Hadi: Stay united, put dif­fer­ences aside

New Straits Times - - News -

Malaysians should put aside their re­li­gious and po­lit­i­cal dif­fer­ences in up­hold­ing the coun­try’s sovereignty against all ex­ter­nal en­e­mies.

Com­ment­ing on the cur­rent diplo­matic woes be­tween North Korea and the coun­try, Pas pres­i­dent Datuk Seri Ab­dul Hadi Awang said it was cru­cial for the peo­ple to be united at present.

“When­ever the coun­try is fac­ing a threat, we need to stay united de­spite our dif­fer­ences in re­li­gious be­liefs and po­lit­i­cal back­ground.

“This is be­cause we shoul­der the heavy re­spon­si­bil­ity in de­fend­ing our coun­try’s sovereignty,” he said at Masjid Rusila here yes­ter­day.

Diplo­matic re­la­tions be­tween the two coun­tries have be­come strained fol­low­ing the as­sas­i­na­tion of Kim Jong-nam, the es­tranged half brother of North Korean supreme leader Kim Jongun, at klia2 on Feb 13.

The Marang mem­ber of par­lia­ment hoped the diplo­matic woes be­tween the two coun­tries could be re­solved promptly, de­spite the sit­u­a­tion in North Korea.

Hadi hoped the in­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity could ap­ply pres­sure to change the cur­rent sce­nario.

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