More than 30,000 people from all walks of life have turned up for the national-level Malaysia Day celebration at Padang Merdeka.
This is the first Malaysia Day celebration after the change of government at the federal and state levels.
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and his spouse Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali arrived at the venue at 8.08pm and the event officially kicked off with the arrival of The Head of State Tun Juhar Mahiruddin and his consort Toh Puan Norlidah R.M. Jasni.
Also present were Chief Minister Datuk Seri Panglima Mohd Shafie Apdal , federal and state ministers.