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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Lip service on One Malaysia

DAP National Deputy Chairman and MP for Kepong Dr Tan Seng Giaw callson the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to ensure that theimplementation of 1 Malaysia will not be just a lip service.

Similar concept such as Malaysian Race (Bangsa Malaysia), mirroringMalaysian Malaysia was promoted by Tun Mahathir.

One of the fears about making Malaysia one is lip service on One Malaysia.

Dr Tan listened very carefully to the long reply by Najib on 1Malaysia in Parliament on 19.10.2009.

He dwelled on the eight values, people first, performance is the priority, key performance index and national key result area.

In the Prime Minister's words, what makes Malaysia unique is the diversity of our people, 1 Malaysia's goal is to preserve and enhance this unity in diversity which has always been our best hope for the future.

The values are universal: acceptance, culture of excellence, education, humility, integrity, loyalty, meritocracy and perseverance.

If these values are practised by Malaysians, it will be very good. The Prime Minister must show leadership by example. On the other hand, we urge Najib to ensure that 1 Malaysia will not be only a lip service.

Dr Tan Seng Giaw


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