PETALING JAYA: Wesak Day is celebrated modestly in a lively atmosphere in Malaysia and it is a public holiday, says MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.
He said this allows Buddhists to visit the temples, proving that Malaysia is a developed country, which preserves the diversity of its people.
"Happy Wesak Day to all Buddhists.
"May we understand the true meaning of Wesak Day, which is a celebration of sacrifice," he said in a Facebook post on Wednesday (May 3).
Wesak Day, celebrated tomorrow (May 4), is observed by Buddhists as a religious event to commemorate the birth, enlightenment and death of Siddharta Gautama Buddha.