M’sian religious leader gifts cake to his Chinese neighbours on CNY to foster multiracial harmony
It seems to be a tradition for him.
But one man is doing his part to reach out and spread some cheer this Chinese New Year.
Datuk Seri Dr Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri, the Mufti (Muslim legal expert) of the Federal Territories, shared photos of himself on Facebook, giving out gifts to his Chinese neighbours.
In his post, Zulkifli said in Malay:
“Today I gifted my Chinese neighbours a cake to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Maybe this is just a small annual gift, but I really hope it can contribute to the harmony of multiracial Malaysians.”
We’re all one family
He also encouraged Malaysians to go back to the “essential foundations”, that humanity is all part of one big family.
“Create the beauty of Islam, spread the spirit of unity,” he added.
As of Feb. 6, 1:30 pm, the post had garnered over 10,000 reactions and 2,500 shares.
Most of the comments on his post commended Zulkifli on his generosity.
Hopefully more people will heed the Mufti’s message.
You can see Zulkifli’s post below:
Top image adapted from Mufti Wilayah Persekutuan’s Facebook page.