||300 Social sciences > 305 Social groups
||LPPKN - National Population and Family Development Board, Malaysia: Family Well-Being Division
||Family resilience, National Social Policy
||Malaysian country report 3rd East Asia Ministerial Forum on Families 2008, "Strengthening Family Resilience: Moving From Policy to Action", Bali Indonesia, 17-19 November 2008.
||Social policies and programmes affecting families have been revised and improved from time to time since Independence in 1957 to adapt to new challenges and needs of families. The importance of the family as a foundation for a strong Malaysia was first given prominence when Vision 2020 (now renamed the National Vision Policy–NVP) was announced in 1991 which strived to make Malaysia an industrialised nation by the year 2020. This vision recognizes that PEOPLE are the center of development and the critical element of this Vision is to produce citizens of good character embedded with an appropriate balance of suitable knowledge and skills and the inculcation of positive moral values, ethics and innovativeness. It particularly identified a “social system in which society will come before self, in which the welfare of the people will revolve not around the state or the individual but around a strong and resilient family system.”