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55th Merdeka Gathering crowd has exceeded 100,000 at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium

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KUALA LUMPUR  — The crowd has exceeded 100,000 at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium as of 7.45 pm tonight for the 55th Merdeka Gathering: Promises Fulfilled, in conjunction with the National Day celebrations.

Thousands are still massed outside to gain access to share in the historic celebration, which is being held at night for the first time.

The gathering, which will be attended by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and other leaders will commence with the announcement of the “Most Tweets In An Hour in Malaysia” at 8.15 pm by Information Communication and Culture Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim. — Bernama