Green theme to be highlight at Malaysia Day

KOTA KINABALU - The golden anniversary of Malaysia's founding will be celebrated here with environmental and cultural overtones, Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek said.

"The celebration would be held near the Tanjung Aru Beach here near the historical Prince Phillip park featuring traditional houses of Sabah's various ethnic communities," he said after a visit to the site.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is scheduled to attend the Sept 16 festivities.

Ahmad Shabery said his ministry would look into ways to get Malaysians to fly the Jalur Gemilang on Merdeka Day in future, noting that the enthusiasm to do so had waned over the past five years.

"Obviously something is not right," he said.