The upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations is a reminder of the diversity that makes Malaysia extraordinary, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said.
In a Facebook posting today, Najib said it is this diversity that we celebrate, cherish and protect.
“The lunar new year is one of the biggest celebrations in our country, as it signifies the turn of the Chinese calendar and the new beginning of a new chapter in life.
“Despite the challenges of last year, the Chinese New Year represents a new beginning for Malaysia,” Najib wrote.
Najib said his family had always appreciated the hospitality of Malaysian Chinese at this time of the year.
He added that the celebrations was a time when family and friends come together in gratitude to appreciate the old and embrace the new.
“To visitors who are joining us this festive season, I hope the distinct sights, sounds, smells and tastes of our revelry will inspire you,” he said
Najib then gave his assurance that the government will continue to serve the 1Malaysia commitment of a united nation as the nation inches nearer towards Vision 2020.
He said the government will also continue to enhance the efficiency and integrity of its services to assist all communities
Najib then wished all Chinese a Happy New Year.
“May the year of the peace loving goat bring our home continued harmony amd strength in unity.
“And may this year of the goat also bring each of you happiness, prosperity and good health.” he said.-NST