Malaysia set foot on the 64th anniversary of independence. This year’s slogan is ‘Malaysia Pirihatin’ (Malaysia is diligent).
The country gained independence from the British on 31 August 1956. It is a day of great pride and arrogance in the history of Malaysia.
Extensive preparations are seen among the administration as well as the public to celebrate the day every year. The national flag is flown across the state, including the capital city of Kuala Lumpur. Despite the imposition of various restrictions due to the Corona epidemic, there is no shortage of observance of this day.
Due to the coronavirus, Malaysians are celebrating the day through various family events in Jagannath, hoping for patriotism in compliance with the SOP. Malaysian families organize Virtual Day celebrations. The discussion on the significance of the day started with the song of Multimedia Minister Tan Shri Anwar Musa. Cabinet ministers also joined the discussion.
Inspired by patriotism, the country’s King Sultan Abdullah called on all to work together to overcome the epidemic crisis.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yakub and his wife Datin Seri Muhaini Joynal Abidin also joined the ‘Caring Malaysia’ event online at the National Day celebrations at Putrajaya National Warrior Square. He has been in quarantine since Sunday due to contact with a Covid-19 patient.
Meanwhile, members of the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) started the festival at 8 am with the performance of the national anthem Jalu Jemilang.
After the Rukun Negara recitation, representatives of various frontline agencies and departments, led by Luqman Alhakim Mohammad Tamias of the Ministry of Education, started chanting the slogan “Merdeka”.
Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yakub called on the people of the country to come together and work together to forget all differences and work together to revive the country from the devastating effects of the Kovid-19 epidemic. “Let’s free our country from this epidemic, economic stagnation and political instability,” he said. On this auspicious day, let us all pledge to revive the country we have built together, regardless of race, religion or caste