Emphasis on people’s wellbeing justifies Malaysia’s status as exemplary Islamic country

KUANTAN, Harmonious relations and the emphasis given to the wellbeing of all races and religions in the country had become the added value in justifying Malaysia’s status as an exemplary model of an Islamic country, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.

She 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’ which promotes Islam as a religion of peace, tolerance and love, as well as the concept of ‘maqasid syariah’ to ensure a fair governance system.

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.

Meanwhile, Dr 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 Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusuf Rawa.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)