For the sake of the nation and future generations, we must rid ourselves of cultural and religious bigots, charlatans and those who manipulate our differences to serve their own nefarious agenda.
Unity will be difficult as long as we have politicians who continue to use race and religious cards to split the people.
UKM’s Prof Datuk Dr Teo Kok Seong says social media has contributed to the rise of racial tension in the country.
Senior lawyer and Rapera founder Datuk Seri Jahaberdeen Mohamed Yunoos, in response to an academician’s view that the national language should be used as a unifying tool, says even the Malays have taken the language for granted. He adds that a distinction must be made between Bahasa Malaysia and Bahasa Melayu.
Prof Datuk Dr Teo Kok Seong says the National Unity Policy and National Unity Blueprint 2021-2030 need to use the national language, Bahasa Melayu, as the unifying tool if it is to succeed.
Sarawak is known as the land of unity where the locals live in a multiracial and multireligious society harmoniously. Twentytwo13 contributor Rita Jong is glad none of what is transpiring across the South China Sea is affecting Sarawakians.
Malaysia Day is an opportunity for Malaysia to show the world that even a pandemic will not stop us from rising up again to create a prosperous and sustainable economy for all and stay united as one nation.
A series of events unfolding in the country has placed Malaysia in a state of turmoil with so many conundrums in the management of its affairs.
The people are the third force and we are in a battle for independence from manipulative politicians. Purwaiz Alam says we can win this battle if we look out for each other and remain united.
It’s the Merdeka aspiration of Twentytwo13 contributor Rheanne Wong to see an enhancement of freedom of speech, right to vote and education to create a great Malaysia where its rakyat will be heard, appreciated and cared for by the leaders.
Sarawakians rejoice in the celebration of the proclamation of self-government for Sarawak from British control.
In order to make Malaysians eat, live, and breathe the Rukun Negara, its relevancy must be reiterated repeatedly, says Universiti Sains Malaysia’s Assoc Prof Dr Azeem Fazwan Ahmad Farouk.
As the world watches the consequences of racial profiling, Malaysian parliamentarians continue to be insensitive and ignorant towards their peers. What more can be expected then from the ordinary Malaysian?