The blog Demi Negara launched a very noble idea of propagating unity among Malaysians. In my honest opinion, the campaign ‘SATU SEKOLAH UNTUK SEMUA’ has been long overdue.
Among the young Malaysians, unity cannot be further enhanced without direct intermingling with one another. Social harmony cannot be created if each race is segregated according to their vernacular schools. Patriotism can only be instilled if the students are pooled together with the singular aim to integrate one another towards cohesive nation building efforts.
Tunku Abdul Rahman, the nation’s first Prime Minister and also Bapa Malaysia identified this issue back in 1969 when he wrote in his May 13 book:
To those who love this nation and took to their bosom its aim and objectives prescribed in Rukunegara, I implore you to read the memorandum that will be sent to the Education Minister in Demi Negara’s blog and sign the petition here. Each blogger who feels that they share the common aim of this campaign, please do not hesitate to use the logo in your blog. This is a non political joint effort of concerned citizens of Malaysia. Hopefully we could put aside our political, religious or idealogy differences and help promote this campaign and ultimately, fulfil its goals. No political hijacking or one-upmanship is allowed. Thank you very much.