Happy Wesak Day 2018: The 2018 Wesak Day celebration in Malaysia is historic as it comes on the back of an unprecedented demand by Malaysians for change, says Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali.
He said Wesak’s spirit of birth and enlightenment coincided with the birth of a new Malaysia, a feat made possible through the enlightenment of Malaysians striving for justice to be upheld.
Mohamed Azmin said Malaysia’s new beginning highlighted the importance of service and justice for 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!,” he said in his Wesak Day Message today.
He added that in Malaysia, Wesak Day was a treasured symbol of multi-cultural and multi-religious society as Buddhists commemorated this occasion with peaceful celebrations and charitable deeds for the less fortunate.
Wesak Day marks the celebration to honour the Gautama Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and liberation via Nirvana.
This year in Malaysia, Wesak Day will be celebrated tomorrow. — Bernama