Wee: Unity is what makes Malaysia strong

PETALING JAYA: Unity among the people is what makes Malaysia strong and unique, says Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.

He urged Malaysians to fly the Jalur Gemilang in a show of patriotism to welcome the Merdeka month and Malaysia Day.

“At present, we are facing the Covid-19 pandemic that not only threatens our health but has also affected our economy.

“Our strength is when we fight the spread of the virus without looking at our colours and background. We will be celebrating National Day and Malaysia Day on Aug 31 and Sept 16.

“Let us all make the days merrier by flying the Jalur Gemilang, our symbol of significance!” he said on his Facebook yesterday.

The MCA president also shared on his Instagram a light moment with Foreign Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein waving the national flag during the launch of the National Month and Fly the Jalur Gemilang 2020 campaign yesterday.

“It reminded me of the time when we were serving at the Education Ministry between 2008 and 2009.

“We were just like the school kids while standing in line parading at the Dataran Perdana today,” he said.

The campaign was launched by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin at Dataran Perdana, Bangunan Perdana Putra in Putrajaya. Dr Wee said the sacrifices of our forefathers for the sake of national independence must be remembered at all times.

“Most importantly, we must defend at all times the freedom and harmony brought about by their sacrifices for the country,” he added.In a show of love and loyalty to the country, he also included the Malay proverb “Di mana bumi dipijak, di situlah langit dijunjung” (loosely translated to mean one should uphold the customs and laws of the land that one is residing in).

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