Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Parents urged to instil patriotism among children

PATRIOTIC: Talib signs the banner to show his support for a crime-free 1Malaysia society as Yusof (left) looks on.

BINTULU: Jepak assemblyman Datuk Talib Zulpilip urged parents to instil and cultivate the spirit of patriotism among their children as part of the value of their upbringing.

He said the spirit of patriotism is a vital factor for the young generation to be good citizens of tomorrow.

“Without patriotism, you will not be a good citizen,” said Talib during the Squad 69 PDRM Sarawak ‘Jelajah Keamanan Satu Malaysia’ dinner held at New World Suites last Saturday.

Talib also linked patriotism to the country’s security as he believed citizens with strong love to the nation will make the country strong and prosperous.

“No nation can be developed without strong national security and we’ve seen examples of how countries became chaotic due to internal wavering,” he said.

He stressed that to have peace the people must have the spirit of patriotism in their hearts.

Peace, said Talib would accelerate the economic growth of the country as the investors would gain confidence.

He congratulated Squad 69 as a good platform for the ex-armed forces personnel unite the various communities and subscribe to the 1Malaysia concept.

Squad 69 has set up a special committee pertaining to security here which is also participated by various government agencies.

During the annual general meeting (AGM) held last Saturday, DSP (Retired) Muhamad Yusof Isa was returned unopposed as the president.

In his keynote address, he said the committee will consist of personnel from Rukun Tetangga, the education, information and youth and sports departments, as well as government agencies and organisations.

Yusof also disclosed that one unit of security corps was also introduced in the division.

“Accredited coach and facilitator will be attached to train the members,” said Yusof, adding that members will consist of teenagers and secondary school students.

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