Wednesday, June 7

PBRS to fly flag at Mt Everest peak


Shahbudin (second left) and Dr Jay Rahman (fourth right) with the flag that will be hoisted at the peak of Mount Everest.

KOTA KINABALU: Parti Bersatu Rakyat Sabah (PBRS) will leave its mark at the highest location in the world, the peak of Mount Everest, when a flag consisting of the flags of PBRS, Barisan Nasional (BN), Sabah and Malaysia is handed to nine-time Everest climber, Sherpe Dorje Khatri.

The project, named Everest Project 2014, Flame of Peace, Unity and Tolerance towards World’s Highest Peak is organized by PBRS N.15 Api Api, which will be sending eight representatives to be led by Dr Jay Rahman, the division chief of N.15 Api-Api.

The eight representatives will be flying off to Kathmandu on April 1 and the flag will be presented to Sherpa, witnessed by a Malaysian ambassador’s representative.

“It will take about a month for Sherpa to reach the peak for the 10th time, and he will be sending pictures of the flag hoisted at the peak of Mount Everest,” Jay explained.

He said the project which cost about RM32,000, aimed to promote unity and the spirit of patriotism.

“This project also serves as a symbol of the highest achievement, because if PBRS-BN N.15 could bring our mission to the top of the world, any other missions would be possible,” he added.

Meanwhile, Mohd Shahbudin Abdullah who is one of the committee members of PBRS N15, said the idea of the mission started three years ago, but due to certain circumstances, it could only be realized this year.

According to Shahbudin, Sherpe is from Nepal and works as a tour guide for Mount Everest, and he is very happy to become PBRS’s representative in bringing the flag to the top of Mount Everest.

Sherpe’s climb to the peak of Mount Everest will start on April 4.