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Sepang Municipal Council personnel at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport on January 27, 2023, as they prepare to depart for Sabah to climb Mount Kinabalu. — Picture by MPSEPANG

MPSepang personnel climb Mt Kinabalu peak to promote Selangor batik

By Shamz Johan

SHAH ALAM, Jan 29 — Some 36 personnel of the Sepang Municipal Council (MPSepang) managed to climb the peak of Mount Kinabalu in Sabah yesterday, as part of their effort to promote Selangor batik.

Its President Datuk Abd Hamid Hussain said this was the second ascent after the first mission in 2019, to promote Tahun Melawat Sepang (The Year to Visit Sepang).

“In 2019 our climb promoted Tahun Melawat Sepang. This climb is to promote Selangor batik, and will also be included in the Malaysia Book Of Records,” he said in a statement.

Abd Hamid added that Mount Kinabalu was selected to raise more awareness among the people of Sabah and Sarawak about Selangor’s batik works and its unique state-theme patterns.

Two Radio Televisyen Malaysia personnel also participated in the climb to provide constant coverage.

On December 1 last year, Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari launched Selangor’s batik pattern based on a nine-petalled flower of the Spanish cherry (Mimusops elengi) which symbolises the state’s nine districts.

State executive councillor for culture and heritage Borhan Aman Shah (centre left) and Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari (centre right) with models displaying batik clothing, at the launching ceremony of Selangor Batik at the Annex Building of the State Secretariat Building in Shah Alam, on December 1, 2022. — Picture by AHMAD ZAKKI JILAN/SELANGORKINI

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