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Bonding as the Malaysian Family

by | Nov 2, 2021 | Opinions | 0 comments

BY: KEN WATANABE

It was in his inaugural speech as Prime Minister that Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob unveiled the concept of the Malaysian Family and it has since been the direction of the government to forge a bond of unity among Malaysians of all stripes.

Whether people choose to believe in the idealism of the Malaysian Family or not, it is the core of Ismail Sabri’s governance, but realists argue that this is nothing but another slogan chant while life goes on unchanged.

The ideal of a Malaysian Family, to the detractors and less sanguine, is that it is nothing but wishful thinking as there are many reasons for these people to argue that there is injustice and unfairness on a wide scale therefore making the concept of the Malaysian Family untenable.

Malaysians, with perhaps the exception of the elite, have many gripes, grouses and dissension. They find the statement of the prime minister that the Malaysian Family is inclusive as hard to believe.

The reason why most Malaysians are not convinced of the reality of the Malaysian Family is because, on the ground, there is hard and fast evidence that the disparity between the upper echelon of society and the common person has become very wide.

For the concept of the Malaysian Family to be real, let’s get social justice right and unfairness and biases and prejudice towards commoners eliminated and democracy and its tenets and obligations restored in full.

-THE MALAYSIA VOICE

** The views expressed on this opinion is of the writer and not the publisher

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