Many ideas and questions stirred in my heart when I was asked what will I do if I am the most influential leader of the country. I could assume my first thought is almost identical as anyone’s answer that is about the utilizing of multiracial status and all, but how could we really understand the uniqueness of a south east Asia country, Malaysia, to be different compared to other multiracial country too? My answer is “to lead 1malaysia publicize their basic, greatest asset splendidly, that is multiracial and placing unity the top priority”
What really inspires me is what our beloved prime minister Dato’ Sri Najib Razak idea for 1malaysia, even though at first sight it might sound another useless propaganda from the government, and many of my friends take it as a joke for the unity among the nations in this colourful land, but I see the true colours behind his meaning.
How is Dato’ Sri Najib Razak inclined towards something as haunting and anathema as this to many of his UMNO colleagues and war lords? Surely nothing that he has said or done in his lifetime that I can think of that I could associate 1 Malaysia or its theme to. The answer is back to the moment when Rukun Negara was proclaimed on the 31 August 1970 by the Yang Di Pertuan Agong, and Najib has done a good job on reminding how 1Malaysia concept goes along with the principles of Rukun Negara. And yet, what is it that we recite and remember of it? the pledge:
We, the people of Malaysia pledge our united efforts to attain these ends, guided by these principle. Belief in God,
Loyalty to King and Country,
Supremacy to the Constitution,
The Rule of Law,
Mutual respect and good social behaviour.
But sadly, this pledge is often an every Monday routine for school students and it’s meaning is often being treated insignificantly. But our prime minister shared his view for this pledge, and that really makes me think that His intention or surprise for 1Malaysia concept is not like any prime minister...
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