Celebrations to usher in the 50th Merdeka (Independence) Day were held in a grand manner nationwide.
While the main event took place at the Dataran Merdeka, similar celebrations were held in the states and other cities.
In KOTA KINABALU, the Malaysian flag was hoisted at Padang Merdeka at midnight.
The flag was carried by 50 soldiers who had walked, in what was dubbed the “Merdeka March - The Spirit of Kalabakan,” from Kalabakan in Tawau to Kota Kinabalu over a distance of 550km.
Yesterday morning, the annual colourful parade was held Jalan Tun Fuad, emphasising on the ethnic communities found in the state.
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