Strengthen Ties this Deepavali

October 16, 2017 at 4:25 pm

18 OCTOBER 2017

Deepavali Message

Liow: Strengthen Ties this Deepavali

Wishing all Malaysians a delightful and joyous Deepavali.

As families and friends gather to celebrate this Festival of Lights, let us enjoy this special occasion to strengthen and renew bonds with our loved ones. Indeed, this is an opportune time for Malaysians from all walks of life, regardless of race, colour and creed, to unite as one Rakyat and uphold our rich multicultural heritage.

My fellow Malaysians, our nation is truly blessed that we can enjoy a myriad of festivals and colourful traditions in harmony. The solid fundamentals of our forefathers which are rooted in tolerance and acceptance have certainly nurtured a spirit of inclusiveness and moderation. This in turn ensures that our country continues to progress and achieve greater heights.

As we celebrate the victory of light over darkness this Deepavali, let us be reminded on the importance of embracing peace and unity for a better nation. In the same vein, it is imperative that we continue to stand strong against discordant voices and divisive forces that attempt to tear at the fabric of our unity.

During this festive season, I would also like to remind all who are travelling to prioritise your safety and to drive carefully. Remember to rest if you are feeling tired, stay alert and take the proper precautions for a safe journey.