Rukunegara must always be appreciated by M’sians, says Selangor Ruler


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 22 Jul 2020

PETALING JAYA: The Rukunegara must always be appreciated by Malaysians as its formation was built on the shape of the Malaysian society, says Selangor’s Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah.

Sultan Sharafuddin believed that in the 80s, the values of the Rukunegara were not fully practised and translated to form a strong national bond.

"His Royal Highness wants the 50th anniversary of the enactment of the Rukunegara this year to be used to instill the spirit of patriotism.

"It is the hope of His Royal Highness that the Rukunegara be the backbone in achieving closer unity among the people, as well as creating a just society so that the country's prosperity can be enjoyed together," stated the post on the Selangor Royal Official Instagram page on Wednesday (July 22).

The post noted that it has always been the wish of Sultan Sharafuddin to see unity and harmony among the multiracial people in Malaysia.

As such, it said that Sultan Sharafuddin found that the most basic importance that needs to be instilled in the heart of every citizen to form a Malaysian race that is truly patriotic, is the Rukunegara.

With that, Sultan Sharafuddin commissioned a wood carving art from Ting Wee Chia, a third generation of signage making artists from Melaka that displayed the Rukunegara in two languages, Bahasa Malaysia and in Chinese.

"The five ideological principles have now been instilled by His Royal Highness through a wood carving, a traditional symbolic sign of the Chinese community in Malaysia, which is now placed at Istana Alam Shah, Klang," it said.

The post noted that the Rukunegara wood carving was made from a large piece of Mersawa log with a circumference of a tree said to be at least 100 years old.

"The carving work was made entirely by hand, while the smoothing and tidying up of it took six months to ensure the highest quality and that it remains impeccable over time in accordance with the values brought by the Rukunegara itself," the post read.

20 Julai 2020 ~ Telah menjadi hasrat DYMM Sultan Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Alhaj sejak sekian lama untuk melihat keutuhan perpaduan dan keharmonian rakyat berbilang kaum di Malaysia. Justeru bagi Baginda, perkara asas terpenting yang perlu diterapkan dalam naluri setiap rakyat bagi membentuk sebuah bangsa Malaysia yang benar-benar patriotik dan memelihara kemakmuran, keamanan dan kesejahteraan, adalah Rukun Negara. Lima rangkai ideologi negara itu kini Baginda abadikan dalam satu karya ukiran kayu papan tanda simbolik tradisional masyarakat Cina di Malaysia, yang kini ditempatkan di Istana Alam Shah, Klang. Kagum melihat hasil karya pewaris seni pembuatan papan tanda generasi ketiga yang berasal dari negeri Melaka, Ting Wee Chia, Baginda menitahkan beliau agar mengukir sebuah papan tanda istimewa dengan paparan Rukun Negara dalam dua bahasa, sesuai dengan kepakaran Ting dalam kaligrafi Cina. Kedai yang diusahakan Ting di Jonker Walk, Melaka ditemui Baginda sendiri 3 tahun lalu, di mana Baginda tertarik dengan hasil ukiran kayu yang dipamerkan, lantas Baginda berkenan untuk Ting menyiapkan sebuah ukiran yang memuatkan prinsip Rukun Negara dalam tulisan Rumi dan Cina. Papan tanda Rukun Negara ini diperbuat daripada satu keping kayu balak jenis Mersawa yang besar dengan saiz lilitan yang luas berusia sekurang-kurangnya 100 tahun. Kerja-kerja memahat menggunakan tangan sepenuhnya, melicin dan memperkemaskan papan tanda ini mengambil masa 6 bulan bagi memastikan kualiti yang tinggi dan kekal sempurna seiring peredaran masa sesuai dengan nilai-nilai yang dibawa oleh Rukun Negara itu sendiri. Mengimbas kembali kelahiran Rukun Negara yang digubal susulan tragedi 13 Mei 1969, tokoh Sejarahwan Negara, Prof. Tan Sri Dr. Khoo Kay Kim adalah antara 12 individu yang telah diundang oleh Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Penggubal Rukun Negara, Tun Ghazali Shafie bagi merangka Prinsip-prinsip Kebangsaan, diketuai oleh Ketua Setiausaha Negara ketika itu, Tan Sri Zain Azraai. Rukun Negara digubal dengan tujuan utama iaitu membentuk perpaduan rakyat yang kukuh. . sambung di ruangan komen

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