"Let's make use of occasions like this to restore and strengthen relations among Muslims and Malaysians," he said in his Hari Raya Aidilfitri message.
Najib said: "Unfortunately, there are certain quarters who peddle hatred and try to deny this. They try to sow seeds of ungratefulness in the minds of their people in their attempt to achieve their narrow objectives."
"Let's break down the walls of prejudice, hatred and apathy for the sake of our children's future."
He called on Muslims in Malaysia to carry the torch of unity and progress, saying that as the community which formed the majority, they not only had the rights, but more importantly, the responsibilities to shoulder.
Najib said Muslims in Malaysia had many reasons to be grateful, as they were living in a peaceful and prosperous country at a time when Muslims around the world were facing oppression, either politically or economically, or due to war.
To all Muslims,
Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri!