Kit to humanise ‘wasatiyyah’ approach
KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak yesterday launched the Wasatiyyah Kit at the Parliament lobby here.
The kit aims to humanise the wasatiyyah approach in the lives of Malaysians.
The Malaysian Wasatiyyah Institute said the kit contained five books, including a book on the National Wasatiyyah Policy, which would serve as the main reference in implementing the policy.
The book focuses on six strategic fields — education and youth, politics and nationalism, economy and development, security and defence, law and administration as well as social and unity.
“Also included is a book with six of the prime minister’s exclusive speeches based on his thoughts on wasatiyyah, titled Pendekatan Wasatiyyah dan Pelaksanaannya di Malaysia.
“The works of Tan Sri Dr Abdullah Md Zin, Najib’s religious adviser and the institute’s chairman, titled Pendekatan Wasatiyyah: Definisi, Konsep dan Pelaksanaan, Pendekatan Wasatiyyah Dalam Menangani Keganasan Pengalaman Malaysia and Penghayatan Wasatiyyah Dalam Pentadbiran Malaysia, are also included,” the institute said.
Earlier, Najib chaired an hourlong meeting with the National Wasatiyyah Policy Implementation Committee, which discussed the importance of facing current and future challenges to handle issues that could threaten the nation’s stability and harmony.
During the meeting, the institute’s director, Datuk Mohd Yusof Din, presented an analysis on the challenges involving unity and national integration; threats of widespread extremist and liberal thinking; negative perception and publicity towards Islam; and, knowledge exploitation.
Present at the meeting were Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom, who is also the institute’s deputy chairman, and Abdullah, who is also vice-chairman.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak launching the Wasatiyyah Kit at the Parliament lobby yesterday. With him are Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom (second from left) and religious adviser to the prime minister Tan Sri Dr Abdullah Md Zin (third from right).