Public Speaking Speech: Unity in Malaysia

863 Words Feb 4th, 2013 4 Pages
Share The Resources Extensively N Gain The Harmony (STRENGTH)
“Shila, knock it off. Stop arguing with Geetha. You know you will never win.” That’s my classmate’s comment when she saw me debating the issue on truancy with Geetha. Everyone in our school knows Geetha as the Indian girl who can eloquently speak her mind, but that doesn’t mean I can’t be as good as her. Today, in my speech titled ‘Share The Resources Extensively N Gain The Harmony’, I will explain, why I should be on a par with Geetha.

A very good morning to the wise and honourable judges, teachers and members of the floor.

You must be still wondering why I relate the previous incident with the theme ‘Unity’ for my speech today. Now, listen to this one, my sister had
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We need to understand and respect other’s cultures and practises, as being insensitive to them may cause them to be offended, and create a huge division between the many races of this fine nation. We live in a multi – cultural society, where Hari Raya oil lamps are as common as Chinese New Year fireworks and Diwali candles. We shouldn’t look at the differences, but celebrate the happy moments as one nation. There is a reason why Malaysians have open houses during their respective festive times of the year, to share their culture to everyone else!
After talking so much on our fear and prejudices to other races, what exactly should we do? Being Malaysians, especially the young generation, we should share one common identity that is being tolerant to each other. Malaysia is a place to call home, where the nation desires security and prosperity. In order to achieve these, a paradigm shift is necessary. As I have mentioned earlier, we are so used to label certain races to certain traits. This is seen almost everywhere, at school, workplace or in the community. As younger generation, WE should make the changes. We should put a halt to this! To continue living in unity, we should look at our Chinese, Indian or Malay friends as the resources to progress and gain harmony to our country. No more saying that Mei
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