Sarawak Head of State: Retain the good culture of visiting each other
The Celebrations of the Lunar New Year in Malaysia is a special one because it is celebrated by all the people, thus reflecting the goverment’s objective of 1Malaysia.
Tun Datuk Patinggi Abang Muhammad Salahudin
Tun Datuk Patinggi Abang Haji Muhammad Salahuddi, Sarawak head of state, pointed out that the culture of various other races paying visit to Chinese should be continued in order to consolidate the solidarity between the various races.
“I believe that the holiday season is the best time to communicate with each other and understanding.”
“Sarawak has a diverse ethnic and religions, so not only the link between all ethnic groups should be passed along, but also should reflect mutual respect, caring and a spirit of solidarity.”
In addition, he also hopes that the youth are able to participate more actively in the cultural activities, such as the lion or dragon dance, so they will not be involved in other social issues.
He said that the youth who participate in activities such as martial arts, or become volunteers, will demonstrate good character value, such as self-discipline, artistic skills, teamwork and responsibility.
“Solidarity is vital in a country’s advancement and we should not let our youths forget the importance of it and destroy our country in the future.”
“Recently, many young people involved in social issues, such as extortion, rogue, and as parents must supervise and guide the children, so that they become useful national asset.”
He said Sarawak should be proud, because it had the renewable energy development plan, such as SCORE to provide more employment opportunities.
“Youth must work harder to absorb knowledge, especially technical aspects, in order to meet the manpower needs of this plan to be successful.”
He expressed the hope Sarawak can continue to enjoy the peace and tranquility this year on the 50th Anniversary of Malaysia.