SANDAKAN: The people of Sabah must preserve peace, unity, religious tolerance, and political stability in the state.
“Malaysia is an exemplary nation that practice religious tolerance and harmony despite having various ethnics and cultures,” said the state Deputy Minister of Local Government and Housing, Datuk Zakaria Haji Mohd Edris.
“With religious tension and chaos caused by political difference in other part of the world, we need to show that our country is a model where various races can live together in peace, harmony, and practice religious tolerance,” he said during the Raya Open House that was also attended by Libaran MP, Datuk Juslie Ajirol, at Kg. Sungai Tiram Cultural Centre.
Zakaria also said the celebration of Hari Raya helps in improving ties, understanding, and unity among the communities.
Strong unity among the country’s various communities will safeguard development progress, he said, adding that cross-cultural interaction is a huge boon for harmony. – SayangSabah