Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad prayed that the new year of 2019 would give greater meaning and encourage all Malaysians to create greater success stories.
He said Malaysians as a whole had gone through a very challenging year of 2018.
“It is hoped that all the resolutions made early this year have been successfully achieved.
“I pray that all our successes and failures will also serve as a lesson to us.
"May the new year give greater meaning to all of us and encourage us to strive for greater success,” he said in a short video clip posted on his Twitter page.
In a minute-long video clip, Mahathir, and on behalf of his wife, Dr Siti Hasmah Mod Ali, also wished Happy New Year to all Malaysians.