PETALING JAYA: The launch of the National Unity Blueprint 2021-2030 should be a reminder to all Malaysians not to take for granted the unity and harmony enjoyed by the nation, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.
“Keeping it (national unity and harmony) strong is a responsibility for Malaysians from all walks of life, ” the MCA president said in a statement on Monday (Feb 15).
He noted that the country has always been a model for unity for other countries with fractious societies.
“All Malaysians should take care to avoid creating strife with irresponsible actions and words that disrespect those of other customs, traditions, and beliefs, ” he said.
Dr Wee noted the Perikatan Nasional Government has always stood firm in being a coalition which is inclusive while encouraging harmony, empathy and mutual respect among the nation’s diverse communities.
This, he said, is evident from the unity shown by all Malaysians when facing the challenges of Covid-19.
He added that frontliners who have come together to help keep the nation and people safe during the pandemic is a good example of such unity.
“No strife even as great as a prolonged pandemic can erode the deep-rooted respect and appreciation we have for the national harmony we enjoy, which is guided by the Federal Constitution and Rukun Negara, ” he added.
The National Unity Blueprint 2021-2030 was launched by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin on Monday and is aimed at strengthening unity and national integration based on the Federal Constitution and Rukun Negara to create a national identity.
The National Unity Policy and National Unity Blueprint 2021-2030 will be carried out by the National Unity Ministry under the Prime Minister’s Department.