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Covid sketch livens up Warriors’ Day celebration
Published on: Tuesday, August 01, 2023
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Covid sketch livens up Warriors’ Day celebration
Juhar, accompanied by Hajiji, and State Cabinet Ministers, checking on a shotgun on display.
Kota Kinabalu:  A special sketch on Covid-19, entitled “Pandemik”, to honour the services of the national heroes in defending the country in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, enlivened the State-level Warriors’ Day celebration held at Padang Merdeka, here, Monday.

It was attended by Sabah Yang Dipertua Negeri Tun Juhar Mahiruddin, Chief Minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor, Deputy Chief Ministers Datuk Seri Dr Jeffrey Kitingan and Datuk Dr Joachim Gunsalam and Datuk Shahelmey Yahya, as well as State Ministers.

The event drew more that 2,000 spectators. 

Part of the Covid-19 sketch. 

The Covid-19-themed sketch, brought by the Sabah Cultural Board, comprised four segments, namely “The Outbreak”, “March 18, 2020”, “Unsung Hero” and “Endemic.”

There was also a recitation of a poem, entitled “Barisan Hadapan Taman Bangsa,” dedicated to the Covid-19 frontliners.

Juhar was greeted by Hajiji upon arrival at 8am, before proceeding to inspect a guard of honour.

Hajiji also accompanied Juhar to visit the exhibition booths of the security forces, the Health Department, the Museum Department and the State Archives.  

A total of 15 contingents, including the Malaysian Army, Royal Malaysian Navy, Royal Malaysian Air Force, Royal Malaysia Police, Malaysia Maritime Enforcement Agency, Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department and Malaysian Civil Defence Force, participated in the event.

There was also the hoisting of the Jalur Gemilang and Sabah flag, and the rendition of the national anthem Negaraku and the state anthem Sabah Tanah Airku.

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