Spend wisely this Chinese New Year

by | Jan 16, 2023 | Opinions | 0 comments


Last month was an uproarious celebration of Christmas by everyone after the absence of partying during the pandemic and as it coincided with the year end school holidays people splurged and spent money only to now realise that money doesn’t grow on Christmas trees.

It was a case of too much too soon and this is why civil society is now urging and advising everyone to spend money wisely during the long Chinese New Year celebrations and to exercise restraint and self-control.

Celebrate joyously but with wisdom and prudence. The measure of joy and happiness people get from celebrating Chinese New Year must not be equated with the belief that the more you spend, the happier you will be.

In real terms it doesn’t really cost much to enjoy Chinese New Year and Malaysians must realise that the economy is still slumbering and moving at a snail pace and needs to be jump started. So please keep a lid on spending excessively and unnecessarily.

But during this season of prosperity it will be good if people remember the poor, marginalised and disadvantaged groups especially those belonging to the Chinese community to help them celebrate Chinese New Year.

Let’s all as Malaysians come together during these festive seasons to share and care and to celebrate with each other, irrespective of race and religion, to give our hang ups and warped thinking a rest to just chill during these holiday seasons.


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