Malaysian Diversity Essay

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Malaysia is well-known for its diversity in culture, race and religion way before we were freed from the British colonization era. The diversity is heated by the slogan 1Malaysia that was first introduced by the Prime Minister, Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Abdul Razak in 2009, in hope that it could trigger the Malaysians to rise and fall together as one nation. This slogan has shown a positive result as it has brought many hearts from all walks of life altogether as one. A harmonious nation is created despite its diversity in cultural and religious activities. The question is, why does our country need harmony within its diversity? Is it a must for Malaysians to work together as one to create a harmonious country despite its diversity? Harmony…show more content…
So, what do Malaysians need to do in order to nurture and cherish the harmony within diversity? The first step is every Malaysian needs to respect the dignity and freedom of others no matter the religion and race they come from. Quoting Hussein Nishah, “Treat people the way you want to be treated. Talk to people the way you want to be talked to. Respect is earned, not given.” Each and every one should not condemn nor judge other races’ way of expressing their cultural norms. For example, other religions should learn to respect the Hindus by not slaughtering and eating cows in their presence. It is the Hindus’ belief that cows are their holy animal. Besides, Malaysians should be given freedom in sharing their thoughts and speech without facing any oppressions. This will help to create harmony in Malaysia. However, they should avoid any actions that would provoke the other races. If they insist on provoking, the dark side of Malaysia will once again be revealed to the world. Remember the incident that took place on 13th of May 1969? The incident shook the whole nation and worsened the relationship between Malays and Chinese. If the incident were to take place once again, Malaysia’s reputation will be damaged

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