KUCHING (Bernama): Sarawak is prepared to host the Malaysia Day celebrations on Sept 16, says Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.
He said it was the suggestion of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad during the joint meeting on the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) last month.
"We will form a special committee to discuss about Malaysia Day preparations later as this matter has been jointly agreed upon," he told reporters when attending an open house of Petra Jaya MP Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof here Sunday (June 9).
Abang Johari said that ties and co-operation between the Pakatan Harapan government and the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) government were firm.
"Whatever programmes can be carried out well for the good and development of Sarawak with the setting up of the joint committee," he said.
On Saturday (June 7), Sarawak Pakatan chairman Chong Chieng Jen said they would propose to the Federal Cabinet that Malaysia Day be held in Sarawak in line with the spirit of MA63. - Bernama