PETALING JAYA: Celebrities are jumping onto the #benderaputih bandwagon, expressing their support for the movement which aims to help those pushed to the brink by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The #benderaputih (white flag) movement, which has been making its rounds on social media since Monday, aims to help those in dire need of food and essentials.
With the initiative getting tremendous traction from the public on social media, many Malaysians have also supported the movement and pledged to help as much as they can for those in need.
Actress Izara Aishah Hisham was among the earliest to express support for the movement when she tweeted on Monday urging those who need food to reach out by waving the white flag.
“I advise those who are in need, who do not have food, to wave a white flag outside your house. Let the people around you help and give what they can.
“Don’t take actions that are detrimental to yourself and your family. Avoid stress, share your problems with other people,” she said.
Her Twitter post has since recorded over 14,000 retweets and 9,000 likes.
Actress, singer and emcee Adibah Noor Mohamed Omar has also sent her prayers for those who started the beneficial movement.
“Who started this white flag idea? May Allah bestow much more inspiration for them, those which will benefit others,” she said in a tweet yesterday, which has now garnered over 7,000 retweets and 13,500 likes.
The movement suggests that those who need assistance fly a white flag or cloth outside their homes, which would let those who are able to help know which households could be facing extreme difficulties.
Young cook and baker Danish Harraz also shared a poster to support the #benderaputih movement and urged those needing assistance to reach out.
“Wave your (white) flag outside your homes if you need help during this period, especially to those affected and in dire need. Don’t be embarrassed, we will help each other,” he said.