SHAH ALAM (Bernama): Selangor's Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah reminded Malaysians not to easily believe fake and slanderous news on social media that can jeopardise the country's peace and security.
He said every citizen should have a responsibility to avoid any form of conflict and disunity arising from negative elements of some parties, aimed at destroying the nation's unity that had been built over the years.
"Practise tolerance and strive to understand each other, and at the same time, celebrate the differences in customs, culture, and religion so we can continue to live in an atmosphere of independence in the real meaning of the word.
"I pray that Malaysians are always blessed with lasting peace and prosperity," he said on his official Facebook page 'Selangor Royal Office' in conjunction with the 62nd National Day celebrations on Saturday (Aug 31).
The Selangor Ruler also hoped that every year's National Day celebrations on Aug 31 would continue to inculcate the spirit of patriotism and love as well as compassion for the country in the hearts and minds of the people.
Sultan Sharafuddin said that patriotism should be expressed in the form of strong unity and harmony in order to maintain the country's economic prosperity and well-being of the people.
"Praise to Allah (God), Malaysia today celebrates its 62nd National Day in a harmonious and peaceful atmosphere," he added.
He said both he and Tengku Permaisuri Selangor Tengku Permaisuri Norashikin wished all Malaysians a Happy National Day. – Bernama