Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Have A Meaningful Xmas : )

Wishing all who celebrate Xmas a Merry Xmas. Below is our (zubedy the company) message - an ad we featured in the Star today. This ad will start our " What Malaysians Want " series that we run for a year.

Have a Meaningful Christmas

What Malaysians Want:
Development Without Corruption

Malaysians want well planned, sustainable development. We want modern services and a better standard of living. We wish for up-to-date medical facilities at par with the best the world has to offer, available to every Malaysian. We desire strong and efficient infrastructure and support systems for a superior quality of life.

Malaysians want schools, roads, hospitals, offices, shops and homes. We want institutions of higher learning where our children can thrive and when they graduate, we want growth that ensures they have secure jobs with increasing incomes.

We want progress. We are united in wanting to move towards a brighter future for everyone, but we do not want the corruption that comes with it; corruption that saps our budgets and the integrity of our people and nation. We are not against building bridges and big infrastructure projects, we are weary when we hear of the equally big sleaze that comes with them.

When bribes are paid, when someone who should not get the job gets it because of corruption, everyone loses, even the very people that got the bribe and the work. The one with the bribe does not learn how to do his or her job well, the one that got the work does not do their best because they do not have to. When there's dishonesty, every Malaysian loses, you and me, every time there's corruption, we Malaysians lose. And we will not put up with it any more. Enough is enough.

As Saint Bonaventure (pic above) puts it: In the way of virtue, there is no standing still; anyone who does not daily advance, loses ground. To remain at a standstill is impossible; he that gains not, loses; he that ascends not, descends…

At zubedy, our programs draw strength from shared values and traditions. We believe all Malaysians want good things for themselves and for their fellow brother and sister Malaysian, simply because our nation cannot prosper as a whole if some of us are left behind.

Regardless of race and politics, all Malaysians want development, development without corruption.

Let us add value
Have a meaningful Christmas

1 comment:

joolee said...

I just discovered your blog a couple of weeks ago. Thank you for this post. I'm posting it to my facebook because I believe it will make meaningful reading this Christmas.

Have a blessed and peaceful holiday.