By Chew Lip Song
WITH Aidilfitri celebrated under restrictive rules this year, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, has urged Muslims to take the opportunity to find the blessings amid the gloom from the ongoing global Covid-19 crisis.
He said the Muslims should still be grateful and happy as they were still blessed with good health and the opportunity to be with their loved ones on the first day of Syawal.
In a televised Aidilfitri message , the King said Malaysians as a whole should be grateful and proud for having been able to showcase a very high level of self-discipline and resilience and patience in coping with the movement control order, which has been in force for almost two months now.
Sultan Abdullah said the pandemic had also proved that every person in the country has a close bond of relationship with each other regardless of ethnicity, race, and religion.
“If one of us does not take good care of his or her health, then the effects will spread to the local community and eventually to the rest of the people in the country,” he said.
In his message, the King also called on all Malaysians to appreciate the services, commitment, bravery, and sacrifices rendered by the country’s frontliners who have dedicated their efforts to curb the spread of the Covid-19 infection.