Published: Friday August 31, 2012 MYT 8:49:00 PM
Updated: Friday August 31, 2012 MYT 11:04:12 PM
M'sians from all walks of life attend Merdeka Day Promises Fulfilled rally
By FLORENCE A SAMY and LOSHANA K SHAGAR
KUALA LUMPUR: Tens of thousands of patriotic Malaysians gathered at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil for the Promises Fulfilled rally in conjunction with the Merdeka Day celebrations on Friday.
The multi-racial boisterous crowd stood as one as they joined in to watch some performance-packed events.
Najib and Rosmah led the country's leaders and Gen Y participants on a 380m 'unity walk' in the stadium before proceeding to the centre of the stadium where the main stage was located.
One of the main highlights of the event is the Tweet Up Merdeka where organizers hope to set a new world record by getting one million tweets in an hour between 8.15pm and 9.15pm via #Merdeka55.
Information, Communications and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim thanked everyone for turning up in full force to celebrate Merdeka Day in the spirit of patriotism.