Connect with us


“Maaf Zahir Batin is a unique tradition only said in Malaysia” – PMX Apologises to M’sians in Raya Speech


Collage 1 4
Source: X | anwaribrahim & 123RF

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

Raya is not all about feasting and celebration but also a great opportunity to seek forgiveness from each other. Just last night, in his Raya speech, PM Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim took the opportunity to apologise to all Malaysians through his wish.

In his speech which was shared on his socials @anwaribrahim, PMX invited those who celebrate to reflect on the meaning of Hari Raya itself and insisted that every struggle requires patience, wisdom, and careful planning to balance all aspects of nationhood.

Screenshot 2024 04 10 121337

“In today’s government administration, we must learn from the experience and wisdom of the leaders of the past.”

Maaf Zahir dan Batin, it’s a unique tradition”

Anwar then highlighted Raya as the best time to seek forgiveness for mistakes and errors, because we’re only humans who cannot avoid making mistakes.

“Meet and forgive each other during this season of celebration. Don’t be arrogant to think that we’re perfect.”

144674624 L Normal None

For illustration purposes only

When wishing Selamat Hari Raya, we often end it with the phrase “Maaf Zahir dan Batin”, a phrase used to seek forgiveness for every error that has taken place. To PMX, the phrase resembles the unique tradition in Malaysia that is NOT practised by other Muslims in the world, except in Malaysia.

PMX himself made good use of that phrase and took the opportunity to extend his apology to ALL Malaysians.

“I apologise if I have said or done anything wrong that may have upset and dissapointed others. To those going back to your hometown, I pray for your safety. Please drive safe and think of your loved ones,”

Balik Kampung

He also prayed for strength to build unity, rapid growth, love for the needy, empower the people, and success, saying “Malaysia must continue to be strong & prosperous”. You can listen to PMX’s nearly 10-minutes long Raya speech below.

To all our Muslim friends, we wish you a prosperous celebration and Selamat Hari Raya! To those who are still on the road, drive safe!



Also read: PMX Cancels Federal-Level Hari Raya Open House as Part of Cost-Cutting Measures for the Country

Feat Image Open House Cancel

Source: 123RF
Source: Utusan

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

Just In

Feat Image Summon Spore Feat Image Summon Spore
News2 hours ago

Anthony Loke: S’pore Vehicles With Traffic Summons Will Be Prohibited from Exiting M’sia if Fines Aren’t Paid

Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook yesterday (28 May) announced that all foreign vehicles must have the Vehicle Entry Permit...

Feat Image Spm2023 Feat Image Spm2023
News4 hours ago

SPM 2023: Pendidikan Quran & Sunnah Records Highest ‘A’ Percentage, Ad-Maths Highest ‘Gagal’

Monday (27 May) was a landmark day for SPM 2023 candidates as after doing their best in the O Level...

My Post 1 2024 05 29T105616.669 My Post 1 2024 05 29T105616.669
News5 hours ago

Puchong Residents are Protesting the Construction of a Chinese School in Their Area, Here’s Why!

The residents of Bandar Kinrara, Puchong, are now actively opposing the construction of a Chinese school, SJKC Too Joon Hing,...

Collage 67 Collage 67
News5 hours ago

29yo Businesswoman in Penang Gets Charged & Fined RM2K by Court for Owning 102 Sex Toys

In case you’re not aware, yes, owning a sex toy in Malaysia is ILLEGAL. We’ll get to the laws around...

Feat Image Mobile Wallet Feat Image Mobile Wallet
News6 hours ago

Study: 63% of Malaysians Utilise Mobile Wallets for Transactions, The Highest in The World!

A recent study by Adyen, a global financial technology platform, has found that a whopping 63% of Malaysians utilise mobile...

My Post 1 2024 05 28T145839.287 1 My Post 1 2024 05 28T145839.287 1
News24 hours ago

Someone Allegedly Threw a Shopping Trolley from an Apartment in Bangsar, Nearly Hitting a Woman

Imagine standing outside of an apartment building only to look up and see a shopping trolley falling from above towards...

Collage 3 3 Collage 3 3
News1 day ago

Chef Wan Apologises for Kavadi Remarks on Aishwarya Rai’s Outfit, Says He Was Pointing out Dress Material

Just recently, Malaysian celebrity chef, Chef Wan Ismail surprised many followers with his “Kavadi” remark that was left on a...

My Post 1 2024 05 28T102415.406 My Post 1 2024 05 28T102415.406
News1 day ago

Former Health DG Explains Why Malaysians Need Not Worry About AstraZeneca Vaccine Side Effects

It was recently announced that AstraZeneca was withdrawing all of their vaccines globally after admitting that their vaccine came with...


Latest Videos