An event to mark Malaysia Day will be held at the Sibu Indoor Stadium (Sarawak state) on Wednesday, September 16. The event will take place from 20:00 (local time) and it is indicated that Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin will be in attendance. Road closures are likely to take place on nearby roads, including Jalan Teng Chin Hua and Jalan Tun Tunku Bujang.
Other events are likely to be held across Malaysia to mark the holiday, albeit on a reduced scale to previous years because of restrictions in place due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. A heightened security presence and localized disruptions to transport are likely in the vicinity of events.
Malaysia Day is an annual holiday held on September 16 to celebrate the establishment of the Malaysian federation in 1963, which saw the union of Malaya, Borneo, Sarawak, and Singapore. Singapore was subsequently expelled from the federation in 1965.
Those in Malaysia, particularly in Sibu, are advised to monitor the situation, anticipate increased travel times due to high traffic and increased security measures, and adhere to any instructions issued by the local authorities.
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