PETALING JAYA: Opportunities are abundant for Malaysians of all races to achieve success in the country, and what is needed are planning, hard work and discipline, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said.
“Although the Government is not able to ensure the success of each individual, it is the Government’s responsibility to provide the best ecosystem to optimise every potential.
“I would like to call upon the Chinese community to continue working together for a better future for families and our children,” he said Wednesday in his Chinese New Year message.
Najib expressed his gratitude that as a result of the hard work of all, Malaysia continued to be on the right track to achieve its national vision to become a high-income developed nation.
“This momentum should be pushed further. We must continue to work hard to achieve new success,” he said.
Najib also hoped Malaysians of all races would continue with the tradition of visiting open houses hosted by their Chinese friends.
“May this open-house tradition and the visits continue to be the tie that binds the hearts of all of us in the spirit of 1Malaysia.
“I wish all Malaysians of the Chinese community a Happy New Year. May the Year of Rabbit bring peace, health and prosperity to all,” he said.
Meanwhile, Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin called on Malaysians, including the Chinese community, to take on efforts to maintain the country’s economic prosperity and political stability.
He said Malaysians from all races and religions should come together to celebrate the festive occassion in the true spirit of muhibbah and friendship.
“We should take the holidays as an opportunity to visit our Chinese friends and attend open houses held in conjunction with the Chinese New Year.
“It is my hope that the practice of visiting our friends and acquaintances during festivities brings us closer together and strengthens unity,” he said in his Chinese New Year message.
“To all the Chinese in Malaysia, I wish you Gong Xi Fa Cai. May the Year of the Rabbit bring long-lasting prosperity to us all,” he said.
Source : The Star