KEPALA BATAS – Seven horses were present when the Sang Saka Bangsa, was received on the Merdeka Bridge near here as the Flag Run held in conjunction with UMNO’s 71st anniversary arrived in Penang today.
Kedah UMNO Liaison chief Datuk Seri Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah handed over the party’s flag to Penang UMNO Liaison deputy chairman Datuk Seri Reezal Merican Naina Merican.
Reezal Merican said the seven horses symbolised the seven decades UMNO had defended and fought for the rights of the people in this country.
“The horse also symbolises determination as in ancient times horses were widely used in wars, so this shows the party’s determination in recapturing Penang seats, especially Nibong Tebal and Permatang Pauh,” he told reporters at the handover of the flag here today.
He said the Sang Saka Bangsa would be carried through Kepala Batas, Tasek Gelugor, Permatang Pauh, Bukit Mertajam, Batu Kawan and Nibong Tebal before being handed to Perak UMNO.
Earlier, about 500 participants marched with Ahmad Bashah, who is also Kedah Menteri Besar to pass the flag to Penang UMNO at the Merdeka Bridge. – BERNAMA