#NALS2017: Getting Up Close With Hanis Nabiha Sanusi Azri

Jan 30, 2017 1 Min Read

As a learning partner with National Aspiration and Leadership Summit (NALS) 2017, Leaderonomics is proud to play its part in sharing similar visions and aspirations for the nation.

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For the uninitiated, NALS is an annual national event organised by Malaysian student leaders for the Malaysian youth studying locally and abroad, giving them a platform to engage with other stakeholders in matters related to the nation’s development.

Leaderonomics caught up with some of their NALS leaders by asking some thought-provoking questions from our very own Thinkonomics set, a gameplay that consists of various thinking questions based on our five Leaderonomics values: relationships, empowering, giving, growth and building the future.

Watch all five Leaderonomics values in the playlist below:


Q&A with Hanis Nabiha

Hanis Nabiha Sanusi Azri is a graduate in International Relations from the University of Queensland. She will be pursuing her Master’s in Strategic Defense Studies in the Australian National University. She harbours an ambition to be the female version of Iron Man, so she can serve the country in the field of military defense and prove that a woman is equally able to protect the country.

Hanis Nabiha

On NALS, she says:

“It is a propeller not just to engage in a dialogue session with prominent leaders or corporate people to discuss what’s best for the country, but also to empower the youth and grow together towards the betterment of the nation.”

1. If you can select one person from history and ask them a question to which they must give a truthful reply, whom would you select and what question would you ask?

Martin Lurther King Jr and ‘Would you agree with me that the world today is more segregated than it was yesterday?’


2. How can you build communities of love?

Love is built on the foundation of tolerance and acceptance. To build a community, we need to nurture the nature of it in everyone’s heart. The moment societies learn to tolerate one another and accept the flaws of humans, that is the moment where our aspiration is realised.


3. Does your level of giving makes you a better person?

Frankly, I don’t know. What I always believe is that giving would teach you to be more grateful with what you have. Giving is like sending a message that says: “Hey, you’re not alone. I’m here with you.” Being able to give means that you’re able to share a part of your life with others.

Look around us. Life is about sharing. We breathe the same air and we occupy the same space. Hence, being able to give is being able to share. Seeing the smile on the face of the receiver should bring unexplainable contentment and fulfillment that comes with giving.


4. Would the world be better off or worse with a time machine?

Better off, because there is so much potential in it. For example, you can go back in time and help those whom you failed to help the first time around. And you can repeat it again and again until no one is left behind. If we believe we are all family, then no one should be left behind.


5. Do you remember a time when you were extremely upset five years ago? Does it really matter now?

Yeah, I could remember it clearly. Frankly, it doesn’t matter as much as five years ago. But for that reason, I’m thankful to be able to go through it. The setback I went through then is what propelled me to become who I am today.


6. Your hope for Malaysia.

My hope for Malaysia is for her to be happy and for her children to learn how to love again. It’s also for her children to be a “We” and not an “I”.


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