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Time for the nation to ‘Get It Right’
BY: BASIT RAHMAN
World famous success coach, Steven Covey, has a phrase that has become equally famous and this is what he likes to often quote: “Get it right the first time and every time,” which needs to be applied immediately to this nation.
The Malaysian government should request Mr Covey to assist them to get the nation on the right track as successive governments have failed with their reformation or transformation policies for us.
There is growing and genuine concern that Malaysia is on the way to becoming a failed state after 67 years of being independent and this time it looks like the writing is on the wall and it’s not only time to get things right but get to the root of the problem.
Elected representatives must have integrity and be sincere and honest in wanting to serve the rakyat and they also need to adhere to fairplay, justice and meritocracy which means that the present social contract becomes redundant.
There should be no buts, instead it is time for this country to make a fresh start and start all over again by restructuring and revamping the old Malaysian order and begin to formulate policies and plans for the people based on democracy.
Don’t tinker with democracy, practise it to the fullest and go back to its basic rules and principles that will quickly develop the country and inevitably lead to a higher quality of life for all in the country regardless of the accidents of birth.
-THE MALAYSIA VOICE
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