GEORGE TOWN, Aug 31 – In conjunction with the 60th Merdeka celebration, Penang state hosted the state-level Merdeka parade on the Esplanade Road here this morning with the present of Yang-di Pertua Negri Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas and Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng.
In the same time, Murad Mohd Kassim, a former soldier, who affixed the Jalur Gemilang to his kayak began his 80km kayak expedition around Penang Island. He said he is pedalling around the island as part of a three-day expedition to express his spirit of patriotism and pride over the country’s independence.
He was flagged off by Communications and Multimedia Ministry (MCMC) northern region assistant director Noor Azlina Nordin at about 9.30am and was expected to return to his starting point – after passing Tanjung Tokong, Teluk Bahang, Balik Pulau and Teluk Kumbar – at 2pm on Thursday. — PN