PUTRAJAYA, May 1 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob extended his Aidilfitri greetings to Muslims who will welcome the first day of Syawal on Monday.
Expressing his gratitude that the month of Ramadan had gone well with Muslim Malaysians being able to attend their terawih prayers in mosques more freely with the country having entered the transition phase to the endemic period of Covid-19 effective April 1st.
“Ramadan this year was also different from the last two years as people were able to enjoy iftar as well as carry out their shopping in the Ramadan and Aidifitri bazaars,” he said in his Hari Raya message broadcast on Facebook today.
With restaurants and other shops opened, the people in these businesses also got the opportunity to regain their income after being affected by pandemic.
He also cautioned people to keep safe both on the road and remain cautious of the Covid-19 even if the SOPs have been loosened.
He also spoke of how some nations were suffering and their citizens would not be able to celebrate Syawal and called on everyone to practice gratitude and tolerance and celebrate the differences.
He also reminded everyone that it was solidarity among the people of all races in the country that Malaysia was able to recover from the challenges of the last two years.
The prime minister also called on those travelling to take advantage of the free and discounted toll period offered by the government and visit their families back home.