Kit to hu­man­ise ‘wasatiyyah’ ap­proach

New Straits Times - - News -

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).

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