Posted on December 25, 2012


Christmas Greeting
December 24th, 2012 by Anwar Ibrahim

Merry Christmas to all Christians in Malaysia!

May this festive season bring peace, joy and hope to all Malaysians.

As Christmas is the time to gather with family and with the people we love and cherish, let us give thanks to what we have and remember the less fortunate and those in need of shelter and the simple things we take for granted.

The Christian community is a vital part of our multi-cultural and multi-religious society. The relationship between the state and the Christian community should be warm and built on trust, and the fundamental liberties of all Christians as guaranteed by the constitution must be protected and upheld. This is essential for Malaysia to move forward as a nation united for peace and prosperity. A nation divided cannot achieve greatness.

So, on this auspicious occasion, may I reiterate that the happiness, security and prosperity of all Malaysians must remain the cornerstone of our nation’s strength and resilience to face the challenges ahead. Let us remain united under the banner of peace, freedom, reform and justice for all.

Let us be committed to a Malaysia of equal partnership and a common goal. My colleagues in Pakatan Rakyat and I have worked hard over the years to reaffirm our commitment to a Malaysia for all Malaysians. In that spirit we would like to wish again a Merry Christmas to all our Christian brothers and sisters across the country.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!



Kuala Lumpur

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