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Thanking our frontliners: FT buildings and roads to be lit up in blue

PETALING JAYA (April 30): Government buildings, commercial buildings and some roads in Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Labuan will be lit up in blue from 10.30pm to 1am every day from today until May 3, reported The Star.

This is in appreciation of the efforts and sacrifice made by frontliners, both in the public and private sectors, in battling the Covid-19 disease in Malaysia.

“This is one of the government's initiatives to show appreciate and solidarity with all frontliners, especially those in the Federal Territories,” Federal Territory Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa said in a statement yesterday

“For Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya, the frontliners include a total of 13,126 health and safety workers.

"Meanwhile in Labuan, there are 1,272 such workers. The numbers include staff from the ministry, National Security Council, Kuala Lumpur City Hall, Putrajaya Corporation, Labuan Corporation, police, army, state health department, Civil Defence Force, Welfare Department and others.

“The numbers do not include volunteers or workers in the private sector and non-governmental organisations,” he said.

Annuar explained that the blue was chosen as “it was the official colour of the medical field”.

“The lighting in 35 buildings and selected areas will symbolise the people’s appreciation of the frontliners.

“The people are also encouraged to light up their houses in blue lights but this is not a requirement," he added.

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