21 September 2010

Pesta Raya Tanglung 1 Malaysia (1)

I attached my speech for Pesta Raya Tanglung 1 Malaysia in "My Views", to share my thought and message with my friends who were not able to make it to Sunway Pyramid Blue Atrium on 18-09-2010. I would also take this opportunity to say "Zhong Qiu Jie Kuai Le" (中秋节快乐)。

"Pertama sekali, saya ingin mengucapkan terima kasih kepada semua penghuni dari Kawasan Parlimen Kelana Jaya, juga kawan-kawan dari tempat dekat dan jauh, yang datang ke Sunway Pyramid malam ini. Tonight, your presence has made it a special Night, a night that we were able to celebrate Hari Raya Aidil Fitri, Hari Malaysia and Mid-autumn festival which all fall in this month of September.

I was told by someone that Hari Raya Aidil Fitri is religious based & Mid-autumn Festival is traditional based, I should not put them together. But in Malaysia, is the spirit of acceptance & spirit of joy & love, that bind all of us together. Both celebrated with lights that shined & showed the way of Muhibah. We can have moon cakes with ketupat, pelita with Tanglung, Bendera Malaysia dan Tanglung 1 Malaysia, Silat dan Wushu, Dragon dance dan Kompang. The list can go on, after all, we were together for hundreds of years. Yes, Orang Melayu atau Orang Tionghua, Orang India, Kadazan, Dayak dan kaum-kaum lain di Malaysia, We the Malaysians, celebrate all festivals together. Syabas dan Taniah !

What we have seen here tonight, we should not take it for granted, it is the continuous efforts of our forefathers and the present national leadership, that we have this beautiful place called“Malaysia”. Our forefathers landed in this land hundreds of years ago, they sweat and bled and had worked hard for this land. We are not going to trade off “Malaysia”, Malaysia is for everyone, & every one is responsible to protect Malaysia from the extremists, from the unscrupulous politicians.
We will not be able to organize tonight Pesta Raya Tanglung 1 Malaysia, in this world class magnificent place without the supports of Mr. HC Chan, Mr. Kevin Tan and the Sunway Pyramid team, not forgetting Puan Sri Susan Cheah who is a dear friend to me. We wish to have your continuous supports in years to come. I also want to recognise the efforts of the organizing committee, under the able leadership of William Cha & Lim Kok Sai. The committee has worked for many weeks, to make tonight a memorable event, please join me to say “Thank you”.

Di sini, Saya ingin mengambil kesempatan mengucapkan ribuan terima kasih di atas kehadiran Timbalan Menteri dari Kementerian Pembanguanan Wanita, Keluarga & Masyarakat YB Senator Heng Saei Kei. Though you were not able to be with us last year, you have supported our event; it is not too late for me on behalf of MCA Kelana Jaya to say “Thank you very much”, and another big “Thank you” for your presence tonight to grace the event.


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