People Should Respect The Federal Constitution, Says Tsu Koon

(Bernama) — Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon said Malaysians were expected to accept and respect the Federal Constitution, including Article 153 on the special privileges for Malays, to achieve the 1Malaysia concept.

This, he said, was crucial for the country, with its multi-racial society, to realise Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's concept of 1Malaysia.

"We have to have a holistic and balanced view where those who drafted the constitution and the country founders have placed a strong foundation which takes into account historical and political facts, and also on economy," he told reporters after giving a speech at the annual conference of Malaysian student leaders here Sunday.

Koh said the country was now faced with challenges and the spirit from the constitution should be used to unite the people of all races.

"The challenge now is how we can use and empower this spirit to unite Malaysians under the 1Malaysia concept," he added.