A MERDEKA convoy with more than a hundred cars and superbikes will distribute 10,000 Jalur Gemilang throughout the royal town of Klang on Aug 18.
Klang Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCCI) president Datuk Lim Kuang Sia said the convoy was aimed at creating patriotic fervour by encouraging the public, especially the younger generation, to fly the national flag.
“With Merdeka around the corner, we must come together to celebrate the birth of our nation, regardless of colour and creed.
“Malaysia is a multiracial and multicultural nation. It is of utmost importance for all of us to be united because otherwise we will lose everything.
“Unity is what determines how far Malaysia will go in the future and moderation is the key to national harmony,” he said during a press conference.
The convoy is jointly organised by the Klang and Port Klang Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the North and South Klang district police headquarters, Port Klang branch of the Association of Ex-Security Forces Malaysia and Volkswagen Klang Crows.
Port Klang Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Sim Keng Hua said the inaugural event would encourage Malaysians, especially the youth, to treasure national harmony and also the hard work by our forefathers to gain independence.
“The flags will be given out to everyone. We call upon all Malaysian to stick the flags on their vehicles,” he said.
Some 50 cars and 20 Harley-Davidson bikes with more than 200 participants are expected to be on the road distributing the national flags to the public at strategic spots around Klang.
The programme will start at 8am from the KCCCI office at Lebuh Enggang with a simple ceremony, before the convoy separates and heads to eight places to distribute the flags.
In the North Klang district, they will be at the Sungai Rasau toll plaza, the New North Klang Straits Bypass, the Bukit Raja toll plaza, Jalan Goh Hock Huat, Kapar town and Bandar Baru Klang.
As for the South Klang district, the places include the Pandamaran main road, NSK Trade City in Taman Sentosa and Persiaran Raja Muda Musa in Port Klang.