The Deputy Prime Minister described the celebration as exceptional and said the turnout of over 100,000 people of various races and age groups was highly encouraging.
“Superb, the (National Day) celebration was excellent and was well received by everyone,” he said briefly.
Meanwhile, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof commended the procession, performances and demonstrations organised for the country’s 66th National Day programme.
“Alhamdulillah, the event was a success and it demonstrated unity,” he said.
Among the noteworthy performances was the challenge and agility segment that highlighted the skills of the Royal Malaysia Police elite VAT 69 Commando Unit in performing a precision skydive from a height of 4,000m.
In addition, 50 assets of the Malaysian Armed Forces dominated the Putrajaya air space in a show to display RMAF’s Sukhoi Su-30MKM, F/A-18D Hornet and BAE Hawk fighter jets; transport aircraft like the A400M and C130 Hercules; as well as helicopters belonging to the Army and Navy.
This is the fifth year Putrajaya has been chosen as the location for the National Day celebration, after playing host in 2003, 2005, 2018 and 2019. – Bernama