Monday, December 22, 2014

Have A Meaningful Christmas - Tomorrow in The STAR

Sybil Kathigasu (1899 - 1948) selflessly took on the duty to help others during Japanese occupation of Malaya with the means she had as a nurse.

Let us be Moderate: Principles for a Moderate Malaysian.

Dear brother and sister Malaysians,

Come make Malaysia moderate. The practice of moderation is our past, present and future. Let us together follow the Principles for a Moderate Malaysian.

1.  I will take ownership. I will take responsibility. I do not wait for others to act in moderation. I will take the first step. I AM THE AGENT OF MODERATION.

2.  I will practice the spirit of thankfulness (kesyukuran). Instead of complaining, I work with what I have. I know deeply that the little that I have is enough to move me forward if I am sincere and conscious.

3.  I will not be greedy. I will not complain about why others are richer than me but worry more about the poor in my midst.

4. I will always choose the better meaning and always see all problems as opportunities.  Even if someone says hurtful words, I will see it as an opportunity to know what is painful in the other person’s heart.

5. I will first be critical of myself and my own community. If I am a Muslim, I will be critical of other Muslims’ wrongdoings first. If I am a Christian, I will be critical of other Christians’ wrongdoings, and so on.

6. I will be honest on both sides. I will not be a hypocrite.

7. I will practice the Golden Rule. I will treat others as I would like others to treat me. I will not treat others in ways that I would not like to be treated.

8. I will embrace and practice diversity and inclusion. I will believe with all my heart that diversity is one of God’s greatest signs and gifts.

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

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

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

Let us be first and foremost, Malaysians.

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