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PM To Officiate At Climax Of ‘Gegar U’ In Penang
PENANG, Aug 14 (Bernama) — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi is expected to officiate at the climax of the “Gegar U” (Rumble U) programme this Saturday at the Penang International Sports Arena.
Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon said 14 public higher learning institutions took part in the programme held at five locations since May, organised by Yayasan Budi Penyayang and the Higher Education Ministry, in conjunction with Malaysia’s 50th independence celebrations.
He said several activities, including a photography competition depicting unity, a unity exhibition, and music and message writing competitions, would be held at the coming three-day event beginning on Saturday.
“Some 5,000 students are involved in collecting unity messages to be handed over to the Prime Minister on the night of Aug 18. We target to collect one million messages,” Koh added at a press conference here today.
“The winner of the message writing competition will receive a Naza Sutera car.”
Koh said a concert would also be held on the same night with artistes like Datuk Siti Nurhaliza, Def Gab C and Aznil Nawawi performing.
Meanwhile, at another function, state Traffic Management, Information and Community Relations Committee chairman, Datuk Dr Teng Hock Nan said Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Seri Abdul Rashid Abdullah would launch the state-level Merdeka Month celebrations and “Fly the Jalur Gemilang” campaign at the Queensbay Mall in Bayan Lepas this Friday.
He said to add merriment to the month-long celebrations, various events were being organised, including the Rukun Tetangga-level Jalur Gemilang decoration contest and the Merdeka Quiz by the Mutiara FM radio channel.
The state government had also printed 50,000 Jalur Gemilang vehicle stickers which would be distributed to the public from this Friday, he added.