Source: The New Straits Times
The people should organise more interfaith activities before Merdeka Day every year to strengthen national unity, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said yesterday.
The prime minister said they could also cement solidarity between leaders of the various communities and the people.
"We should all be grateful to God that we are living in a safe and peaceful country where everyone is given the freedom and opportunity to practise their own religions.
"We are living in a country that provides us with opportunities to broaden our careers and where our children can grow up without having to fear for their future."
He was speaking at a muhibbah gathering attended by more than 300 leaders of various communities at the Seri Endon Puspanitapuri hall.