The Malaysian King, Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah said Malaysians should stand tall as a nation and put aside differences to create lasting unity and togetherness.
His Majesty said to create such an atmosphere, the people and leaders at all levels should not just dream of achieving success and do nothing, but should instead make concerted efforts to break down elements that hinder unity.
His Majesty said that Malaysians already had a strong foundation and spirit of unity that only needed to be nurtured so that it could serve as a force to withstand all obstacles.
Sultan Abdullah said this in his royal address in conjunction with his official birthday celebrations which is celebrated on Monday (Sept 9).
In the live telecast of the broadcast, the King said, “The fact is that it is not an easy task to manage the divisions and differences that exist in a country. This is due to the fact that every single thing will tend to be viewed and interpreted from different angles,” the king said.
He said he travelled to every corner of the country to stay close to all Malaysians regardless of differences.
“Through this approach, I learn that every single Malaysian has a role in contributing to the development of a sovereign and independent nation.
“In fact, the most important thing I learn is that every Malaysian truly loves this blessed country,” said Sultan Abdullah.
He also invited leaders from all walks of life to put aside the differences to serve the people in efforts to establish a harmonious and united society.
“Insha Allah, I and the Raja Permaisuri Agong (Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah) will continue to inspire and reach out to the people regardless of their rank, degree, lineage and races (sic) in achieving a unified vision that is a crucial ingredient in shaping civilised society,” said His Majesty in the message published by Bernama, the national news agency.
Sultan Abdullah also called on all Malaysians to continue to uphold the constitutional monarchy, the parliamentary democracy system and to adhere to the principles of the Rukun Negara.
He expressed his gratitude for the congratulatory wishes and prayers he received in conjunction with his official birthday.
“I believe, the support and kind thoughts received from the people and various parties, show that the practice of the constitutional monarchy has a very significant role for the people and the nation.”
“I and the Raja Permaisuri Agong would like to thank all Malaysians who have always welcomed our visits with open hearts and minds.
“I and the Raja Permaisuri Agong will pray for all Malaysians and our beloved country to remain safe and prosperous and under the protection of Allah Subhanahu Wataala,” Al-Sultan Abdullah said. -/TISG