BEIJING: In conjunction with Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Malaysia's ambassador to China Datuk Iskandar Sarudinber and 25 Malaysians here marked the occasion by talking to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and his wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, via a teleconference.
They included student representatives and Malaysians living here.
"Of the 15,000 Ma-laysians in China, 3,000 are students, mostly based in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou," said Iskandar during the teleconference.
Tee May Chin, 23, a student representative from the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, said it was a happy occasion for them all.
"With the whole of Malaysia celebrating Hari Raya, we're far away, missing our parents and country. Thank you for not forgetting us."
Mohamad Sabri Sinal, 24, with the "students' mobility programme" at Beijing Sports University, said the Chinese education system was based on success and was capable of producing a new generation which was independent, highly disciplined and responsible.
Malaysian Chamber of Commerce and Industry chairman Godwin Cheng said they were taking every opportunity to project a positive image of Malaysia.
"We count on you Datuk Seri, to bring out the very best in all Malaysians, regardless of race or religion. Together we can succeed."
Another representative of Malaysians here, Loh Wee Keng, said with the many progressive and government transformation plans back home, they were confident of a positive outcome for Malaysia.
"From our side, we will continue to remain proud and hold our heads up as Malaysians. We'll do our part for the country's development and growth."
In London, about 30 Malaysians gathered at the Malaysian High Commission in Belgrave Square before Hari Raya prayers for the video conference.
Present were High Commissioner Datuk Seri Zakaria Sulong and wife Datin Seri Hazizah Ahmad, representatives from the student community and Malaysian expatriates.
The teleconference, which was conducted from Sri Perdana in Putrajaya, also saw simultaneous participation by Malaysian embassies in Tokyo, Canberra and Jakarta. Bernama