PETALING JAYA: Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah has thanked the mural artists who painted portraits of the King, the country's leaders and him on the wall of a building in Shah Alam.
He said all Malaysians had a role to play in the Covid-19 pandemic crisis.
"I was there this morning, and I felt a strong patriotic spirit among Malaysians.
"I would like to express my deep appreciation to all the brilliant talented artists with their extraordinary skills and art work.
"It goes to show that everyone has a role in this pandemic crisis," said Dr Noor Hisham on his Facebook page after his visit to the mural site on Saturday (July 11).
The post was accompanied by a picture of him in a batik shirt posing in front of his own portrait wearing sunglasses.
As of 4.30pm, the post had garnered more than 6,800 likes, with almost 500 comments and 224 shares.
The mural, which included the portraits of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and more, was done by artists Muhammad Suhaimi Ali, 27; Abdul Hadi Ramli, 27; and Muhamad Firdaus Nordin, 26.
Prior to this on Friday (July 10), the King visited Taman Cahaya Alam, Section U12, to see for himself the giant mural.
Also accompanying His Majesty were the Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah and their children Tengku Puteri Iman Afzan, Tengku Muhammad Iskandar Ri'ayatuddin Shah and Tengku Puteri Afzan Aminah Hafizatullah.
They were greeted at around 3pm by the painters.
The Comptroller of the Royal Household for Istana Negara Datuk Ahmad Fadil Shamsuddin, in a statement, said the visit was initiated by the King himself who had an interest in issues related to youths.
The artists also painted portraits of Senior Defence Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob and Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Minister (Religious Affairs) Datuk Seri Dr Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri on the wall of the building.
I was there this morning (U12 Shah Alam) and I felt the strong patriotic spirit among Malaysians. I would like to...Posted by Noor Hisham Abdullah on Friday, 10 July 2020
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