PETALING JAYA: Diversity is an important national treasure that must be preserved and defended, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.
In conjunction with Malaysia Day, the Transport Minister said that unity in diversity has long been a part of a harmonious society in Malaysia.
“The characteristic of diversity is an important treasure of Malaysia that we need to preserve and defend together.
“Unity in diversity has been a harmonious element of our society for a long time.
“Our loyalty to Malaysia remains strong regardless of race, religion and where we are. We all live in an inclusive Keluarga Malaysia,” he said in a Facebook post on Thursday (Sept 16).
Dr Wee was on a working visit to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport and klia2 to check on the self-test process before the flight to Langkawi under the tourism bubble.
He noted that it was a delightful sight at the KLIA departure gate where a simple yet meaningful event commemorated Malaysia Day.
“To promote patriotism in conjunction with the Malaysia Day celebration, the Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB) held a simple event at KLIA.
“All passengers who boarded flight MH2614 to Kota Kinabalu were excited and moved by the response and good service when they entered the A2 departure gate.
“The flight attendants, as well as MAS pilots, also wore their traditional outfits to highlight the uniqueness and diversity of Malaysian society,” he added.
Before the passengers boarded the flight, Dr Wee joined them and sang Negaraku while waving the Jalur Gemilang.
“I also bumped into Deputy Education 2 and Kimanis MP Datuk Mohamad Alamin, and Sabah PKR chief and Tawau MP Datuk Christina Liew who also boarded flight MH2614 back to Kota Kinabalu,” he added.
Dr Wee also commended MAHB and MAS for making the effort to instil the spirit of love for the country during these difficult times.