Rajaendram and Khor (2015) quoted an open letter from "a group of prominent Malaysian" that embraced integrative motivation for developing English proficiency: "'[I]f we aspire to be more proficient in the language, we are only trying to be better citizens of the world'" (¶4). What a breathe of fresh air among all the integrative motives that articles like this one often highlight!
Rajaendram, Rebecca, & Khor, Ann-Marie. (2015, August 9). Speaking the global language. The Star Online, Education section. Retrieved from http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Education/2015/08/09/Speaking-the-global-language/
"An academic or scientific abstract should briefly and comprehensively summarise the contents of the paper it precedes. It should not contain information that is not present in the article and it should report, not evaluate, what can be found in the paper" (Abstract, ¶1, 2015.07.11).
"Education Ministry secretary general Tan Sri Madinah Mohamad said the future generations need to be equal or better in their English proficiency to compete in the rapidly changing globalised world" (Achariam, 2015).
Achariam, Timothy. (2015, August 6). Raising proficiency in English pivotal to next gen's future. The Sun Daily [Kuala Lumpur]. Retrieved from http://www.thesundaily.my/news/1512360