Thursday October 11, 2012
Seek truth, Najib advises undergrads
KUALA LUMPUR: The Prime Minister has urged undergraduates to seek the truth instead of believing in unrealistic promises.
Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the Government wanted undergraduates to give their views based on facts and not rhetoric or assumptions.
“Don't believe in unrealistic promises as you'll fail to understand changes and realities,” he said in his speech at the close of the Prime Minister's Trophy debate yesterday at Universiti Malaya.
The Bahasa Malaysia category was won by the International Islamic University Malaysia while Universiti Teknologi Mara took the top prize in the English competition.
Both teams took home a trophy and RM25,000 each.
Najib said the voice of undergraduates should be heard as the era of government knows best is over.
“We have to give opportunities to them to gain knowledge, think critically and be brave enough to ask questions as they are the ones who will bring the nation forward,” he said.
Najib added that while change was welcome, what was equally important was the effectiveness of change.
“Changes cannot be made merely through rhetorical slogans. It has to be through effective policies,” he said.