M’sian religious leader gifts cake to his Chinese neighbours on CNY to foster multiracial harmony

It seems to be a tradition for him.

Sulaiman Daud | February 6, 02:18 pm


Malaysia’s been through some rough times, with riots, rallies and unhappiness with the Pakatan Harapan government.

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.

Screen shot from Mufti Wilayah Persekutuan’s Facebook page.

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.

About Sulaiman Daud

Sulaiman believes that we can be heroes, if just for one day. His favourite Doctor is Peter Capaldi's Twelve and his favourite person is Jürgen Klopp. He also writes about film and pop-culture, which you are very welcome to read here.

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