PUTRAJAYA, Feb 15 (Bernama) — Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin on Tuesday called on Malaysians to discard feelings of mistrust and forge greater unity among themselves.
He said narrow racial sentiments must be nipped in the bud before they festered in the community.
“Let us together build our beloved nation with love and understanding. We must not destroy the unity and harmony we have forged for short-term gains,” he said at the national-level Prophet Muhammad’s birthday celebration carrying the theme 1Malaysia, 1Ummah, at the Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Mosque, here.
Also present at the event were Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and his wife Puan Sri Norainee Abdul Rahman, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom and Islamic Development Department of Malaysia Director-General Datuk Wan Mohamad Sheikh Abdul Aziz.
Tuanku Mizan said Prophet Muhammad’s birthday celebration was most meaningful for all Muslims as it reflected their love for the prophet and enabled them to cherish his history and struggle in upholding Islam.
He said the noble values of Prophet Muhammad served as a guide for leading a good life and could forge unity among all Muslims if everyone was sincere of doing so.
“For example, the prophet set the best example in terms of family leadership. He showed exemplary moral values. These were outstanding, not only in his communication with Allah (God) but also in his relations with the people,” he said.
Tuanku Mizan said all Muslims must appreciate the deeds and contributions of Prophet Muhammad through the earnest practice of Islam.
He said that only through the true appreciation and practice of Islam would one derive the best outcome in this world and the hereafter.
In conjunction with Prophet Muhammad’s birthday celebration this year, Tuanku Mizan urged Muslims to strive for greater achievement to enable the people and the nation to continue to excel.
A parade and procession were also held in conjunction with the celebration, represented by 114 contingents comprising 10,315 people from the government, statutory bodies, private sector, non-governmental organisations and schools.
The procession over 2.4 kilometres started at Dataran Putra and ended at Qiblat Walk at the Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Mosque.
Over times and times, unity messages have been urged by kings and leaders. Even the political leaders convey such messages, only in a different tones.
As the kings’ in Malaysia is not biased to any sides, I do think that the what have been convey by our HRH Agong, Sultan Mizan should be taken note and done as political warfare has not really cool down since GE12 and caused uncertainty to Malaysians day-to-day life.
To certain extreme, some relates what happened in Egypt in recent weeks as to be “inspiration” in the name of “equality and rights”. What happened in Egypt was in different context as to what and how Malaysia is being managed. Obviously, any political party have a chance to win if they can get majority votes by Malaysians and given the mandate to govern the country.
The difference here is, the alternative to current government has yet to prove their mettle that they can do better than current government. Pakatan Rakyat has yet to state clearly on what their main agenda on how to govern the country. So far we have seen they rule different states with different style of governance. PAS have their own style in Kelantan and Kedah, DAP with their own style in Penang while PKR also have their own style in Selangor. Each of these states have different direction even though the 3 parties combined and forming the state governments.
I am well aware that different people have different style of doing things. Even the current ruling party have different approaches of doing things, depending on their leader in charge.
However, I am yet to be convinced on how Pakatan Rakyat will govern Malaysia. Until now, all that I can see are the efforts to topple current government by any means, mocking plans on whatever current government is doing, and good-to-hear agendas but unknown visibility on action plan with their current leader as Opposition Leader in Parliament keep on delaying his sodomy trial, helped by his own alliance in Pakatan Rakyat who used to say that he has the proof that DS Anwar did commit sodomy back in late 90’s. Speaking of which, some tend to believe that DS Anwar will not be the Prime Minister if Pakatan Rakyat wins the GE. Why not? If Karpal Singh himself declared that he has the proof that DS Anwar commit sodomy, should not the proof being used to bring DS Anwar down, or even controlling DS Anwar?
So, who will be the leader to lead? PKR, DAP or PAS?
With no clear leader and no clear plans, the most obvious plan that I cannot help but to only see Pakatan Rakyat trying to unite the Malaysians to serve their own purpose with no clear plans on how to serve in the best interest of Malaysians as a whole.
Riots, protest is their way.. and who joined is deemed as Malaysians are united going against current government… is it acceptable??
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