Visit friends on Hari Raya, Ong urges non-Muslims


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 25 Nov 2003

KUALA LUMPUR: MCA president Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting, in wishing Muslims a Selamat Hari Raya, urged non-Muslims to visit their Muslim friends, which he said was a truly Malaysian tradition. 

“In Malaysia, all festivals are celebrated by all Malaysians regardless of race and religion, making the nation a truly remarkable one. Malaysians can celebrate such festivals peacefully because it's a stable country,” he said. 

Ong said that in many parts, people were not able to enjoy such occasions in a peaceful and harmonious environment because of political unrest. 

In Kota Kinablau, Sabah Yang di-Pertua Negri Tun Ahmadshah Abdullah called on the people to adopt a culture of excellence for continued economic progress for the state as they celebrate Hari Raya. 

“One must always be ready to work hard and not become easily disillusioned or discouraged in the effort to progress in life,” he said in his Hari Raya message.  

Chief Minister Datuk Musa Aman in his Hari Raya message called on the people to resolve to work harder to improve their quality of life. 

In Kuching, Sarawak Yang di-Pertua Negri Tun Muhammad Salahuddin Abang Barieng reminded Muslims not to neglect the poor and needy.  

In his Hari Raya message, DAP chairman Lim Kit Siang urged Malaysians, regardless of race, religion and political affiliation, to ponder the latest developments over the Islamic state issue.  

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