TEMERLOH – The spirit of patriotism should continue to be boosted among the young generation, particularly school students, to ensure that they appreciate history and the struggles of leaders in developing the country.
The president of the Malaysian Council of Former Elected Representatives (Mubarak), Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Abdul Rahman said the schools were also encouraged to include reading materials which had elements of patriotism in the school curriculum so that students would have a deeper understanding regarding the leaders and thier struggles.
He said this was because the younger generation was perceived to be less appreciative of the history and role played by the leaders which had given an impact to the nation as the younger generation was too dependent on the internet in their daily life and search for information.
“This leads them to believe totally the information carried in the Internet which exposes them to such elements as liberalism, LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) and opposed the federal constitution.
“When there are groups questioning the rights of certain races as enshrined in the federal constitution, the solidarity that we have protected all this time is weakened,” he said.
He disclosed this to Bernama after attending a programme ‘Bicara Patriotik’ (Discussion on Patriotism) at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Abu Bakar, Temerloh, here today.
In the programme, Abdul Aziz also contributed a book written by him entitled ‘100 Wira-wira Negara’ (100 National Heroes) written in Bahasa Malaysia and English to the school library.
Abdul Aziz, who is an alumni of the school, suggested that students read the book written by him to appreciate the struggles of the leaders such as Tok Bahaman, Mat Kilau and Pak Sako.Â – BERNAMA