Today (7 August), Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin had in a press conference call upon all Malaysians to fly the Jalur Gemilang to show solidarity in the fight against Covid-19.
In the press conference, Muhyidding had launched the National Month celebration and Fly the Jalur Gemilang Campaign 2021, where he hoped that Malaysians will respond to the campaign by flying the national flag in their residence and on their vehicles.
“The Jalur Gemilang is a national symbol that is able to evoke the spirit of patriotism in the hearts of every Malaysian and to show solidarity in facing challenges that come our way.”
“Let us all do this together for the sake of our love for the country, accompanied by hopes and prayers that the nation will immediately recover from the Covid-19 pandemic, return to normal life and enjoy prosperity together.” he said in the press conference, cited by Bernama.
The press conference was aired by Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM) and it was attended by the Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah, who also chairs the National Day and Malaysia Day 2021 Celebrations Main Committee.
In addition, he also said that Terengganu is supposed to be hosting the National Month and Fly the Jalur Gemilang campaign this year. However, as Malaysia is still under the National Recovery Plan (NRP) to control the spread of Covid-19, there will be no physical celebrations.
Meanwhile, he said that this year’s celebration theme will be the same as last year, that is “Malaysia Prihatin” (Malaysia Cares). He added that this is also in line with the commitment and continuous aspirations of the Perikatan Nasional government in instilling love for the country and spirit of togetherness among the people while Malaysia is battling the Covid-19 pandemic.
“I am confident that you have a strong spirit of love for the country, and can take lessons and aspirations from the importance of celebrating this historic month that saw our country achieve independence.” he said.
He added that Malaysians, through the spirit of love for the country that is constantly strengthened, will be able to maintain a harmonious life, love each other and remain united despite being of different races, religions and backgrounds.
He said that the strong fighting spirit of the past leaders and ancestors in demanding the country’s independence should be used as a lesson and inspiration for Malaysians who are now at war with a difficult and more dangerous enemy in the form of Covid-19.
“I pray that you will continue to persevere and be given strength in our efforts to end this Covid-19 pandemic.” he said.
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Watch the press conference here: