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KUCHING, Aug 19: Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) Women Chief Dato Sri Doris Brodie says for Malaysia to move forward, the leaders “must have the guts” to stay away from bureaucracy and embark on her journey on meritocracy.
She believed that meritocracy is the basis of equal opportunity and Malaysia should strive for it.
“When meritocracy is suppressed over race, religion, political affiliation and gender, Malaysia (or any country for that matter) will and can never reach its potential as a developed country in its true form.
“It seems to me, in Malaysia, this is the tradition practiced in managing and building Malaysia.
“If Malaysia wants to move forward, it must not allow itself to be derailed by bureaucracies of race, religion, gender or politics but merits.
“Surely a country or society governed or led by the best brains, the talented and the most able of its people will get better results.
“In its true sense, meritocracy will form the basis of an ‘equal opportunity’ society and this in my opinion, is what we in Malaysia should be striving at.
“Therefore, to accelerate Malaysia’s development, the leaders of this country must have the guts and be bold to drive this nation forward not in a traditional way but putting meritocracy in the forefront of our beliefs, race and political affiliation,” said Doris in a statement to support PRS president Tan Sri Dr James Jemut Masing’s call to adhere to the principle of meritocracy in developing Malaysia.
“The PRS Women’s Wing fully agree and support our party president on his statement that Malaysia must put merits in the forefront of our principles and meritocracy should be the determining factor when developing Malaysia.”
‘It is rightly so for a mix and colourful society like ours,” said Doris, adding that credits and merits must be given to those most deserving.
Meanwhile, PRS deputy women chief Councillor Rosaline Neging also expressed her agreement with Masing’s view.
“Malaysia has all the resources but still left behind in terms of advancement when compared with Singapore that is approximately 50 sq miles in size and has very limited natural resources.
“However, Singapore made it because they invested in individual people on the basis of talent, effort, and achievement instead of otherwise. Malaysia can in fact do the same,” said Rosaline. — DayakDaily