‘Flag run en­cour­ages sol­i­dar­ity’

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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

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