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ACT MATURELY: This is for the benefit of future generations, says PM
Datuk Seri Najib Razak has reminded all Malaysians to continue to strongly protect the nation’s success in uniting people of various races, religions and cultures.
The prime minister said this was to ensure that harmony and prosperity in Malaysia continued to be preserved for the benefit of future generations.
“This diversity in the country’s socio-culture is the country’s main asset and must be preserved and expanded under the 1Malaysia concept.” Najib’s message is contained in the souvenir programme for the Malaysia Day celebrations in
In addition, he also called on all Malaysians to look back at the aspirations of past leaders who had acted maturely and with far-sightedness.
He said the success of past leaders enabled the people of today to enjoy all the progress achieved.
“Let us unite in our determination and resolve to move in line with this continuity for the survival of Malaysia,” he said.
Recalling the history of the formation of Malaysia, Najib said the people could not deny the role played by past leaders.
Bernama reported Najib said the Malaysia Day celebration today was a continuation of the celebration of Independence Day on Aug 31.
In Sibu, Najib said Sept 16 was not only significant as Malaysia Day but was also the day "of the biggest lie" by Pakatan Rakyat.
"Let's not forget their promise of forming the government on Sept 16, 2008. They claimed they would take over the government and they claimed they had the support of the chief of the armed forces.
"We all know these were lies. We must not forget that," he told state BN leaders and community leaders from here, Lanang and Sarikei at a dinner for him as he began a two-day working visit here yesterday.
Najib said while Pakatan had left a trail of broken promises, the BN government had delivered what was promised. "Go to Selangor and ask the people there how much has been delivered. There has been a trail of broken promises."
Najib said he could categorically state that BN would continue to deliver to the people of Sarawak. BN is not afraid of making promises because "we know we can deliver".
Najib will today perform the earthbreaking for the new University College Technology Sibu, before joining Muslims at Masjid An Nur for a Hari Raya gathering.
He would then officiate at the "re-opening" of the upgraded and refurbished Sibu airport before flying to Bintulu to attend the Malaysia Day gathering there. Additional reporting by Desmond Davidson