‘M’sia needs support of all ethnic groups to be strong’

NILAI: Malaysia will not be able to stand strong with the support from only one ethnic group, says Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

The PKR president said the country would only grow stronger if supported by all ethnic groups.

“Yes, as Malays, we have to be strong because we are the majority of the country’s population.

“But to be a strong nation, we must have the support and integration from other ethnic groups,” he said at the Meet Anwar@USIM (Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia) programme here on Friday night.

Anwar, who is also Port Dickson MP, however, said that as a Malay leader, he firmly believed that the country should get back on track to fulfil its promises based on the fundamentals in the Federal Constitution.

The fundamentals include upholding Bahasa Melayu as the national language, preserving the special rights of the Malays, the sanctity of Islam as the religion of the Federation and the position of the Malay Rulers.

“These fundamentals have been agreed upon and will not be compromised,” he added. — Bernama