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Learning to build a caring society
PHOTO: Jabatan Penerangan Malaysia
BY: CHRISTOPHER FERNANDEZ
Never in the history of Malaysia since Merdeka has flags of various colours such as black, white and red flying all over the country to signal the distress that some Malaysians are going through in daily life.
This is why Malaysians must not turn a blind eye but learn to care and build a caring society as they are known for being gregarious and helpful in rallying around those that are less fortunate and in need.
While Malaysians are answering the call of those who have been flying flags of various colours, the government of the day must keep to its promise to ensure an equitable distribution of wealth for everyone in the country.
This is in keeping with the Shared Prosperity Vision 2030 (SPV) where Malaysia will not only become a high income nation but also the time when everyone has access and get to share in the wealth of the nation equitably.
In order for this to happen the government must put in place mechanisms to ensure that the gap between the rich and the poor is narrowed and more Malaysians in the lower income group can have a decent and comfortable life.
Educational, employment and business opportunities must be created for all segments of society in this thrust to build a caring and concerned environment where needs are met and there is enough to go around for everyone to share, benefit and enjoy.
This is not some idealistic dream but easily achievable if everyone in the country as stakeholders in nation building will come together with a common agenda to achieve and that is to ensure that no single member of this country is disenfranchised.
-THE MALAYSIA VOICE
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