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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Have A Meaningful Wesak - Thursday in The STAR



Great compassion makes a peaceful heart. A peaceful heart makes a peaceful person. A peaceful person makes a peaceful family. A peaceful family makes a peaceful community. A peaceful community makes a peaceful nation. A peaceful nation makes a peaceful world. Samdech Preah Maha Ghosananda (1929 – 2007)

Let us be Moderate: Practice mercy. Forgive and forget. Give peace a chance.

I will always practice mercy. I will be quick to forgive and forget. I always give peace a chance.

1.   Why mercy?

Mercy is central to everything that is good. When all else fail, Mercy is our savior. As such, our framework to make things good and move forward must emerge from Mercy. Once we have Mercy as our operating system, our worldview, our intentions, our journey, our plans, actions and behavior cannot but come back to moderation. Mercy is the core of being a good human. Without mercy, there would be no humanity.

2.    Why we must be quick to forgive and forget?

We are a young nation chasing after big dreams. We come from different backgrounds, religions, cultures and ethnicities. It is natural that along the way, we may intentionally or unintentionally hurt each other. If we are not quick to forgive and forget, we will create a tit-for-tat cycle. Moderates choose to be the bigger person and may even turn the other cheek. Moderates are able to see the greater good.

3.    Why always give peace a chance?

PEACE is our ultimate goal. The path of moderation from all our traditions, cultures and religions ultimately seek to create peace within us as individuals and peace in society as a whole. Moderates recognize deeply that creating small wins by always giving peace a chance cultivates the ethos to a harmonious society. Moderates are agents of peace.


Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Have A Meaningful Vaisakhi - Wednesday in The STAR

Prof Dr Satwant Singh Dhaliwal (1933 – 2015); a celebrated Malaysian scientist and educationist who contributed to the nation with his dedication and intellectual leadership.

Let us be Moderate: Always add value

In our Chinese New Year message, we elaborated the eighth point of the Ten Principles for a Moderate Malaysian. For our Vaisakhi advert, we would like to share the ninth principle. Do look forward to the tenth and final principle.
Principle Number Nine.

I will always add value to everyone, every situation and everything that I interact with.

1.    What does it mean to always add value?
At every point of our lives, we need to make sure that we add value by making everything better. There are big legacies to leave behind, such as the invention of technology and medical advancement, and there are small legacies, that when accumulated on a daily basis, help make the world a better place.  We can always add value in all spheres of lives – relationship, family, work, society, nation and ultimately, the world.

2.    How to always add value?
There are people who add value by becoming the best parents, painters, doctors or businessmen. But there are also people who add value simply by putting a smile on a person’s face, showing gratitude and appreciation to everyone around them with a simple please and thank you. Adding value means that every time we leave a person, a situation or anything that we interact with, we leave it in a better state and condition. A person who aims to add value is willing to go above and beyond. If you see an empty land, plant something. If you see an unhappy child, make the child laugh. If you see an incomplete task, finish it. If you see rubbish on the ground, pick it up. If you see an injustice happening, speak up.

3.    Why moderate Malaysians must jump on this bandwagon?
Moderate Malaysians who walk the middle path, and not be in the extremes of things are more able to see opportunities to do good. They make positive changes and contributions. Moderation creates openness, acceptance and cultivates love, respect and empathy. Moderates are at the forefront in tapping opportunities to add value. Moderates always add value and play the role in making the world a better place.


Friday, April 1, 2016

Siri 10 Ayat-Ayat Al-Quran Terpilih

Kempen Membaca Al-Quran 2016
Dari 1 Mac - 31 Mac 2016

Bersempena dengan kempen Let's Read The Quran 2016, 31 individu ternama dari pelbagai latar-belakang berbeza akan berkongsi 10 ayat-ayat Al-Quran pilihan mereka. Ayat-ayat terpilih ini akan direka dalam bentuk poster dan dikongsikan dalam Bahasa Malaysia dan Bahasa Inggeris.

Kami berbesar hati untuk mengumumkan bahawa sebahagian daripada poster-poster ini akan diterbitkan dalam akhbar Sinar Harian sepanjang bulan Mac. Kami juga akan berkongsi poster ini di semua akaun media sosial kempen Let's Read The Quran.

Individu-individu yang akan berkongsi ayat-ayat Al-Quran kegemaran mereka adalah:

27. Roselaini Faiz
28. Prim Kumar @ Farim Umar
29. Anas Zubedy

Kempen Let's Read The Quran berhasrat untuk menggalakkan orang awam membaca Al-Quran di dalam bahasa yang mereka fahami. Kami juga berharap orang awam akan melihat Al-Quran sebagai suatu dokumen universal, sekaligus menggalakkan penglibatan golongan Muslim dan bukan Muslim dalam kempen ini.  

31 Mac 2016 menampilkan Anas Zubedy.



Untuk membaca artikel ini dalam Bahasa Inggeris, sila klik di sini.

#LRTQ2016 - My 10 Favourite Quranic Verses Series

Let's Read The Quran (LRTQ) Camapaign 2016
From 1st March - 31st March 2016

In conjunction with the Let's Read The Quran campaign 2016, 31 notable individuals from various background will be sharing 10 of their favourite Quranic verses. Their chosen verses will be presented in a poster format, in both English and Bahasa Malaysia version. 

We are happy to announce that Sinar Harian will be featuring some of the posters throughout the month of March. We will also be sharing it across all of our our social media platforms. 

The next individuals who will be sharing their favourite verses are:

27. Roselaini Faiz
28. Prim Kumar @ Farim Umar
29. Anas Zubedy

The Let's Read The Quran campaign hopes to encourage the public to read the Quran in a language that they understand. We also seek to promote the Quran as a universal document, hence we encourage participation from Muslim and Non-Muslims alike. 

31st March 2016 featuring Anas Zubedy.



To read this article in Bahasa Malaysia, please click here.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Siri 10 Ayat-Ayat Al-Quran Terpilih

Kempen Membaca Al-Quran 2016
Dari 1 Mac - 31 Mac 2016

Bersempena dengan kempen Let's Read The Quran 2016, 31 individu ternama dari pelbagai latar-belakang berbeza akan berkongsi 10 ayat-ayat Al-Quran pilihan mereka. Ayat-ayat terpilih ini akan direka dalam bentuk poster dan dikongsikan dalam Bahasa Malaysia dan Bahasa Inggeris.

Kami berbesar hati untuk mengumumkan bahawa sebahagian daripada poster-poster ini akan diterbitkan dalam akhbar Sinar Harian sepanjang bulan Mac. Kami juga akan berkongsi poster ini di semua akaun media sosial kempen Let's Read The Quran.

Individu-individu yang akan berkongsi ayat-ayat Al-Quran kegemaran mereka adalah:

27. Roselaini Faiz
28. Prim Kumar @ Farim Umar

Kempen Let's Read The Quran berhasrat untuk menggalakkan orang awam membaca Al-Quran di dalam bahasa yang mereka fahami. Kami juga berharap orang awam akan melihat Al-Quran sebagai suatu dokumen universal, sekaligus menggalakkan penglibatan golongan Muslim dan bukan Muslim dalam kempen ini.  

30 Mac 2016 menampilkan Prim Kumar @ Farim Umar.



Untuk membaca artikel ini dalam Bahasa Inggeris, sila klik di sini.

#LRTQ2016 - My 10 Favourite Quranic Verses Series

Let's Read The Quran (LRTQ) Camapaign 2016
From 1st March - 31st March 2016

In conjunction with the Let's Read The Quran campaign 2016, 31 notable individuals from various background will be sharing 10 of their favourite Quranic verses. Their chosen verses will be presented in a poster format, in both English and Bahasa Malaysia version. 

We are happy to announce that Sinar Harian will be featuring some of the posters throughout the month of March. We will also be sharing it across all of our our social media platforms. 

The next individuals who will be sharing their favourite verses are:

27. Roselaini Faiz
28. Prim Kumar @ Farim Umar

The Let's Read The Quran campaign hopes to encourage the public to read the Quran in a language that they understand. We also seek to promote the Quran as a universal document, hence we encourage participation from Muslim and Non-Muslims alike. 

30th March 2016 featuring Prim Kumar @ Farim Umar.


To read this article in Bahasa Malaysia, please click here.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Siri 10 Ayat-Ayat Al-Quran Terpilih

Kempen Membaca Al-Quran 2016
Dari 1 Mac - 31 Mac 2016

Bersempena dengan kempen Let's Read The Quran 2016, 31 individu ternama dari pelbagai latar-belakang berbeza akan berkongsi 10 ayat-ayat Al-Quran pilihan mereka. Ayat-ayat terpilih ini akan direka dalam bentuk poster dan dikongsikan dalam Bahasa Malaysia dan Bahasa Inggeris.

Kami berbesar hati untuk mengumumkan bahawa sebahagian daripada poster-poster ini akan diterbitkan dalam akhbar Sinar Harian sepanjang bulan Mac. Kami juga akan berkongsi poster ini di semua akaun media sosial kempen Let's Read The Quran.

Individu-individu yang akan berkongsi ayat-ayat Al-Quran kegemaran mereka adalah:

27. Roselaini Faiz
28. Prim Kumar @ Farim Umar

Kempen Let's Read The Quran berhasrat untuk menggalakkan orang awam membaca Al-Quran di dalam bahasa yang mereka fahami. Kami juga berharap orang awam akan melihat Al-Quran sebagai suatu dokumen universal, sekaligus menggalakkan penglibatan golongan Muslim dan bukan Muslim dalam kempen ini.  

29 Mac 2016 menampilkan Roselaini Faiz.


Untuk membaca artikel ini dalam Bahasa Inggeris, sila klik di sini.