SHAH ALAM: The #AnakAnakMalaysia walk was flagged off at 7.15am Sunday, with thousands of Malaysians coming together to walk for unity.
The 5km walk was flagged off by Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah at Dataran Kemerdekaan Shah Alam here, overlooking the iconic Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah mosque.
The Sultan was accompanied by his consort Tengku Permaisuri Norashikin, Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali and his wife, Datin Seri Shamsidar Taharin.
Also present at the flag-off stage were Shah Alam mayor Datuk Ahmad Zaharin Mohd Saad, Star Media Group Berhad chairman Datuk Fu Ah Kiow, and #AnakAnakMalaysia organising chairman Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye.
The weather was kind enough for some 6,000 participants, who began gathering at the venue as early as 6am for the start of the walk, which is being organised for the second year running in conjunction with National Day.
Sultan Sharafuddin later participated in a 2.1km walk together with the Mentri Besar and other VIPs, including Eco World Development Group Bhd chairman Tan Sri Liew Kee Sin. They completed the walk at about 8am.
The #AnakAnakMalaysia Walk celebrates Malaysia’s diversity and promotes unity and understanding among its people.
In conjunction with the upcoming National and Malaysia Day, Star Media Group and EcoWorld invite all Malaysians to walk together as one nation solidified in harmony.