Ahmad Maslan: Malaysians need to hear more of unsung local heroes Read more: Ahmad Maslan: Malaysians need to hear more of unsung local heroes
KUALA LUMPUR: The stories of more unsung Malaysian heroes need to be told as they can inspire fellow Malaysians, especially students, to reach greater heights, said Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Ahmad Maslan.
He named rally driver Karamjit Singh and renowned cartoonist Datuk Mohammad Nor Khalid or Lat as examples of local heroes whose life stories could well be a source of inspiration to motivate the younger generation to achieve the impossible.
"Some of them are already known but we can find different kinds of unsung heroes. A few years ago, we came to know about a rubber tapper who managed to raise his 15 children, 13 of whom later continued their studies in universities," he said at the soft launch of the First Malaysia Achievement Summit 2012.
Ahmad said inspiring stories like that of the rubber tapper should be told and Malaysians should be more appreciative of this kind of people.
The summit, to be held at the Impiana KLCC Hotel on June 16, will feature prominent individuals and organisations that have raised the 'Malaysia Boleh' spirit at the global stage. -- BERNAMA