kheru2006 (kheru2006) wrote,
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Moderation unites and moves us forward

PRIME Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak speaks all the time on diversity and he is spot on  when he says “embrace diversity to move forward” and “build a harmonious and prosperous nation”.

Well said, prime minister.

And, towards this march, we should be “one for all, and all for one”. That should be the voice from now on — oneness and unity in the nation and work towards 1Malaysia with some zeal. We have talked enough on it. We, in the nation, should always stand for all communities. And, our voices should be voices of moderation.

I say speak for all, look at what troubles them and find solutions. It may be hard, but we have to.

Today, all communities, however small their number, matter. The poor in any community in this nation should be assisted and attended to. In this regard, especially, we must be colour-blind.

All communities have problems and they must be heard and their woes settled.

We do not see only pockets of Malays who are poor but also know of Chinese and Indians in this same position.  We can’t ignore them.

There are poor people among the Punjabi community, though no one talks about them. We need to bring all of these people out of poverty, and I believe that the prime minister’s Barisan Nasional can do it. The only question is: will they?

As former prime minister Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said: “There are weaknesses and there is still work to be done, and there are still poor in the country.”

The key to success for Malaysian development and 1Malaysia is moderation.   Forge greater race relations always, not only during festive celebrations.

Bulbir Singh, Seremban, Negri Sembilan NST Letters 11 SEPTEMBER 2014 @ 8:10 AM
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