MCA boost for patriotism
KUALA LUMPUR: Yesterday marks the start of ThumbsUp4Msia, a campaign aimed at instilling values of patriotism, goodwill and unity in Malaysians.
ThumbsUp4Msia is one of several campaigns organised by MCA to celebrate the 60th National Day.
The campaign will also serve as a commemoration of the 53rd Malaysia Day.
Present was MCA president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai, who said ThumbsUp4Msia was a much-needed reminder of how the country was blessed to be independent, and as a way for citizens to reaffirm their support for the country.
“This (campaign) is needed, as there are detractors (who want to) fan the flames of ill-will among citizens.
“We hope to instil values of patriotism, goodwill and unity in Malaysians and reach out to the younger generation, or those who only seek to divide.
“We must (combine) our strengths and stand united to ensure that Malaysia’s success remains,” said Liow.
ThumbsUp4Msia hopes to involve people from all walks of life.
“Malaysians are encouraged to participate in this simple, yet meaningful event, as it showcases our loyalty and love for our country and citizens.”
Sixty-six ThumbsUp4Msia flag pieces will be placed in the country for the public to leave their thumbprints as a mark of support.
The flag pieces will be collected and assembled into a flag.
“This campaign will also reflect our love for the country. Whatever we do, we must do it wholeheartedly,” Liow said.
ThumbsUp4Msia runs until Sept 8.