Kuala Lumpur: The Holy Quran and Sunnah of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) are the guiding principles of the Malaysian nation and the government is committed to pave ways for these principles to penetrate in the society without hurdles.
These views were shared by the Malaysian Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak, when he was addressing the buka puasa gathering of 10,000 people at three-storey mosque, Masjid At-Taqwa, in Paroi. The mosque was built with worth of RM10 million.
The Malaysian Prime Minister said that the stance undertaken by the government is far better than the theories adopted by the western countries. The reason behind the success of the government is that it always consults to the Holy Quran and Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) in order to resolve the issues within the Malaysian society.
He said in his address, “Any basis of decisions and thinking would be based on five elements in the Maqasid al-Shariah (the intentions of the Shariah), which are the preservation of religion, mind, knowledge, offspring and civilizations.”
He pledged, “These elements would always be the stance and track for the government in its administration.”
He advised his nation that they should be careful about some groups fighting in the name of Islam and defaming the religion. Malaysians should be not be deceived by the intentions of these so-called Islamic groups.
Najib noted, “There is no way the religion (Islam) can be judged based only on the color of the flags. No matter how high one hoisted the flags, it would be pointless if there is no filling or content in the agenda.”
He highlighted, “The country recorded the best poverty abolishment plan among other Islamic countries worldwide.”
“This proves that the government does not come up with empty promises,” he added.
The Prime Minster continued, “Former prime ministers have contributed to the development of the country, and I will continue to do the honor as the present prime minister to the rakyat.”
He referred to the financial strengthening of Malaysia last year while saying that the country's revenue recorded a RM26 billion ($10.54 billion) increment in a year.
“From the revenue, the government was able to come up with the Bantuan Rakyat 1Malaysia (BR1M) to ease the burden of the people,” he said.
He added, “God willing, if there are extra funds in the future, the scheme will be continued for a second, third, and fourth round to alleviate the people's burden in light of the rising cost of living.”
Later, he delivered contribution of RM85,200 to 73 men and 210 women from hardcore poor families in the state.
Few other dignitaries of the country were also present at the occasion including prime minister’s wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, Information Communications and Culture Minister, Datuk Seri Dr. Rais Yatim, Works Minister Datuk Seri Shaziman Abu Mansor and Negri Sembilan Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan.