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Haze Will Not Deter National Day Celebration, Says Salleh

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KUALA LUMPUR – The haze will not deter the National Day 2015 celebration on Aug 31 at Dataran Merdeka, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak.

He said there was no plan to postpone the event as the situation was still stable.

“We are ready to hold the National Day celebration on Aug 31 and the full rehearsal will be held on Aug 29,” he told reporters at the KL Converge! 2015 conference and exhibition at KLCC here today.

He also urged organisers of Bersih 4.0 to reconsider their plan about holding a rally in the runup to National Day 2015, to respect the country’s historical day, and for the safety of the public.

Meanwhile, National Day 2015 Parade and Procession Committee chairman Datuk Seri Othman Mahmood hoped the celebration would be smooth and orderly.

National Culture and Arts director general Datuk Norliza Rofli said about 10,000 representatives from government and private agencies, security forces and students would participate in the parade and procession.

“Hopefully, there won’t be any attempt by any party to disrupt the event, which is a historical day for the country,” she said.

The Bersih 4.0 organisers are said to be planning to hold a rally at Dataran Merdeka and its vicinity on Aug 29 and Aug 39. – BERNAMA

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