Thursday, September 9, 2010

马华总会长拿督斯里蔡细历医生开斋节贺词(9-9-2010)


消除偏见,迈步向前

我谨代表马华公会,祝贺全国人民开斋节快乐。

经过神圣斋戒月之后,是时候让全马人民一起与我们的穆斯林同胞迎接这欢乐的节日。在此,我们看到了各族人民,不论是同事、朋友或邻居之间,一起分享他们的快乐与欢笑,充分体现了一个马来西亚的精神。

这情景不应仅仅是在各族节日庆典时才体现,我们必须把这种情谊深植于文化之中,并在每日的生活中实践。如果我们能够在这期间建立良好的关系,这将有助我们互相了解及建立信念。

让我们在一个大家庭内,通过共同的欢乐、生活及工作,展现我国多元化的优势。让我们原谅和包容彼此的过失,并透过互相学习来巩固我们的优势。

如果人民可以消除偏见和误解,把各族的力量凝聚起来,我们的国家将继续壮大。

如果我们继续受部分极端宗教言论的影响,而导致人民之间互相仇恨及猜疑,我们的国家将无法强大将。马来西亚要向前迈进,我们不要种族主义,更不容嫉妒及偏狭的宗教极端言论。所以,人民切勿随之起舞。

当我们普天同庆之时,让我们通过认知自身的成就、弱点与优点,以得到各族的谅解。除了出席传统的开放门户,这也是一个增进理解及加强各族的信任的机会。

谨此祝贺:开斋节快乐!

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Hari Raya message from MCA President Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek

On behalf of the MCA, I would like to extend our warm wishes to all Malaysians celebrating Hari Raya Aidilfitri.

After a month of fasting and abstinence during the holy Ramadan period, it is time for Malaysians to come together to join their fellow Muslim friends and neighbours to usher in the festivity.

We see the coming together of all Malaysians as colleagues, friends and families, and sharing food on the same table, having fun and laughter. This is a clear manifestation of what 1Malaysia is all about.

Such a scenario should not be short lived and only enliven during festivities.

We should make it a culture that every day should be as such and not only during each festivity. If we can foster such rapport during this time of period, there is no stopping us from continuing with such a philosophy and understanding.

Let us draw strengths from our diversity to see things as one and to play, eat and work as one family. Let us not see faults in each other but identify strengths for us to consolidate and learn from each other.

The cohesiveness of the people to be able to bond together as a family unit would be the envy of many nations which are trying to come to terms with oppression and internal strives.

Let us not become a duplicate of these weaker nations if we allow ourselves to be entrapped by the religious bigotry of hatred or suspicion.

Racism, jealousy and religious bigotry has no place for a nation like Malaysia that is fast progressing. Let us not place a spanner in between the spinning wheel.

While we rejoice, it is also time to reflect on our achievements, weaknesses and strengths to better understand our pursuits.

Other than the joy of attending the traditional open houses, it is also the time to end the prejudices against anyone and to repair and build bridges of understanding, co-operation, mutual trust and enhancing the catalyst of strength for the nation.

SELAMAT HARI RAYA

Datuk Seri Dr. Chua Soi Lek

MCA President

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