1,000 celebrate Malaysia Day by walking together at Shah Alam park

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  • Thursday, 24 Sep 2015

1 More than 1,000 people from various religions walking by the Shah Alam lake.2 The leaders of the various religious groups leading the crowd for a walk to promote peace and unity among Malaysians in conjunction with the Malaysia Day celebration.— Photos: K.K. SHAM/The Star

THE Walk of Faiths in Friendship, held in conjunction with Malaysia Day, turned out to be a fun-filled outing for the more than 1,000 people who participated in the one-kilometre walk at the Taman Tasik Shah Alam.

The clear blue sky on a sunny afternoon paved the way for many of the more than 1,000 participants who came with their families, including young children, to mark a noble cause.

The walk was organised by the Interfaith movement for the third consecutive year.

Representatives from the various religious groups, including Muslim, Christian, Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh and the Baha’i communities led the crowd around the lake.

Organising committee spokesman Teh Teik Hoe said the walk was aimed at promoting unity among the diverse races and religious populations of Malaysia.

a peaceful walk.....the participants are walking across a bridge at the shah alam lake to mark the malaysia day celebration.
More than 1,000 people from various religions walking by the Shah Alam Lake.

“The presence of the people from all walks of life, race and religions marked the unity in diversity of the people of Malaysia.

“It is a wonderful day and the presence of so many beautiful people made this event very meaningful,” he said.

Kota Anggerik assemblyman Yaakob Sapari said he was pleased with the initiative taken by the Interfaith to bring the people of various religions together.

“We must encourage people to come together as one without racial and religious prejudice,” he said.

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