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Preamble to Principles: The History and Philosophy of Rukun Negara

Eddin Khoo, Author, Rukunegara: A Brief Introduction

24-Aug-23 15:00

Preamble to Principles: The History and Philosophy of Rukun Negara

National Unity Minister Datuk Aaron Ago Dagang has said that The Rukun Negara pledge will now be recited with the reading of the preamble followed by the 5 principles, in every school and government programme. 

This is interesting for a couple of reasons. Firstly many Malaysians are not aware that there’s a preamble to the Rukun Negara, and have been under the impression that the Rukun Negara begins with Kepercayaan Kepada Tuhan and ends with Kesopanan dan Kesusilaan. Secondly, it’s because the preamble actually tells a clearer story about the nation’s aspirations and philosophy.

In this episode, we unpack the Rukun Negara’s rich history and meaning, with Eddin Khoo, author of Rukunegara: A Brief Introduction. 

Rukun Negara: 

Bahawasanya negara kita Malaysia mendukung cita-cita hendak:

Mencapai perpaduan yang lebih erat dalam kalangan seluruh masyarakatnya;

Memelihara cara hidup demokratik;

Mencipta satu masyarakat yang adil di mana kemakmuran negara akan dapat dinikmati secara adil dan saksama;

Menjamin satu cara liberal terhadap tradisi-tradisi kebudayaannya yang kaya dan berbagai-bagai corak;

Membina satu masyarakat progresif yang akan menggunakan sains dan teknologi moden.

MAKA KAMI, rakyat Malaysia, berikrar akan menumpukan seluruh tenaga dan usaha kami untuk mencapai cita-cita tersebut berdasarkan atas prinsip-prinsip yang berikut:

KEPERCAYAAN KEPADA TUHAN

KESETIAAN KEPADA RAJA DAN NEGARA

KELUHURAN PERLEMBAGAAN

KEDAULATAN UNDANG-UNDANG

KESOPANAN DAN KESUSILAAN


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Produced by: Dashran Yohan

Presented by: Dashran Yohan


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Categories:  History/Heritageculturegovernment

Tags:  democraticpoliticsmalaysian politicsrukun negarapreambleprogressiveliberalfairnessequity





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