Voices of people singing Negaraku and patriotic songs rang out loudly at the Merdeka MRT Station of the MRT Kajang (KG) Line on 31 August 2020 with an event held to mark the 63rd anniversary of Malaysia’s independence.
Organised by Prasarana Malaysia Berhad together with Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp) – the asset owner of the MRT KG Line and its stations – as venue sponsor, the event saw Malaysians converging at the station to show their patriotism towards the country and also celebrate its diversity.
The event began with the Negaraku being played at the station, as well as all stations and in all trains operated by Rapid KL at 12 noon.
Prasarana chairman YB Dato’ Sri Tajuddin Abdul Rahman together with Prasarana President and Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Encik Muhammad Nizam Alias and MRT Corp CEO Datuk Mohd Zarif Hashim then proceeded to the concourse level of the station where the Rukunegara was recited in front of a feature wall of the station which bears the image of Malaysia’s first Prime Minister Tunku Abdul Rahman raising his hands when declaring Malaya’s independence in 1957.
Joining them in reciting the Rukunegara were Prasarana’s senior management and MRT Corp’s Leadership Team, staff from both companies as well as members of the public at the station.
Patriotic songs like Sejahtera Malaysia and Setia were also sung during the event.
A flash mob dressed in traditional costumes of the various ethnic groups of Malaysia then performed several dances at the station.
The event ended with Tajuddin together the rest of the entourage shouting “Merdeka!” three times.