KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 31 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak announced today that Sept 4 is a public holiday at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium, where the closing ceremony of the 2017 Kuala Lumpur SEA Games (KL2017) was being held.
It was the first time the National Day eve is celebrated at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil with almost 100,000 people of various races and religions in attendance. Malaysia emerged as the overall champion with their best ever outing at the biennial event with 145 gold, 92 silver and 86 bronze medals, turning the event into a celebration of patriotism in ushering in the country’s National Day.
The double celebration was held in full patriotic spirit and unity throughout the country, irrespective of race, religion, background and political differences. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak and his wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, together with thousands of Malaysians celebrated the country’s achievements ahead of the stroke of midnight, Aug 31.