INTRODUCE NATIONHOOD SUBJECT TO CURB MISDEEDS LIKE INSULTNG KING - RAJA NAZRIN

12 Jul 2013 11:19

KUALA LUMPUR, July 8 (Bernama) -- The Regent of Perak, Raja Dr Nazrin Shah today suggested the fast introduction of the subject of nationhood in educational institutions to teach the young on the Federal Constitution, besides curbing such misdeeds as insulting the Yang di-Pertuan Agong. He said the subject should not only be taught in schools but also in the colleges and other training institutions.

Raja Nazrin said arresting, charging and sentencing the offenders would not solve the problem compared to teaching the fundamentals about nationhood starting from the school classroom and instilling "loyalty to the king and country".

"If we believe in such an approach, we will need more investigation officers and prosecuting officers, and more courts be establshed."

Raja Nazrin was speaking at the Malaysian Armed Forces 2013 Lecture titled "Post-13th General Election: Solidarity and National Unity".

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He said for national solidarity and unity to exist, besides public order and political stability, the other components necessary were upholding the supremacy of the constitution and rule of law.

"The laws should not be implemented selectively. If the laws and justice are compromised by money and political pressure, the poor and weak will suffer."

On the mainstream media versus alternative media, Raja Nazrin said the mainstream media must take appropriate steps to attract more readers, besides being the link between the government and the people.

He said data showed that in Malaysia, with a population of 29 million, there were 3.7 million Internet users in 2000 and the figure rose to 17.7 million in 2012.

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