Japanese are well organised society in any situation and no doubt by seeing on television on how they queuing in line in front of vending machines while in tragedy. No looting on empty shops after the earth quakes and tsunami. This is what every nation leader wants their society to be. In fact we are only see this in Japan and to be precised everywhere in Japan.
Malaysian nowadays are getting loose and flexible. Some might forget their responsibility to the Almighty God (Allah) while working. Some might forget their family while gambling. And some might forget their responsibility while flirting.
Children were forced to study and score high colors and forced to attend classes after classes and their chilhood time were filled with study and study. They got no good friends to play a while and to build their good society character as they are only forced and guided to be champion in their study. While adults got no sense in spontaneous incidents like helping the blindman crossing the road as they need to catch their time for lunch and some shopping. The society has been busy from the time they wake up and off to bed. They got no reason to spend their time with their neighbourhood. All they to do in life is earning what they want and spend it as they want.
Will Malaysia in 2020 be a better nation?
Read below article from BERNAMA for a reference.
Bernama – Tue, Mar 22, 2011 11:03 AM MYT
KUALA LUMPUR, March 22 (Bernama) -- Is it true that some of us are not
concerned over other people''s ''woes''? Is our society, known for its courtesy and
politeness, has now turned greedy?.
Several incidents that happened early this year had shown the ''true face'' of
Last February, the whole nation was in disgust after reading about the vain
pleas of trailer-lorry driver Ahmad Rozlin Ahmad Murad. His pleas were for
passers-by to help his friend and co-driver, whose body was pinned in the
The trailer-lorry was earlier involved in a road crash. Ahmad Rozlin''s pleas
were ignored as some passers-by were more concerned with grabbing rice sacks
that had fallen from the trailer-lorry.
A month earlier, a 4-wheel drive vehicle that carried more than RM$70,000 in
coins crashed at KM 244, North-South Highway near the Pedas exit.
What happened afterwards was a ''rush and grab'' for the coins by passers-by
who had stopped their vehicles, despite the vain pleas from the 4-wheel-drive
The rush and grab ''carnival'' did not stop despite the presence of the
traffic police and highway personnel there. Fortunately the crash victims
escaped with light injuries.
Another similar incident happened the same month. A van carrying a
consignment of yoghurt drink (a well-known brand) crashed at KM 424.9 of the
North-South Highway near Bukit Tagar.
What had happened next?
Several drivers of other vehicles stopped but not to help the victims.
Instead they were busy picking the yoghurt containers.
These incidents had drawn the public''s response including that from the
ulama and intellectuals.
Perak Mufti Tan Sri Dr Harrussani Zakaria, according to news report, said
the money taken was ''haram'' and must be returned to its rightful owner.
The adviser to Johor Islamic Religious Council (MAIJ) Datuk Nooh Gadut had
similar views. He said the passers-by should have assisted the victims and
returned the money instead of taking advantage over the situation.
He said the incident should not have happened in a Muslim nation
WHAT IS HAPPENING TO US?
What is happening to the Malaysian society?
It is only nine years to go for Malaysians to achieve Vision 2020. We are
also in the midst of making the 1Malaysia concept a success.
But is our society ready for these objectives.
Universiti Sains Malaysia''s (USM) Social Science lecturer Dr Intan Hashimah
Mohd Hashim said she viewed the incidents in two aspects.
First, the factor that passers-by failed to help accident victims. Second,
why people were willing to steal/take away items from the scene of accidents?
According to the social science expert, such attitude has got nothing to do
with the courteous Malaysian values but more of the ''by-stander effect''.
Social psychology studies have shown that the inclination to help would be
reduced due to the presence of many people at the scene.
"The presence of many people at the scene may make a person to feel that the
responsibility of helping the victims does not fall on his shoulders alone. In
fact many would feel that other people should be helping the victims instead of
himself. Hence they are reluctant to help".
Dr Intan Hashimah feels that this phenomenon frequently occurs in the
society including that in the western countries. The urgency to help would come
if only one or two persons are around at the accident scene.
About the second aspect, Dr Intan Hashimah is in the view that it is related
to the sense of responsibility.
"In the second situation, those who stole from victims at accident scenes
usually numbered more than one and they did not know the victims.
"Furthermore, there were many others who did the same. This had reduced the
guilt and shame in them. They did not fear being apprehended as the authorities
were not around", she said.
WHY THE LACKADAISICAL ATTITUDE?
There could be several possibilities that lead to the lackadaisical
For Dr Intan Hashimah, this is not linked to the moral deterioration in the
society but more of the ''situation factor'' that drove someone to commit such an
"In this situation, the society needs a role model. If someone helps a
victim and another prevents the others from taking the things away, other
by-standers would also do the same.
"What we need is a role model that shows positive values which can push the
others to do the same. I believe there are still many good Malaysians but they
do not know what to do in case of emergencies", said Dr Intan Hashimah
The social psychologist said she does not see that Malaysians have begun to
lack the caring and courteous values.
"However they practise that on people they know and not on others who are
unknown to them. We need to be sensitive to all and not only to people that we
Dr Intan Hashimah said educating adults on this aspect is different, unlike
teaching children and students. All individuals need to inculcate the caring
"Then, we will not hesitate to help accident victims, avoid stealing from
them and do not wait for others to render help", she added.
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