Appreciate peace, security and prosperity of nation, says King

The Yang di-Pertuan Agong says Hari Raya should be celebrated with joy by all Malaysians.

KUALA LUMPUR: The Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, tonight reminded the people to appreciate the peace, security and prosperity prevailing in the country.

He called on them to foster the spirit of unity and keep away from matters which can threaten the prosperity of the nation.

In his Aidilfitri message aired over TV1, Sultan Abdullah said the occasion should be celebrated with joy by all Malaysians.

“I feel the culture of celebrating major religious festivals and the practice of visiting one another can serve as a strong bridge of solidarity for us in Malaysia,” he said.

The King hoped that the prayers during the past month would have nurtured Muslims to be more devout.

He called on the people not to forget the sacrifices and services of those who have left behind a peaceful and prosperous Malaysia for the benefit of the present and future generations.

He said he appreciated the sacrifices of those who have to be on duty during the festival, especially members of the Malaysian Armed Forces and Royal Malaysia Police.

He also took the opportunity to thank the people who expressed condolences on the demise of his father, Sultan Ahmad Shah Al-Musta’in Billah, on May 22.

Sultan Abdullah and the Raja Permaisuri Agong, Tunku Azizah Maimunah Iskandariah, extended their Hari Raya Aidilfitri greetings to all Malaysians celebrating the festival tomorrow.