KUALA LUMPUR: About 50,000 visitors are expected to flock to Dataran Merdeka on Aug 31 to witness the 65th National Day celebration.

Communications and Multimedia Ministry secretary-general Datuk Seri Mohammad Mentek said visitors could not wait to witness the historic moments after two years of the country not holding the celebration on a large scale due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

“This year, visitors who are looking forward to this National Day celebration will definitely feel different when they come here because we are having it on a large scale,” he said after inspecting the preparations for the 65th National Day celebration at Dataran Merdeka here on Thursday (Aug 25).

Mohammad added that the event this time would also feature the RTM Orchestra which comprises 65 musicians, while all 27 ministries would also take part in the parade. – Bernama