Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi
The police investigation into the bombing on a night club in Puchong two weeks ago has found that it was allegedly perpetrated by Islamic State (IS) militants, and it was the first such incident in the country. However, we should have complete faith in the professionalism of our country’s uniformed bodies in tackling this issue.
This celebration, let us not allow such incidences to mar our joy and happiness. All Malaysians should celebrate with a spirit of brotherhood with 1Malaysia as its foundation. But while we let the security forces handle this issue, let us be aware of our surroundings.”
MCA president and Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai
Aidilfitri celebrations emphasise good values, making the festival even more meaningful. The values of forgiving and understanding one another as well as strengthening relationships, however, should not just be practised during the festive season but should be adapted by all Malaysians to cherish harmony.
Such values are the core factors for development and progress of the nation that must be instilled in the younger generation who will be the future leaders of the country.”
MIC president and Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam
My message to all Malaysians: ‘Healthy eating is the key to health’.
During this festive season, I would like to remind everyone to be wary of their food intake. Stay away from foods that contain high sugar and calories. Eat healthy and celebrate Hari Raya with your loved ones.
We are fortunate that Malaysia consists of various races and religions and we are free to practise our faith freely. So, I call on all Malaysians to eliminate prejudice against each other and foster relationships to enhance unity. Let’s maintain our ‘open house’ visit culture this festive season to nurture the unity that we have.”
Gerakan president and Plantation, Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong
Forgiveness and generosity practised by Muslims are an example to all Malaysians to follow so we can keep our unity intact. Such qualities are the best remedy to resolve conflicts and tensions. This festive season, let’s forgive one another and promote values of mutual respect. To maintain peace, it should begin with the simple act of forgiving one another for past mistakes. Let us (practise) the spirit of forgiveness and uphold it as a national pride and move forward as a nation.”