Ushering in Merdeka Day
Over 5000 people filled the stands of Stadium Indera Mulia, Ipoh on the night of Friday, August 30. They were there, along with state dignitaries, to usher in Merdeka Day which came at the stroke of midnight.
The arrival of the 56th Merdeka Day was greeted with cheers, hoots and claps, as the night was brightened with fireworks and sparklers. There was something for everyone, as the revellers, outside of the stadium, feasted their eyes on the fireworks exploding in the night sky.
The VIPs, led by Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri DiRaja Dr Zambry Abd Kadir, his wife Datin Seri DiRaja Saripah Zulkifli, Executive Councillor for Health, Tourism and Culture Nolee Ashikin Dato’ Mohammed Radzi, Executive Councillor for Sports, Communications and Multimedia Datuk Shahrul Zaman bin Datuk Yahaya and Mayor Dato’ Roshidi Hashim were earlier entertained to music and dances by the cultural dance troupes of the state and City Hall.
A poetry declamation by Corporal Jafri Khairul of the Police Commando Battalion VAT 69 in Ulu Kinta was the main highlight prior to the presentation of mementos to eight former Police commandos by the Menteri Besar. Academy Fantasia 5 winner, Mila and rock band, Kopratasa provided the much awaited entertainment for the enthusiastic crowd.
KPJ Ipoh Specialist Hospital’s Merdeka Baby
KPJ Ipoh Specialist Hospital celebrated the arrival of a Merdeka baby to hairstylist, Mdm Hen Pooi Yen, 38. An Ipoh resident, Hen naturally delivered her second child at 3.18am on Merdaka day weighting in at 2.81kg. Husband, Mr Low Woei Hing, a coffee shop owner, was extremely excited with the arrival of the new family member.