PETALING JAYA, Feb 21 (Bernama) -- Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin
Yassin said the move to instill a deeper understanding on the importance of
respect for one another, although from different religions, should begin from
He said the country would be stronger when the people no longer see the
differences among them.
Muhyiddin, who is also Education Minister, said the move would enable
educationists, teachers, parents and students, to place greater importance on
avoiding the sensitivities of the other communities.
"On the other hand, we respect our diversity and accept it as a valuable
heritage which cannot be found in other countries," he said when launching the
school-level World Interfaith Harmony Week at SMK (P) Sri Aman, here today.
Also present were Minister in the Prime Minister''s Department Tan Sri Dr Koh
Tsu Koon, and Education Director-General Datuk Seri Abdul Ghafar Mahmud.
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Muhyiddin said various programmes and activities aimed at inculcating the
spirit of cooperation, as well as tolerance and acceptance for the diversity in
religion, culture and race, could be implemented at the school level.
He said the rapid progress achieved by the country today was a result of
cooperation among the people of various races, religions and culture who
accepted these differences as something special.
As citizens of Malaysia under the 1Malaysia concept, he said, they should be
grateful for the understanding and respect for one another that existed among
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