A glowing tribute to our frontliners

PETALING JAYA: The cityscape took on hues of blue to show the nation’s gratitude to frontliners and all other essential workers under the global initiative known as #LightItBlue.

In Kuala Lumpur, the entire facade of the KL Tower was lit in bright blue at about 10pm yesterday, followed by the Exchange 106 skyscraper – the tallest building (492m) in South-East Asia.

Joining the movement are the Petronas Twin Towers, Menara DBKL, the Saloma Link, Dataran Merdeka, Masjid Jamek and the blue pool of the River of Life project at Sungai Klang, where these structures were also suitably decked out in electric blue as night fell.In Putrajaya, the Seri Saujana and Seri Wawasan main bridges were among the six bridges illuminated in blue lights at about 9pm yesterday.

Other government buildings that followed suit were the Perdana Putra complex that houses the Prime Minister’s Office, the Perbadanan Putrajaya Complex, the Youth and Sports Ministry building, the Multimedia and Communication Ministry building and Menara SPR (Election Commission headquarters).

The #LightItBlue initiative originated in the United Kingdom a few weeks ago, when over 100 landmarks were lit in blue.

Blue was chosen because it is the official colour of the medical field.

Federal Territory Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa, who launched the #LightItBlue initiative at the Perbadanan Putrajaya Complex in Putrajaya on Wednesday, said the aim was to thank the frontliners, whether in the public or private sector, for their sacrifices in combating Covid-19.

Earlier, Anuar said that government buildings, commercial buildings and certain roads in Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Labuan would be lit up in blue lights from 10.30pm to 1am every day, until May 3.

This, he said, was one of the government’s initiatives to show appreciation and solidarity with all frontliners.

Source: The Star