Malaysians are advised to not lose their love for the country in spite of whatever has happened, including the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Executive Councillor for Youth, Sports, Communication and Multimedia, Khairul Shahril Mohamed said that instead, during the ongoing month of independence, citizens should continue waving the Jalur Gemilang flags up high as a sign of their love for the nation.
“It’s only right that we do so because no one else will. Come what may, we should be proud to be a citizen of Malaysia.
“The public can keep waving the Palestine flag to show their solidarity for the suffering nation there, but at the same time, we should prove to everyone everywhere that we love our very own Malaysia as well.”
He told reporters during a media session which was also held online via Zoom at the Perak Senior Police Officers’ Mess in Ipoh today (August 20), after launching the state-level month of independence celebration with the Royal Malaysia Police force (PDRM).
Also present was the state police chief Datuk Mior Faridalathrash Wahid, who mentioned that an individual was issued with a RM1,500 compound for dining in at an eatery in the city recently despite not being fully vaccinated.
“The individual failed to prove that he had obtained both doses of the vaccine via MySejahtera.
“It was also an oversight by the shop owner as well, who should’ve double-checked the individual before allowing entry,” he said.