KUALA LUMPUR – Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the three main ingredients of ‘wasatiyyah’ or moderation namely justice, balance and excellence will continue to be the values used in guiding the development of this country.
The Prime Minister said the government will continue its determination to turn Malaysia into a progressive and developed nation earning high income by the year 2020.
He said the government would also learn from the spirit of sacrifice in the past, to be made part of the struggles to prosper the nation based on justice and harmony.
“In line with the name AidilAdha, this great celebration which is iconised by two major obligations namely performance of the haj and the spirit of sacrifice to gain the blessings of Allah, and to cherish the teachings of Allah,” he said in his message in conjunction with the Hari Raya Aidiladha 1435 Hijrah in his blog www.najibrazak.com.
Najib said as he had pledged in his public debate at the 69th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York recently, Malaysia would continue to hold tightly to the moderation approach as outlined by the Islamic religion.
He said the government was determined to continue with the national transformation agenda which would certainly require the commitment and willingness to carry out major sacrifices by everyone.
“At the same time, we are prepared to sacrifice time and lives to ensure that the stability and prosperity that we are enjoying remain protected.
“The national constitution and sovereignty of the Rulers will remain to be the identity of the Malaysian race, subversion and infiltration by anyone on this sovereignty will be sternly opposed and eliminated,” he said.
Najib said he and his family prayed that those who were in the Holy Land would be safe in carrying out their religious obligation to attain the perfect haj.
“For those in the country, let us celebrate the hari raya by glorifying Allah and together we perform the AidilAdha prayers and perform the ritual of sacrifice,” he said. – Bernama