KUCHING: Sarikei will host the state-level Merdeka Day do on Aug 31, said Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development Minister Datuk Seri Fatimah Abdullah.
“In line with the theme ‘Sayangi Malaysiaku’ that involves various races in our state, the dance performances from students of SMK Bandar Bintangor will be showcased on that day.
“The special thing about them is that they will be participating in a national-level dancing competition this year,” she said yesterday.
Fatimah was speaking to the press after a meeting with the protocol and state event management unit here.
She added that during the event, hundreds of recipients would receive welfare donations as well as five who would receive the Endowment Fund Sarawak.
Meanwhile, 600 delegates comprising village heads and non-governmental organisations (NGOs), among others, would also be attending.