KUANTAN: Tengku Mahkota of Pahang Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah has called on the people in the state to continue to foster the spirit of loyalty and love for the country, despite having different political ideologies and opinions.
He said patriotism and the love for Malaysia should be inculcated in the people in order to preserve harmony.
“In other countries, if we go to people’s houses (during the month of their independence celebrations), we see flags hanging from the windows and even inside the house.
“All this is done out of their own initiative, they do not wait for the Government to hoist the flags.
“We should also practise that and fly our flag at all times, to show our loyalty to Malaysia despite our political differences,” he said, adding that parents, teachers and religious scholars should play a role in instilling the spirit of love and loyalty among the younger generation.
Tengku Abdullah, who is also Pahang Islamic Religious and Malay Customs Council president, was speaking after receiving tithes totalling RM6.84mil from six corporate bodies at Istana Abdul Aziz, Bukit Istana here yesterday.
The tithes would be distributed to eight eligible asnaf (tithe recipient) groups in the state. — Bernama