Sunday August 12, 2012
Evening event to add glitter to N-Day bash
KUALA LUMPUR: Besides the customary National Day parade at Dataran Merdeka, this year's event will include an evening celebration at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil.
Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing Minister Datuk Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin, who disclosed this, said the evening programme would see cultural performances with Independence and 1Malaysia themes.
The minister was speaking to reporters after handing out the Jalur Gemilang to motorists and business premises in Brickfields yesterday.
He said that the people were welcomed to attend the evening segment, which would begin at 8pm.
Raja Nong Chik said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak would deliver his Merdeka and Malaysia Day messages at the stadium.
Raja Nong Chik added that Information, Communications and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim would announce the details.
PPP president Datuk Seri M. Kayveas, who also attended the function in Brickfields, called for the coming National Day to be celebrated by all quarters regardless of political affiliation.