No New Year’s Eve celebration in Malaysia to show solidarity towards Palestine, flood victims

No New Year’s Eve celebration in Malaysia to show solidarity towards Palestine, flood victims

SHAH ALAM (Malaysia), Dec 30 (NNN-Bernama) — Malaysia’s Federal Government has no plans to hold any New Year’s Eve celebration, Communications Minister Fahmi Fadzil said.

He said the decision taken is a sign of solidarity with the Palestinian people who are currently suffering from Israeli aggression and brutality, and also to respect the victims affected by the ongoing floods in several states.

“However, at the state government and local authority levels, there may be celebration programmes suited to their local environments,” he told the media here Friday night.

Earlier, it was reported that the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jakim) will hold spiritual programmes on the eve of the new year on Sunday at the National Mosque in Kuala Lumpur, as well as the Putra Mosque and Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Mosque in Putrajaya as an alternative for Muslims.

Over 21,500 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli attacks in Gaza since Oct 7, with nearly 56,000 others injured, according to local health authorities.

Meanwhile, a total of 16,205 people had been evacuated due to flooding in four Malaysian states as of Saturday morning.

— NNN-BERNAMA

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