Changing the social landscape

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  • Sunday, 31 Aug 2003

The recently launched National Social Policy seeks to redress the imbalance in development.SHAILA KOSHY examines whether this document,the final value in a triple bottom line accounting of development,will be able to bring about real reform in the social landscape.  

We realise the time has come to take rational, professional, strategic, comprehensive and concrete steps to overcome social ills in our society. There is an increasing number of cases of child abuse, abandoned babies, rapes, murders, incest, juvenile crime, drug addiction, vandalism, gangsterism and domestic violence. Our economic growth has, in some ways, contributed to these negative trends.”  

Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi. (Aug 19, 2003) 

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