Indeed, our country Malaysia aspires to: Achieving a greater unity for all her peoples; Maintaining a democratic way of life; Creating a just society in which the wealth of the nation shall be equitably distributed; Ensuring a liberal approach to her rich and diverse cultural traditions; Building a progressive society, oriented towards modern science and technology.
We, her people, pledge our united efforts to attain these ends guided by the following principles:
Belief in God Loyalty to King and Country Supremacy of the Constitution The Rule of Law Good Behaviour & Morality
Contents: 7 8 12 14 15 16 17 20 23 39 Introduction Definition Difference between 1Malaysia concept and Malaysian Malaysia Concept 1Malaysia concept Relation between 1Malaysia Concept and Previous Government’s Policies Goal Description 3 Basic Principles of 1Malaysia 1Malaysia Values Conclusion
1. INTRODUCTION Current globalization challenges sweeping the world require the reassigning of strategies so as to not be excluded or isolated from the speed of development or become victims of oppression by certain quarters. To overcome this situation, Malaysians, regardless of race or religion need to think and act as one race, that is the Malaysian race that thinks and acts towards a common goal to build a world that is prosperous, progressive, peaceful and safe thus enabling it to compete with other communities in the world. In the effort to create a Malaysian race that is more resilient in overcoming all kinds of challenges brought about by globalization, including socialistic, economical and political, Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dato Sri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak has introduced the concept of 1Malaysia. 1Malaysia is based on the principle of ‘People First, Performance Now’. This concept fulfils the aspirations of Malaysians in line with the allocation enshrined in the Federal Constitution and National Principles. The Malaysian concept seeks to strengthen relationship and cooperation among the multi-ethnic people in this country as the main instrument to thwart the various threats and challenges that aim to threaten and disrupt the sanctity of their lives. This concept, if applied by all concerned, is also able to turn Malaysia into a more peaceful, well-grounded and progressive nation in every endeavour that will be respected by the world over. 2. DEFINITION The 1Malaysia Concept, according to YAB Dato Sri Najib Tun Abdul Razak: We stand, we think and we act as Malaysians. And we take actions based on the needs of all ethnic groups in our country; This doesn’t mean that we marginalize affirmative action, which is the policy to help Bumiputeras as long as the policy is executed fairly and due consideration is given to Bumiputeras who qualify to get a certain consideration from the government. We venture out of acting within the ethnic walls which was practiced for a long time.
Based on the above explanation, we can summarize the following: 1Malaysia Concept dictates that Malaysian citizens and leaders play their part. 1Malaysia We stand, think and act as Malaysians which means that people of all races and religions must think beyond racial boundaries. They also must act beyond the boundaries of ethnicity and race. Therefore, the Malays for example, cannot merely think only within the scope of its own race. They also cannot limit their acts to accommodate their own needs. The same is expected of other races. While the sentence “and we take actions based on the needs of all ethnic groups in the country “it is inclined towards the leadership of the country. This paragraph means that the leaders of the country will uphold and fulfill the needs and rights of the people regardless of race or religion in Malaysia. Added value and the latest development in the 1Malaysia concept Actions will be taken based on the needs of all ethnic groups in this country and executed by the government since...