Celebrities plead with M’sians to obey MCO


Siti Nurhaliza

PETALING JAYA: Celebrities and influencers are pleading to fellow Malaysians to heed the movement control order (MCO).

This came after reports of people ignoring the directive, with some it as a chance to ‘balik kampung’.

“Please stay home and spend time with your loved ones. #stayathome, ” Datuk Seri Siti Nurhaliza tweeted to her 2.5 million followers.

mStar, the Star’s Malay language daily, said that she posted a photo with the words “I love you” on a piece of paper, urging fans to spend time with their family and to respect Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyddin Yassin’s appeal to stay put.

London-based Malaysian general surgeon Dr Amalina Che Bakri also put out a photo pleading for the public to remain at home.

“I stay at work for you, you stay at home for us, ” she said to her 687,000 followers on Instagram.

Dr Amalina said that the order was part of efforts to curb the spread of the virus globally.

Actor Ashraf Muslim said the MCO was a chance for people to spend time with their family as well as to grow closer to God.

“There is a lot of wisdom that Allah wants to give us. Maybe last time we hardly spend time with our family but now is the time for us to spend time with them. Last time we always wanted to go on a diet but maybe we were unable to do so but now we have time to go on diet as food can be rationed, ” he said.

Singer Aishah spoke about starting on her long overdue decoupage projects.

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