One of Malaysia’s most well-known singers, Datuk Siti Nurhaliza, surprised Malaysians by delivering the weather report on RTM at 5 pm and 8 pm yesterday (21 December).
In a one-minute video uploaded by RTM’s official TikTok account, Siti Nurhaliza is seen delivering the Meteorological Department’s (MET Malaysia) weather report for several states across Malaysia.
She also advised those living on the east coast to keep their belongings and important documents in a bag that could be carried around easily in times of emergency.
At the same time, she urged them to follow the instruction by the authorities to evacuate to temporary shelters should the water level rises.
“There’s nothing more valuable than your life. Wealth can be made again, but not your life. Remember, disaster is not a time for us to have fun,” she said.
Penampilan istimewa Dato’ Sri Siti Nurhaliza di MET Malaysia untuk rakaman laporan cuaca terkini dan informasi Monsun Timur Laut (MTL).— Jabatan Meteorologi Malaysia (@metmalaysia) December 21, 2022
Jaga diri dan berhati-hati ketika Monsun Timur Laut (MTL).#metmalaysia#nrecc#ctdk pic.twitter.com/hIY0GXtPgs
Meanwhile, Malaysians were excited to see Siti Nurhaliza’s special appearance on the broadcast. Many also praised her for delivering her speech so naturally.
Some said MetMalaysia’s approach to inviting Siti Nurhaliza is the right move to educate citizens on the weather forecast.
“Actually, citizens still do not care about weather condition warnings in Malaysia. Having Siti Nurhaliza as an influential person to speak about it is a great approach done by MetMalaysia,” a netizen said.
“I’ve never watched RTM’s weather reports, but just because Siti Nurhaliza is delivering the weather report, I’m willing to watch it,” another netizen said.
Siti Nurhaliza thanks MetMalaysia for opportunity
Nonetheless, Siti Nurhaliza has taken to her Instagram page to thank METMalaysia for giving her the opportunity.
“Thank you MetMalaysia for inviting me to collaborate in presenting the weather forecast and weather conditions on Wednesday (21 December).”
“It is hoped that the collaboration will encourage the public to keep an eye on weather conditions and to act according to advice when it comes to risk of disasters such as floods, strong winds and rough seas,” she wrote.
Watch Siti Nurhaliza deliver the weather report here: