Sunday, September 16, 2007

Selamat Hari Malaysia

Hari Kebangsaan ke-50 was celebrated with much pomp and pageantry but beneath all that, a certain kind of sad nostalgia was palpably felt among us all.

Almost everyone is trying to find a good reason to glorify the achievements that have come our way 50 years after having negotiated our independence from the British.

But are we trying too hard to convince ourselves that we are still on the right track towards becoming the sort of people and country that would make Malaysia truly a place where perhaps a piece of heaven on earth can be found?

Why are we not celebrating Hari Malaysia on a grander scale?

Sebagai seorang anak Malaysia, saya seharusnya berbangsa Malaysia dan berkaum Malaysia, bukan?

So, Hari Malaysia should have been a true celebration of what it means to be a Malaysian. Not a Melayu, Cina, India, Iban, Kadazan, Dusun atau lain-lain?

Let us bring more meaning to this special day instead of treating it as just another historical date when Sabahans and Sarawakians officially join us as Malaysians.

SELAMAT HARI MALAYSIA daripada seorang anak Malaysia!



Blogger Helen said...

A lot of these celebrations had obviously lost its true meaning. Not exactly hard to understand why....

Those corruptions, shootings, robberies etc had overshadowed many things and honestly, people are not in high spirits.

16/9/07 23:41  
Blogger Anak Merdeka said...

I'm afraid I'm starting to lose faith in the things that I hold dear as a Malaysian, Helen. And this is making me sad although I guess some people will find it hard to understand.

20/9/07 12:59  

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