49th Malaysia Day celebration in Bintulu tonight
This year’s Malaysia Day rally will be held in Bintulu on Sunday to commemorate the 49th anniversary of the formation of the country.
The Information, Communication and Culture Ministry (KPKK) unit, Sogeram, said the Malaysia Day rally would bring the event and commemoration closer to those who matter the rakyat in Sabah and Sarawak.
It is on this premise that the Prime Minister’s Department and the ministry, in collaboration with the Sarawak government, made the effort to have this occasion in Bintulu, Sogeram said.
“On Malaysia Day, we need to ask ourselves how far we have come since the day our fathers and forefathers decided through democratic means to become a larger part of an independent Malaysia in 1963.
“Many of them are no more but their spirit remains for a better Malaysia that we see now. Hence, as Malaysians who hold strongly to high moral values within our various beliefs and culture, we must ensure that we do not fail them,” it said.
It said in a statement here yesterday that despite its geographical differences, Malaysians around the country had found a connection.
“We have firmed up on a common ground to live as a much grateful people of an emancipated land that is Malaysia,” it said.
“Various forms of change under 1Malaysia as introduced by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak address every weakness and fill up virtually every gap that contributes to the betterment of live for all Malaysians,” it said.
Malaysia, Sogeram added, was indeed on the right path with achievable ideals and targets such as Vision 2020, Gagasan 1Malaysia, 10th Malaysia Plan, Government Transformation Programme and the National Key Results Area (NKRA).
“It is important to keep in mind that 1Malaysia is even more relevant in the light of this Malaysia Day where it will continue to push all of us to greater heights through the acceptance of our differences as a reality of life as Malaysians.” -Star