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DPM: Harmony between races and religions makes us an exemplary Islamic country

Bernama  |  Published:  |  Modified:

Harmonious relations and the wellbeing of all races and religions in the country has cemented Malaysia’s status as an exemplary Islamic country, said Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.

The deputy prime minister said those were the unique features of Malaysia, in which all quarters were well taken care of, in line with Islamic teachings.

Dr Wan Azizah said the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government had been practising the concept of Rahmatan lil alamin (Mercy to all creations) which promotes Islam as a religion of peace, tolerance and love.

“The government wants to administer the country in a good and proper manner, but it needs cooperation from the people. We cannot be too obsessed or provocative in our preach.

“It needs to be done wisely as we are a multi-racial society with Malay, Chinese, Indian, and other ethnicities in Sabah and Sarawak living together. Do not cause racial or religious hatred or disputes and do not envy each other,” she said when opening the Rahmah Carnival at Taman Sri Belat here today.

Also present was Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Fuziah Salleh.

Wan Azizah said the organising of the carnival was an initiative to introduce the concept of peace as promoted in Islam, in a bid to strengthen the ties among the people.

She said the carnival, which is the first in its series in Pahang, was one of the 42 Rahmah programmes lined up for implementation nationwide this year, including in Penang next month.

The Rahmah programme was launched on March 24 by the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Mujahid Yusuf Rawa.

- Bernama

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