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Question 1: In your opinion, what is nation building? Table 1: No.

of respondents 5 16 9 Respondents answer The building that used to build ‘1 Malaysia’. The building that represent country. The building that builds by the entire different races citizen to achieved a peaceful country.

Question 2: Are you aware of the National Service program by the Malaysian government? Graph 2:

Question 4: Are you aware that other countries also have national service programs? Graph 3 Question 5: Do you agree with the idea that everyone should be given a chance to involve themselves in the National Service program? Graph 4: .

16 respondents said that it is the building that represented country. Inc. we found that respondents are not really known what nation building is. and insure the future identity and independence of a nation to foster social harmony and economic growth. This is due to the National Service program was introduced since year 2001. there are 5 respondents said nation building is the building that use to build ‘1 Malaysia’. concretize and protect the present. From the results of graph 2. we found that most of the Malaysian aware of the National Service program by the Malaysian government. It can involve the use of propaganda or major infrastructure development in behaviors. and physical structures that elucidate history and culture. (28 March 2013) reported that nation building is the process of constructing or structuring a national identity using the power of the state. Wikimedia Foundation. institutions. and 9 respondents told that nation building is the building that builds by the entire different races citizen to achieved a peaceful country. Comparing with the answer provided from the respondents.Discussion: Based on Table 1. values. language. It was started in December 2003 with 85 . This process aims at the unification of the people within the state so that it remains politically stable and viable in the long run.

Lastly. traditions and knowledge.com (2013) reported that national service is lack of resources. Such chances also make them come to realize that there are all kinds of people in their country. or even. and continued for every year since then. Besides. where they are taught how to fire. the participants will get to know all kind of personalities and be exposed more to the outside world. high ropes which most teenagers have little chances to experience. the respondents also said that participants will give chances in assessing firearms in the program. this programe also pays its partipants 150 ringgits per month so that these teenagers actually earn money instead of wasting money during their holiday. Firstly. Referred to the results of graph 4. some of the respondents not suggested Malaysians participate in National Service Malaysia due to they think that the Nation Service programme is prevents the participants from entering higher education directly after their SPM. Furthermore. While there are 9 respondents do not agree with that. the experience of living together with people who are very different from themselves is undoubtedly a very precious experience for all participants. around the world. discipline. the respondents suggested participate this programme because it prevent participants wasting their post SPM holidays on some non-productive activities. Youths will also be more discipline due to the strict rules in the camp. Secondly. in terms of money earned. We had found some reasons why most of the respondents suggested all Malaysians should participate in this programme. Also. This may due to other countries such as Taiwan.thousands teenagers participating. they were become more independent. they . with huge varieties. there are 21 respondents agree with the idea that everyone should be given a chance to involve themselves in the National Service program. and intelligent after participated the National Service programme. and Germany had proposed their National Service program strongly via internet and media mass. confident. Graph 3 shows that all of the respondents are aware that other countries also have national service programs. Korea. StudyMode. There are also other activities including forest adventure. However. active. and learn new cultures. flying fox. youths are force to do it by their own and this will indirectly trains them to be independent. and this indirectly causes the participants to lag behind their peers. where they get to know lots of new friends. such as sticking to their computers and hanging around with their friends.

com/essays/National-Service-172576. [online] Available at: < http://www.html > [Accessed at 31 .org/wiki/Nation-building > [Accessed at 31 March 2013] 2013. March 2013] Wikimedia Foundation.said that teenagers can earn more than six hundred ringgits a month working as a parttime worker.studymode. which is four times the money they will earn by participating in PLKN..com. Inc. National Service. References: StudyMode. [online] Available at: < http://en. Nation-building. 28 March 2013.wikipedia.