Jour­ney be­yond race and re­li­gion for fa­ther and son

The Star Malaysia - - Nation -

KANGAR: The Malaysia Day cel­e­bra­tion this year is more mean­ing­ful for a fa­ther­and­son team, as they man­aged to com­plete their 1,600km Jo­hor­to­Perlis walk.

What made it all the more sig­nif­i­cant was that the Love My Malaysia Merdeka Ex­pe­di­tion by R. Ragu, 43, and his 13­year­old son R. Surya re­ceived sup­port from many Malaysians.

“Malaysians, re­gard­less of race, demon­strated their heart­felt ap­pre­ci­a­tion for our ef­fort.

“There were some lo­cals who in­vited us for meals and helped to pay for our ac­com­mo­da­tion.

“We also re­ceived some con­tri­bu­tions from the pub­lic to help us com­plete the ex­pe­di­tion, which cost a to­tal of RM21,000,” Ragu told re­porters af­ter suc­cess­fully com­plet­ing the ex­pe­di­tion here yes­ter­day. On hand to wel­come them was In­dera Kayan­gan as­sem­bly­man Gan Ay Ling.

Ragu, who is from Ipoh, also plans to carry out the ex­pe­di­tion next year and has in­vited young­sters to join him for the walk.

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