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16 Sep 2020 | 08:55 AM UTC

Malaysia: Malaysia Day event to be held in Sibu September 16

Malaysia News Alert

Malaysia Day event to be held in Sibu (Sarawak state) on September 16; other events likely nationwide which could lead to disruptions

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/16/2020, 12:00 AM until 9/17/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kuala_Lumpur). COUNTRY/REGION Sibu (Sarawak state), Malaysia

Event

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.

Context

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.

Advice

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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