The district Sports Complex in Likas here, the venue for the Malaysia Day 2017 celebration, has come alive with stages and booths for the big day being set up. Pix by Mohd Adam Arinin

KOTA KINABALU: The district Sports Complex in Likas here, the venue for the Malaysia Day 2017 celebration, has come alive with stages and booths for the big day being set up.

The full dress rehearsal for the ceremony, attended by dignitaries, also proceeded smoothly tonight.

Sabah Chief Minister Tan Sri Musa Aman, Malaysia Day celebration main committee co-chairmen Datuk Seri Salleh Said Keruak and Datuk Seri Masidi Manjun, as well as state secretary Tan Sri Sukarti Wakiman, were present during the rehearsal which started around 7.45pm.

The Malaysia Day celebration this Saturday will have Yang di-Pertua Negeri Tun Juhar Mahiruddin as guest-of-honour.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi will specially fly in for the event.

With the main event set to take place that night, a three-day carnival begins tomorrow from 2pm. The carnival will also feature concerts for the three consecutive nights, with various artistes lined up.

The concert tomorrow will be brought by Astro, the one after the launch on Saturday by RTM, while the final day concert will be presented by TV3.

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