‘Understand significance of Malaysia Day’
KAPIT: Responsible Malaysian citizens must understand the significance of Malaysia Day, said 1Malaysia Community Kapit District chairman Tang Bukok.
He said it was because Sarawak, Sabah, Malaya and Singapore came together to form Malaysia on Sept 16, 1963 that we now enjoy the fruits of that union.
“Today, we reap from the fruits of development. We all live in peace and harmony, enjoying the fruits of prosperity because we have a stable government and our people, despite the great diversity, live in peace and harmony,” he said during a Malaysia Day celebration on Friday.
“Our leaders remind us of the importance of friendly neighbours, respecting each other’s way of living to safeguard the prevailing peace and order in the country.”
Tang said there are 10 1Malaysia Communities here, which serve as a platform to disseminate government policies and to counter check opposition propaganda.
“It is relevant among the grassroots because it serves as the eyes and ears of the government against subversive elements that are irresponsible. We play our role to safeguard peace and order,” he added.
Hii (fourth left) and others at the press conference.
Tang (second left) presents a hamper to lucky draw winner Francis Kempas. Also seen are Information Department officers Budin Gumbang and Evelyn Edward.