Sunday, June 14, 2009

1MALAYSIA - By Dr Chandra

Sunday June 14, 2009

1Malaysia: The way ahead


Besides the Government, all strata of Malaysian society must commit to the challenge of transforming the concept into reality by bridging existing gaps.

IN his royal address in conjunction with the King’s birthday on June 6, 2009, His Majesty the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin, called upon all Malaysians to make the ‘1Malaysia’ concept central to their lives.

On the same occasion, the proponent of the concept, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, made it explicitly clear that in its quest for national unity, 1Malaysia will be guided by the Malaysian Constitution.

This clarification is important since it defines what the 1Malaysia quest is and what it is not.

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PahNur said...

"That is why 51 years after Merdeka, a huge segment of the non-Malay population refuses to acknowledge the Malay root of the nation’s identity even though it is so much a part of our political and cultural landscape.

Likewise, a sizeable section of the Malay population is reluctant to recognise the legitimacy of the non-Malay yearning for equality inherent in their status as long domiciled citizens of the land."

See, this problem would not arise should the citizens of Malaysia be allowed to integrate with each other in ONE SCHOOL SYSTEM , at a very young age. Children are born with a pure heart, it is us the adults who instill racism into them. Mixing them together at an early age would breed a new generation that will not enhance the quoted above. Racism is brought about when the races do not understand each other, and what humans don't understand, fear and mistrust generates.

What is lacking in our constitution is not another great idea, rather, the insistence of their implementations.....lets not talk about muhibbah if we are not ready to talk about sincerity...

NJ said...

Salam Sejahtera Anas,

Terimakasih PahNur kerana menyokong "ONE SCHOOL SYSTEM".

Prof. Khoo Kay Kim pernah berkata, "we still cannot accept the truth behind it" (di sini)

Kijang Mas dan Komuniti Demi Negara telahpun melancarkan Kempen Satu Sekolah Untuk Semua (SSS). Walaupun pernyataan kempen ini tidak dapat memenuhi citarasa setiap individu, yang penting bagi saya adalah untuk melihat perkara asas kempen ini.

Kempen ini menyeru Kerajaan / Kementerian Pelajaran supaya meneliti semula (conduct an in-depth study) Dasar Pelajaran yang ada sekarang. Melentur buluh biarlah dari rebungnya, seperti yang PahNur kata, "Mixing them together at an early age would breed a new generation ....."

Saya yakin, SSS mampu melahirkan satu Bangsa Malaysia yang utuh lagi bersatupadu di masa hadapan sekiranya setiap genap lapisan masyarakat menyokong usaha ini dan pihak yang berkenaan melaksanakannya dengan penuh tanggungjawab.

Usaha seperti ini perlulah dilaksanakan tanpa lengah.

Harapan saya agar kita semua dapat "contribute a little something towards Unity". Berkempen ke arah usaha perpaduan ini, adalah salah satunya perkara kecil yang kita semua boleh buat demi Negara kita ini.

Salam Sejahtera,