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National Service Programme

(22 May 2004)


National Service Programme National Service Programme

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Initiated by the government, National Service Programme (NSP) was conceived out of a desire to inculcate the spirit of patriotism in the hearts and minds of Malaysian youths of eighteen (18) years of age. A three-month stint-based program, NSP is also to tap and instill the 'Malaysia Boleh' culture in the youths regardless of their racial and religious backgrounds, besides shaping them into disciplined, independent and resilient citizens capable of advancing the nation ahead. The youth of the country constitutes 60% of the population hence their talents and energies are integral elements of national development and progress. NSP is for those born in 1986. Ultimately, the program is envisioned to produce true patriots who would inherit the responsibility of integrating the various races together and nation-building, which are the goals of Vision 2020.

Launched by the Prime Minister on 22 February 2004, National Service Programme is -

  • based on the principles of the 'Rukun Negara'.

  • not a military-style conscription and has its own uniform, anthem and logo.

  • for both gender.

  • focused on a multi-disciplinary co-curiculum.

The objectives are to -

  • Develop a young generation who are patriotic and with love for their country.

  • Enhance unity among the multi-racial communities in the country.

  • Instill a spirit of caring and volunteerism among society.

  • Produce an active, intelligent and confident generation.

  • Develop positive characteristics among the younger generation through good values.

The NSP programmed will be conducted over a three-month period during which the participants will go through four modules as follows -

Physical Module

  • Basic marching.

  • Hand-to-hand combat.

  • Abseiling / flying fox and low roping exercises.

  • Rafting / Canoeing.

  • Creative sports.

  • Survival skills.

  • First aid lessons.

Nationality Module

  • Nation's history, sovereignty and dignity.

  • Malaysia and international affairs.

  • Defence and national security.

  • Citizens' responsibility to the nation.

Character-Building Module

  • Instillation of good values.

  • Self-confidence, leadership, self-evaluation.

Community Service Module

  • Building and restoring public amenities.

  • Environmental restoration and protection.

  • "Gotong-royong" and public service acts.

  • Charitable activities.

Technical Details

Date of Issue 22 May 2004
Denomination 30 sen, 50 sen, RM1
Stamp Size 30mm X 40mm
Miniature Sheet Denomination RM2.00
Miniature Sheet Size 70mm X 100mm
Stamp Size in Miniature Sheet 30mm X 40mm
Perforation 14
Sheet Content 20 stamps
Paper Watermarked, Phosphor Coated
Printing Process Lithography

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