The celebration of Wesak in 2018 is historic as it comes on the back of an unprecedented demand by Malaysians for change.
Wesak marks the celebration to honour the Gautama Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and liberation via Nirvana.
In Malaysia, Wesak is a treasured symbol of our multi-cultural and multi-religious society, as Buddhists commemorate this occasion with peaceful celebrations and charitable deeds for the less fortunate among us.
Wesak’s spirit of birth and enlightenment coincides with the birth of a New Malaysia, a feat made possible through the enlightenment of Malaysians striving for justice to be upheld.
Malaysia’s New Beginning highlights the importance of service and justice to all, the importance of good governance, and placing the importance of people above all else.
In the spirit of new beginnings, I have decided to take on responsibilities at the Federal level as we need to save our country.
It will be tough, but together, I am confident we can provide a new direction for our country.
To Buddhists in Selangor and throughout Malaysia, I extend my warmest wishes to you on a Wesak Day filled with joy and thanksgiving.
Happy Wesak Day!
Dato’ Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali
Minister of Economic Affairs
Menteri Besar Selangor