The Malaysia’s National Day is just around the corner but with the Covid-19 virus continuing spreading in our community, it is still the best for us to avoid crowding and only go out when it is necessary.
Having said that, the Information Department Director-General, Datuk Mohd Sukari Ab Hamid said that this year’s celebration will be something entirely different from the past, whereby it will be based on the Mix Reality concept, namely a combination of physical presentation, AR technology (Augmented Reality) and also XR (Extended Reality).
It is said that this concept will enhance the audience’s experience as it is interactive and high technology in nature.
“Viewers will get an impression as if they are watching the performances at the scene with the technologies used.”
“We encourage the public to stay at home and watch the National Day celebration live on all local television stations as well as on Facebook Live through Facebook Live Merdeka360 and Facebook Live Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia.” he said, cited by Bernama.
In addition, he said that the National Day Celebration is still a special day for Malaysians despite we are still facing the Covid-19 pandemic.
“The safety factor is always stressed upon and we will ensure those involved have been fully vaccinated. We will also ensure compliance with the standard operating procedure (SOP) by always obtaining advice from the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the National Security Council (MKN).” he said.
Meanwhile, he echoed on the former Prime Minister’s announcement that the theme for the current year is “Malaysia Prihatin” (Malaysia Cares) as we are still struggling with the pandemic.
“Malaysia Prihatin means that all Malaysians are together with the government in combating Covid-19.” he said.
He also revealed that the 2021 National Day celebration will take place on August 31 at Dataran Pahlawan Negara, Putrajaya.
At the same time, he also urge Malaysians to fly the Jalur Gemilang to enliven the National Month. Malaysians are encouraged to put up the national flag in their homes and on their vehicles and to take part in the programmes and competitions organised too.
As for the further information on the programmes and competitions organised, you can check them out at the Merdeka360 portal here.
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