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‘One Malaysia’ concept just way to unity: Najib

PUTRAJAYA, 1 April 2009: The implementation of various programmes in accordance with the “One Malaysia” concept can unite the people of various communities in the country in a more just manner, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said today.

He said the concept would be implemented in an organised and systematic manner to ensure that no community was isolated from development of any kind.  

Najib said the concept was shored up by two main principles, which were mutual respect for one another and trust in one another.

“When we have respect for one another, it means we have the open attitude of appreciating the concept of unity in diversity.

“The trust for one another will not come about all of a sudden. It has to be developed in an organised and determined way,” he said.

Najib, when asked about the Indian community which was said to be marginalised, said increased financial allocations and aid from the government were among the measures taken to ensure fairer distribution of resources.

“Specific policies and an increase of allocations to the Indian community, such as aid to standard type Tamil primary schools as given today are among the government measures adopted to ensure fairer distribution.

“The aid was approved because I want the economic stimulus package to be implemented immediately and not because of the by-elections (on 7 April),” he told reporters after distributing aid from the package here today.

At the function, 374 Tamil schools in nine states received allocations totalling RM80 million for infrastructure facilities and various upgrading works.

Education Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein was also present at the event. — Bernama


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4 Responses to “‘One Malaysia’ concept just way to unity: Najib”

  1. Eric says:

    “One Malaysia concept just way to unity”

    Says the president of a party admitting people of some ehtnic origins and refusing others who have their own “race-based” parties. Not to mention the keris episode in Chinese blood which 20 years ago brought Operasi Lallang to Malaysia but spared him, thanks to Mahathir.

    There is only one way to Malaysian Unity: REJECT RACIST PARTIES!!! Batang Ai, Bukit Gantang and Bukit Selambau will surely see to this.

  2. abubaker says:

    “One Malaysia” concept is historical. It was a previous slogan before Singapore left Malaysia.

    In 1965, Mr Lee Kuan Yew said, “Because you treat a people as different, they will stay different.” (At a television and radio press conference with Neville Peterson of the ABC and Garry Barker of the Melbourne Herald).

    Najib can’t just lead people into believing things which Umno can’t even believe is true.

  3. Josh says:

    Nice One Najib.
    Why not One Malaysian? Or One Bangsa.
    Why not bar the requirement to state our “race/bangsa”?
    One Bangsa = Bangsa Malaysia..
    Another clever political tool, nothing more.
    Try harder Najib.

  4. wargabebas says:

    This coming from a guy who in 1987 as leader of Umno Youth organised a rally at Sultan Sulaiman Stadium in Kuala Lumpur where there were people carrying banners inciting violence against another race. Can we believe him?

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