To all fellow Malaysians, REMEMBER THIS ? :
Sing along now 🙂
Demi negara yang tercinta
Di curahkan bakti penuh setia
Demi raja yang disanjung tinggi
Kesetiaan tak berbelah bagi
Kepada pemimpin kepada rakyat
Khidmat diberi penuh taat
Sama bekerja sama berusaha
Setia berkhidmat untuk semua
Rela berkorban apa saja
Amanah bangsa tetap dijaga
Kami berikrar penuh setia
Untuk agama, bangsa dan negara
missjewelz remembers watching this on the TV set during her first year in primary school, way back in 1989. 🙂 I heard it again, on Traxx.FM today — sure did bring back those patriotic memories from my younger days. I still, am, I think, a patriotic person at heart. I miss those days having to sing the national anthem at every school assembly. Loving my country does not have anything to do with **litics. Loving this country shows that I have a sense of belonging to it, as much as I would love to continue to show my care, responsibilities and faith in it. I am proud to be a Malaysian. Proud to call myself a Malaysian. But sad to see dunggus from various levels of the societies and ranks scribbling coal on this innocent nation.
One’s love for this country can be strengthen by looking back at our history. Our real history — which only part of it are ‘brainwashed’ to us through the education system. There are a lot more that we are supposed to know. How can you have an attachment to something whose background and identity is vague, incomplete, twisted and faked. How can this connection be real when a new ‘identity’ is splattered over a nation’s REAL history. Have we not the right to know? Will it harm the nation to know ‘itself’ ? What do we look back at in the name of progress and development when there’s nothing else to look back at except for modernization, steel beams and sky-scraping developments?
We can’t move solo in the name of change. Sparks of change can occur collectively. And as Malaysians, we are responsible to our country. What’s the point of calling ourselves Malaysians when all we do is ‘make a comfortable living’ here while watching the rest of the country to slowly and gradually crumble? Our socio-cultural system for instance — while it exists, I don’t see any organized supporting pillars to this. Each smaller part of the bigger society are only concerned of themselves. We left the bigger picture. We forget the children. We ignore the youth. We think of only ourselves. We don’t appreciate the elderly — THE generation whose our nation’s past-near history is linked to. We totally forget about the Orang Aslis who share the same land with us.
How do you value this country? Are your patriotic sentiments shown in the smaller and finer things that you do ? If yes, good and keep it up. Spread the love. If no, try reading (or watching) some history for starters. I can’t quite watch the news nowadays compared to 10-15 years ago. I can’t regularly buy the papers because I know they are being filtered to serve a certain importance of certain ‘sector’. But then and again, I am thankful to be a Malaysian. No matter what. And I can’t stand to hear/see a single digit placed in front of my country’s name. What else could it be? Malaysia stands on its own. It’s complete enough to show that we were/are/will forever be united. All in the name of LOVE for this country. You take it away from me, I’ll whack ya. Wacchhaaa !!!
*ok enough patriotic blabbering* Have a wonderful Maulidur Rasul to all my Muslim friends and readers. For those celebrating Valentine, spread some lovin’ yo ! 🙂 mmuahh !! -missjewelz-