NCC needs to be set up under the Council of Rulers, says Nazir Razak

Source: The Malay Mail Online

Nazir Razak — Reuters pic

Nazir Razak — Reuters pic

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 29 ― CIMB Group Chairman Datuk Seri Nazir Razak today said that the second National Consultative Council (NCC) or NCC2, a national platform for reconciliation, needs to be set up under the auspices of the Council of Rulers.

“Set up with the support of the government, political parties, civil society, academics, religious leaders and businessmen,” he said when launching The Star’s book Moderation, a collection of 28 essays that presents diverse views on the concept of moderation in Malaysia at Menara Star here today.

The first NCC was set up in 1970 after the 1969 riots.

Nazir said there was a need “to discuss moderately, behind closed doors, the long list of sensitive issues that range from the state of our education system, affirmative action, the role of religion in national life, the integrity of the Federation, the issues of corruption and competitive politics, and of course, rebuilding trust in our institutions.”

He said it was time to ask if the system mostly designed in 1970 still works well enough. Read more

Nazir Razak: No to racism

Source: The Star Online

PETALING JAYA: CIMB Group chairman Datuk Seri Nazir Tun Razak has taken to social media to talk about the need to fight racism.

“Racism needs to be fought with clear definitions and legal framework from govt, active campaigns in schools etc and enforcement by police, parents, teachers, etc,” Nazir posted on his Instagram account on Monday.

He said this while showing his support for the British-based charity organisation ‘Show Racism the Red Card’. Read more

Nazir Razak’s call for consultative council gets thumbs up

Source: The Malaysian Insider

Civil societies and politicians are in support of Datuk Seri Nazir Razak’s proposal for a national consultative council. – The Malaysian Insider filepic, October 6, 2015.

Banker Datuk Seri Nazir Razak’s proposal for a national consultative council (NCC) to chart a new future for Malaysia has received support from members of civil societies and politicians from both sides of the divide.

The brother of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, in a speech at the Khazanah Nasional Bhd’s megatrends 2015 forum yesterday, said social and economic re-engineering was needed so that Malaysia will not “lose the international economics game”.

The CIMB Group chairman’s proposal for NCC harks back to the time when Malaysia grappled with the aftermath of race riots in May 1969 by forming such a council to help steer the country back to normalcy.

NCC had been set up by Najib and Nazir’s father, Tun Abdul Razak Hussein, who was then deputy prime minister.

Civil society leaders and politicians today gave the thumbs up to Nazir’s proposal, with some expressing optimism that this was what Malaysia needed. Read more