Izara believes that Malaysians will learn more about their nation if they take a break from the web and mingle with each other face to face.
KUALA LUMPUR: Actress Izara Aishah says the #AnakAnakMalaysia walk is a perfect platform for Malaysians to get together.
The star of the year’s highest-grossing local movie so far, J Revolusi (released in March, the action movie made RM7.1mil during its nationwide run), wants to see more youths sign up for the 5km walk scheduled at Dataran Kemerdekaan Shah Alam, Selangor, on Aug 27.
“Instead of just going online all the time, do this for yourself. Go out and use this opportunity to meet new people.
“You’ll also get to learn about what is really happening around you by getting to know your fellow Malaysians,” she said in a recent interview.
The 25-year-old, who is of Malay-Pakistani parentage, said she valued how Malaysians were free to practise their own unique traditions and culture.
“Malaysia is special that way. It’s beautiful that our different cultures are widely embraced and we get to happily intermingle with one another,” she said.
She urged the people to respect and have a generous regard for each other.
“The unity that a slogan like Anak Anak Malaysia creates is important because we cannot stand alone.
“We’re never going to achieve anything that way. Let’s try to live in harmony with each other and believe in our strengths as Malaysians,” she added.
The #AnakAnakMalaysia Walk celebrates Malaysia’s diversity and promotes unity and understanding among its people.
In conjunction with the upcoming National and Malaysia Day, Star Media Group and EcoWorld invite all Malaysians to walk together as one nation solidified in harmony.
Find out more at sites.thestar.com.my/aamwalk.