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Malaysian king calls for national unity

VNA
Malaysia’s new king Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah called for national unity during his first parliamentary address on March 11. 

Malaysia’s new king Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah  (Source: chinadaily.com.cn)

Malaysia’s new king Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah (Source: chinadaily.com.cn)

Abdullah, who was sworn in as Malaysia’s 16th king in January, urged Malaysian people to work towards unity in a meaningful way which, he said, was especially important in a multicultural and multiracial country.

According to the king, various efforts have been made to strengthen unity among the multiracial population of the country.

He also urged the government to ensure the country is not left behind in terms of new technology and new economic opportunities, especially in a challenging global economy.

He said that he hopes the government will continue to increase the number of enterprises, investors and innovators who are capable of creating new wealth.

Small- and medium-sized enterprises should increase their productivity using modern technology and automation to create products with high added value that are able to compete on the global market. 

Malaysia’s new parliament is convening its first meeting from March 11 to April 11. 

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