Unity the key to progress for both Johor and the country, MB says in Maal Hijrah message


JOHOR BARU: In his Maal Hijrah address, Datuk Onn Hafiz Ghazi has called for greater unity among the people as a key factor in bringing development to both Johor and Malaysia.

The Mentri Besar said the celebration was not just about welcoming the new year in the Islamic calendar, but meant a great deal more.

“The migration of Prophet Muhammad from Mecca to Medina has become an indicator of the rise of Islamic civilisation in the world.

“The action of Prophet Muhammad who brought brotherhood among the Muhajirin and Ansar and celebrated racial and religious diversity in Medina gave ys an important message – to create a spirit of unity and loyalty as the core for the development of this state and country,” he said in his speech for the state-level Maal Hijrah celebration here on Sunday (July 7).

His speech was read out by Johor Islamic religious affairs committee chairman Mohd Fared Mohd Khalid.

The Mentri Besar added that the success of a country is closely related to the noble values of each of its people.

“The global challenges we are going through now demand us to be more rational in our thinking where we should try to find a point of equality among ourselves so that every problem can be solved more effectively.

“Behaviour such as blaming or fighting with each other will only (impede) the process of achieving our goals of development and prosperity,” he said.

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