1 Malaysia leans against 3 tenets in enhancing national unity, which are:
a) Principle of acceptance
Acceptance principle means that even though Malaysian live different lifestyle, practices and culture, we
accept each other as loyal friend.
b) Principle of national spirits
Unity concept, nationalism and love for the country have inculcated early on by past leaders. Tunku Abdul
Rahman, through the Alliance Party which he led with the assistance of Tun Tan Cheng Lok and Tun V.T
Sambanthan fought for independence and freedom from British Colonist for the Malay States.
Tun Abdul Razak, in turn, inspired New Economic Policy, which aims to unite multi-racial of this country.
Subsequently, Tun Hussein Onn, known best for his efforts in instilling the unity among the multi racial in
Malaysia was bestowed the name "Father of Unity".
Tun Dr. Mahathir and Tun Abdullah Haji Ahmad Badawi introduced Vision 2020 and the Concept of
Excellence, Glory and Distinction, respectively, in efforts to instill unity among many races of this country.
c) Principle of social justice
Each races in this country regardless of background and religion will be accounted for fairly and equitably
in their welfare and other social aspects.
Even then, the 1 Malaysia Concept, each representative needs to transcend racial boundaries and extend
their services to other races.
Even then, the 1 Malaysia Concept, which espouses social justice principles, is not a platform for any
quarter or party to make outrageous claims or demands.