Get rid of feel­ings of dis­trust — TYT

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KUCH­ING: The peo­ple must get rid of and avoid the feel­ing of dis­trust among them­selves to pre­vent be­ing ma­nip­u­lated with lies and false­hood by out­siders.

They should in­stead con­tinue to work to­gether and strengthen the sol­i­dar­ity be­tween them, ad­vised Head of State Tun Pe­hin Sri Ab­dul Taib Mah­mud.

“We must get rid of feel­ing of dis­trust among our­selves. If we can­not work to­gether and the strength­en­ing of sol­i­dar­ity is not sus­tain­able, it will be very easy for out­siders to con­tinue to ma­nip­u­late the peo­ple with lies and false­hood.

“The pre­vail­ing sit­u­a­tion of peace and har­mony also re­minds and gives us the re­al­i­sa­tion that the peace­ful en­vi­ron­ment is the fruit of ef­forts to en­sure that the state and the peo­ple can achieve sus­tain­able progress and

We must get rid of feel­ing of dis­trust among our­selves. If we can­not work to­gether and the strength­en­ing of sol­i­dar­ity is not sus­tain­able, it will be very easy for out­siders to con­tinue to ma­nip­u­late the peo­ple with lies and false­hood.

unity,” Taib said in his Hari Raya Aidil­fitri mes­sage.

He pointed out that the peo­ple must make the best use of what­ever awards that have been given for good pur­poses, and to avoid as far as pos­si­ble do­ing some­thing bad, adding that in­dulging in bad prac­tices like spread­ing false­hood against in­di­vid­u­als can bring quar­rels and de­struc­tions to the state.

Taib also pointed out that a ma­tured so­ci­ety will not be­come easy tar­get of cheat­ing by the for­eign agenda and pro­pa­ganda, which have bad in­ten­tion to­wards the state and the unity and sol­i­dar­ity of the peo­ple.

He fur­ther said that with the way of life of the com­mu­nity in­ter­act­ing among them­selves in peace and har­mony, the state can feel proud and dig­ni­fied by the way the peo­ple can live to­gether and have mu­tual re­spect for each other and where every­body can prac­tise their own re­li­gion with­out any re­stric­tions and crit­i­cisms from any quar­ters.

“This is the spirit that we want to ab­sorb into our com­mu­nity, which com­prises diverse eth­nic groups, with­out hav­ing mis­un­der­stand­ing and quar­rels among the mem­bers. Ac­tu­ally, the state of Sarawak, which is peace­ful and har­mo­nious, will be­come more pro­gres­sive and have a bright fu­ture ahead.

“Ac­tu­ally, the spirit of unity and co­op­er­a­tion that we are im­bib­ing and protecting all this while and the con­tin­u­ous ef­forts we make to im­bibe in our chil­dren to en­sure the unity and har­mony that we are en­joy­ing will re­main in per­pe­tu­ity in fu­ture,” he stressed.

Taib also said even though Mus­lims in Sarawak rep­re­sent a mi­nor­ity com­mu­nity, it re­mains a big re­spon­si­bil­ity be­cause Is­lam or­gan­ises ac­tiv­i­ties to serve the wel­fare and pre­serve the rights of all the peo­ple re­gard­less of their eth­nic ori­gins, re­li­gious be­liefs and cus­toms and tra­di­tions, adding that Mus­lims “up­grade our­selves and our com­mu­nity so that we will not be left be­hind”.

He hoped that the tra­di­tion of vis­it­ing one another dur­ing Hari Raya Aidil­fitri will be made con­tin­u­ous be­cause it has al­ready be­come a good trend for the peo­ple in Sarawak, com­pris­ing diverse racial and re­li­gious groups.

“It is im­por­tant that we must re­store and make the re­la­tion­ship to be clear and con­tinue to be friendly and strong for the sake of the unity and sol­i­dar­ity of the peo­ple and the state of Sarawak,” he said.

Tun Pe­hin Sri Ab­dul Taib Mah­mud, Head of State

Tun Pe­hin Sri Ab­dul Taib Mah­mud

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