Dr Hartini Zainudin
I think freedom is … as important as breathing fresh air. The freedom to think, decide and live life on your own terms without fear. The first time I encountered oppression is … when I realised poor, non-malaysian children did not have access to free and equal education in schools. From this oppression, I learnt … to be persistent, be patient and be creative in order to solve problems. From this experience of oppression, I would change … the landscape to provide equal access and quality education for all children in Malaysia. The last time I recall feeling patriotic … was when I heard children recite the Rukunnegara. I think Malaysian values are … beautiful, universal and true. I think the best person who represents these values is … Tan Sri Jemilah Mahmood. To me, being a Malaysian means … being inclusive, warm and embracing of all cultures. To me, Malaysia Boleh means … Merdeka in another era.