SUNGAI PETANI – The Malaysian tradition of hosting open houses during festivals will be more meaningful if the people also open their hearts and minds, says Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
He said besides portraying the people as unique and special, it was actually the foundation and key to national unity.
“If our hearts are open and our minds can think rationally, then there is no reason why Malaysia will not continue to be a nation that is not just united but the diversity will be a source of strength to our country and not a problem,” he said.
Najib said this in his speech at the national-level Chinese New Year Open House 2018 at the Dataran Amanjaya Mall here tonight.
Also present were Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah, Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai, Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz and also Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Rohani Abdul Karim. – BERNAMA