Malaysia Day a celebration of multi-racial unity – Salleh
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Day which is celebrated on Sept 16 each year is also welcomed as a day of national unification, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak.
He said this was because on that date, all the racial and ethnic groups in the country united to celebrate the establishment of Malaysia
"As citizens, we are proud of what our country has achieved. This is the date Sabah, Sarawak and Singapore came together with Malaya to form the Federation of Malaysia.
"After Singapore split from the Federation on Aug 9, 1965, our country rapidly developed and we are more stable politically," he said in a post on his official blog yesterday.
Salleh said the key factors in the success of Malaysia were good leadership, healthy federalism politics and close people-topeople relationship despite being separated by the South China Sea and diverse ethnicity.
He said that the fact that Malaysia was capable of maintaining political stability and security as well as its sovereignty was a shining example of the success of the nation. – Bernama