Myanmar Muslims in Malaysia praise ambassador

Myanmar’s ambassador to Malaysia has been praised for joining Myanmar Muslims at an evening meal during the recent fasting month of Ramadan, Malaysian media reported.

U Zaw Myint joined about 80 members of the Myanmar Muslim Association of Malaysia at an iftar meal to break the daily fast at a restaurant near Kuala Lumpur on July 1, the Star Online reported on July 7.

It quoted association member and former Mandalay resident U Hatte Abdul Razak as hailing the occasion as a milestone.

“We are very happy that he accepted our invitation. It’s the first time that an official of his stature has joined us. It’s a very big thing for us,” Hatte Abdul Razak told the newspaper. It said he had spoken with emotion and had added some at the event had shed tears over the ambassador’s presence.

Hatte Abdul Razak said the ambassador hoped that all communities would work with one another for their mutual betterment.

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“We hope the government in Myanmar could follow his act,” he said.

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