Putrajaya: exemplary city of good values and social status

The government today launched the Putrajaya Action Plan for the Inculcation of Good Values 2011-2015. The action plan is the government’s bid to help transform Putrajaya into an exemplary city.

Chief Secretary to the Government, Tan Sri Mohd Sidek Hassan, said the action plan, a guide to steer the city to good values and social status, was formulated jointly by the Malaysian Administrative Modernisation and Management Planning Unit and Putrajaya Corporation, after taking into consideration, current issues and challenges in Putrajaya

He added that the rapid development in Putrajaya, if uncontrolled, could result in the city experiencing various social issues and declining moral values.

He said: “We do not want a situation where ‘while we build, we destroy’. For example, we build so many recreational parks, but at the same time, there is an increase in the number of vice-related cases. We built first-class roads but the number of traffic law violations and road accidents is still on the rise.

“We do not want a situation where, the more modern values were brought into the community, the weaker they become in terms of good values, ethics, morals and religious belief.

“It is only right for this kind of phenomenon to be erased so that Putrajaya will become a monumental city in practising good values.”

Through the action plan, the government hoped ripple effects of good values will affect nearby areas, and even to other states nationwide, Mohd Sidek said.

“When good values practised by city dwellers are inculcated among visitors to Putrajaya, the values will be emulated and hence, implemented in their countries of origin,” he added, going global.

Mohd Sidek called on departments, agencies, school principals and community chiefs for their commitment and determination to ensure success of the action plan. He said the inculcation of good values in Putrajaya should also be practised in a holistic manner to create a community with strong identity and integrity.