DPM wants Chinese to play greater role in country’s development
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 — Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin tonight called on the Chinese community to play a greater role in helping the government to develop the country.
The Deputy Prime Minister said every community in the country has a role in determining the country’s future.
“We aim to be successful in building a developed country in every aspect according to our own way and become recognised by the international community. Our success is based on the diversity of talents, skills and potential of everybody in contributing to every aspect of the nation’s development.
“Therefore, all races that have the patriotic spirit should not be excluded in contributing because each citizen has a role and responsibility,” he said when launching the 1 Malaysia Lantern Festival at Wisma MCA here.
Muhyiddin (picture) praised the Chinese community for its role in developing the country’s economy.
“As citizens who love the country, we all need to play a role in contributing to the development of our country. In this context, we highly appreciate the contribution and role of our Chinese partners in developing the economy through business and retail activities. Therefore, anyone wishing to succeed in business should take the example and emulate the way of our Chinese partners,” he said.
He was confident the Chinese community would help the government to achieve the National Key Result Areas (NKRA) and steer the country to become a high-income nation.
“(We are confident) that our Chinese partners will not hesitate to help anyone who has the talent and potential to progress. In a larger context, we are confident that our Chinese partners are willing and sincere to help the government's efforts to achieve a NKRA that enhance the standard of living of low-income people,” he said.
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