GERIK – The KL2017 Torch Run held to drum up support, create awareness and promote for the 29th Kuala Lumpur SEA Games and 9th ASEAN Para Games crossed Tasik Temenggor, here, on a bamboo raft as a symbolic gesture to end the Perak state level run at Banding, here today.
The Torch was carried by Pengkalan Hulu state assemblyman Aznel Ibrahim to the jetty before boarding the raft for about 500m before reaching the jetty near Banding, here at about 11am.
Others who joined Aznel on the raft were Gerik Member of Parliament Datuk Hasbullah Osman, Temenggor state assemblyman Salbiah Mohamed and Bukit Chandan state assemblyman Maslin Sham Razman.
The Torch Run which also involved students from Maktab Rendah Sains Mara (MRSM) Gerik, Kolej Komuniti Gerik and Sekolah Menengah Agama Tan Sri Ghazali Jawi, was officially closed by Hasbullah while Aznel later handed the Torch to Kelantan’s representative at Dataran Makan-Makan in Jeli at about 3pm.
The Perak state level Torch Run was held in seven districts, namely Kerian, Larut Matang Selama, Bagan Datuk, Batang Padang, Kuala Kangsar, Lenggong and Gerik.
The Torch Run will continue in Kelantan from Jeli and continue in Tanah Merah, Machang, Pasir Puteh and Kota Baharu before heading to Terengganu.– BERNAMA