NATIONAL carrier Malaysia Airlines has released a video in celebration of Malaysia Day, which features Pandelela Rinong as well as the airline’s ambassadors — national diver Nur Dhabitah Sabri, paraglider Nadiah Wafa, Team Harimau Malaya and para-athletes under the wing of Team MAS.
In the video called “Semangat Gemilang”, Malaysian national diver and two-time Olympic medallist Pandelela shares what it feels like representing the country.
The support from her family and peers, as well as the trust given by Malaysians, inspires her to be the best and achieve that one moment she gets on the podium, to show Malaysia to the world.
She also shares her proudest moment, being the flag bearer for the most important sports event in the world, representing Malaysians.
The simple yet symbolic moment of waving the Jalur Gemilang rallies all Malaysians to offer their support for the nation.
Pandelela’s experience as a flag bearer inspires Malaysia Airlines to carry that same pride as it flies to different parts of the world with the Jalur Gemilang on its aircraft.
Malaysia Airlines celebrates Malaysia Day by embracing unity, through its brand promise, Malaysian Hospitality.
“Hari Malaysia is a celebration of unity in diversity, ” said Malaysia Aviation Group chief executive officer Izham Ismail.
“It reminds us of the day Malaysia truly came together to become one nation under one flag, the Jalur Gemilang.
“And as we think about the events and occasions that unite us as a nation, regardless of background or beliefs, we think of the times we come together to cheer for our national athletes during a game.
“That is what the video is all about. Coming together as one, and supporting each other for the good of the nation.
“The Jalur Gemilang, which is also the symbol of unity, is often seen at global sporting events and it is also reflected on Malaysia Airlines’ aircraft.
“Everywhere we go, it is easy to spot a version of the flag on our aircraft, reminding us of what it means to be Malaysian, ” he said.
The Malaysia Day video is available on Malaysia Airlines’ YouTube channel and Facebook page.