KUALA LUMPUR: Police personnel nationwide who have been the first line of defence against the Covid-19 threat and during the coming Hari Raya celebrations are heroes, says Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador.
The Inspector-General of Police reminded the men and women in the force that their hard work and sacrifices during the pandemic were not in vain.
“All of you are heroes in the eyes and hearts of the people as well as the country. Believe that every action taken and tears cried in this fight against the virus will always be accompanied by prayers and the hopes of all Malaysians.
“The fight is far from over... we must win this fight against a silent and invisible enemy, ” he said during his Hari Raya Aidilfitri address yesterday.
The IGP also called on the people to adapt to the new normal in celebrating Hari Raya during the conditional movement control order (MCO).
“Hari Raya will be celebrated in the midst of the fight to curb Covid-19, but I am confident that efforts to break the chain of infections will not falter.
“Let us celebrate Hari Raya with the utmost thanks and acceptance of the current situation, which requires us to abide by the instructions of the government for our own well-being and safety.
“The celebrations will be different from previous years, which saw house visits and open houses, but Malaysians can still celebrate by performing ‘educated visits’ and adhere to the existing SOP, ” the IGP added.
Abdul Hamid reminded the people not to let their carelessness and over-eagerness be the reason behind the formation of new clusters that would lead to higher Covid-19 cases.
“For those who can’t balik kampung due to the prohibition of interstate travel, take it as a form of sacrifice to prevent parents and family members from being infected with the virus, ” he added.
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