JERLUN – Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah today led approximately 200 participants of the UMNO Flag Run in Kedah after receiving the flag from Perlis UMNO at the Perlis-Kedah border in Kodiang here.
The “Sang Saka Bangsa” flag was handed over to Ahmad Bashah, who is also Kedah UMNO Liaison Committee chairman, by Perlis UMNO Liaison Committee chairman Datuk Seri Dr Shahidan Kassim who led some 500 participants from Padang Besar.
In Kedah, the participants will cover the areas of Jitra, Alor Setar, Sungai Petani before heading to Penang on Thursday.
To reporters, Shahidan said he was happy that the flag run had received a good response from the people in Perlis.
“I’m proud of the spirit of the people in Perlis. I hope the run will end with tremendous success,” said Shahidan who had joined the run from Arau.
Meanwhile, Ahmad Bashah said over 7,000 UMNO members were expected to join the run when it passes the 10 parliamentary constituencies in the state.
“This is the time for us to show our love for the party and to join the run,” he said, adding that starting next year, the run would cover more constituencies, including Padang Terap, Pendang, Baling and Kulim. – BERNAMA