THE Kelantan Information Department has turned to dikir barat (a traditional music form) to encourage people in the state to comply with the movement control order (MCO).
Its director Lim Ann Teck said the department had begun airing a dikir barat song titled “Duduk Di Rumah” (Stay At Home) on its social media page.
“The song is performed by two dikir barat singers who are very popular in Kelantan, Fendi Kenali and Raden Mas Uji, ” he said, adding that it was a collaborative effort.
“The lyrics were written with the collaboration of the department and the song has been aired through mobile units with loudspeakers in the state, ” he told reporters.
Lim said the song would be aired over Kelantan FM radio soon so that everyone in the state could listen to it and understand its message.
He said the song was used to deliver the message as people in the state were familiar with dikir barat and it helped them better understand the requirements of MCO.
“I am glad that the song has received very good feedback from the people, especially those in the interior and rural areas, ” he said.
He added that the department had also introduced “Tazkirah On Wheels”, a religious programme broadcast by its mobile units and on social media.
Lim urged the people in Kelantan to comply with the MCO to stem the spread of Covid-19. — Bernama
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