Participants receive positive reaction from passing motorists
SHARIFAH MAHSINAH ABDULLAH AND ILI SHAZWANI
KOTA BARU firstname.lastname@example.org
THE flag-run organised by Umno was filled with enthusiastic participants as they jogged along the streets in Kedah and here yesterday.
Clad in red Umno T-shirts, the runners waved flags and received encouragement from passing motorists here.
Umno member Nik Ha Nik Ahmad said she was touched to see motorists waving their hands at the runners in Jalan Tengku Chik here.
“We are in high spirits today (yesterday) and cannot wait for the journey to start.
“We waved our flags at passersby because we want to show our unity and they have responded nicely,” said the 42-year-old from Jalan Kelonchor here.
The 2km-run was held in conjunction with Umno’s 71st anniversary and it kicked off in a joyful atmosphere at the Kelantan Umno building.
Yesterday was the second day of the state-level run, which involved 2,000 Umno members in four districts in Kelantan.
The other running events were held in Pasir Mas, Tanah Merah and Kuala Krai.
Another runner, Wan Mohamed Rasman Wan Hassan, said he went to the venue early as he did not want to miss the run.
“All of us were happy and we enjoyed the run. This is one of our happiest moments and our contribution to the party that we love,” said Wan Mohamed Rasman, who is also the Kota Baru Umno divisional youth chief.
The two were among 500 runners from the Kota Baru Umno division who joined in the run yesterday.
The participants, led by Kota Baru Umno divisional vice-chief Datuk Rosmadi Ismail, started to jog from the starting line in Jalan Tengku Chik at 10.30am.
Rosmadi later handed over the Umno flags to Pengkalan Chepa Umno divisional vice-chief Wan Shahrulzaman Wan Abdul Aziz.
Wan Shahrulzaman said the run would continue in Padang Tembak near Pengkalan Chepa today.
Kota Baru Umno divisional vice-chief Datuk Rosmadi Ismail (centre) leading party members in the flag-run in Kota Baru yesterday.
Datuk Rosmadi Ismail (third from left) handing over the Umno flags to Pengkalan Chepa Umno divisional vice-chief Wan Shahrulzaman Wan Abdul Aziz in Kota Baru yesterday.