KUALA LUMPUR, April 7 (Bernama) — Some 80 per cent of Malaysians understand the concept of 1Malaysia mooted by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, said Special Affairs Department director-general Datuk Fuad Hassan.
He said the figure was based on the latest survey carried out by the department in collaboration with the Information Department under the Information, Communications and Culture Ministry.
“Our findings showed that the people understand and accept the concept owing to the numerous programmes being held to explain it, as well as the effect of the numerous 1Malaysia initiatives such as assistance, products and services provided by the government.
“People no longer have any hesitation to talk about 1Malaysia, and they also feel a sense of belonging among them,” he told reporters after delivering a talk on the 1Malaysia vision at a seminar, here today.
Some 750 principals, headmasters and senior teachers from Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya attended the seminar.
Education deputy director-general Dr Amin Senin was also present.
Fuad said the remaining 20 per cent had yet to fully understand the concept because the information programmes had yet to cover them in a holistic manner.
Political factor, with certain quarters employing provocation to influence the people to reject the vision, also contributed to the percentage, he said.
Source : Bernama