Thursday, October 30, 2008

Raja Nazrin Shah: Do not discriminate against any segment of society

Perak Raja Muda Raja Nazrin Shah said governments can no longer afford to formulate policies, laws and regulations on a discriminatory basis and in an ethical vacuum.

Raja Nazrin Shah

“No segment of society must be disrespected, discredited and disenfranchised. No group should feel that their efforts and contributions go unrecognized and unwanted.

“We must abandon the ‘silo’ mentality where we only look up at what is happening and not beside us at what others are experiencing,” Raja Nazrin said’

“Only inclusive development through empowerment can societies become strong and we can achieve lasting outcomes,”

He said that not empowering citizens could lead to “a deep sense of alienation and hostility” that could cause “rash acts of violence that fracture societies. This is bad and insensitive politics."

“We cannot morally turn our backs on the fundamental responsibility of ensuring that all stakeholders in our society, no matter how small or seemingly insignificant, have a place under the sun.”

“But closing two eyes to the problem does not help build the unity and integration required to face the economic and social turmoil that is likely to result.

“Empowerment is a precondition for an integrated and progressive Asia. Interestingly enough, the forces that can connect Asia also have the potential to empower its people.”

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

racial politics use by politicians ....