MIRI: The people here are urged to come in full force in support of the 52nd Sarawak Independence Day Rally at the Miri City Council Field on Sunday.
Organising chairman Chai Yu Chao said the event would start with a gathering and registration at Marina Bay Commercial Centre at 8am. From there they would walk for one kilometre to the MMC field for the gathering proper.
“Although the parade is cancelled, Team S4S Miri encourages fellow Mirians to take up this unique opportunity to step up and show their love and devotion to the land they loved, the Land of Hornbills,” Chai told reporters yesterday.
He said over 1,000 people had so far confirmed their participation and expected more to come forward on the actual day.
“We have issued over 2,500 invitation cards and we will continue to distribute them in the next few days to the public.
Those who do not have the cards can still come to the rally. We encourage the healthy and strong participants to join the walk from Marina Bay while the disabled and senior citizens can go straight to the MCC field, where our committee will give them the invitation cards for registration purposes,” he said.
The main event at MCC will start at 9am with safety briefings followed by a zumba session coordinated by Misa Luvi Dance and Fitness Studio and the welcoming speech from the organising secretary Hanim Jaree.
There will also be a live band performance by Rock Paradise, while event advisor, Erick Chin will deliver the closing speech.
Admission is free.
Chai urged all participants to maintain the peace at all times during the celebration and also to cooperate with the police in maintaining law and order.