To celebrate the month of independence, Jalur Gemilang flags were distributed to drive-through vaccine recipients at the Stadium Indera Mulia vaccination centre (PPV) today (August 1).
According to the Executive Councillor for Youth, Sports, Communication and Multimedia Khairul Shahril Mohamed, the distribution is part of the Kibar Jalur Gemilang campaign.
“10,000 units of the flag include those with magnet stickers. We’ve realised that the existing designs do not last long, which resulted in countless flags discarded everywhere.
“With magnetic stickers, the flags can be pasted on cars and be removed easily, reducing the inconvenience and hassle of having to install the flags manually.
“The flags were simultaneously distributed to vaccine recipients at other PPVs in the state as well as roadblock (SJR) passerbys, so as to instil a sense of patriotism and also as a form of appreciation to individuals who went for their vaccination appointments.”
Also present at the occasion were the Mayor of Ipoh Dato’ Rumaizi Baharin and state police chief Datuk Mior Faridalathrash Wahid, among others.
Khairul mentioned that the campaign will be filled with more programmes as the month progresses, while in full compliance to SOPs to avoid the transmission of COVID-19.
“Undeniably, the pandemic has greatly influenced how Independence Day is celebrated throughout the country.
“However, that doesn’t mean our love for Malaysia can’t be shown. We can still do so without having to gather in masses.
“As such, Perakeans can wave and/or install their Jalur Gemilang flags up high at their own homes,” he expressed.