Country’s future depends on social attitude: Najib
PETALING JAYA (Bernama) – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has reminded the people they should realise that the country’s future depends on the social system, values, culture and attitude.
He said that stronger social values, culture and attitude would ensure Malaysia’s position as a famous and remarkable nation.
“The success of a nation is not determined merely by the number of skyscrapers, basic amenities, hi-tech factories, increased per capita but in actual fact, we are building a nation, building a civilisation.
“When we look from this perspective, then social transformation based on changes in terms of our whole system, values and culture, including attitude, becomes one of the important factors why some countries are more developed than some other countries,” he said at the launching of ‘My Beautiful Malaysia’ at Taman Medan, here yesterday.
While acknowledging that the social transformation agenda was not as simple as the government, economic and political transformation which could be seen within a short time, Najib said he was confident that this aspiration would become a reality if the people continued to have strong sentiments and wanted to change from a negative to positive attitude.
“We can do all this to achieve what I’m hoping for, that is, self-transformation because when we talk about values and culture, it is something to do with our own self, what is inside us.
“If we can absorb this inside our soul, then the Malaysian race will certainly be successful,” he said.
Meanwhile, Najib expressed his gratitude and confidence to the young Malaysians who could be depended upon to move the nation in future.He said if the resources of the young generation could be directed in a constructive and positive manner, Malaysia would certainly achieve a more remarkable and successful development.