KUALA LUMPUR: A drizzle did not deter the public, including foreign tourists, from following the
Citrawarna 1Malaysia (Colours of 1Malaysia) event at Merdeka Square on Saturday.
The fest, which started at 5pm, saw about 100,000 local and foreign tourists and 248 MegaFam participants from 23 nations including Brunei, Thailand, Cambodia, Jerman, New Zealand and Canada mesmerised by the local cultural performances.
Australian Richard McGallen, 38, complimented the Tourism and Culture Ministry for organising a fantastic event.
"I am amazed at the cultural performances...my visit to Malaysia will be a very memorable one," he said.
Hisham Jefri Mohd Ali, 27, from Kelana Jaya, was very excited with the procession of 200 Porche cars and other performances.
The launching of the colourful and glorious event was done by Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah, who was accompanied by Raja Permaisuri Agong Tuanku Hajah Haminah.
Also present was Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Aziz.
Citrawarna 1Malaysia with the theme "Visit Malaysia Year 2014 - Celebrating 1Malaysia Truly Asia' featured 15 segments including eco-tourism, sports tourism, 'Magic of the Night', Mega Endang Citrawarna and Cuti-cuti Malaysia dance. - Bernama.
By JOSEPH SIPALAN
Najib: Change must be based on rule of law not the street
By JOSEPH SIPALAN
Najib acknowledging the cheers of the crowd at the launching of the youth festival in Putrajaya.
With him is Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin. AZHAR MAHFOF/The Star
PUTRAJAYA: Any demand for change in the country must be based on the Federal Constitution and the rule of law, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
It is not necessary for Malaysians to take to the street or "tear down" all that have been built by the country's forefathers to achieve whatever aspirations that may not be in line with the Government of the day, he said.
"If we demand change, it must follow the constitution and the rule of law.
"If not, we will end up following the law of the jungle and that will destroy all that has been built by our leaders in the past," he said when opening the Putrajaya Youth Festival 2013 here.