KOTA KINABALU: The significant union of the Peninsula, Sabah and Sarawak is the binding force that has shaped the Malaysian nation, Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah said.
In this regard, His Majesty invited all Malaysians to work together to defend this union and put all differences aside, in addition to appreciating the history of Malaysia’s independence and formation for the sake of a glorious future.
His Majesty went on to cite the Malay proverbs ‘bagaikan aur dengan tebing’ and ‘serumpun laksana serai’ to describe how all the regions, in unison, complemented one another.
Al-Sultan Abdullah said this at a dinner hosted by the Sabah government in conjunction with the ‘Kembara Kenali Borneo’ tour at the Sabah International Convention Centre (SICC) here tonight.
Also gracing the event was the Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah.
Among those in attendance were the Yang Dipertua of Sabah Tun Juhar Mahiruddin, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof, Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor and Sabah State Assembly Speaker Datuk Seri Kadzim Haji M Yahya. – Bernama