quote by Tunku Abdul Rahman

We are all Malaysians. This is the bond that unites us. Let us always remember that unity is our fundamental strength as a people and as a nation.

— Tunku Abdul Rahman

Almighty Malaysia quotations

All talk on Islamic States is just an empty dream.

No man in his right sense would accept a nation which bases its political administration on religion, and in a country like Malaysia with its multiracial and multireligious people, there is no room for an Islamic State.

In Malaysia where the front end pushes so much, extra engine braking is really going to help you.

Be careful about Burma. Most people cannot remember whether it was Siam and has become Thailand, or whether it is now part of Malaysia and should be called Sri Lanka.

I got to go to Malaysia, Germany, Switzerland, Madrid, America.

All these boundaries - Africa, Asia, Malaysia, America - are set by men.

But you don't have to look at boundaries when you are looking at a man - at the character of a man. The question is: What do you stand for? Are you a follower, or are you a leader?

I want to do feature films. I am flying to Malaysia to be in another feature film. We will be filming that in Malaysia, the Phillipines, and back in California.

Developing countries like Malaysia should have a say in changing the world financial system since we have faced the problems that it has caused.

Malaysia is a country unlike any other: Full of promise and fragility.

Its history, cultural and religious diversity make it a rich, compelling and surprising land.

Singapore shall cease to be a state of Malaysia and shall forever be an independent and sovereign state and nation separate from and independent of Malaysia, and that the government of Malaysia recognises the government of Singapore as an independent and sovereign government of Singapore and will always work in friendship and cooperation with it.

The most spectacular UFO incident in Indonesia occurred when during the height of President Sukarno's confrontation against Malaysia, UFOs penetrated a well-defended area in Java for two weeks at a stretch, and each time were welcomed with perhaps the heaviest anti-aircraft barrage in history.

Most developing countries would know Malaysia quite well.

Why? It is because we believe in contacts. We offer them some help for training, for example. We call it 'technical cooperation'.

How do you know there’s not a door to heaven in the sky between Malaysia and Vietnam?

Malaysia-Singapore bilateral relations can blossom beautifully if cultivated and nurtured like an orchid plant.

As professor of global peace studies at the International Islamic University of Malaysia I am committed to the ending of war also through criminalization of war, an approach that has not been sufficiently used in spite of the UN Charter outlawing war - with too many loopholes used buy aggressive countries.

Actually, I invited many Commonwealth leaders to come to Malaysia.

They did not accept my invitation. By that, I mean, they didn't say they didn't accept, but they just didn't come here.

[On Malaysia:] Mr. Darwin says so truly that a visit to the tropics (and such tropics) is like a visit to a new planet. This new wonder-world, so enchanting, tantalising, intoxicating, makes me despair, for I cannot make you see what I am seeing!

We are trying to solve the problem of haze in the spirit of good neighbourliness with Malaysia but are also hoping that other ASEAN member countries are taking notice and willing to lend a helping hand.

There are genuine concerns about the status of children to be sent to Malaysia and also there are genuine concerns about the human rights record in Malaysia.

In the longer term, I hope that as Vietnam evolves into a more prosperous society with active ties to the international marketplace, it will lose its inherent suspicion of the outside world and begin to develop along the lines of what has recently been happening in Thailand and Malaysia.

There's absolutely no way that something I do on my own is going to be seen in Malaysia.

In Turkey it was always 1952, in Malaysia 1937;

Afghanistan was 1910 and Bolivia 1949. It is 20 years ago in the Soviet Union, 10 in Norway, five in France. It is always last year in Australia and next week in Japan.

Malaysia didn't end up winning any gold medals at the Rio Olympics, but had set new records and brought the nation closer, so keep going.

I am a little jet lagged from my trip to Malaysia.

..The lengths we have to go to to get CNN coverage these days.

Well they're very, very genuine concerns at present as to the status of the 800 people who are to be sent by Australia to Malaysia. There's concern about the status of asylum seekers in Malaysia generally, but there's concern about the status of the 800 to be sent.

I'm going to Malaysia to try and win a million dollars... how exciting is that?

When I read that Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 had disappeared - a state-of-the-art Boeing 777, said to be an incredibly safe way to travel - I waited patiently for the chance to learn what happened.

In Indonesia, Malaysia, wherever Muslims are living, they don't want to live in harmony.

We have to remember that the quality of medical care in Indonesia is on par with Kenya or Tanzania, not with Malaysia or Thailand, and that the system is totally corrupt, financially and morally, and would never allow anything 'public', or 'free'.

Look at Senegal, about 90% of the Muslims in Senegal are Tijani or Qadiri Sufis.

Among them, they have very great teachers who have written poems about al-Hallaj, and they have not been killed. In fact, it's Sufism that brought Islam through all of Senegal, right under our noses the last couple of centuries. And you can go down the same line through Indonesia and Malaysia.

That whole country, Malaysia has a history of telling other countries back off, we`ll do our business. They`re pretty stubborn bunch of people. So they will do what they have to do.

There is great potential and deep fragility [in Malaysia] that can be used by any group that stresses on religion, pushing towards Islam, rejecting people and alienating migrants - anything can be used to win the next elections. So these are the signs of fragility that is very much there.

Very often we talk about India and China, but not really Malaysia and Indonesia.

The potential in the shift to the East is going to be great and very important for this country.

When I came here [to Malaysia] I heard that there is a problem with the concept of pluralism whereby pluralism is understood in a very narrow way, which I think is wrong. This is not to diminish your sense of truth in what you believe but to acknowledge the fact that we live in a world where we need to deal with pluralism. It's a fact.

Growing up in Malaysia and England, there wasn't an obvious route into the comics world, so my creative energy went into theatre and prose and then movies and TV.

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