PETALING JAYA: Flashes of light lit up dark spaces in some residential areas nationwide for about half an hour as Malaysians showed their appreciation to frontliners who are fighting to curb the spread of Covid-19.
People in several neighbourhoods lit up their mobile phones and flashlights on Friday (April 3) night in a "thank you" gesture for the sacrifices made by healthcare workers, the police, Armed Forces and other agencies.
Many later posted their videos and pictures on social media.
Prior to this on Tuesday (March 31), National Film Development Corporation chairman Datuk Hans Isaac encouraged Malaysians to stand on their balconies and flash their appreciation between 9pm and 9.30pm on Friday (April 3).
He also posted a picture of himself on Instagram switching a light on for frontliners with the hashtag #tqfrontliners.
Abdul Malek Mat Abu and his family in Sentul also did not miss out on the opportunity to show their gratitude.
"Thank you to all doctors, nurses, police, members of the Armed Forces, volunteers, cleaning crew and many others who have worked day and night to ensure Covid-19 doesn't spread any further," he said.
Malek, 47, also urged other Malaysians to do their part to break the chain of infection by complying with the MCO.
Other people included warm messages in their social media posts.
"We will forever be grateful for your sacrifice, hard work and bravery," wrote a family in Kuala Lumpur that posted a video of children shining lights from the window of their home on Instagram.
Another family in Melaka decided to add some fun by playing Hari Raya songs in the background and shouting "Thank you, frontliners."
Responding to comments, the family said adding Raya songs was intentional as they wanted to bring cheer to the frontliners and boost their spirits.
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