DPM: Value racial harmony

MUAR: Malaysians should be proud of the racial harmony in the country as it forms the foundation for stability and peace, which allows for greater economic development, said Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

“It is a blessing that we can sit together comfortably for a celebration. We would not be able to enjoy what we have today without respecting each other’s way of life,” he said during his speech at a Deepavali celebration in Pagoh yesterday.

He said that while many developed nations including those in Europe were facing an economic slowdown, Malaysia had managed to achieve economic growth of 4.5% last year.

He added that Malaysia has plenty of job opportunities but many employers are forced to take in foreign workers.

“There are lots of jobs available and our issue now is our workers are choosy, preferring to work in offices than plantations or factories.

“Our income per capita is at US$10,000 (RM32,305) now and is expected to grow to US$15,000 (RM48,457) by 2020,” he said.

Muhyiddin added that people also get to enjoy good healthcare and education in the country.

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