Anas Zubedy has bought an ad in the Star today to deliver his 1Race message. This time it's on A Social Contract.
In Feb, Anas took a newspaper ad to plead with Malaysian politicians to stop the politicking and get down to work. Obviously, politicians on both sides of the divide have a problem understanding the message.
Hope Anas has better luck this time. The ad appears on Page 22 of today's The Star. The following excerpts are taken from his blog, here.
What Malaysians Want:
A Social Contract
We want a Social Contract that ...
I) Sees wrong as wrong and right as right, no matter who did it.
II) No individual or community is left behind regardless of race or geography.
III) We work towards zero poverty – it’s superfluous to have skyscrapers and state of the art structures when there are Malaysians who do not have a place to call home.
IV) Recognizes the Malay and indigenous customs form the core culture while the Chinese, Indian and other cultures play strong supportive roles to make our nation a unique and exciting brand.
V) All Malaysian children receive a first rate education, every child is supported and encouraged to achieve his or her maximum potential.
VI) Encourages us to practice sustainable development without corruption.
VII) Allows us learn and appreciate our own religion while at the same time encourages us to understand the religions practiced by our fellow Malaysians.
VIII) We help each other in business and transfer knowledge and skills from one community to another.
IX) Treats non-Malaysians serving in our nation, Bangladeshis or Europeans; with equality, respect and dignity.
X) Does not introduce racism and division to our children at school or at home.
XI) We provide adequate health care for all.
XII) We look at our constitution as a whole and not pick and choose out of context to suit an argument.
XIII) Do unto your Malaysian brothers and sisters as you would like them do unto you.
XIV) Acknowledges that we are Many Colors, but One Race, Bangsa Malaysia.