Hooray! Malaysia Sets Another Record!
A total of 8,571 people, mostly women, took part in the Muhibbah Dance Fiesta at Dataran Merdeka here Sunday, breaking the old record of 7,325 people set in 2003. The event was launched by the deputy prime minister's wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, to show the solidarity spirit of Malaysians and to add cheer to the country's 50th anniversary of independence celebrations.
It was organised by the Malaysian People Dance Association and non-governmental women organisations with the support of the Culture, Arts and Heritage Ministry.
The fiesta made it to the Malaysia Book of Records (MBoR) for having the most people dancing at the same time for over an hour.
The certificate of recognition was presented by MBoF official Faridah Hanem Ab Rashid to Women, Family and Community Development Ministry Parliamentary Secretary Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun.
Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Dr Ng Yen Yen who chairs the organising committee, said the dancers were trained by coaches from the Culture, Arts and Heritage Ministry since January.
***** To all those who participated and earned Malaysia pride of place in the MBoR, I say SYABAS! So what if we can't be world beaters in gymnastics or swimming? We have shown that we can dance our way to fame, if not fortune. In the complicated field of mass dancing or even mass hysteria, we truly have no peers!
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