KUALA LUMPUR: As city folk celebrate the Federal Territories Day today, they were encouraged to fly the Federal Territory flag.
Kuala Lumpur Mayor Datuk Seri Ahmad Phesal Talib on Thursday, hoped that everyone would join in the celebration and fly the flag.
The Federal Territories Day 2015 celebration themed “Wilayahku Ceria” aims to encourage involvement of local community for everyone to express a sense of identity and belonging.
Ahmad Phesal said the programmes lined up today are one way to encourage unity among Malaysians and to foster tolerance.
This year’s celebration will not see any parade as it is held on a moderate scale as a mark of respect to several states still recovering from the recent flood disaster. It is also in line with the government’s move to reduce spending.
However, Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) offered special gifts to winners of lucky draws in the form of two Proton cars and five motorcycles.
Only city folk who paid their property assessment tax for 2014 in full are eligible for the lucky draw.
Residents of Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Labuan celebrate Federal Territories Day on Feb 1 each year.