Communications and Multimedia Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa has called on Malaysians to be present at the Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur to watch this year’s national parade celebration.
According to Bernama, Annuar said it has been 2 years since the last national day celebration was held. Hence, the celebration would be more interesting this year with several events being lined up to heighten the celebration.
He then revealed that the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah and Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah will arrive on a royal horse carriage from Menara DBKL to Dataran Merdeka.
The horse carriage was last used by Tuanku Syed Sirajudin Ibni Almarhum Tuanku Syed Putra Jamalullail during the National Day celebration at Dataran Putrajaya in 2005.
Meanwhile, Annuar said the Keluarga Malaysia concept was aspired by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, and thus, the theme for this year’s National Day and Hari Malaysia (HKHM) 2022 celebrations is ‘Keluarga Malaysia Teguh Bersama’ (Malaysian Family Strong Together).
“The concept of this year’s celebration is in line with the three main thrusts outlined in the Keluarga Malaysia concept, namely, inclusiveness, togetherness and gratitude,” he added.
He also revealed that the celebrations will be portrayed through the participation of a large Keluarga Malaysia community including the Orang Asli, famous Malaysian chefs and the frontliners to remind the people of the difficult time in combating the COVID-19 pandemic.
This theme song is ‘Keluarga Malaysia Teguh Bersama’ and it will be sung by Alif Satar and The Locos accompanied by a 65-member Keluarga Malaysia Choir from Akademi Seni Budaya dan Warisan Kebangsaan (Aswara).
Annuar said the parade and march-past involving various ministries, security and civil defence forces and other groups would take about two hours and 30 minutes starting at 8 am.
“During that period, various interesting performances will be held including the Colour Guard Field Formation coordinated by the Education Ministry through the Selangor Education Department and involving an 600 students from a number of selected schools in the state.
“There will also be a fly-past and air show by the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) which will also involve its fighter jets with their awesome and experienced pilots, the pride of Malaysia,” he said.
Meanwhile, the celebration will have a 600-member cultural troupe from the National Culture and Arts Department performing at the field, while there would also be a float procession.
The National 2022 celebration will be broadcast live via the Facebook page of the Communication and Multimedia Ministry, Merdeka 360 and the Malaysia Information Department, as well as TV1, MHI, Astro Awani, TV Alhijrah, Bernama TV, TV Sarawak (TVS), Awesome TV and Suke TV.