By Rosli Mansor Ahmad Razali
Don’t turn the slogan of Malaysia Madani into mere rhetoric that does not bring about any change to the people.
This was stressed by the Prime Minister’s wife, Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, who wants all parties to join hands in making the agenda a success.
She also said that in order to make the slogan a success, political differences must be pushed aside and cooperation must be done toward Malaysia Madani.
“Cooperating to make the national agenda a success should cross barriers of politics and groups.
“We don’t want this Malaysia Madani to be just rhetoric; our civil concept really means what we call it.
“We also don’t want it to be nothing but just a slogan.
“As citizens, we want to feel the impact, especially in the Tambun Parliament, which is the Prime Minister’s Parliament, becoming an example and ‘benchmark’ throughout the country,” she said.
Dr Wan Azizah said this when representing the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, in officiating the Baitul Ridzuan Education Complex (KOBAR) of the Malaysian Consultative Council of Islamic Organisations (MAPIM) and the launch of the Civil Society Secretariat, today.
Also present were the President of MAPIM, Mohd Azmi Abdul Hamid and Chairman of the Rural Development, Plantation, Agriculture and Food Industry Committee, Datuk Mohd Zolkafly Harun.
In the meantime, she said it is the government’s dream to become a developed country in addition to bridging the economic gap between the people.
“We want the country to develop and no Malaysians to go hungry, we dream of the country’s wealth not just allotted among those at the top.
“But it should be spread among all of us, bridging the gap between the rich and the poor. We don’t want the rich to get richer and the poor to get poorer,” she said again.
The Prime Minister recently introduced ‘Malaysia Madani’ as an effort to steer and restore the country’s dignity and glory on the world stage.
Madani is based on six pillars, namely sustainability, prosperity, innovation, respect, trust and compassion.