: Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has poured out his gratitude to all Malaysians for being great people in the face of hardship brought by the outbreak of COVID-19 in the country.
According to the Prime Minister, all members of the community were seen taking care of each other regardless of race.
"In short, we are like a big family. We help one another in times of need. We take care of our families. We take care of our neighbours.
“We take care of our community, whether we are in the kampungs, in residential areas, in condominiums, in flats. This is the true value of Malaysian brotherhood regardless of race.
"I want to express my gratitude and appreciation to all of you as Malaysians. All of you are indeed great people," he said in a special address which was broadcast live on Friday.
"To the doctors and nurses who are in the frontline, the frontline group is commended for taking risks every step of the way into the ward.
"But you continue to take bold steps to save the lives of others. Even though you are tired, you do not complain but continue to serve hard. I say thank you so much.
"I also thank doctors and nurses in private hospitals. While government hospitals are busy treating COVID-19 patients, private hospitals accept non-COVID 19 patients for treatment," he said.
The Prime Minister’s vote of thanks was also given to the police and military personnel who guarded the roadblocks.
"You weathered the hot sun, the rain, but still continue with your task. I would also like to thank the Immigration, Civil Defence, Fire Brigade, RELA, local authorities and other agencies who helped. I say thank you.”
Muhyiddin also expressed his appreciation to the generous people who packed food to send to the frontline staff.
"They do it for free without expecting anything in return. You are a great person. So do those who work to deliver food.
"GrabFood, food panda and the rest. You take risks. While people sit at home, you go out to make sure others can eat. You do a noble job. My advice is to take care of your health, stay safe and don’t ride too fast. You too are a great person," said Muhyiddin.