Rukun Negara

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CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION

BACKGROUND

ANALYSIS AND IMPLICATION

OF THE TRAGEDY

THE OBJECTIVES OF RUKUN NEGARA

THE PRINCIPLE OF RUKUN NEGARA

CONCLUSION

REFERENCE

INTRODUCTION

Even though most of the people in the country has heard of Rukun Negara, the understanding and the level of knowledge about it varies very much between each individual. Most of them only know about the existence of the Rukun Negara, while some are only able to repeat the principle. However, there are some who understand the meaning as well as the message and the demands of each principle. Rukun Negara should be taken as a guide in our day-to-day living because it is a set of “national tenets” that teaches us the right norms of behaviour. There are two types of
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Rukun Negara was designed to achieve the following five objectives:

• To achieve greater unity among people.

• To maintain a democratic way of life.

• To create a just society in which the nation’s wealth can be enjoyed together in a fair and equitable manner.

• To ensure a liberal attitude towards the rich and diverse cultural traditions.

• To build a progressive society which shall be orientated towards modern science and technology.

It could be clearly seen that the five objectives of the Rukun Negara are directed towards a modern and progressive nation where all the people live together in harmony and enjoy the nation’s riches in a fair and just manner, in a peaceful environment, giving respect to each other despite ethnic and cultural differences.

THE PRINCIPLES OF RUKUN NEGARA

Rukun Negara ("National Principles") is the declaration of national philosophy instituted by royal proclamation on independence day, 1970, in reaction to a serious race riot known as the May 13 Incident which occurred in 1969 between the Chinese and Malays in Malaysia. There are five principles in Rukun Negara; these five principles have been set to guide the behavior and actions of individual or groups of individual within this country. The five principles are Belief in God, Loyalty to King and Country, Upholding the Constitution, Rule of Law, Decorum and Morality.

Belief in God is on the top of Rukun Negara principles because it emphasizes the

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