We should make sure our patriotic spirit soars
MALAYSIA Airlines’ participation in the Negaraku initiative is a noble move as it could help instil the spirit of patriotism among Malaysians and foster unity.
It was reported that the national carrier has pledged to incorporate the spirit of Negaraku on the ground and online, including featuring the Negaraku emblem with special livery on its aircraft.
Its inflight magazine, Going Places, will feature Malaysian heroes. It will also present special content in its inflight entertainment.
As a frequent flyer with the carrier for more than 40 years, I am pleased to see that Malaysia Airlines Bhd (MAB) has initiated efforts to support the Negaraku initiative to promote patriotism as the 60th Merdeka celebration is approaching.
The airline, which began as Malayan Airways in 1947, has always soared high as one of the best national carriers in the region.
For years Malaysia Airlines’ flight attendants have received accolades for their excellent service.
And, despite the challenges faced by the airline, crew members have never faltered in their responsibilities and are as committed as ever to their profession because they love their jobs.
Malaysia Airlines’ commitment to the Negaraku initiative is most fitting and should be emulated by others, especially big corporations and government-linked companies.
In the past years, we see fewer Jalur Gemilang being flown at commercial buildings and homes.
The Negaraku campaign should be supported by all Malaysians, irrespective of race, as its main objective is to inculcate the spirit of patriotism among the people and their love for the nation, besides fostering unity.
The people’s expression of their patriotic spirit is crucial and they should continue to express their love for the country in various ways.