Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak (2nd from left) launches the two books - "Fiqh, Wala' dan Taat" (Deep Understanding, Faithful and Obedience) and "Malaysia Bukan Negara Gagal" (Malaysia Is Not A Failed State) at Parliament. With him are (from left) Minister in Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom, Prime Minister's Department's religious adviser Tan Sri Dr Abdullah Md Zin, director of Wasatiyyah Institute, Datuk Mohd Yusof Din and Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa. Pic by MOHAMAD SHAHRIL BADRI SAALI

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today launched two books which he penned himself titled "Fiqh, Wala' dan Taat" (Deep Understanding, Faithful and Obedience) and "Malaysia Bukan Negara Gagal" (Malaysia Is Not A Failed State).

Najib had introduced the two books at the Parliament building here after chairing the Prime Minister's Department's Wasatiyyah Institute's National Wasatiyyah Policy Implementation Committee meeting.

Also present during the meeting were Ministers in Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom and Tan Sri Dr Abdullah Md Zin as well as Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa.

The Wasatiyyah Institute in a statement expressed hope that the books would provide positive effect to the society, especially in devising a strategy on issues that demands the attention and actions of the public following the global climate change.

"The Fiqh, Wala' dan Taat book touches on politics. It demands principles that are the main backbone and fundamental to a country, namely the principle or wala'.

"The Malaysia Is Not A Failed State book gives readers the real picture of the country's achievements and thus swats away accusations that Malaysia is a failed state.

"With these books written by the prime minister, we hope what it would create a harmonious society that practices the Wasatiyyah approach," the statement read.

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