Excerpt from message of the Minister of National Unity & Social Development

"... the impressive progress achieved by our country has indirectly impacted on family stability due to changes in lifestyles and family values from the influences of materialism, westernisation and modern technology. Even though such is the prevailing situation, the external environment is not to be blamed. If we are conscious and sensitive to forces which threaten our families, many social problems would have been overcome. The busy daily schedule of parents today should not be a barrier to close family communication. On the other hand, parents who devote "quality time" to their children will ensure that noble values are inculcated and imparted to mould harmonious families."

Datin Paduka Hajjah Zaleha Bte Ismail 
Johor Bahru
15 May, 1997
National & International Family Day


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