Sunday, August 23, 2009
About Merdeka Day (Independence Day of Malaysia)
31st August 2009..we will be celebrating our "Independence Day" or popular called by the name "National Day". I don't want to talk much on the history... I'm sure you can read it all in the net.
The last time I went to Merdeka Parade in the morning of August 31 was in 2007. This is the time you see people gathered to refresh their memories about "Independence"...how Malaysia got their independence.
From history...Malaysia especially "The Peninsula" has been raided by so many invaders such as the Portugease, The Dutch, The English , The Japanese etc...the Malays had struggled and fought them...this is a fact that we can't hide.
"1 Malaysia, Rakyat Didahulukan, Pencapaian Diutamakan"...this is the theme for this year. One Malaysia..hmm... I just want to comment on the language. Bahasa Malaysia or Bahasa Melayu is the national language...up to this year celebration no "one" language is being use by the citizen. As a Malaysian...we must use only one language not Mandarin, Cantonesse, Tamil, Urdu etc. Most of them don't even know how to speak in Bahasa..being a Malaysian...you should master this language...right?
Since this year celebration falls in the month of Ramadhan.. I don't think me and my family will go to Bukit Jalil. But still...deep in our heart...we want to see the "One Malaysia" dream to take place...and we'll never forget the price of one independence.