Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Musical showcase for Malaysia Day celebration in Sabah

KOTA KINABALU: A 47-minute musical will showcase this year’s Malaysia Day celebration which is being observed as a national public holiday for the first time.

It will be conducted on three separate stages which would merge as one to symbolise the merger of Sabah, Sarawak and the peninsula for the formation of Malaysia.

“This is in recognition of the three distinct regions. It is also to tell the story of how Malaysia was formed,” said State Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun after chairing the final meeting on preparations for the celebration.

The event, estimated to cost RM1.5mil, will involve a cast of 470 for the musical at Padang Merdeka here on Sept 16.

The highlight of the evening would be the signing of a special gold-coated commemorative book.

The first signatories would be Sabah Yang diPertua Negri Tun Ahmadshah Abdullah, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Musa Aman and Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Taib Mahmud.

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