Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Us As One

Day 10: 1Malaysia

·         What do you think of 1Malaysia? Please explain your answer (likes, dislikes, emotions etc) in details. What is your vision of Malaysia in the next 5 years?

If you dont already know, 
1Malaysia is an on-going campaign announced by Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak on September 16, 2008, calling for the cabinet, government agencies, and civil servants to more strongly emphasize ethnic harmony, national unity, and efficient governance. I think it's an amazing concept with a touch of grandness in its name. It is as if it has a great capability to call for its nation's attention and get them to stand with togetherness. Personally, I like this concept. It's going to evoke a great deal of changes, good ones. My vision for Malaysia in the next 5 years; As we all know, as of last week, it was announced that our economy has meliorated with so much advancement from rank 18 all the way up to 10. Tenth most influential country in the aspect of economy.. Joking or what? I think and believe Malaysia's only going to get better and better now on. Economy's improved, lifestyles will too, so will governmental improvisation and many others to come. The journey ahead is a good one! :D

·         What do you think about the various races in this country? Do you think about your race or country first? Why? Do you think there is a tension between the various races in this country or not?

I think the various races of this country are making Malaysia look more beautiful in a unique manner. We dont need the Louvre Museum or the Grand Canyon or The Great Barrier Reef to make our country beautiful. We only need us, the various races, to join hands and show the world how we contribute in diversified culture to make our country one to remember. I certainly think of my country first. Because I believe we're all one. We're not Indians or Chinese or Malays. We're Malaysians. To me, that's race too. Tensions are normal. But as long as we can keep our cool and deal with things diplomatically like we always we have, everything will be alright.

How do you think people from all over the world see Malaysia? Do you think there is a typical “Malaysian” stereotype? How would you want people to view “Malaysians” in the future?

People, globally, look at Malaysia as a country whereby there are social constraints, yes, lots of unity and colourful costumes, cheery musical instruments and flavourful food! Best of all worlds. People should view Malaysians as people who have worked really hard to get where we are now, because as a matter of fact, we did. People should think of us as the 'cream' of Asia. :)

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