KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak recalled with much appreciation that his busy father found time to reply his letters.
“When I was at boarding school, in those days there were no cellphones, certainly no Internet. The only communication was through the aerogramme letters that I used to write home.
“I was amazed that even though he was the prime minister and so busy, if I were to write I would get a reply within a week or 10 days, without fail. It was something that I appreciated,” he said.
“To me that is a sense of loyalty in the sense that you show your appreciation, you show that you value someone by doing that,” he said in a Father’s Day message posted on his www.1malaysia.com.my blog.
Najib urged Malaysians who are fathers to continue trail-blazing paths that their children may follow.
“A father’s active and positive participation in a child’s life will increase the likelihood of his or her development into a valuable adult.
“It is not about lavishing gifts and material wealth. Rather, it is about equipping the child with the right tools, values and upbringing to manage their well-being after they leave the comfort of the parents’ care,” he said.
Source : Bernama