Published on: Monday, March 31, 2014
Kota Kinabalu: The National Unity Consultative Council (NUCC) is opened to all individuals or groups to submit views to strengthen national unity, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Tan Sri Joseph Kurup.
He said, when the 30-member council was set up after the 13th general election, individuals, non-governmental organisations (NGOs)and political parties were invited to voice their views in a series of dialogue being organised throughout the country.
"NUCC has been to 18 locations nationwide to hold these dialogues.
Every NGOs have been invited and we would like them to turn up while political parties are also invited to give their views.
"It is also opened to the people and those, who attended but are unable to give their views, can write them down and insert them in the boxes provided," he said.
Kurup was commenting on the possibility of certain quarters, especially the opposition parties to question the NUCC report based on the series of dialogue to be submitted to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak later.
"In actual fact, the opposition parties need not dispute (the dialogue report) and they have also questioned the setting up of NUCC.
But it is alright as long as we know what is best for the country in terms of uniting the people," he said.
He said those, who did not have the opportunity to attend the dialogues that were held in their areas, could also submit their views by surfing the website www.nucc.my to submit their views and opinions.
On the mission to bring the flags of PBRS, BN, Jalur Gemilang and Sabah to the Mt Everest, Kurup said they would be brought to the world's highest summit next April 4. - Bernama