Be loyal to nation, not leaders, says Rafidah Aziz

Former Umno minister Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz has dismissed the notion that Malaysians should be loyal to their leaders, amidst controversy over an alleged bid to topple Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

She told a public lecture in Universiti Malaya today that nation-building required Malaysians to be loyal to the country rather than the individuals governing it.

“Loyalty is to the nation. There is no such thing as loyalty to anyone,” said Rafidah, who is former international trade and industry minister.

“Now if people can just separate that, we will have better nation-building than image-building of individuals.”

Rafidah said Malaysians were free to “curse” individual leaders, but added that she drew the line at condemning the country without basis.

She reminded the hall that songs about patriotism did not include lines urging them to be loyal to the prime minister or deputy prime minister.

“The songs are just about Malaysia. They don’t say ‘support A, don’t support B’, do they? Or Sejahteralah PM?” she asked, prompting laughter from the audience.

Be loyal to nation, not leaders, says Rafidah Aziz
12 September 2015 – TMI


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