Rain or shine, the "Kembara Merdeka Jalur Gemilang" convoy goes on

Last update: 21/08/2019

LUMUT, Aug 21 -- The second day of the 2019  Kembara Merdeka Jalur Gemilang (KMJG)  convoy went on smoothly despite the rain, said convoy leader Wan Azizah Wan Omar.

She said the convoy started in Kerian and from there, proceeded to Kuala Kangsar and Ipoh yesterday, where it rained yesterday, but that did not deter the participants from continuing their journey.

In fact, the support and encouragement they received from the local community boosted their morale, she said, adding that so far, their was no report of any mishap or accidents involving the participants.

The convoy is expected to reach Teluk Intan, which is the last location in Perak, tomorrow, before continuing their journey to Selangor, she told reporters at the launch of the Manjung district-level  Merdeka @ Komuniti program by Deputy Entrepreneur Development Minister Datuk Dr. Mohd. Hatta Md. Ramli, who is also Larut Member of Parliament, at Universiti Kuala Lumpur-Malaysian Institute of Marine Engineering Technology (UniKl-MIMET) here today.

Wan Azizah said the convoy, which was flagged-off by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad at Dataran Pahlawan, Melaka, last Aug 3, had been to Johor, Kuala Lumpur, Terengganu, Kelantan, Kedah and Penang and had travelled a distance of 2,360 kilometres.

The KMJG  convoy will cover a distance of 6,200 kilometres in conjunction with the 62nd  National Day celebration and involves 133 participants in 62 vehicles, including 17 four-wheel drive vehicles, 30 high-powered motorcycles and 15 police motorcycles. 

Meanwhile, Mohd Hatta said the convoy was organised to boost the spirit of patriotism among the people with the cooperation of various government departments and agencies and non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

“This can rekindle the spirit of patriotism. We want the next generation to continue to enjoy peace and harmony,” he added.