Indonesia is one step ahead of Malaysia in giving a new meaning to “Unity in Diversity” with people celebrating the great ethnic, religious, and cultural festivals of the world to bring about civilizational understanding and harmony in the world

In my joint Thaipusam-Chap Goh Mei message yesterday, I ventured the view that Malaysia can lead the world in giving a new meaning to “Unity in Diversity” where Malaysians celebrate the great ethnic and religious festivals and cultures of the world while keeping their own ethnic, religious, and cultural identities.

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Malaysia can lead the world in giving a new meaning to “Unity in Diversity” where Malaysians celebrate the great ethnic, religious, and cultural festivals of the world while keeping their own ethnic, religious, and cultural identities

(Versi BM)

Thaipusam and Chap Goh Mei falls on the same day today.

Malaysia can lead the world in giving a new meaning to “Unity in Diversity” where Malaysians celebrate the great ethnic and religious festivals and cultures of the world while keeping their own ethnic, religious, and cultural identities.

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It is ten weeks that Hadi has not been able to produce an iota of evidence to substantiate his preposterous allegations that DAP is anti-Malay, anti-Islam, communist, and promoting Islamopobia and yet Hadi will not apologise for the allegations

(Versi BM)

It is ten weeks that PAS President, Hadi Awang has not been able to produce an iota of evidence to substantiate his preposterous allegations that DAP is anti-Malay, anti-Islam, communist, and promoting Islamopobia and yet Hadi will not apologise for his allegations and retract them.

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Malaysian youths and school children must be encouraged to dream the Malaysian Dream — to be a first-rate world-class nation to contribute to global progress or to be a divided, failed, and kleptocratic state

(Versi BM)

Malaysian youths, those between 18 to 21 years old, and even younger ones, the school children, should be encouraged to dream the Malaysian Dream — to be a first-rate world-class nation to contribute to global progress or to be a divided, failed or kleptocratic state.

This is what struck me when I read the media reports that academician Mohammad Agus Yusoff had been appointed the director-general of the Community Communications Department (Jkom) under the Prime Minister’s Department to propel the Malaysia Madani concept with three thrusts to cultivate knowledge, create a society with digital skills and strengthen the people’s patriotic spirit; the digital dream of the Communications and Digital Minister Fahmi Fadzil to create a new golden digital decade of the country; and the Nationl Unity Week programmes being formulated by the National Unity Minister Aaron Ago Dagang based on the theme of “Unity in Diversity” in multi-racial, multi-lingual, multi-religious and multi-cultural Malaysia.

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TI CPI 2022 is best evidence that after six decades, Malaysia has regressed to become a second-rate mediocre country in danger of being lumped together with other failed states in the world in the next few decades

(Versi BM)

Transparency International (IT) Corruption Perception Index (CPI) 2022 is the best evidence that after six decades, Malaysia has regressed to become a second-rate mediocre country in danger of being lumped together with other failed states in the world in the next few decades.

TI Malaysia President Muhammad Mohan said Malaysia is back to square one in the annual TI CPI and that urgent action is needed to improve the nation’s CPI score in the following years.
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Five proposals to kick-start the most memorable Parliamentary meeting in Malaysian history in a fortnight’s time

(Versi BM)

I have suggested that the seven-week Parliamentary meeting starting in a fortnight’s time should be the most memorable Parliamentary meeting in Malaysian history in initiating institutional reforms for Malaysia to achieve the twin goals of uniting the plural society in Malaysia and to restore Malaysia as a first-rate world-class nation.

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Five proposals to kick-start the most memorable Parliamentary meeting in Malaysian history in a fortnight’s time

(Versi BM)

I have suggested that the seven-week Parliamentary meeting starting in a fortnight’s time should be the most memorable Parliamentary meeting in Malaysian history in initiating institutional reforms for Malaysia to achieve the twin goals of uniting the plural society in Malaysia and to restore Malaysia as a first-rate world-class nation.

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I agree with Musa Hitam that time is not on the side of the Anwar unity government which is why the seven-week Parliament in a fortnight’s time must be the most memorable one in Malaysian history to start institutional reforms

(Versi BM)

I agree with former Prime Minister Musa Hitam that time is not on the side of the Anwar unity government, which is why the seven-week Parliament in a fortnight’s time must be a most memorable one in Malaysian history to start institutional reforms.

In his talk on “Resetting the Malaysian economy” in Parliament on Friday night, Musa said the time for the Anwar unity government to talk about the various issues faced by the country has passed, and it is now time to take proactive action to solve them.

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Malaysia has lost out to five countries since the first annual TI CPI 1995 but will Malaysia lose out to another eight countries, including Indonesia, China and India by the end of this decade?

(Versi BM)

Malaysia has lost out to five countries since the first annual TI CPI 1995 but will Malaysia lose out to another eight countries, including Indonesia, China and India by the end of this decade?

I dread the worldwide release of Transparency International (TI) Corruption Perception Index (CPI) 2022 on Tuesday.

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The response by Selangor PAS begs the question whether its President, Hadi Awang, respects all cultures, faiths, and traditions of other races and supports the study of all civilisations and not just Islamic civilisation in schools

(Versi BM)

In response to an Amanah memorandum to Selangor Ruler for a probe against PAS President, Hadi Awang for religious extremism, the Selangor PAS yesterday claimed it was against religious and racial extremism, and that it respects all cultures, faiths, and traditions of other races.

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One way to prove that the “Green wave” is a myth and the future belongs to a unity government is for Pakatan Harapan to perform better in the six state general elections when compared to 2018 GE

(Versi BM)

With the establishment of the “unity government” under Anwar Ibrahim as the 10th Prime Minister, Malaysians celebrated the Chinese New Year of the Rabbit with hope that Malaysia can be better tomorrow — more just, more equal and more prosperous, and less corrupt, less violation of human rights, and less scandalous.

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The time has come for Hadi to personally state his stand on various important issues like corruption, Islamophobia, and national unity, instead of leaving to his subordinates to clarify with most unsatisfactory explanations

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The time has come for the PAS President, Hadi Awang to personally state his stand on various important issues like corruption, Islamophobia, and national unity, instead of leaving to his subordinates to clarify with most unsatisfactory explanations.

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Hadi has upped the ante and from making the preposterous allegation that DAP is promoting Islamophobia, he is making the even more preposterous allegation that the majority of OIC countries are promoting Islamophobia

(Versi BM)

The PAS President, Hadi Awang, has upped the ante and from making the preposterous allegation that DAP is promoting Islamophobia, he is making the even more preposterous allegation that the majority of OIC (Organisation of Islamic Conference) countries are promoting Islamophobia.

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Anwar’s two reassuring speeches yesterday that he will focus on the Malaysia returning to the basics where the people know what is right and wrong, how to unite Malaysians in a plural society, and what should be the Malaysian Dream of all Malaysians

I attended two Chinese New Year (CNY) events in Penang yesterday — one the CNY Open House of the Penang Chief Minister, Chow Kon Yeow at SPICE, and the other Kenduri Rakyat Bersama Perdana Menteri in Bukit Mertajam — where the Prime Minister, Anwar Ibrahim was the main speaker.

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Support for Anwar’s condemnation of Swedish-Danish far-right politician Rasmus Paludan for burning a copy of holy Quran in Stockholm

(Versi BM)

I fully support the condemnation of the Prime Minister, Anwar Ibrahim, of the Swedish-Danish far-right politician Rasmus Paludan for burning a copy of the holy Quran in Stockholm on Sunday.

It is not only a blatant defilement of Islam’s holy book, but an unacceptable hate speech which cannot find any justification as “freedom of speech” in any civilized society, just as there can be no justification for any act of arson.

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A Royal Commission of Inquiry on how Malaysia can, in Tunku Abdul Rahman’s words, be “a beacon of light in a difficult and distracted world”

Bapa Malaysia Tunku Abdul Rahman had hoped that Malaysia, with its multi-racial, multi-lingual, multi-religious, and multi-cultural characteristics can be “a beacon of light in a difficult and distracted world”.

Malaysia is at the confluence of four great civilisations — Malay/Islamic, Chinese, Indian, and Western — and there is no reason if Malaysians can leverage on the values and virtues of the four great human civilisations in the world, why Malaysia cannot be “a beacon of light in a difficult and distracted world”.

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Restore the National Compass lost after six decades of nationhood

Happy Chinese New Year to all Malaysians.

The biggest challenge in the Chinese New Year and in all ethnic and religious festivities for this year is to restore the National Compass lost after six decades of nationhood.

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There is a fourth reason why Muhyiddin is not the Parliamentary Opposition Leader — his dismal record in fighting corruption when he was first “backdoor” Prime Minister

(Versi BM)

I have given three reasons why Muhyiddin Yassin is not the Parliamentary Opposition Leader although he has not given up hope to become prime Minister again.

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Will Hadi learn from the Penang PAS Youth leader to retract and apologise for lies and falsehoods which he could not substantiate like his preposterous allegations that DAP is anti-Malay, anti-Islam, communist, and promoting Islamophobia?

The question today is whether the PAS President, Hadi Awang will follow in the footsteps of the Penang PAS Youth leader to retract and apologise for lies and falsehoods which he could not substantiate like his preposterous allegations that DAP is anti-Malay, anti-Islam, communist, and promoting Islamophobia?

Permatang Pauh MP and Penang PAS Youth Chief Muhammad Fawwaz Mohamad Jan yesterday apologised over a statement uploaded on his Facebook account saying non-Muslims were working to bring down Islam.

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DAP’s challenge is to ensure that Malaysia’s “masyarakat madani” under the Anwar unity government is one that will make Malaysia a first-rate world-class nation guided by democracy, the rule of law, good governance, anti-corruption, and a global economic and education system

I wish Kepong DAP happy and productive Chinese New Year.

We are in challenging times. We must ensure that the Anwar unity government can last five years, but even more important, we must ensure that Malaysia’s “masyarakat madani” under the Anwar unity government is one that will make Malaysia a first-rate world-class nation guided by democracy, the rule of law, good governance, anti-corruption, and a global economic and education system.

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