20 March 2019


  Here comes the Sukma torch


(02 August, 2002) Sukma Penang 2000 mascot Chombee (centre) handing over the Sukma torch to Bayau, local mascot for Sukma Sabah 2002, at the Kota Kinabalu International Airport Thursday. Bayau (or friend) reflects the proboscis monkey endemic to the Borneo Island, with the most popular viewing spots for tourists being in the Kinabatangan area (east coast) and Klias Peninsular (west coast).

Earlier, Penang Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Helmi Haji Yahya handed over the torch to his Sabah counterpart Datuk Wences Angang, upon arrival from Penang which last hosted the Sukma series in 2000.

Torch bearer Zainuddin Sudin, who led the run, was accompanied by a group of flag bearers who will participate in the Sukma this year.

Today (Friday), the Sukma torch will be flown to Tawau, on Sabah's east coast, for the first stage of the run in the State on Saturday. Sukma Sabah 2002 will involve some 3,000 participants representing the various states in the country, in Kota Kinabalu from Sept 5 to 14.

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