Four things to make Hari Raya
on the nationís 50th Merdeka anniversary most meaningful
Raya Message by Lim Kit Siang
(Parliament, Friday) :
Hari Raya this year
coincides with the nationís 50th Merdeka anniversary.
Celebrating this yearís Hari Raya on the occasion of the nationís 50th
Merdeka anniversary will be most meaningful if there is a national
resolution and government political will to achieve four things:
low-crime Malaysia where everyone, whether citizen, tourist or investor
can feel safe again in the streets, public places and the privacy of the
homes and where the fundamental rights to be free from crime and fear of
crime are not just empty and meaningful words.
Zero tolerance for corruption, abuses of power and financial scandals.
Restore national and international confidence in a truly independent
judiciary and a just rule of law, which will go a long way to enhance
Malaysiaís international competitiveness which has suffered considerable
erosion in recent years; and
Malaysian national consciousness and identity transcending racial,
religious or political differences.