PM Tun Mahathir wishes Malaysian Hindus 'Happy Deepavali'

"It's a celebration that everyone can share the joy."

PM Tun Dr Mahathir (Photo: Tun Mahathir/Facebook)

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad just delivered a heartfelt Deepavali greeting to all Malaysian Hindus who will be celebrating the Festival of Lights.

Tun Mahathir uploaded the video via his Twitter and Facebook accounts, in which he said, “Just like all the celebrations feted by other Malaysians, it is shared together by our friends from the other religions in the sense of sharing the happiness felt by our friends of other faiths or races.”

According to a report by Bernama, he said that even though the celebration was for those of the Hindu faith, other Malaysians also enjoy in the merry-making as it reflected calmness and comfort that could be shared together.

“Such feelings gave meaning to the expression of mutual respect and unity in diversity… Based on this sentiment, I wish [everyone] a Happy Deepavali and hope the celebration this time will give hope to a more meaningful future,” he said. 

He also added that the celebration, where goodness trumps evil, is hoped to give a significant meaning to the Hindus in Malaysia this year. Watch the full video below:


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