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Tuesday, 21 March 2017 | MYT 11:02 AM

Lima 2017 gets off to an explosive start

LANGKAWI: The 14th Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (Lima) 2017 started off with a bang at the Mahsuri International Exhibition Centre (MIEC) here.  

During the opening gambit, an explosion was heard and a wall of flame appeared on the tarmac as a squadron of planes from the Royal Malaysian Air Force made a fly-by.  

Lima 2017 was launched by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on Tuesday.  

Also present were Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai and Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein.  

The five-day Lima 2017 will showcase 555 exhibitors from 36 countries.  

The first three days focuses on trade. The venue will only open to the public on Friday and Saturday.

 



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  • Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak delivering his speech during the opening ceremony of the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace (Lima) exhibition 2017 at the Mahsuri International Exhibition Centre, Langkawi. - ROYCE TAN / The Star

  • The crowd reacting to the fiery explosion by the RMAF at the opening ceremony of LIMA 2017 at the Mahsuri International Exhibition Centre in Langkawi. - ZHAFARAN NASIB/The Star

  • Aircrafts and fighter jets from around the world at the tarmac of Mahsuri International Exhibition Centre for the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace (Lima) 2017 exhibition. - LIM BENG TATT/ The Star

  • Aircrafts and fighter jets from around the world at the tarmac of Mahsuri International Exhibition Centre for the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace (Lima) 2017 exhibition. - LIM BENG TATT/ The Star

  • The Royal Malaysian Air Force's Sukhoi Su-30MKM landing on the runway of the Langkawi International Airport after the aerial display rehearsal for Lima 2017. - ROYCE TAN / The Star

  • Russian Knights, the aerobatic demonstration team of the Russian Air Force with their new Sukhoi Su-30SM fighter jets arrive in Langkawi for Lima 2017. - ROYCE TAN / The Star 

  • Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak delivering his speech during the opening ceremony of Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace (Lima) exhibition 2017 at the Mahsuri International Exhibition Centre in Langkawi. - ROYCE TAN / The Star

  • A squadron of planes from the Royal Malaysian Air Force making a fly-by at the opening ceremony of LIMA 2017 at the Mahsuri International Exhibition Centre in Langkawi. - ZHAFARAN NASIB / The Star


  • Exhibitors putting finishing touches to the materials at their booth at the Mahsuri International Exhibition Centre before the start of Lima 2017. ROYCE TAN / The Star

  • The Singapore Air Force's Boeing AH-64 Apache attack helicopter arriving in Langkawi for Lima 2017. - ROYCE TAN / The Star

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