The Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob has launched the National Unity Action Plan 2021-2030 in an effort to restore the ideal of unity based on the 5 principles in the Rukun Negara.
The plan was officiated during a speech yesterday (28 November) and he called for the cooperation from every level of society including government agencies, the private sector and non-governmental organisations (NGO).
“The National Unity Action Plan (2021-2030) is an effort to reimpose the initial goal of uniting Malaysians as embedded in the five principles of the Rukun Negara.”
“The National Unity Ministry, led by its minister Datuk Seri Halimah Mohamed Sadique, will be the driving force behind the Malaysian Family’s efforts in understanding the wider definition of unity and inclusiveness with the Rukun Negara as its core.” Ismail Sabri said.
Ismail also said this is not a plan merely written on a piece of paper as there are action plans that was mapped out based on the 5 key strategies.
The five core strategies are:
– Preserving the democratic system based on constitutional monarchy;
– Building a society that appreciates and displays unity;
– Empowering a fair and equitable socio-economic model;
– Ensuring openness and tolerance towards differences in religion and cultural tradition, and;
– Building a progressive society through science, technology and innovation.
He also said the plan is drawn up in accordance with the capability of institutions at the federal, state and grassroots levels, and whether it would benefit Keluarga Malaysia, as it encompasses education, economic, welfare, socio-cultural, and science, technology and innovation programmes.
Meanwhile, Ismail also launched the KAMI@Pelan Perpaduan Keluarga Malaysia (2021-2025), which is a comprehensive plan aimed at understanding the rising issues in efforts of building national unity.
“It is the most significant plan for the ministry in efforts to lead the national unity agendas.” he said.
He also explain the acronym KAMI stands for the 4 dimensions of the plan, with “K” for Karib (Intimacy), “A” for Aksesibiliti (Accessibility), “M” for Majmuk (Diversity) and “I” for Inklusiviti (Inclusivity).
“This plan is built based on research involving people from various backgrounds nationwide focusing on cultural and religious diversity in order to ward off any efforts that would tarnish national unity.” Ismail said.
As for this 5-year plan, Halimah said it would be administered by her ministry through activities and initiatives that are in line with the five cores of the umbrella action plan.
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