His Excellency the Yang Dipertua Negeri (Head of State) of Sabah, Tun Juhar bin Mahiruddin received the courtesy call by Datuk Fredie Sua at the Sabah State Palace yesterday. Datuk Fredie Sua is the Organizing Chairman of Borneo Tour 2012, a cycling race program covers Semporna, Tawau, Lahad Datu and Ranau with a total distance of 758.4 km. The cycling race were approved and supported by the State Government last year. The race will take place for five days from April 27, 2012 and 20 teams had confirmed their participation for the race. Sua also added that, the Chief Minister of Sabah, Datuk Seri Musa Aman would flag off the race.
In the ceremony, Tun Juhar Mahiruddin also witnessed the deliverance of contribution worth of RM100,000 from the Managing Director of Sutranah Development Sdn Bhd, Datuk Lau Cheng Kiong to Datuk Fredie Sua. Sua also expressed his hope that the race could be made an annual event, covering the whole of Borneo -- Sabah, Sarawak, Brunei and Kalimantan.
Meanwhile, the wife of the Yang Dipertua Negeri, Toh Puan Norlidah RM Jasni (left) received the courtesy call from the President of Badan Amal Kebajikan Isteri Wakil-Wakil Rakyat (Bakisa), Datin Seri Faridah Tussin. The courtesy call is to brief about the future program of Bakisa, including its participation in Bakisa Sports from May 1 until May 6, 2012 in Pahang. Bakisa stands for Assemblyman's Wives Charities.
picture from Bernama