IGP: Let's celebrate Raya by adapting to the ‘new normal’


  • Nation
  • Friday, 22 May 2020

KUALA LUMPUR: Celebrate Hari Raya Aidilfitri by adapting to the new normal during the conditional movement control order (MCO), says Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador.

The Inspector-General of Police said while Hari Raya is being celebrated in the midst of the fight to curb the Covid-19 virus, he was confident efforts to break the chain of infections would not falter.

"Let us celebrate Hari Raya with utmost thanks and acceptance to the current situation, which requires us to abide by the instructions of the government for our own well-being and safety.

"Despite having certain restrictions, including celebrating with loved ones within the same state and having gatherings of not more than 20 people, it will not affect the joyful aspect of Hari Raya.

"The celebration may not be as robust as previous years, which saw house visits and open houses, but Malaysians can still celebrate by performing 'educated visits' and adhering to existing SOPs," he said during his Hari Raya address on Friday (May 22).

Hamid also reminded the people not to let their carelessness and over-eagerness cause new Covid-19 clusters.

"For those who can't ‘balik kampung’ due to the prohibition of interstate travel during the conditional MCO, take it as a form of a huge sacrifice to prevent parents and family members from being infected with the virus," he said.

The country's top cop reminded all police personnel, who are the first line of defence, that they are heroes in the hearts of the people and country.

"Believe that every action taken and tears cried in this fight against the virus will always be accompanied by the prayers and hope all Malaysians.

"The fight is far from over... we will win this fight against a silent and invincible enemy," he added.

The IGP also wished all Malaysians, especially police personnel,"Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri".

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