” Its 2030, and I’m glad to be living in the country where the people is very united.
The unity of Malaysia citizen is strengthened by Malaysian’s government that promotes national unity through campaigns like open house and advertisements. Open house is an activity that is usually held during major festivals in the country when the people visit each other’s at their homes. The government even organizes national-level open houses for the major festivals.
The core elements of the national unity are the attitude of acceptance among races and people that cultivates the sense of belonging together. Advertisements through the electronic and printed media are one of the best ways in promoting unity. People can virtually be united among races because of slogans on unity that they hear in radio, watch on television and read in newspapers and magazines.
The unity of Malaysian is further strengthened by the strong economic environment. With latest economic policy being established by the government, problem of economic functions being identified along the lines of ethnicity and the problem of poverty, the country has been elevated to the status of a ‘rich nation’. Most importantly, all quarters of society has come to an agreement that in order for the country to remain strong and united, certain sacrifices have to be made to help the underperforming groups. Distribution of wealth is done in a manner that no one benefits at the expense of another.
Oh… I am proud to be a Malaysian.”
Chong Han Chia
” I am grateful to be born in this era which makes me one of those who create the history of being a country with colourful people. Many of the other countries could not understand the meaning of UNITY through colours, especially when it comes to the different colours of their skin. Because of the colours of different views and perspectives, We RESPECT each other. Because of the colour of different contribution in each field, We APPRECIATE each other. Because of the colours of different culture, We LOVE each other more for bringing such a wonderful nation. Malaysia is blessed in the unity of colours.”
HNG LI HUA
Greetings from the Futopia.
This is an era where human and technology are inseparably connected. Human lives progresses in line with the vast growth of futuristic technology. There were people who doubted the ability of Malaysia to achieve its vision 2020, a great idea from the legendary Tun Mahathir. Now we are 10 years beyond that, and Malaysia is widely recognized, respected and admired throughout the world.
Malaysia had nearly repeated the event of May 13, 1969 during the 13th general election. Fortunately, now citizens are more broad-minded when it comes to political affairs. They understand and appreciate the importance of unity and solidarity despite having different political views and agendas. The concept ‘Community Our Family’ that was introduced after we attained Vision 2020 played an important role to unify the nation as it had inspired the people to respect, help and love each other.
Malaysia has become economically strong. No more beggars on the street, no more borrowing money from the loan sharks, zero rate of snatch thefts and robberies. Everyone lives in a peaceful and blissful environment. History shapes us to be what we are today from our past experiences. We have made it. We have created a better Malaysia. I managed to reach this level. What about you?
Yours sincerely, Mohamad Nazrin Bin Hadian
Dear Fellow Malaysian of 2014, In some ways, this may sound weird to you; but please believe me, I am writing this from the future. This letter will hopefully help you to decide whether the future is good enough for you, or you may want to change it. Well, first let me tell you this. I still live in Pasir Mas, Kelantan. A peaceful place, but everything here has developed and changed so much since the last time you visited, almost 20 years ago.
Now let me tell you about our beloved country. Malaysia has become one of the famous nations in the world. Not just because of the rapid development, but also for technologies and cultures, as well as unity among the people. Basically, computers are part of our daily life. Do not doubt me about it. Even my 3-year-old nephew knows how to use the computer. High-capacity chips at birth had been introduced to enable you identify others at most public place and allow you to speak with people on a telepathic basis. Social websites and networks are normal and common interaction to us as we have high capacity chips which help us to communicate in telepathic basis.
Sounds amazing, right? Perhaps this is what unites all of us today.
Our racial composition has not change much since the day we gained independence in 1957. Malay, Chinese and Indian are still the main racial components of our population, particularly in Peninsular Malaysia. The difference is that now the unity is much stronger. We discuss, argue and share all our problems and plans together. This has made Malaysia the envy of other countries.
What do you think? Is the future good for you?
Think deeply and, if you have time, get in touch with me. Till then, bye.
Your friend from the future, Mohd Kashfi bin Kamarudin
Dear friends of yesteryears, Unity in Malaysia has already been achieved. Everyone is living in peace and harmony. There is no more racial segregations. People of different races and religions live together in perfect harmony.
I know it’s hard for you to believe me as there were dissatisfactions, doubts and distrust as late as 2014. How we could achieve so much after just sixteen years, you may ask. I am able to think of only two reasons: Economic restructure and a common medium of communication.
Restructuring the economy, that is eliminating the economic gaps between the races, cured the ills of dissatisfaction, doubts and distrust between the races as there is no more racial divisions by economic activities and careers The existing equal opportunities promote and enable people of all races to be involved in business and career of their choice.
The acceptance of Bahasa Melayu as the common medium of communication and the respect given as the national language, and the encouragement given the study and practice of other languages such as Chinese and Tamil enable and expedite dissemination of information. Now most Malaysians are multi-lingual. The national language is used in all official communication while other languages, including Malay and English, are liberally used by the population.
I wish all of you are here to enjoy our achievement.