Malaysian PM Calls On People To Embrace 2021 National Day Theme

Malaysian PM Calls On People To Embrace 2021 National Day Theme

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 31 (NNN-Bernama) — Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob called on the people to embrace the theme of the 2021 National Day celebration, Caring Malaysia.

In a post on his official Facebook on Tuesday, the prime minister stated that caring is a trait that must be present in every community in the country.

“When we care, we empathise with others. When we care, we take care of the safety and health of our community. When we care, we unite to fight against the enemies of the country.

“As such, we should embrace the theme and be caring. I am sure, when we care, Malaysia will be able to break the COVID-19 chain and remains peaceful and prosperous,” he said.

The prime minister also wished Happy National Day 2021 to all Malaysians.

In a celebration filled with patriotism in the spirit of the Malaysian family, the National Day was celebrated under the new normal circumstances for the second year due to the COVID-19 pandemic at Dataran Pahlawan Negara (National Heroes Square) in Putrajaya.

Ismail Sabri also attended the celebration, but virtually, as he is in self-quarantine since Monday after being detected as a close contact of a COVID-19 patient.

Various programmes and performances with elements of patriotism, were held in compliance with standard operating procedures (SOP) with the physical presence of limited number of viewers, while others watched them on television or virtually.

Themed ‘Malaysia Prihatin’ (Caring Malaysia), there were four main presentations comprising a Malaysian Armed Forces drumline performance, a silent march by the Royal Malaysian Navy, a combined band show of various uniformed agencies as well as an air display by the Royal Malaysian Air Force.

The live broadcast of the National Day 2021 celebration started at 8 am on all local television channels, Facebook Live Merdeka360 and Facebook Live Communications and Multimedia Ministry (MCMC) using the ‘Mix Reality’ technology.



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