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COMMENT | Deja vu - another attempt at national unity

COMMENT | Over the weekend, Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob launched the National Unity Action Plan 2021-2030 and [email protected] Family Unity Plan 2021-2025.

He said the National Unity Action Plan is to restore the original dream of unity expressed in the five principles of the Rukun Negara.

Deja vu. Haven’t we been here before many times?

Restore the original dream of unity? Ha, that is an admission we have lost our way since August 31, 1970, when the Rukun Negara was first drummed into our consciousness.

I won’t bother to go into the multiple reasons why, in the intervening five decades, national unity is still a Holy Grail.

It is still requiring a minister and a ministry to attempt reaching it, and failing to do so, probably because if they were to reach it, it would mean being out of a job. How can?

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