MPs to recite Rukun Negara every new meeting


THE Rukun Negara will be recited by MPs at the start of every new Dewan Rakyat meeting, said Tan Sri Johari Abdul.

“It will be conducted on the second day before proceedings begin in the Dewan Rakyat,” the Dewan Rakyat Speaker said before the start of proceedings yesterday.

The decision comes following a recent request by National Unity Minister Datuk Aaron Ago Dagang for the full Rukun Negara, which includes the preamble and the five principles, to be recited in Parliament.

“Both Special Select Committee on Nation Building, Education and Human Resources Development and Special Committee of House Rules agreed to the proposal,” he added.

The Rukun Negara is a guiding principle for all government policies and activities.

This latest development follows recent efforts by the unity government to promote an appreciation of the Rukun Negara among Malaysians.

In August, Rukun Negara promotion activities were launched so that the creed is recited in every school and government programme starting with the full reading of the preamble followed by the five principles.

On a separate matter, Johari will name and shame MPs if they fail to undergo mandatory health examinations by Dec 1.

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