KOTA KINABALU: Sabah will celebrate Sabah Day on August 31 to commemorate the day it became an independent nation 60 years ago, announced Chief Minister Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Hajiji Haji Noor.
He said the State Cabinet made the decision during its meeting last week and has chosen Tambunan as the venue for the inaugural celebrations.
“It was also decided that the celebrations to mark Sabah’s important historical milestone, will be celebrated annually with the venue to be rotated among the districts,” said the Chief Minister.
“Let us honour and commemorate the day which marked the end of the British colonial rule in Sabah and signifying our journey of coming together as a people to establish selfrule,” he said.
Sabah subsequently formed the Federation of Malaysia with Malaya, Sarawak and Singapore on September 16, 1963.
He said the event in Tambunan is scheduled at 3pm after the National Day celebrations in here.