The Selangor ruler Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah today reminded Malaysians not to easily believe fake and slanderous news on the social media that can jeopardise the country's peace and security.
He said every citizen should have a responsibility to avoid any form of conflict and disunity arising from negative elements of some parties, aimed at destroying the nation’s unity that has been built over the years.
“Practice tolerance and strive to understand each other, and at the same time, celebrate the differences in customs, culture, and religion so we can continue to live in an atmosphere of independence in the real meaning of the word.
“I pray that Malaysians are always blessed with lasting peace and prosperity,” he said on his official Facebook page Selangor Royal Office in conjunction with the 62nd National Day celebrations today.
Sultan Sharafuddin also hoped the National Day celebrations on Aug 31 every year will continue to inculcate patriotism and love as well as compassion for the country in the people’s hearts and minds.
He said that patriotism should be expressed in the form of strong unity and harmony to maintain the country’s economic prosperity and well-being of the people.
“Praise to Allah, Malaysia today celebrates its 62nd National Day in a harmonious and peaceful atmosphere,” he added.
Sultan Sharafuddin said that he and his consort Tengku Permaisuri Norashikin wish all Malaysians a Happy National Day.