Old Bintulu Airport, starting at 7.30pm.
He said the public would be treated to performances by local and national artistes upon the arrival of the prime minister at 8.25pm.
Earlier in the day, the prime minister will be in Sibu to officiate at a Hari Raya open house, to open Laila Taib College and grace the Sibu Airport upgrading.
The press conference was also attended by Assistant Minister of Public Utilities (Electricity and Telecommunications) cum Kemena assemblyman Datuk Dr Stephen Rundi Utom.