Malaysia’s Vision 2020 – the 9 challenges

By the year 2020, Malaysia can be a united nation, with a confident Malaysian society, infused by strong moral and ethical values, living in a society that is democratic, liberal and tolerant, caring, economically just and equitable, progressive and prosperous, and in full possession of an economy that is competitive, dynamic, robust and resilient.

There can be no fully developed Malaysia until we have finally overcome the nine central strategic challenges that have confronted us from the moment of our birth as an independent nation.

The first of these is the challenges of establishing a united Malaysian nation with a sense of common and shared destiny. This must be a nation at peace with itself, territorially and ethnically integrated, living in harmony and full and fair partnership, made up of one ‘Bangsa Malaysia’ with political loyalty and dedication to the nation.

The second is the challenge of creating a psychologically liberated, secure, and developed Malaysian Society with faith and confidence in itself, justifiably proud of what it is, of what it has accomplished, robust enough to face all manner of adversity. This Malaysian Society must be distinguished by the pursuit of excellence, fully aware of all its potentials, psychologically subservient to none, and respected by the peoples of other nations.

The third challenge we have always faced is that of fostering and developing a mature democratic society, practising a form of mature consensual, community-oriented Malaysian democracy that can be a model for many developing countries.

The fourth is the challenge of establishing a fully moral and ethical society, whose citizens are strong in religious and spiritual values and imbued with the highest of ethical standards.

The fifth challenge that we have always faced is the challenge of establishing a matured, liberal and tolerant society in which Malaysians of all colours and creeds are free to practise and profess their customs, cultures and religious beliefs and yet feeling that they belong to one nation.

The sixth is the challenge of establishing a scientific and progressive society, a society that is innovative and forward-looking, one that is not only a consumer of technology but also a contributor to the scientific and technological civilisation of the future.

The seventh challenge is the challenge of establishing a fully caring society and a caring culture, a social system in which society will come before self, in which the welfare of the people will revolve not around the state or the individual but around a strong and resilient family system.

The eighth is the challenge of ensuring an economically just society. This is a society in which there is a fair and equitable distribution of the wealth of the nation, in which there is full partnership in economic progress. Such a society cannot be in place so long as there is the identification of race with economic function, and the identification of economic backwardness with race.

The ninth challenge is the challenge of establishing a prosperous society, with an economy that is fully competitive, dynamic, robust and resilient.

Wawasan 2020 (BM)

Objektif

Objektif di atas hanya boleh dicapai jika rakyat Malaysia dapat menghadapi dan mengatasi pelbagai halangan/rintangan yang dianggap sebagai cabaran. Di bawah ini diperturunkan sembilan cabaran yang telah dikenal pasti iaitu:

(i) Mewujudkan negara Malaysia bersatu yang mempunyai matlamat yang serupa dan dikongsi bersama. Ia mesti menjadi negara yang aman, berintegrasi di peringkat wilayah dan kaum, hidup dalam harmoni, berkerjasama sepenuhnya, secara adil dan didokong oleh satu bangsa Malaysia yang mempunyai kesetiaan politik dan dedikasi kepada negara;

(ii) Mewujudkan masyarakat yang berjiwa bebas, tenteram dan maju dengan keyakinan terhadap diri sendiri, bangga dengan apa yang dicapai serta gagah menghadapi pelbagai masalah. Masyarakat Malaysia ini mesti dapat dikenali melalui usaha mencapai kecemerlangan, sedar semua kemampuannya, tidak mengalah kepada sesiapa, dan dihormati oleh rakyat negara lain;

(iii) Mewujud dan membangunkan masyarakat demokratik yang matang, mengamalkan satu bentuk persefahaman yang matang, demokrasi Malaysia berasaskan masyarakat yang boleh menjadi contoh kepada banyak negara membangun;

(iv) Mewujudkan masyarakat yang sepenuhnya bermoral dan beretika, yang mana warganegaranya kukuh dalam nilai agama, dan kejiwaan dan didorong oleh tahap etika paling tinggi;

(v) Mewujudkan masyarakat liberal dan bertolak ansur, rakyat pelbagai kaum bebas mengamalkan adat, kebudayaan dan kepercayaan agama masing-masing dan pada masa yang sama, meletakkan kesetiaan mereka kepada satu negara;

(vi) Mewujudkan masyarakat saintifik dan progresif, mempunyai daya perubahan tinggi dan memandang ke depan, yang bukan sahaja menjadi pengguna teknologi tetapi juga menyumbang kepada tamadun saintifik dan teknologi masa depan;

(vii) Mewujudkan masyarakat penyayang dan budaya menyayangi, iaitu sistem sosial yang mana kepentingan masyarakat lebih utama daripada diri sendiri dan kebajikan insan tidak berkisar kepada negara atau individu tetapi di sekeliling sistem kekeluargaan yang kukuh;

(viii) Memastikan masyarakat yang adil dalam bidang ekonomi. Iaitu masyarakat yang melaksanakan pengagihan kekayaan negara secara adil dan saksama di mana wujud perkongsian sepenuhnya bagi setiap rakyat dalam perkembangan ekonomi. Masyarakat sedemikian tidak akan wujud jika masih ada pengenalan kaum berdasarkan fungsi ekonomi, dan kesemua kemunduran ekonomi berdasarkan kaum; dan

(ix) Mewujudkan masyarakat makmur yang mempunyai ekonomi bersaing, dinamik, giat dan kental.

Rukun Negara Malaysia

Bahasa Malaysia

BAHAWASANYA NEGARA KITA MALAYSIA mendukung cita-cita hendak:

  • mencapai perpaduan yang lebih erat di kalangan seluruh masyarakatnya;
  • memelihara satu cara hidup demokratik;
  • mencipta satu masyarakat adil di mana kemakmuran Negara akan dapat dinikmati bersama secara adil dan saksama;
  • menjamin satu cara liberal terhadap tradisi-tradisi kebudayaannya yang kaya dan berbagai corak; dan
  • membina satu masyarakat progresif yang akan menggunakan sains dan teknologi moden.

MAKA KAMI, rakyat Malaysia, berikrar akan menumpukan seluruh tenaga dan usaha kami untuk mencapai cita-cita tersebut berdasarkan atas prinsip-prinsip yang berikut:

  • KEPERCAYAAN KEPADA TUHAN;
  • KESETIAAN KEPADA RAJA DAN NEGARA;
  • KELUHURAN PERLEMBAGAAN;
  • KEDAULATAN UNDANG-UNDANG;
  • KESOPANAN DAN KESUSILAAN

http://pmr.penerangan.gov.my/index.php/profil-malaysia/7957-rukun-negara.html

English

Our nation, Malaysia, being dedicated:

  • to achieving a greater unity of all her peoples;
  • to maintaining a democratic way of life;
  • to creating a just society in which the wealth of the nation shall be equitably shared;
  • to ensuring a liberal approach to her rich and diverse cultural traditions;
  • to building a progressive society which shall be oriented to modern science and technology;

We, her peoples, pledge our united efforts to attain these ends guided by these principles:

  • Believe in God
  • Loyalty To King and Country
  • Upholding The Constitution
  • Rule of Law
  • Good Behaviour and Morality

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