Saturday, 12 May 2012

Very few people seemed interested in having fun at an entry-free UMNO-organised carnival on Saturday.

BUKIT JALIL: The second day of Umno’s 66th anniversary weekend celebrations seemed a muted affair.

Only a tiny fraction of the 70,000-strong crowd that thronged the Bukit Jalil Stadium last night were present here this afternoon.

Multiple tents and stalls dotted the grounds outside the stadium,but not many people were seen going to them.

None of the politicians that were out in full force last night could be found around today’s carnival, which probably saw less than 300 people early afternoon.

According to a programme sheet, today’s entry-free carnival was supposed to start at 10am.

Most of the action appeared to centre on the BN Youth Job Fair tent, a paintball arena and and a few outdoor futsal courts.

“It’s a Saturday morning. Things are quiet. I’m sure there’ll be more people in the afternoon,” said an unnamed man after handing out brochures to people here at around 11am.

This did not appear to be the case, even as inflatable castles and makeshift skateboard parks were set up.
In fact, there were so few people attending the carnival that bored personnel handling these attractions amused themselves by playing on them instead.

The carnival will end at 6pm tomorrow.

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