Message by Lim Guan Eng in Petaling Jaya on Monday, 19th May 2008:
goodwill is key to a united and fair nation that shares in our people’s
blessings and troubles
all Buddhists a Happy Wesak Day to commemorate Lord Buddha's message of
peace, love and understanding. On this auspicious day, we should not
forget the poor and unfortunate both in and outside Malaysia.
our sincere prayers for the victims of cyclone Nargis in Myanmar and
earthquake in Sichuan in China.
In our quest
for religious harmony in Malaysia, we hope mutual respect will be on
everyone's heart. Lord Buddha talked of the need to control our emotions
and desires so that we can have a balanced approach to life to achieve
peace of heart.
We must avoid
the temptation of getting emotional over issues that could be resolved
amicably. We should sit down and hold dialogues instead of hurling
accusations and abuses. The new Malaysia, after the people's verdict and
political tsunami on March 8, will be an even better nation of caring
and loving people if we can live and work together as a family.
goodwill is the key to a united and fair nation that shares in our
people’s blessings and troubles. For this reason we must continue to
have civilisational dialogues to promote goodwill amongst religions to
enhance religious tolerance, understanding and respect among people of
different races and religions. Promoting religious goodwill will lead to
a fair and non-discriminatory society based on tolerance and mutual
Penang is a
CAT government centered on Competency, Accountability and Transparency.
We believe that a CAT government can ensure fairness to all regardless
of race, religion, gender and political beliefs as well as allow us to
“choose the best so that we can be on top of the rest!”
Lim Guan Eng, DAP
Secretary-General & MP for Bagan & ADUN for Air Puteh