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Boys’ Brigade join Malaysia Day in Padang Merdeka

KOTA KINABALU – The KK Division Boys’ Brigade joined thousands of other Malaysians to celebrate Malaysia Day at Padang Merdeka here on Sept 2018. It was attended by 54 members and officers from the 2nd, 3rd, 11th, 13th KK and 1st Penampang Companies, led by Lieutenant Jeremy Chin, of 11th KK (picture).

The program started at 8.10pm and ends at 10.30pm. It was attended by VVIP Sabah State Governor TYT, Malaysia Prime Minister and his Deputy, Sabah Chief Minister, federal and local ministers.

There were numerous songs, a presentation of history of Sabah and Sarawak, followed by cake cutting. The celebration continued with flag rising and ended with colourful fireworks.

Of the thousands who came, the celebration displayed unity of multicultural and races in Malaysia, especially in Sabah. – Jeremy Chin

Over a thousand turn up for inaugural Christmas run

Some of the young participants warm up before the run, 10 Dec 2016, Padang Merdeka.

KOTA KINABALU – Over a thousand people turned up for the inaugural Gaya Christmas run on 10 Dec 2016 here.

One thousand, three hundred runners registered with 80 percent being new runners took part in the 10 KM route, starting from Padang Merdeka, along Tg Lipat Highway, till round about Kota Kinabalu City Mosque, back along Tg Lipat Highway, and ending back at Padang Merdeka.

Among the runners were Archbishop John Wong of Kota Kinabalu, some priests and religious sisters.

The run was part of the 12th Kota Kinabalu (Gaya) Christmas Celebration, to be held nightly Dec 13-16 at Padang Merdeka.

There will be a variety of stage performances, 200 hawker stalls, carols singing by church groups along the Padang Merdeka, two huge Christmas trees 50 feet and 20 feet tall, Nativity Hut depicting the birth of Christ with snow machine, presentation of goodie bags to children below 12 years old, donations for 10 selected  charity and welfare organisations.

The annual event is organised by the Sabah Council of Churches in collaboration with the KK City Hall with the Catholic Church taking charge of this year’s organisation, assisted by the Protestant Church of Sabah.

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