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Sabah all set to host Malaysia Day celebrations

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah is all set to host this year's Malaysia Day celebrations, which starts on Sept 15.
Workers were seen putting the finishing touches to the stage, booths as well as canopies for the three-day event which culminates on Sept 16.
Full rehearsals for the event have been conducted every evening since Wednesday.
Malaysia Day organising committee deputy secretary Mariam Omar Matusin said preparations are being finalised and the event would kick-start as scheduled on Friday.
"So far everything is going as planned and we hope there won't be any hiccups," she said.
Mariam, who is also Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Environment deputy permanent secretary, said the event, which will take place at the Sports Complex in Likas, is expected to draw thousands of visitors from near and far.
The Malaysia Day celebration will feature activities and programmes including products exhibitions, concerts by local artistes and booths set up by various government and non-governmental agencies.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is expected to officiate at the event on Sept 16.
The events during these three days will start at 2pm.
Malaysia Day is celebrated to commemorate the formation of the Federation of Malaysia on Sept 16, 1963.
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