Saturday September 15, 2012
Sabah churches to hold special prayer for Malaysia Day
KOTA KINABALU: A special prayer has been planned by churches here to celebrate Malaysia Day which will be held on a low key in Sabah.
The celebration and “A Day to Bless Malaysia” programme will start with an 8am gathering to commemorate the formation of Malaysia 49 years ago at the Padang Merdeka here.
A colourful song and dance programme would be held at the Likas stadium from 4pm to 9pm, while churches nationwide have agreed to conduct a synchronised blowing of ram horns and trumpets at 7pm. Co-organising chairman Pastor Steven Choon was thankful for the cooperation given by the City Hall as well as other government agencies during their month-long preparation for the event.
“We are thankful that this event is listed as one of the programmes in conjunction with the state-level celebrations this year.
“We would like to express our gratitude for the support and advice offered by the various government departments and agencies to ascertain a memorable experience,” he said.
Kota Kinabalu mayor Datuk Abidin Madingkir is expected to grace the event.
The national Malaysia Day celebration will be held in Bintulu, Sarawak.
Choon said a special Jubilee Malaysia song has been composed for the occasion, which will end with a united prayer for nation-building, a declaration to bless Malaysia and a fireworks display.