PETALING JAYA: Malaysians must stand united and resist divisive elements that could cause discord among us, says Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai (pic).
“There will always be those who speak out in dissent and attempt to sow seeds of conflict. I urge all Malaysians to stand up against such divisive elements in our society,” said the Transport Minister in his Malaysia Day message.
“Let us rally together as a united Rakyat, in the spirit of Sehati Sejiwa (One Heart, One Soul).
“We must rise above such negativity to build a brighter future for our children, our children’s children, and all the generations to come,” said Liow, who is also MCA president.
He said Malaysia’s rapid growth and success as a nation with many races was due to the vision, foresight and leadership of its forefathers.
Liow added that the foundation laid by our forefathers – that of mutual respect and acceptance – had “paved the path for Malaysia’s continued success”.
“Now, the onus is upon us to take up the mantle of responsibility in driving our nation further and to even greater heights,” he said.
In his message, Liow also paid tribute to Malaysia’s victorious Paralympic athletes, who had broken several world records and won three Gold medals in Rio de Janerio last week.
“Their strength of will, courage of heart, and unwavering determination is an example we should all emulate,” he said.
Liow concluded his message by wishing Happy Malaysia Day to the public and asked those travelling over the weekend to have a safe journey.
The Sehati, Sejiwa theme this year was also used for both the National Day and Malaysia Day celebrations last year.