KUALA LUMPUR, March 10 – The Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah has urged all quarters to refrain from resorting to provocative statements or actions and touching the sensitivities of any parties. He said stern action should be taken against those who tried to spread the ideals and actions aimed at destroying the country’s values and supremacy of the constitution.
“All parties should be aware of the importance of unity by going back to the fundamentals of the country’s establishment as aspired by the founding fathers.Suffice to say, when unity is destroyed, the country will be ruined. Hence, we must strengthen unity by fostering mutual respect and moderation in life,” said when opening the first meeting of the second session of the 13 Parliament here Monday.
Tuanku Abdul Halim said advancements in technology without borders should be used responsibly to uphold human civilisation, not destroy it. A country will develop rapidly when businesses and the administration adhered to the principles of moral, ethics and integrity,” he said.
On convoluted thinking among the ummah (Islamic community) and threat to their faith due to the spread of pluralism and deviant teachings, he said the authorities should deal with the problem in accordance with the Sunnah Wal Jamaah teachings to prevent disunity among Muslims.
Describing the younger generation as the mirror image of the country’s future, he said efforts should be made to involve youths in development strides through inclusive and comprehensive approaches such as youth for youth, leadership, skills, entrepreneurship and volunteerism programmes.
“Youths should also be instilled with the spirit of patriotism and love for the country, ” he said. His Majesty said the people, particularly youths should use all avenues and opportunities wisely and join forces to propel the country into a developed, high-wage, peaceful and prosperous nation.
“All challenges and obstacles can be overcome. I’m confident that with support of all quarters, the government, under the prime minister, and the administration can deliver what had been set out,” he said. The King also called on efforts to combat crime, including through improvements in the law and enforcement efficiency, to be further enhanced.
“I would like to express my appreciation and thanks to the civil service, the Malaysian Armed Forces, the Royal Malaysian Police and others who have contributed to peace, development and prosperity of the country, and the welfare of the people,” he said.