In an effort to curb hate speeches and spread positivity, local celebrities have come together to share their thoughts in a video series called NegaraKru in time for GE14
The thought-provoking videos speak of patriotism, hope, and remind Malaysians of all the good things we have been blessed with.
"Always think about how blessed we are, then we can truly understand that we need to preserve it." - Low Ngai Yuen, entrepreneur and film director
Low, who's also a women's right activist, spoke about the luxury of having the choice to decide our future in Malaysia, something that not all countries offer its citizens.
"Jadi, saya memang berharap anak-anak muda semua lebih memikirkan tentang masa depan." (I really hope that young people think more about their future.)
"It's okay to have differences, in terms of opinions, tapi you kena letak Malaysia first." - Farish Aziz, radio DJ
Like what Farish said, learn to see beyond our differences and embrace diversity.
When all else fails, remember that at the core, we're all Malaysians.
"Pilihan hari ini adalah penentu masa depan kita" - Datuk Aznil Haji Nawawi, TV host
The popular local TV host reminded Malaysians to cast their votes come election day and that the choices we make now will determine how our future will be in the years to come.
"Jom, kita hebatkan Negaraku!" (Come, let's make the nation great!)
"How do we prove that we truly love Malaysia? Be grateful for what we have and keep working hard to make the country a better place." - Marsha Milan Londoh, singer
Marsha's thoughts can be applied on pretty much everything in life, from politics to personal growth. Remember, little can be achieved without hard work and perseverance!
"Let's go undi bro, takkan nak bising kat social media jer." - Caprice, rapper
Caprice's message is a timely reminder as we inch closer to polling day. Expressing our opinions and discussing politics are crucial in a democratic country, but it's even more important to walk the talk.
What's the easiest way to do that? Vote!
For more optimistic reminders like these, check out NegaraKru's playlist on YouTube!
Remember, all hope is not lost if we keep at it. Malaysia's progress depends on Malaysians, so let's keep working towards the nation we all dream of living in. :)