Malaysian King, PM pay tribute to frontliners, sing them praises
Lumpur: Malaysians including King Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah and Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin expressed appreciations for nurses across the country on Tuesday for the International Nurses Day. Sultan Abdullah and his wife paid the highest regard for nurses for their service and contributions in looking after the safety and health of the people, the National Palace said in a statement.
It added that the sacrifices and tireless efforts by nurses as the first line of defence along with other frontliners in combating the COVID-19 is deeply valued. “Nurses are among the assets that are very important to the Health Ministry and nation. Congratulations and thank you for your service to society. All of you are our heroes and heroines,” it said.
Meanwhile Prime Minister Muhyiddin commended the sacrifice that nurses have made during these times as not many people have the strength and patience to deal with such challenging and high-risk work.
“Every year on this date, nurses around the world are being celebrated in appreciation of their contributions in the healthcare sector. However, this year, the celebration is more meaningful, not only for the nurses in Malaysia, but across the globe,” he said.
“I would like to take this opportunity to express my highest appreciation to all nurses in the country. You are our national heroes and heroines,” he said.