Image: Y.M. Raja Tun Tan Sri Dato' Seri Utama Alias B. Raja Ali
1. A gentleman strives to make his country/community a better place
A classic aristocrat lives by the code of conduct - Noblesse Oblige" - literally translates to “nobility obligates.” It implies that with wealth, power and prestige come social responsibilities; it is a moral obligation to act with honor, kindliness and generosity.
For a gentleman, true noblesse oblige has nothing to do with high birth, power or prestige. True noblesse oblige is a responsibility for all of us who have been given the benefits of living in a free land, founded on the highest principles. If we, as a country, miss the mark, it is no reflection on the founding principles. It means we have the responsibility to use our energies and intelligence to return to basics and fix it.