BUKIT LANJAN: Bring back the gotong royong spirit!

BUKIT LANJAN: Bring back the gotong royong spirit!

Remember the gotong royong days? Bring back the gotong royong spirit.

It is one of the best community programmes to forge good neighbourliness and national unity.

“At the peak of the gotong royong era, the programme was regularly organised by communities. Malaysians, irrespective of race and religion, would gather to help clean up and tidy up public places.

“Those were the days when all would come together as a community to help enhance their environment. Today, all we hear are bickering from racial and religious bigots who only serve to divide Malaysians,” Gerakan Deputy Speaker Syed Abdul Razak Alsagoff said.

Speaking at a gotong royong at Tabika Kemas Desa Jaya located in front of the Desa Jaya wet market this morning (Sunday Jan 15, 2017), Syed Razak said “for the sake of national unity and Malaysia’s prosperous progress, all must stop the racial and religious bickering”.

“All, especially politicians, must stop politicising racial and religious issues. Start promoting national unity programmes to forge truly 1Malaysian communities and societies,” he added.

Syed Razak, who is Gerakan’s nominee to contest N.37 Bukit Lanjan in the coming 14th General Election (GE14), said “only a united Malaysia can help our country pull through the current global economic challenges”.

He said: “I urge Bukit Lanjan community leaders to make good use of their leisure Sundays to help organise community programmes that help forge strong communal ties.

“This is a great nation-building effort. When Malaysians start to unite as one, and work towards community activities and programmes that benefit rakyat dan negara (people and country), there is no reason for Malaysia not to prosper harmoniously.”

The tabika (playschool) has 32 pupils comprising 18 six-year-olds and the rest five-year-olds. They are guided by a “teacher”.

The parents gathered to help spring clean the tabika for the new year.

Here’s a selection of pictures at the gotong royong:




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