Umno Flag Run begins trek through key Kedah districts

EMBUN MAJID

ALOR STAR: Some 500 Umno members and supporters in Kedah are taking part in the state-level Umno Flag Run 2017, which kicked-off in Kubang Pasu at 8am this morning.

The flag will make its way through Jerlun, Pokok Sena, Alor Star, Padang Terap and Kuala Kedah divisions in the morning, before travelling through Pendang and Sik, and coming to a stop in Jerai, later today.

The second leg of the run tomorrow will cover Sungai Petani, Merbok, Baling, Kulim-Bandar Baharu and Padang Serai.

Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah is slated to hand over the flag to Penang Umno chairman Datuk Seri Zainal Abidin Osman tomorrow.

The flag run is being held in conjunction with Umno’s 71st anniversary celebration this year.

Kuala Kedah Umno division chief Datuk Abdullah Hasnan Kamaruddin said the run is an effort to promote unity among grassroots members.