| James Kon |
WITH cleanliness becoming an issue in need of addressing by the nation as a whole, the National Master Committee on Cleanliness is looking to highlight the importance of cleanliness through early education at schools and at home.
The latest development in ensuring the cleanliness and beauty of the country was yesterday revealed by Deputy Minister of Home Affairs Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof at the launch of the Muara Beach Festival.
“It is a pure aspiration of the National Master Committee on Cleanliness to build a nation that symbolises a country that is clean, with clean air and clean environment,” he said, in his capacity as co-chair of the committee.
“Cleanliness at beaches has been given priority. We do not want to see a place frequented by the public facing issues of cleanliness or safety. This is because cleanliness also reflects a community. It is sad to see a beautiful environment polluted by rubbish. This only happens when a community or visitors don’t care,” he added.
Themed ‘I Love My Pantai’, the festival offers visitors a wide range of games, activities and competitions up until Sunday.