The world needs new mindsets to become a better place to live in, says Former Minister Idris Jusoh

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From left- Idris Jusoh, Ms Lamiya Morshed, Dr Abd Aziz Bin Tajuddin, Muhammad Yunus, Tan Seri Syed Mokhtar Albukhary, and Sharifah Sofia at the 13th Social Business 2023. Photo/MWN

LANGKAWI: To become a better place to live in, the world needs new mindsets, mainly a giving mindset, a progressive mindset, and a collaborating mindset, Former Minister of Education Tan Sri Haji Idris bin Jusoh said today at the 13th Social Business 2023 which is taking place here at Pelangi Beach Resort from July 27th to July 28th, under the theme “War, Peace, and Economics: The Future of Human Beings.”

The 13th Social Business event organized by Albukhary International University in partnership with Yunus Centre aims to create a new road for global peace and build a better world.

Present at the event were Tan Seri Syed Mokhtar Albukhary and his daughter Sharifah Sofia, Datin Paduka Marina binti Tun Dr. Mahathir, Albukhary International University (AIU) Chancellor, Professor Muhammad Yunus, AIU’s President and Vice Chancellor, Emeritus Professor Dato’ Dr. Abd Aziz Bin Tajuddin, besides 3 Nobel Peace Laureates: Professor Muhammad Yunus, the Chairman of Yunus Centre, Bangladesh; Jost Ramos Horta, President of East Timor (1996) Nobel Peace laureate, Timor Leste, Leymah RG Bowee, Nobel Peace Laureate 2011, Liberia, and Executive Director of Yunus Centre, Ms Lamiya Morshed, as well as many delegates and lecturers from the Philippines, the USA, Brazil, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Nepal, Italy, Germany, Colombia, and other countries.

In his remarks address, Idris Jusoh said Muslims should be more peaceful as the word “Islam” is derived from the word “Peace”.

“We start our greetings with “Salam” which means “peace”.

“Sharing, accepting each other, and selflessness are signs of peace,” he said at the 13th Social Business event here today.

Idris added that people talk more about war than peace.

Meanwhile, Professor Muhammad Yunus commented that the world today is fragmented and we need global collaboration.

“There is no peace without solidarity. If we stand together, we can overcome all issues,” he said.

He also stressed that to achieve a peaceful world, we need to have three zeros: Zero unemployment, zero waste, and zero poverty.

Marina Mahathir also raised the point that peace starts at home. When there is violence and problems in the house, this will affect the peacefulness, tranquility, and well-being of individuals as well as the whole society.


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