Sunday, March 1, 2015

Najib outlines seven decrees for further Malay empowerment

Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has outlined seven decrees that will make the Malays knowledgeable, empower their economy in the 21st century, and to make them strong, powerful and dignified.

The other decrees are to champion the interests of Islam, defend Malay rulers and Malay privileges, uphold maqasid syaria (Islamic law) by being moderate, retain pure values and take care of the family institution.

Najib stressed that if the Malays hold on to these decrees, they will emerge as a race respected by races around the world and become self-reliant.

"These decrees to represent the Malay rulers must be remembered by all," he said at a Malay unity rally in front of thousands at Putra Stadium, Bukit Jalil here.

"As long as there is the moon and the stars, and as long as the Malay blood flows in our bodies, we will continue to champion these decrees," he said.

Najib took the opportunity to emphasise the importance of multi-racial harmony.

He said multi-racial harmony as well as unity between the races in Malaysia was the key and foundation to a brighter future for the people and nation.

The Prime Minister also said the Malays had gone far and attained many achievements.

However, he urged the Malays to continue asking themselves: "What can we do in the name of the Malays? What can we contribute?"

He said that question should always be in the minds of the contemporary Malays because they could not depend on the Government anymore to become more successful and to guarantee their future.

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