KUALA LUMPUR, June 21 (Bernama) — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has described Sarawak as a true reflection of the ‘unity through diversity’ culture that showed the 1Malaysia concept was accepted by the people.
“If what I had seen during my visit to Sarawak recently as an sign that the 1Malaysia concept was not only well received by the people but it was also a way of life.
“The people of Sarawak is an example of what I mean by ‘unity through diversity’ as they respect the culture and festival of each other ethnic group,” he said in his latest posting in his blog, www.1Malaysia.com.my.
“I look back at the solidarity that I could see during my two-day visit there.
“In fact, before I explained the values and elements of 1Malaysia, they had already long been adopted by the people of Sarawak, whether they live in towns which have already developed, in the traditional longhouses or villages which they inherited from their ancestors,” he said.
“At the same time, I think about the importance of ensuring that both the federal and state governments work together to continue efforts to develop all districts in Sarawak to achieve the objectives and aspirations, as had been discussed with the Sarawak Chief Minister,” he said.
He also expressed his regret that he did not have enough time to meet with all the State Assemblymen; but promised that appropriate action would be taken based on the discussion he had with Chief Minister Tan Sri Taib Mahmud.
Najib said the ‘1Malaysia’ concept was and would continue to be a dynamic process in national development.
He also disclosed that he would make several announcements on liberalisation at the end of the month and, subsequently, there would be more announcements on his 100th day as Prime Minister, specifically for the people and reflecting the concept “People First, Performance Now”.
Source : Bernama