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Sunday, May 03, 2009

One citizen's Social Contract

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Many colors, one race - image hosting by Photobucket One of the people that Walski’s met because of blogging is a cool gentleman by the name of Anas Zubedy. If you recall, in February of this year, Anas put out a full page ad in The Star, urging politicians to quit the x-Treme politicking and get down to doing some real work.

This coming Wednesday, May 6th, which is, incidentally in conjunction with Wesak Day, Anas will be putting up another full-page ad in The Star. This time, the message goes out to all Malaysians.

And in that message is a 14-point Social Contract that Anas proposes.

But unlike the archaic Social Contract that keeps coming up in political speech, to Walski, this one is more special.

It’s inclusive, not divisive. It calls for reconciliation, not stamping the superiority of one over the other.

Most importantly, it calls for all Malaysians to move forward as one nation. One Bangsa Malaysia. 
(the new social contract, and more, in the full post)

So as not to totally take the thunder away from Anas’s post, Walski will give you folks a taste of what the new proposed social contract contains:

  1. That we see wrong as wrong and right as right, no matter who did it.
  2. No individual or community is left behind regardless of race or geography.
  3. We work towards zero poverty – it’s superfluous to have skyscrapers and state of the art structures when there are Malaysians who do not have a place to call home.
  4. The Malay and indigenous customs form the core culture while the Chinese, Indian and other cultures play strong supportive roles to make our nation a unique and exciting brand.
  5. All Malaysian children receive a first rate education, every child is supported and encouraged to achieve his or her maximum potential.

You can read the remaining 9 points on Anas Zubedy’s blog post.

Walski sees is at a new Social Contract for a new millennium.

We’ve come a long way as a nation. Through the good times, the bad times, and occasionally some ugly times, as well. It’s probably time that we put all that behind us, and look towards the future for the betterment of all Malaysians.

So, people, what say you?