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PENGUNJUNG SETIA

03 Ogos 2009

1MALAYSIA CONCEPT STRATEGICALLY IMPORTANT FOR NATION, SAYS PM

MUAR Aug 2 - Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the 1Malaysia concept needed to be seen as strategically important for the nation especially in expanding relations with emerging new world economic centres like China and India.

According to the Prime Minister, the 1Malaysia concept could be looked at from various dimensions, among them national unity and the nation’s strategic interests.

``Through the 1Malaysia concpet, foreign countries can see Malaysia as one which is multi-ethnic. They can identify with Malaysia’s pluarity through 1Malaysia,’’ he told a press conference at Kompleks Seri Pekembar, Pagoh here today.

Najib, who is also UMNO president, said this after opening Pagoh UMNO’s annual delgates meeting which was also attended by Deputy Prime Minister and Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. Muhyiddin is also the division’s chief. - Bernama

SOURCE: UTUSAN ONLINE, 3 AUGUST 2009

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