Many Malaysians have debated about the social contract. Some say it exist, while others don’t. Some are for it, some against.
But what is the social contract? Where is it? Does it really exist? Whether it exist or not, why not we come out with one?
So, here are my thoughts. You can agree with my ideas, comment about them or simply agree to disagree.
But, please use logic, love and wisdom.
Logic will make us fair with our minds;
Love will make us fair with our hearts; and,
Wisdom will lead us to combine our love and logic in the way of God and for the benefit of Mankind.
Thank you, cheers and peace,
(If you are happy with the list, ple email, blog it and spread the message to as many prople as possible TQ)
Have a meaningful Wesak
“Do something for others.” Venerable Dr. K. Sri Dhammananda ( 1918-2006)
What Malaysians Want:
A Social Contract
We want a Social Contract that ...
I) Sees wrong as wrong and right as right, no matter who did it.
II) No individual or community is left behind regardless of race or geography.
III) We work towards zero poverty – it’s superfluous to have skyscrapers and state of the art structures when there are Malaysians who do not have a place to call home.
IV) Recognizes the Malay and indigenous customs form the core culture while the Chinese, Indian and other cultures play strong supportive roles to make our nation a unique and exciting brand.
V) All Malaysian children receive a first rate education, every child is supported and encouraged to achieve his or her maximum potential.
VI) Encourages us to practice sustainable development without corruption.
VII) Allows us learn and appreciate our own religion while at the same time encourages us to understand the religions practiced by our fellow Malaysians.
VIII) We help each other in business and transfer knowledge and skills from one community to another.
IX) Treats non-Malaysians serving in our nation, Bangladeshis or Europeans; with equality, respect and dignity.
X) Does not introduce racism and division to our children at school or at home.
XI) We provide adequate health care for all.
XII) We look at our constitution as a whole and not pick and choose out of context to suit an argument.
XIII) Do unto your Malaysian brothers and sisters as you would like them do unto you.
XIV) Acknowledges that we are Many Colors, but One Race, Bangsa Malaysia.
The above is the fourth of the “What Malaysians Want " series advertisements . The previous ones were:
Development Without Corruption http://letusaddvalue.blogspot.com/2008/12/have-meaningful-xmas.html
A First-Rate Education http://letusaddvalue.blogspot.com/2009/01/what-malaysian-want.html
Politicians who cooperate and compete to make Malaysia a better place http://letusaddvalue.blogspot.com/2009/04/have-meaningful-vaisakhi.html