KOTA KINABALU: A teacher
wants to offer Malaysians something different in
conjunction with the Merdeka Month.
Harthono Isnanthomo, 42, plans to inline skate
non-stop for 18 hours at the podium of Karamunsing
Complex from Aug 20-21 or to be precise from 10am on Aug
20 to 4.20am, the following morning.
The effort if successful will earn Hathono, a teacher
of SK Sri Tanjung Papat 2, Sandakan a name in the
Malaysia Book of Records (MBR) – his third in the record
Organising chairperson, Sharifah Arif who is also
Harthono’s wife said that it was the husband’s intention
to give something special to the people of Sabah and
Speaking at a press conference, Sharifah said that
the public could give moral support to Harthono and she
hoped that youths could emulate the effort by believing
in themselves that they could achieve their goals if
they set their sight.
According to her, Harthono also hoped to promote
healthy lifestyle living among the people.
“We are getting the support from many quarters,” she
She also said that after the feat, Harthono hoped to
carry out his second mission, to traverse the country on
“We hoped to crisscross from Perlis to Kota
Kinabalu,” she said of Harthono’s next feat.
Harthono meanwhile hoped that the public could cheer
him on by carrying the Jalur Gemilang in conjunction
with the Merdeka Month.
Harthono is no stranger to record breaking feats as
he earned his name by carving the largest Jalur Gemilang
in Malaysia in 2004 at Jalan Buli Sim-Sim, Sandakan. The
flag measured 11 metres long by 6 metres wide.
In Aug 30, 2005, he walked on the escalator for 17
hours 20 minutes at Centre Point Complex, a feet which
also earned him a name in MBR.
The latest project is sponsored by Karamunsing
Complex, Skateline (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, Negeri Sembilan
Sports Council, Sawit Kinabalu, Pewaris Gua Gomantong
Sdn Bhd dan Kinabalu Daya Hotel.