‘Flag run encourages solidarity’
villagers as the programme entered its fourth day yesterday.
Faez, who is also Sabah Umno Youth treasurer, said youngsters donning traditional costumes were waiting for them as they arrived from Tawau.
“There were 450 participants from Tawau running to Pensiangan. The group from Tawau and another 600 from Pensiangan were presented with a dance by the Murut tribe.”
The convoy passed through Keningau, Tenom and ended in Sipitang.
Faez said 2,000 participants took part in the 350km convoy in conjunction with Umno’s 71st anniversary.
In Pagoh, more than 2,000 participants took part in the Johor leg of the Umno 71st anniversary flag run, which spanned a 45km route between Pagoh and Kesang at the Johor-Malacca border.
Participants included party members and grassroots leaders from the Pagoh, Muar, Bakri and Ledang Umno divisions.
Some rode motorcycles, others drove four-wheel drive vehicles, with many on foot.
They showed their love for the party by waving Umno flags.
The Johor leg of the flag run began at the Pagoh Sports Complex about 1.30pm.
A mini carnival was also held, featuring traditional games and other activities.
Johor Umno Youth chief Hahasrin