PENANG: May 12, 2008
The recent changes in the political landscape have reflected the maturing of society and stronger inter-racial bonding, said state PKR secretary Abdul Malik Abul Kassim.
The result of the recent general election showed the public was more tolerant and had greater understanding among the races.
“It is time Malaysians remember the May 13 racial riot, which was the blackest day in the nation’s history, as a reminder of the importance of inter-racial tolerance and the importance of maintaining harmony,” he said.
He said this after flagging off PKR’s May 13 walk to create awareness on racial tolerance and need to promote close cooperation among the people.
More than 300 people participated in the 5km walk stretching from the Esplanade to the Tanjong PKR office in Lebuh Gereja.
Abdul Malik, who is also the state Penang Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Commit-tee chairman, said the event attracted multi-racial participation.
“We must show we can work together for a better society. We must instil among the youn-ger generation that these objectives could be achieved if everyone was willing to make a change,” he said.