KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has conveyed a note of hope and reconciliation in his Good Friday and Easter 2014 message.
He noted that the journey of Malaysian Christians and the Catholic community together with the government had brought about many positive changes in the country.
In the message posted on his Facebook account, Najib also acknowledged the Christian and Catholic community’s contribution to the Malaysian society.
“As Malaysian Christians and the Catholic community observe this holy time in the Roman calendar, let us remember that Easter for our Christian and Catholic brothers and sisters brings about a message of hope and reconciliation.
“In this respect, let us take a moment to send our thoughts and prayers to all those on aboard Flight MH370 and their families,” he said.
The prime minister noted that even as the country was going through trying times, he strongly believed that unity in diversity, coupled with perseverance was Malaysia’s source of strength in times of need.
The Malaysia Airlines’ Boeing 777 with 239 people aboard vanished from radar screens about an hour into its Kuala Lumpur-to-Beijing flight on March 8.
The search for the missing plane is currently underway in the southern Indian Ocean, in waters off Perth, Australia.
Najib also mentioned that in the spirit of 1Malaysia, the government had last Christmas announced that it would ensure any Malaysian Christian or Catholic wishing to travel to Jerusalem for a pilgrimage would be able to do so.
“In continuing this message of hope and reconciliation, I sincerely call upon all Malaysians to join me as we strive to make Malaysia a better nation for all,” he said.
He concluded the message by wishing all Malaysian Christians and Catholics a wonderful Easter. — Bernama