KUALA LUMPUR, May 12 (Bernama) — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has asked Malaysians to accord recognition to all groups of Generation X and Y mothers who, he says, have shown determination and put in hard work to balance career and family.
“Mother’s Day this year focuses on the role of young mothers, particularly those who are working. Happy Mother’s Day!” said Najib, who is acting Women, Family and Community Development Minister, on his Facebook account in conjunction with Mother’s Day Sunday.
In his Mother’s Day speech recorded in a hotel suite in Johor Baharu after attending a wedding reception, he said Generation X and Y comprised young people, who were fast-moving, good at planning strategies and skilful in using modern technologies.
Najib said they were a very important part of the society as they were the ones who would take the country towards Vision 2020.
“I hope the role of mothers, who represent Generation X and Y, are to balance the demands of career and family to enable them not only to pursue their own career but also to succeed as mother.
“Lastly, I would like to once again wish a Happy Mother’s Day. Let us hope, with the commitment of all mothers, Malaysia will grow stronger and become more successful. Happy Mother’s Day 2012,” he said.
Meanwhile, the prime minister’s wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, in her speech, hoped mothers would look after their children well and shower them with love to spur them to become useful and courteous citizens, and persons of high integrity when they grow up.
“To children, I would like to remind you to love your mother. Never forget their good deeds. Never put them in misery and hurt their feelings.
“Remember, the heaven is under your mother’s feet,” he said.
Source : Bernama