Wednesday, April 15, 2009

One Malaysia is based on mutual respect

One Malaysia concept really means as it moves to ease race tension.

Datuk Seri Najib Razak said the concept of One Malaysia is based on mutual respect. He said most Malaysians were still concerned about their own community.

He wants Malaysians to break away from being in an “ethnic prison” and think as one.

He also clarified that the concept of One Malaysia was different from Malaysian Malaysia concept as claimed by the Opposition.

“It is not the same. Under the One Malaysia concept, we stand; we think and act as Malaysians and as one people. And we take actions that are based on every ethnic group in Malaysia.”

He gave several examples: If a ministry organises a public housing programme for the poor, it should not forget the people in Sabah and Sarawak living in long houses.

“They should also rebuild long houses”. If ministry was looking at poverty issue, “It should be looked into across the board in urban, rural, estate, Kampung Baru or Orang Asli settlement.”

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