PADANG BESAR: The town centre here was ablaze with red this morning, as the state-level Umno Flag Run kicked-off in conjunction with the party's 71st anniversary.
Some 100 Umno leaders and members, clad in red t-shirts, gathered near the Malaysia-Thai border checkpoint, beginning 8am.
The run, from Padang Besar to Arau, was flagged-off by Padang Besar Umno vice-chief, Azizan Sulaiman, at 9.30am.
State Umno liaison chairman Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim is expected to join the run at Kubang Gajah, Kangar, and will be handing over the party flag to Kedah Umno liaison chairman Datuk Seri Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah at Kodiang, which is on the border of the two countries.
On April 26, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, who is also Umno president, launched the Umno Flag Run and handed over the party flag to all 12 Umno state liaison committee chairmen.