Seremban, 20 August 2020 (Korporat SUKNS) -- Taking place in an environment when Malaysia is still facing COVID-19 and having to follow the Recovery Movement Control Order’s (RMCO) Standard Operating Procedure (SOP), Maal Hijrah 2020/1442 was celebrated modestly and with gratitude.

Nevertheless, the atmosphere and spirit of Maal Hijrah was indeed still felt by the Muslims of this country even though ceremonies had to comply with the SOP including physical distancing and with the attendees wearing face masks.

This celebration was also a platform to appreciate the contribution of frontline leaders, who worked hard to face the challenge of checking COVID-19, when they were conferred the Maal Hijrah figures awards.

The Yang di-Pertuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan Tuanku Muhriz Tuanku Munawir and the Ruling Chiefs attended the simple ceremony at the Masjid Negeri. Their Majesties’ arrival was welcomed by Menteri Besar, Dato’ Seri Aminuddin Harun and State Secretary Dato’ Dr. Razali Ab Malik.

Themed 'Ummah Rabbani Negara Harmoni', the ceremony, led by which was headed by the State Mufti Dato’ Mohd Yusof Ahmad.

In Negeri Sembilan bestowed six frontline leaders with a Special Award in conjunction with the state level celebration. They were Rasah Camp First Brigade commander, Brigadier General Mohd Nazri Abd Rahman, State Police Chief Datuk Mohamad Mat Yusop, State Health Director, Datin Dr. Harlina Abdul Rashid. Also receiving the award were State Social Welfare Department director Rosnah Sardi, State Civil Defence Force director, Lt Colonel (PA) Fazlisyah Muslim and State People’s Volunteer Corp director Khairul Aswadi Kamarudin.