KUALA LUMPUR: The Peace Malaysia flag – featuring a dove, the universal symbol of peace – was launched at the Shangri-La Hotel.
Culture, Arts and Tourism Minister Datuk Paduka Abdul Kadir Sheikh Fadzir and Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Hishammuddin Tun Hussein attended the launch yesterday, which was in conjunction with the tourism industry’s “Malaysians for Peace” campaign.
The flags were given to key players in the industry such as the Malaysian Association of Hotel Owners, Malaysian Association of Hotels and the Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents.
The Malaysian Retail Association, Malaysian Retail Chain Association and the Society of Taxis and Rented Cars also received the flags.
Hishammuddin and Abdul Kadir fitted several taxis with the flags.
“I would like Kuala Lumpur to be ‘flooded’ with Peace Malaysia flags and the NAM (Non-Aligned Movement) delegates to be greeted with messages of peace when they arrive here,” said Hishammuddin.
Abdul Kadir, who thanked the hotel staff for their efforts, said: “They have helped to reinforce the national fabric of unity.”
In Shah Alam, about 125,000 civil servants in Selangor put down their signatures for the peace campaign.
State secretary Datuk Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof gave the compilation of signatures to Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Khir Toyo, who is also the Malaysia Youth Council president, at the state secretariat building here.
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