National Integration Dialogue
18th October 2018
PWTC, Kuala Lumpur
‘United we stand, divided we fall’ is a phrase that was taught to us during our school days. The metaphor that usually goes with it is how a stick is easily broken if it is just by itself compared to a bundle of them that are tied together.
Despite the lesson and the importance, true unity has become like a glass ornament and not a precious diamond. Occasionally, it is displayed during sports, international competitions, national day celebrations and open houses during festivals. However, in day-to-day life, there are many instances where some Malaysians are ridiculed for their religious beliefs, taunted for their cultural practices and discriminated at work by the colour of their skin.
For the very reason to avoid these, the guidelines of living in harmony with others have already been set up since the launch of Rukun Negara back in 1970. Did we really understand the pledge that we repeatedly recite? The time is now, not to just re-visit the principles of the Rukun Negara but, recognise and put to practice the values that it has been advocating.
The National Integration Dialogue aims to provide a platform for discussion to promote a moderate, integrated and united nation.
Take away with you skills and strategies on:
||Dissecting the principles and values of Rukun Negara|
|•||Gaining insights on the mechanisms to encourage national integration|
|•||Exploring the extend of freedom of speech in a multiracial society|
|•||Delving deeper into the role of education in uniting Malaysians and nurturing patriotism|
Who should attend?
|•||Public and private education institutions|
|•||Clubs & societies|