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Malaysia takes the torch relay

April 21 2008
04:50

Today at 8.30 am Moscow time in the Malaysian capital will start the Olympic torch relay. 80 participants in phase in Kuala Lumpur will carry the symbol of the Beijing Games 2008 on the route length of about 80 km.

The path runs from Independence Square to the famous Petronas Towers. On the way to the stadium will bring the fire "Merdeka" and raise the viewing platform of the Metropolitan tower K-L Tower height 421 m. The protection of the fire the Beijing Olympics will provide up to 1,6 thousand police officers, including mounted units.

On Sunday, Foreign Minister of Malaysia Rais Yatimov appealed to all the fighters for "Free Tibet" with an appeal "not to politicize the Olympic Games in Beijing" and not seek its boycott by athletes, for whom participation in it may be the only chance in his career.

Opening Ceremony Summer Games 2008 held in Beijing on August 8 at the National Stadium "Bird's Nest" look passes.

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