Deputy PM and cabinet ministers extend Wesak Day greetings

Deputy Prime Minister Fadillah Yusof and cabinet ministers extended Wesak Day greetings to all Buddhists in Malaysia.

In a Facebook post, Fadillah expressed hope that the celebration would unite Malaysians in peace and harmony, fostering unity across religious beliefs.

“May this auspicious occasion unite Malaysians in peace and harmony, celebrating our diversity and embracing unity regardless of religious differences. 

“Let’s spread compassion and kindness wherever we go,” Fadillah said in a Facebook post. 

Communications Minister Fahmi Fadzil wished a Happy Wesak Day to all Buddhists in Malaysia. 

“May it bring peace, harmony, and prosperity to all who celebrate it,” he said. 

He emphasized that different ethnicities and religions brought people together and made Malaysia’s society stronger and more united.

“The diversity of ethnicity and religion is a unique bond that strengthens unity among the multicultural society in this country.

“Let us all cherish the harmony we have achieved,” Fahmi also said via Facebook. 

Deputy Communications Minister Teo Nie Ching also conveyed her Wesak Day wishes to celebrants, wishing for peace and prosperity for all.

“To all Buddhist friends, I wish you a Happy Wesak Day. May this celebration bring peace and prosperity to all,” she said in a Facebook post. 

On X, National Unity Minister Datuk Aaron Ago Dagang highlighted the alignment between Buddhism’s core teachings and the philosophy of simplicity embraced by Malaysia Madani.

“The primary teachings of Buddhism align with the philosophy of simplicity embodied in Malaysia Madani,” he said.

Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz extended his heartfelt Wesak Day wishes to all Buddhists in #MalaysiaMadani, hoping for joy and prosperity in this year’s celebrations.

Deputy Minister Datuk R. Ramanan Ramakrishnan hoped that this Wesak Day celebration would raise community awareness, encouraging cooperation to bolster racial and religious harmony through the promotion of love, peace, and unity.

“Happy Wesak Day to all Buddhist followers in Malaysia!

“The cultural diversity in our beloved Malaysia has successfully strengthened unity and tolerance among all communities.

“May this celebration bring peace and happiness to all who observed it,” he said. 

Minister Datuk Seri Mohamad Sabu highlighted that today’s Malaysia was a testament to the collaborative efforts of diverse races, religions, and cultures, fostering harmony through mutual assistance and respect.

“Our diversity is our strength, making Malaysia a unique nation. The intimacy and harmony we’ve long enjoyed must be upheld and preserved by all layers of society.

“I extend my warm Wesak Day wishes to all Buddhist friends in Malaysia. May it be celebrated with peace and harmony,” he said on social media.

Today, Buddhists across the country observed Wesak Day, commemorating the birth, enlightenment, and passing of the religion’s founder, Siddharta Gautama. 

In Malaysia, it was a public holiday, marked by devotees gathering at temples to sing hymns and carry symbols of Buddhist icons in a procession symbolizing purity and enlightenment.

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