PETALING JAYA: The Government will continue its efforts in ensuring that all Malaysians benefit from the country's progress towards advanced nation status, says Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
The Prime Minister said his administration would also remain steadfast in upholding freedom of religion.
"We have much to look forward to in the New Year, even amidst a time of global uncertainty.
"In this context, I wish to reiterate the Government's stand that we will continue our efforts in ensuring that no Malaysians will be left behind as we progress towards an advanced nation and we remain steadfast in upholding the freedom of religion as enshrined in our constitution," he said in a Christmas message on his blog.
Najib said Malaysians were blessed and fortunate to be living in a nation with diverse cultures and traditions, which have been passed down from generation to generation.
He said this Christmas, like the country's many other celebrations, would be greeted with similar enthusiasm as everyone comes together to strengthen the bond between friends and family, and share the food they love.
"Let us celebrate this festive season and welcome the New Year with a brand new resolution and make it our personal mission to assume responsibility in bringing Malaysia to the pinnacle of success.
"To all Malaysian Christians, let me once again wish you a Merry Christmas and to all Malaysians, a Happy New Year!" Najib wrote.