PETALING JAYA: Former prime minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has urged Malaysians to work together in order to rebuild the economy and livelihoods post-pandemic.
In his Malaysia Day statement on Thursday (Sept 16), the National Recovery Council (NRC) chairman assured that all plans to spur the country's socio-economics would be done in a comprehensive manner.
He said this Malaysia Day, Malaysians were facing an invisible enemy in the form of Covid-19.
"I am confident that we can achieve a miracle to bring the nation out of this health and economic crises.
"As the NRC chairman I will ensure that all plans to spur socio-economic activities will be done in a comprehensive, orderly and sustainable way," he said.
He said the 2021 Malaysia Day was a special celebration because this year, we show our determination and commitment to come out of the pandemic, leave fear behind and rise from the bitterness of the previous year.
"Our country is now on the right track with 73.4% of all Malaysian adults (17 million individuals) having completed their vaccinations.
"At least 91.3% of all Malaysians have already received at least one dose of the vaccine," he said, adding that all states besides Johor and Kedah have already moved out of Phase One of the National Recovery Plan (NRP).
He said the travel bubble introduced to Langkawi also showed a good start with almost all hotels there fully booked.
"The re-opening of many social and economic sectors does not mean that the battle is over. We must still protect ourselves so that we can protect our loved ones and the country.
"This Malaysia Day, let us move as one to achieve our goal to win this war against Covid-19 and free the country from the health crisis," he said.
He added that he hoped the government would continue its efforts to fulfil the spirit and wishes of the Malaysia Agreement 1963.
He said such efforts were important and meaningful to the people of Sabah and Sarawak and would strengthen the spirit of unity and national integration.