2nd July 1978-Kuala Lumpur
Message from Datuk Hussein Onn
3rd Prime Minister of Malaysia
My fellow Malaysians,
Once again the time for decision has come. The nation's future is in your hands.
As Prime Minister, I have tried my very best to do what is right for Malaysia and for the people of Malaysia. The office of the Prime Minister carries with it a heavy responsibility and I have tried to discharge it without fear or favour and with the fullest sense of honesty and integrity. In carrying out my duties, I put first the safety , honour and welfare of the country, my own ease, comfort and safety will always come last.
I would rather do the right thing and be cursed than do the popular but wrong thing and be applauded. I will always be guided by God's Commandments, the dictates of reason, the interest of the nation. I am ready to continue with the responsibility of office, to soldier on, to serve the country and the people.
I come to you to ask for your support in our struggle to eradicate poverty, to build upon the foundation of racial harmony and national unity a peaceful, clean, just and prosperous Malaysia and a secure future for our children.
Our record is one of achievements, not promises. Let no one demean what the people of Malaysia and the Government of Malaysia have accomplished.
Malaysia today is at peace. The economy is sound. The nation is securely on the road to social justice and a better life for all , for all races, all citizens, whether they live in the countryside or in the towns.
We should thank God for all these blessings. We must take nothing for granted-not our harmony, not our prosperity, not our achievements in bringing social justice to all our citizens.
I urge you to entrust your today and your children's tomorrow to us again.
There is still so much to be done. The agenda for the nation is a long one.
Give us again your trust. Give us again your support. Without your help, we cannot succeed. With your help, and the guidance of the Almighty, we cannot fail.
God bless you.