Malaysia is not a failed state; it has more than its fair share of bless­ings

New Straits Times - - Opinion -

ACHILD’s huge grin is al­ways a wel­come sight and very con­ta­gious. This chirpy-look­ing boy seen walk­ing with his dad re­cently had ex­actly that ef­fect. One could sense that he was re­ally proud about some­thing.

It was not be­cause he did well in his ex­am­i­na­tion, or reached the fin­ish line first in a race. He had just left the Na­tional Reg­is­tra­tion Depart­ment (NRD) with his dad af­ter col­lect­ing his new iden­ti­fi­ca­tion card (MyKad).

His fa­ther shared that his 12year-old son was over the moon af­ter he re­ceived a let­ter from the NRD, in­form­ing him that his MyKad was ready for col­lec­tion.

“Since then, my son has been hound­ing me, urg­ing me to take him to the reg­is­tra­tion depart­ment. My son said get­ting his MyKad for the first time has fi­nally made him an adult,” said the proud fa­ther.

As some chil­dren in other coun­tries dodge bul­lets while on their way to school, our chil­dren can do so with­out wor­ry­ing about their safety.

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