A Vibrant National Day Parade, Celebration Expected at Dataran Merdeka

Photo courtesy of Jabatan Penerangan Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 30 – The National Day 2022 celebration on Wednesday, Aug 31st is expected to be a vibrant and colourful event, with the participation of the country’s oldest orchestra band – RTM Orchestra – as well as a parade that will see the participation of close to 20,000 persons comprising contingents representing 27 government ministries and agencies as well as the private sector and non-governmental organisations.

A display of low-altitude tactical flights by the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) will also be featured during the event, which is expected to attract a crowd of 50 thousand including tourists.

The King, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah and Queen Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah are expected to grace the event. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob and his wife Muhaini Zainal Abidin as well as Minister of Communications and Multimedia, Tan Sri Annuar Haji Musa and other dignitaries will be also present at the event.

According to information provided by the National Day 2022 Celebration Secretariat, a host of events organised by various ministries had taken off nationwide from mid August and will take place till mid September with the celebration of Malaysia Day on Sept 16 to take place in Melaka.

Meanwhile, Kuala Lumpur police have advised those wishing to join in the Independent Day celebrations to opt for public transport to get there. With various roads to the city to be closed for the day, it would be more convenient for people to travel there by train and buses, it said in a statement.

National news agency BERNAMA reported that train services, namely LRT, MRT and Monorail will start operating as early as 4.30am on Wednesday.

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People have been also advised not to fly drones without approval from the authorities to ensure the safety of the event.

The Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) in its official Facebook page said this would be to avoid any untoward incident that would involve public safety or increase the risk of accidents involving Royal Malaysian Air Force aircraft flying in low formation in the area.

— WE