Wesak Day festival can help boost unity, understanding among different races in Malaysia, says deputy minister

KUALA LUMPUR, — The annual Wesak Day celebration plays a vital role in strengthening unity among the people of diverse races, religions and ethnicities in the country.

Deputy Minister of National Unity K. Saraswathy said the celebration, often attended by about 40,000 people in the capital city, also encourages the community to have a better understanding of other religious cultures.

“This celebration gives the community, comprising people of various religious and cultural backgrounds to unite in respecting the culture and heritage of the pluralistic society in Malaysia.

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