Hari Raya Aidilfitri is just around the corner and customarily, all Malaysians will celebrate this auspicious day,with their loved ones; their parents, family, relatives and friends. Most city dwellers will be traveling back to their respective home towns for this occasion. Our non-muslim friends will also make the most of this break by traveling back home or by going for vacations to various destinations around the country.
‘Various road safety interventions and initiatives ha been planned and undertaken by the Government to ensure safety of react users during this festive period. However, the effectiveness and success of all these initiatives depend heavily on all of us as road users. Success of Government efforts is only possible when all road users cooperate with the Government and obey traffic rules for the sake of safety.
Therefore. I would like to appeal to all Malaysians to be courteous at all times, obey traffic regulations and make every effort to avoid accidents. Accidents can indeed happen to anyone, be it to ourselves or our loved ones. Regardless of who’s at fault, accidents always leave a tragic impact, affecting the fate and future of those Involved. It is better to be safe than sorry.
Malaysians are patient, well-mannered, courteous and respectful of others by nature. Let’s practice and demonstrate these core values of ours when we’re on the road. Let’s become more courteous and safer road users.
I hope all Malaysians will choose to be extra careful and cautious when traveling home this Hari Raya Aidilfitri. Every one of us have the responsibility and role to play in supporting Government efforts to reduce accident rates. Together, let’s make our roads safer and lets make this festive celebration a joyous one.
Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri.
DATO’ SERI ABDLULLAH HAJI AHMAD BADAWI