KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysians must change their attitude, mind-sets and behaviour and refrain from acts which are detrimental to the community and nation to build a better Malaysia, said a social activist today.
Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye, who is also Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation (MCPF) senior vice-chairman, in a statement said a country could only be better and more successful if the people and the government work together to do what needs to be done for the well-being of the nation.
Citing some bad attitude and behaviour often manifest by Malaysians including breaking traffic rules, such as reckless driving, ignoring traffic signals, becoming road bullies and offering bribes to enforcement officers when apprehended showed that some of them also needed to change.
“There are also those who like to vandalise public property which show that many Malaysians have yet to discard the third-world mentality...and the ‘’mat rempit’’ and ‘’mat lajak’’ problem should also be put to a stop,”he said stressing that the burden to cease such activities should not be put solely on the authorities.
“More awareness campaigns should be conducted to educate parents so that they could spend more time to discipline and bring up their children,” said Lee.
He added it was time for Malaysians to put their best foot forward and help the new government to bring about attitudinal or behavioural changes for the betterment of the nation. - Bernama © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd