KUALA LUMPUR: The spirit of unity filled the air as people of various races ushered in the 62nd National Day celebration in a joyous mood throughout the country last night. Regardless of background, race and religion, crowds thronged various locations, waving the Jalur Gemilang, and clapping and singing with patriotic fervour like one family. At the KLCC grounds here, thousands of people started gathering from 8pm for the Merdeka countdown, which coincided with the 20th anniversary of the iconic twin towers, a symbol of pride for Malaysians. The celebration also attracted many foreign tourists and the crowd was treated to a concert and grand fireworks display. They were entertained to a string of traditional and modern songs by local artistes who included leading names like Datuk David Amurugam, Khai Bahar and Bunkface. In NEGRI SEMBILAN, the Ambang Merdeka celebration was livened up by the participation of about 100 secondary school students in the “Program Bermalam Di Muzium 2019” at Teratak Za’ba, Batu Kikir, Jempol. The participants, aged between 13 and 17, had earlier joined a nationhood programme before attending the highlight event donning a headgear and waving the Jalur Gemilang, accompanied by shouts of ‘Merdeka’ and the singing of Negaraku… Read full this story
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