He said such a campaign should be conducted to remind all politicians that they too have a role in maintaining unity in Malaysia.
“We want to remind MPs and State Assemblymen that they need to be leaders in uniting the people and that this unity is critical towards making Malaysia a harmonious and advanced country,” he said.
He was speaking to reporters after launching the #saysomethingnice unity campaign at Taylor’s University here today.
Fadillah said in the current global economic uncertainty, when a nation is heading towards economic recovery it needs to start with a united people and a cohesive leadership.
“We need to advance this effort to encourage every level of society, be they politicians, members of the corporate world, individual citizens and from other walks of life, to start saying something nice to unite our country.
“We have to be united in our actions and aspirations towards a better Malaysia because we are known as a united country and respected globally,” he said.
The #saysomethingnice campaign, which was first launched 10 years ago, is managed by Zubedy (M) Sdn Bhd and will be held for 17 days starting August 31, in conjunction with National Day and Malaysia Day.
Earlier in his speech, Fadillah urged Malaysians to be courageous in calling out any politician who speaks inappropriately.
“If politicians do not speak appropriately, do not be afraid to call them out. We need everyone to build a more peaceful and prosperous Malaysia together so that we can live in peace and harmony,” he said.
Fadillah said the government remains consistent in implementing programmes in line with the new unity framework developed by the Ministry of National Unity based on the concept of unity in diversity to realise the aspirations of Malaysia MADANI.
He said the government has also established the National Unity Advisory Council, which was specially formed to encourage unity and understanding among a multi-racial community.
“The role of the Council is to ensure that unity is upheld for the sake of Malaysia’s future, through discussions on issues related to unity, efforts from all angles towards national unity, and to advise the government on the best resolutions,” he said. — BERNAMA