Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Healing Malaysia by Syafique Shiub - Astro Awani

Post GE13: Healing with #SaySomethingNice campaign

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysians are encouraged to put aside their political differences and enter a "healing process" as part of the #SaySomethingNice campaign, mostly driven by social media platforms.

The campaign, introduced by entrepreneur Anas Zubedy, is to encourage kindness with one another, especially after the recent 13th General Election (GE13) campaigning period, that has somewhat divided the society.

"We've introduced this campaign two years back to commemorate the 17 days in between Merdeka Day and Hari Malaysia. It so happened GE13 happened this year, thus we are starting to build up the momentum of the campaign starting now before launching it on May 13th," Anas said to

He decided to build up the momentum as he saw politicians and their supporters exchanging hurtful words with those from a different political party during the campaigning period.

"It is alright to disagree, but we've come to a point where we've been disrespectful and hurtful. We do not want that. We want to showcase kindness. Now that GE13 is over, it is also time for politicians to concentrate on the work instead of exchanging rough words," he added.

Anas is targeting the campaign to touch one million Malaysians through social media and on the ground activities and it involves a simple exercise of expressing kind words through blog posts, Twitter and posters.

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1 comment:

jakpak7276 said...

Yes, let's do that.

Prophet Mohammed (pbuh), Confucious, Gautama Buddha etc all preached for peace and harmony in their own ways and words.

I believe that the well-being of the community, honouring your guests and neighbours are high up in the tenets of everyone decent social values.

We all belong to the Malaysian community i.e. the Rakyat and if we uphold these values together, we will heal each others hurt faster.

I am sure that whatever that has transpired in the recent PRU13, it is not necessarily out of malice but the adverse side effects of wanting to be ahead, to profit, to achieve and to protect.

PRU13 is over and done with and if we truly believe that we have participated as true Malaysians,we should then resist temptations to divert from that and be steadfast in being true Malaysians, post PRU13.

We should put politics back into the shelves until the next PRU. We should now smile, greet, joke and mingle again as Malaysians.

For the sake of our children and our country, let's do that.