PETALING JAYA: MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong calls on Malaysians to continue keeping the country peaceful and harmonious.
“As the Easter weekend arrives, I find myself counting my blessings for being a part of our great nation, where there is peace and harmony in our multi-racial and multi-cultural society.
“I believe this is a time to remind ourselves that the renewal of this peace and harmony must be continual and deliberate,” he said, adding that it was important for Malaysians to refine their capacities for forgiveness towards each other and across ethnicity and creed.
Dr Wee said it was heart-warming to hear that the government had granted Christian civil servants a day of unrecorded leave to observe this special occasion of their lives.
“However, I also call upon the authorities and government of the day to exercise forbearance, patience and empathy towards the less fortunate of our community and create policies that are people-oriented, and not based on rigid bureaucracy,” he said in a posting on his Facebook page on Good Friday.
The Ayer Hitam MP also expressed hope that everyone would work towards a nation with less hatred and one that shows mercy and kindness, especially to “those who are neglected and marginalised in our society”.
“With that, I wish all my Christian friends and colleagues a blessed Good Friday, and a joyful and meaningful Easter Sunday,” he said.