Selamat pagi [good morning]
I am pleased to be here in the house of your first Prime Minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman, Bapa Kemerdekaan [Father of Independence], Bapa Malaysia [Father of Malaysia],
I hope you can see my lapel pin.
It says ‘number 1’
My staff wondered what it was when they saw it.
After all, they already know I am number one!
So I explained that it stands for “satu Malaysia” – “one Malaysia”.
This is such a fundamental, important concept.
Yours is a diverse, multi-ethnic, multi-religious nation.