COMMENT | The shadow of the anti-Icerd rally has cast a spell on Malaysians and some of you wonder if Malaysia can achieve national integration with integrity.
Don’t look to your leaders, religious leaders or prominent people for answers. Have you tried looking at yourselves in the mirror?
The answer you have been searching for has been staring you in the face, for years. If we observe the following 10 basic rules, our lives will be filled with integrity and be more meaningful.
Rule No 1: Don't do things for money
Many of us had grandparents and parents who struggled to earn a living doing menial jobs as farmers or labourers. They advised us that education would lift us out of poverty. Daughters were encouraged to study especially hard to be financially independent.
Corruption is not confined to the giving and receiving of money. Minds and morals can also be corrupted.
Today, many people think that becoming a politician is an easy way to riches. Blame Umno-Baru/BN for the cancer in our society and our young. They taught us to devalue hard work and concentrate on profit and personal gain. PAS’ party leaders even devalue women in the name of religion...
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We aren’t trained to take responsibility.
Everytime we observe an injustice - and choose to keep mum - the prevalence of injustice becomes our fault.
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