MCA boost for pa­tri­o­tism

New Straits Times - - News -

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.

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