Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Have A Meaningful Deepavali - Thursday in The STAR

Make Malaysia GREAT:
Take Ownership.

In our Hari Malaysia message we discussed about commitment. For this Deepavali advert, let us talk about taking ownership.

1.    What is taking ownership?

Taking ownership is accepting responsibilities. We do not wait for others to take action. We take the first step. We do not blame people or the situation or use them as an excuse for inaction. When there is a problem at hand, we see our part in solving it. We take personal accountability seriously. We do not only talk, we do. We do not complain, we take action. We do not only preach, we practice. We add value.

2.    Why take ownership?

Because we can! We have the power and ability to do so. To build a great nation, we need more than just a good government. We need great citizens. When individual citizens see themselves as active participants in building the country, a nation strives. Small acts done consistently over a period of time can create a major impact. No nation can fail if its people take ownership.

3.    How to take ownership?

Do what we can do first. Add value at the ground level in our daily lives. If we see a pothole, patch it. If there is a security concern, organize a neighbourhood watch. If our housing areas lack upkeep, organize a gotong-royong. If you have a poor family member or neighbour, provide financial support. Link what we do and our business with charity and nation building. Doctors, opticians, businessmen, F&B vendors, developers, dieticians, teachers, tailors, theme park operators, hairstylist - offer your services for free to the needy at least one day in a month. These small acts will add up and help create a greater Malaysia.
At zubedy, our programs and activities draw strength from our shared values and traditions. We believe that at heart, all Malaysians want good things for themselves and for their brother and sister Malaysians, simply because our nation cannot prosper as a whole if some of us are left behind.

You and I, we must take ownership and Make Malaysia GREAT.

Join the conversation. Share your thoughts by contacting us at, or visit our Facebook and Twitter page @makemygreat.

Let us add value,

Have a meaningful Deepavali.

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