KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 30  — All citizens must uphold the trust to maintain the independence, sovereignty and peace of Malaysia, said Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

Muhyiddin said as stated by the first Prime Minister, the late Tunku Abdul Rahman, in the proclamation of independence in 1957, the country should remain independent and sovereign, and all its people be peaceful and prosperous forever.

“This is the trust that must be upheld by me and all of you. We must maintain the independence of our country. We must defend the sovereignty of our country.

“We must preserve the peace of our country. We must uphold justice and preserve the freedom of the people. We must ensure that all citizens of this beloved country are prosperous and peaceful forever,” he said in his 63rd National Day message aired on RTM platforms, Bernama TV, TV3 and Astro Awani tonight.

The prime minister said although Malaysia had achieved success and progress, as an independent and sovereign country with strong racial unity, there were still challenges to be faced especially in the effort to become a developed country.


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