Thursday, November 4, 2010

蔡细历:建设团结多元社会,大马要成为中庸模范国

Deepavali message by MCA President Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek

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The MCA wishes all Malaysians of the Hindu faith a Happy Deepavali. It is a celebration not for Hindus alone but for all Malaysians to rejoice this meaningful day as one.

It is the time of the year again when we are greeted by beautiful lights sparkling from the homes of Malaysians of the Hindu faith.

The kaleidoscope of colours illuminating from each home represents the diversity of Malaysia and the religious tolerance which we enjoyed.

As we celebrate this auspicious festival, we must also appreciate the peace and racial harmony prevailing in the country which allows us to enjoy the celebrations without any hindrance.

Without religious tolerance, Malaysia would not have reached thus far as a nation that has achieved so much.

In line with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s call for a Global Movement of Moderates (GMM), Malaysians should showcase to the world that we can be an exemplary and model nation against extremism.

We should pursue the path of moderation for sustainable growth, impartiality, equality and reject conflicts and discard the culture of hate and jealousy.

We need to amplify the voices of logic, reasoning and moderation. Malaysia should not allow a few with narrow thoughts to dictate or challenge the ideals of other right thinking Malaysians.

Malaysia is blessed with the diversity of race, cultures, traditions and festivities which makes it a colourful country blessed with the sights, sounds and voices of pluralism.

No voice, whether they are from the Malays, Chinese or Hindus, is less significant than the other. We all have equal voices and no one should be less important than the other.

We have always witnessed the coming together of all Malaysians at the venues of the various festivities. This is a manifestation of our strength that has evolved into an excellent recipe of tolerance, acceptance and co-existence.

The 1Malaysia concept should be given support as it personifies a culture of unity and cohesiveness.

As Malaysians, we should also be reminded that we must stay intact together to strive for the betterment of the country and jointly help grow the economic pie, instead of squabbling over the size of the slice.

HAPPY DEEPAVALI


马华总会长拿督斯里蔡细历医生屠妖节献词(4/10/2010

蔡细历:建设团结多元社会,大马要成为中庸模范国

马华祝贺全马的兴都教徒屠妖节快乐。对马来西亚来说,屠妖节不仅仅属于兴都教徒,而是全体大马子民共同欢庆的日子。

在这一天,在每户兴都教人家里点燃的灿烂灯光,再次伴随我们迎接佳节。这些光彩,象征了我们一直所享有的,马来西亚多元文化与宗教之间的相互谅解。

在庆祝这个吉祥节日的当下,我们亦必须了解到,唯有在推崇和平与宗教宽容的国家,才能让我们得以在不受任何干扰的情况下,享受佳节的欢乐。在没有宗教宽容的精神下,马来西亚将不可能取得现有的非凡成就。

为响应首相拿督斯里纳吉号召的“全球中庸运动”(Global Movement of Moderates),马来西亚人民必须向全世界展示,我们是一个有能力抗衡极端主义的模范国家。

我们应该在中庸途径下追求可持续性发展、公平与公正,以及拒绝任何冲突和仇恨文化。我们需要强化逻辑、理性和中庸的声音,马来西亚绝不能允许少数思想狭隘的狂热分子,主宰其他拥有正面思想的人民的权利。

马来西亚得天独厚之处,在于我们多元族群、文化与节庆的特征,我们是一个拥有多元景象与声音,丰富多彩的国家。所有族群的心声,无论是马来人,华人或印度人,都是同等重要的。各族群都拥有平等的发言空间,没有任何一个族群比另一个族群重要。

一直以来,大马子民共同欢庆各族的庆典活动,这是我国体现宽容、互相接纳与社会和谐的象征。因此,我们必须支持一个马来西亚理念,因为它提倡的是团结与凝聚。

身为大马人,我们必须时刻警惕与保持团结,为建设更美好的国家而共同努力,携手推动经济的发展,而不是为了各自所分得的份额而相互争吵。如果国家陷入经济危机或不稳定的状态,没有人会得到任何好处。

最后,我呼吁那些回乡的游子们小心驾驶。请将欢乐的笑容带回家,因为你的家人在等待着。

谨祝:屠妖节快乐!


1 comment:

anonymous said...

U wrote:
"Malaysia is blessed with the diversity of race, cultures, traditions and festivities which makes it a colourful country blessed with the sights, sounds and voices of pluralism."

UMNO would rather have one race with one religion. Isn't that their 1Malayisa is all about?

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