Perfect setting for Baton Run
THE majestic Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon provided a perfect backdrop for the fourth leg of the Rising Together Baton Run as the city of more than seven million embraced it yesterday.
The Yangon leg was the latest stopover for the Malaysian Kuala Lumpur 2017 entourage after the run in Bandar Seri Begawan, Manila and Vientiane where a total of at least 20,000 participants participated in the newly inaugurated Baton Run.
“I believe this Baton Run has made Malaysia a consistent trend setter from the region.
“I hope that this tradition will be continued to the next Games in 2019,” said Deputy Sports Minister Datuk M. Saravanan yesterday.
Shwedagon Pagoda, with a history stretching back to more than 2,000 years,