Sunday, September 17, 2006

Sabahans brave heavy rain for Merdeka fiesta

KOTA KINABALU: A downpour and a brief blackout failed to deter the patriotic fervour of Malaysians who braved the elements to usher a spectacular end to the month long 49th Merdeka celebrations.

Malaysians from all walks of life led by Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak ensured a memorable end to the celebrations held here last night.

Undeterred by flash floods in parts of the city and a blackout in the vicinity of Likas Sports Stadium, people streamed to the venue to join the colourful show that coincides with Malaysia Day.

With shouts of Merdeka led by Najib echoing seven times in the stadium, the crowd then sang the Negara Ku while the Jalur Gemilang was raised to mark the culmination of the festivities. This was followed by a 10-minute fireworks show.

Read more (Incl. Photos) at: Sabahans brave heavy rain for Merdeka fiesta

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