29

Apr
2024

8:30 am

start time


4:30 pm

end time


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Malaysia is a multi-ethnic, multi-religious and multi-cultural country that faces various challenges in achieving national unity and harmony. Yet in Malaysia we have regressed from a civilised multiracial, multicultural and multi religious society living in relative harmony with empathy and kindness before Merdeka, and on which basis we gained our independence, we have regressed into a society with revived primal instincts and urges, suspicious, hating and fearful of each other. The situation is of serious enough concern that there are frequent exhortations by the Yang DiPertuan Agong, the Malay Rulers and responsible leaders to maintain national cohesion, social harmony and unity.

This unhealthy situation still prevails 53 years after the Blueprint for national unity, the Rukun Negara, was launched on August 31st 1970 and it has two parts: the Principles and the Objectives. While we are constantly being reminded of the five Principles (Believe in God, Loyalty to King and Country, Supremacy of the Constitution, Rule of Law, Ethical Behaviour & Morality), the Objectives are seldom highlighted.

In alignment with the Rukunegara, the Dialog Rakyat’s Code of Ethical Conduct (CEC) and Harmoni-Mesra (H-M) concept, principles and practices were formulated by a group of concerned citizens and civil society organisations. The Harmoni-Mesra values is to counter the unhealthy situation and explore actionable practices to promote sustained harmony and build social cohesion and national unity through actionable practices.

By fostering meaningful dialogue, celebrating diversity, and promoting shared values, a forum on Sejahtera Malaysia can play a crucial role in strengthening national unity and building a brighter future for all Malaysians. Remember, the success of such a forum hinges on inclusivity, open-mindedness, and a genuine commitment to building a stronger Malaysia together.

This forum aims to delve into the very heart of Malaysian identity and nation-building. It's a space to engage in critical dialogue, celebrate diversity, and work towards a more united and prosperous future for all Malaysians.


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programme

9.15 am - 10.00 am

Opening Ceremony


10.30 am - 11.45 am

Session 1 - Understanding Rukun Negara

• Historical background and development of Rukun Negara • Key principles and values embedded in Rukun Negara • The relevance of Rukun Negara in contemporary Malaysia’s Masyarakat Madani • Q&A session


11.45 am - 1.00 pm

Session 2 - Harmoni Mesra: Fostering Unity and Empathy

In the diverse and multicultural landscape of Malaysia, achieving sustained national cohesion and harmony is of paramount importance. The Harmoni-Mesra (H-M) initiative aims to create an environment where people from different backgrounds come together, understand one another, and build bridges of empathy and understanding. This session will discuss the core values of H-M, the principles, code of ethical conduct and its synergies with Rukun Negara. How H-M can build social harmony, national unity and national cohesion through its actionable practices.


2.00 pm - 3.15 pm

Session 3 - Future Perspectives and Action Plans

• Harmoni-Mesra UCSI Campus Programme • Can it be implemented in other educational institutions? • Vision for the future: Strengthening national unity especially amongst the younger generation • Strategies for promoting Rukun Negara and Harmoni-Mesra • Development of actionable plans and recommendations


3.15 pm - 4.30 pm

Session 4 - Promoting National Unity - Perspectives from the Business Community/Private Sector

• Highlight the importance and benefits of national unity for the business community/private sector and the country as a whole • Discuss the role and responsibilities of the business community/private sector in supporting and implementing the National Unity Policy and Blueprint 2021 – 2030. • What are the challenges and opportunities of embracing the concept of unity diversity in the business sector • What are some examples of how the business community can contribute to the development of Malaysia Madani through their products, services, corporate culture and social responsibility.



event
location

Le Quadri Hotel by UCSI Hotels, Kuala Lumpur

1, Jalan Mandarina Damai 1,
Cheras, 56000 Kuala Lumpur,
Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
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