Lessons in history on governance

IN this millenarian commemoration of Nizam al-Mulk (b. 1018), it is apt to quote his work Siyasat-nameh, which states that a leader “shall bring to pass that which concerns the advance of civilisation (‘umran), such as constructing underground channels, digging main canals, building bridges across great waters, rehabilitating villages and farms, raising fortifications, building new...

Pemimpin Cemerlang Dikenang Dicucuri Doa

DALAM karyanya Siyasat-nameh, Nizam al-Mulk (lahir 1018) menyatakan bahawa pemimpin sesebuah negara perlu mengambil berat untuk memajukan “tamadun (‘umran), dengan membina saluran-saluran bawah tanah, menggali terusan-terusan utama, mendirikan jambatan-jambatan menyeberang sungai-sungai besar, memulihkan kampung-kampung dan ladang-ladang, membina kubu-kubu pertahanan, mengasaskan bandar baru dan pekan, menegakkan bangunan-bangunan yang tinggi dan perumahan yang indah, memastikan penginapan didirikan...

The State Of Malaysian Courtesy

THE Rukun Negara (the Malaysian National Philosophy) affirms courtesy and kindness (kesopanan dan kesusilaan) as the most important character trait for relationship in plural society. On the other hand, arrogance and causing offence to the sensibilities of others are thoroughly condemned, regardless whether it is committed by the rich, the powerful, or linguistic and cultural chauvinists....

Multidimensional Justice And Unity

FOR every three Muslims in Malaysia, there are two others who follow different faiths and beliefs. In reality, the Muslim community, which amounts to over 18 million people, co-exists with more than 11 million community of followers of other faiths, including Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Chinese Beliefs, Sikhism and others. Inter-faith co-existence is, thus, imperative...

Kemajmukan Bukti Keunikan Malaysia

AL-QUR’AN menyatakan sekiranya Allah berkehendak, niscaya manusia dijadikan-Nya satu umat sahaja, dengan satu bahasa, satu perangai dan ciri, sama keadaan fizikal dan gender, serta seragam iklim dan hawa; bahkan hanya satu waktu, generasi dan zaman. Tetapi sebaliknya Dia hendak menguji sama ada manusia ikhlas atau tidak kepada hikmah dan ilmu-Nya Pencipta kepelbagaian. Justeru wujud...

Bahagia Dengan Keilkhlasan Beragama

MALAYSIA telah dibariskan sebagai negara keempat paling bahagia di Asia, di belakang Singapura, Thailand dan Taiwan. Laporan Kebahagiaan Sejagat 2017, oleh Jaringan Huraian Pembangunan Lestari (SDSN) Pertubuhan Bangsa-Bangsa Bersatu (PBB), menempatkan Malaysia di tangga ke-42 daripada 155 negara, mendahului Jepun (51), Korea Selatan (56), Filipina (72), China (79) dan Indonesia (81). Singapura berada di tempat...

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