Najib extends New Year wishes to Indian community


KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak wished the Indian community in Malaysia a happy new year today.

"Happy New Year - Chittirai and Vishu as well as Vaisakhi to the Indian community who are celebrating," he said in a post on Twitter.

The respective New Year events are celebrated by the Tamil, Malayali and Sikh communities.

Najib also congratulated national cyclist Azizulhasni Awang, who emerged as the world keirin champion for the first time at the UCI World Track Cycling Championships in Hong Kong yesterday.

"Keirin World Champion 2017, #PocketRocketMan! Congratulations @AzizulAWANG on winning the Track Cycling Championships in Hong Kong! #Kebanggaanku #Negaraku," said the prime minister.

The bronze medallist at the Rio Olympics, who is nicknamed 'The Pocket Rocketman' faced stiff opposition from five other riders before reaching the finish line to win gold in the race held at the Hong Kong Velodrome Park. -- BERNAMA