‘Un­der­stand sig­nif­i­cance of Malaysia Day’

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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.

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