Malaysia Day a cel­e­bra­tion of multi-racial unity – Salleh

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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

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