Malaysians Confused About 1Malaysia - I thought of this blogpost title after reading the following article found in Bernama, People Still Do Not Understand Fully 1Malaysia Concept, Says Information DG.
It mentioned that "80 per cent of the people interviewed knew about the concept but were not able to explain what it really stood for." I know why. Mainly because of various parties which are closely linked to the government have caused the confusions. These parties (media and NGOs) kept stirring racial and religion sentiments in this multi-racial / religious country.
It's because of this that the people are unable to explain what it stood for regardless that 1Malaysia has eight aspirations.
At the same time, the controversial National Civics Bureau (BTN) is in the midst of organising 500 1Malaysia seminars for the private sector and non-governmental organisations. As based on their own research, they found that Malaysians were unclear on the application of values to realise the concept.
If this 1Malaysia concept was announced recently I would understand if the people are still unclear or misunderstood it. But it was announced way back on 16 Sept 2008. It's past seventeen months now and the people still cannot grasp the whole idea??????
The prime minister stated this - A Truly United Malaysia If People Embrace 1Malaysia Values.
Couldn't agree more but how sincere is the government, its respective ministries, state governments (be it under BN or PR), the mainstream media (which is fully under the control of the government via various parties linked to them). All talk but action is otherwise, what's the point?
FYI, we are not fools!
Tags: 1Malaysia, Malaysia, National Civics Bureau, BTN, Biro Tatanegara