Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah has advised Muslims in the country not to waste food when breaking fast during the Ramadan month.
The king said that the wastage of food while breaking fast among Muslims was a major contributor to food wastage during the Ramadan month, adding that this was against the spirit of Ramadan which should be a month that teaches Muslims to be modest and prudent.
"Such wastage is against the principles of Ramadan because the fasting month is supposed to teach the people to be prudent and not to waste food," he said in a Facebook post.
Muslims in Malaysia begin fasting today.
The king also urged the Muslim community to increase charitable activities and not participate in non-beneficial activities or be extravagant in spending.
Sultan Abdullah and Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah, who expressed their Ramadan Mubarak greetings, also hoped that Muslims would greet the month with a sense of repentance, and gratitude for the blessings bestowed on them.