As we usher in the Year of the Ox, I would like to wish Gōng Xǐ Fā Cái to the Chinese community with hope and prayers for success, happiness and prosperity.

The Ox is an auspicious zodiac bearing the positive traits of perseverance, strength, hard work, resilience and wealth. Therefore, let us celebrate this Chinese New Year with full determination and commitment to work harder and to persevere against the challenges of COVID-19 and the economic repercussions. Armed with this firm conviction, I am confident we will achieve success. Together, let us take inspiration from the values of the Year of the Ox to create new glory for Malaysia.

Although the Chinese New Year is a celebration of the Chinese community, Malaysians from other races and communities also celebrate it in the spirit of goodwill and harmony. Let us, therefore, go forward together in strength and unity to ensure speedy and sustainable economic recovery for a future that is bright and promising.

Xīn Nián Kuài Lè, Wan Shì Rú Yì, Gōng Xǐ Fā Cái!

Dato’ Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali

11 February 2021