KOTA KINABALU: A special conference geared towards enhancing national unity and integration with Sabah will kick off the Malaysia Day celebration here tomorrow.
Discussions will centre on, among others, Sabah’s economic progress, relations with the Federal Government and the Malaysia Agreement safeguards.
The conference themed “Towards a Common Destiny – Where Do We go From Here”, will be opened by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak who will join in the national-level Malaysia Day celebrations here.
The conference will be jointly organised by the National Unity and Integration Department and Asian Strategy and Leadership Institute (Asli).
The topics will include “Sabah’s Path To Progress; Challenges, Transition and Opportunities”, which will be moderated by Asli director Tan Sri Michael Yeoh.
The others are the “Future of Sabah in Malaysia” which will include discussing the 20-point Malaysia Agreement and safeguards towards strengthening Sabah’s national integration.
The organisers said the aim of the conference is to explore the best way to incorporate Sabah’s perspective into Malaysia’s development, with the state benefiting from an inclusive approach.
Najib will attend the Malaysia Day celebration at the historic Padang Merdeka where Sabah Yang Di-Pertua Negri Tun Juhar Mahiruddin will cut a Malaysia Day cake. There will be a commemorative signing of a logbook between Najib, Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman and Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem to mark the auspicious day.