Mulu to be featured in torch run

The torch run in Miri is a 6km journey through land and river.

THE KL 2017 torch run will continue through Mulu National Park after the handover from Lawas on June 10.

Miri resident Sherrina Hussaini said Mulu was chosen as the site for Miri division due to its status as a Malaysian heritage place.

“We would like to take this opportunity to showcase Mulu as our heritage to the world. We have chosen former national sprinter Watson Nyambek as one of the 29 main athletes accompanying the SEA Games torch.

“Paralympian Dony Jeranding from Miri has also been chosen,” said Sherrina.

The 6km journey through land and river (by boat) would start from Mulu Airport and end at the Clearwater cave jetty, she said.

Sherrina (third from left) ) with representatives from relevant authorities at the press conference. — Daphne Jolly / The Star

Runners will also pass through Kampung Batu Bungan and will be welcomed and celebrated by SK Batu Bungan students.

Sherrina is among the guests-of-honour to be present at Mulu on June 10. Others are Sarawak Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, Mulu assemblyman Datuk Gerawat Gala, Telang Usan assemblyman Datuk Dennis Ngau and Marudi assemblyman Datuk Penguang Manggil.

She will hand over the torch to Sibu resident Hii Chang Kee at Clearwater Cave Jetty in a ceremony to be witnessed by Baram MP Anyi Ngau.

The torch run will then continue to Sibu, Sadong and Kuching.

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