To-day,we Malaysians are celebrating our 47th anniversary of Merdeka Day(Independence Day).Most days, we are too busy with our daily work that we don't have the time to even think of what does it means to be Merdeka. As usual, many people took many things for granted.May be ,it is a good day to take time to ponder-to think and to reflect of what have we done, what we could have done and what we should be doing as a nation as from now.
Personally,I was only five years old when our country became an independent nation.I tried hard to recollect, but my memory fails me to remember what it was like living under the British rule. So nothing much I could say about life during that time.
Over the last 47 years, so much water has passed under the bridge. If I were to sit there and look down the river,so much had changed -some are good, some are bad and a few ugly ones...Sad to note that a few rivers are so polluted that I can't see my own reflections.Whatever ,the rivers keep flowing....
As a nation or as individual, all of us can use the process "to ponder"( i.e to think and to reflect) so that we can learn a few lessons .Just jot down the list of lessons learnt so that we can do better in the future. We can't change the past, but we can do something now for our future.
The message from the Prime Minister:
Let all citizens of Malaysia,without feeling inferior,without feeling sidelined,irrespective of race or religion, rise to be statemen in our own land. We are equal, we are all Malaysians. No individuals in this country is more Malaysian than another. Unleash your potential and shape this country of yours the way you want it to be.
To all my fellow Malaysians:
SELAMAT MENYAMBUT HARI KEMERDEKAAN KE 47!
NEGARA KITA ,TANGGUN JAWAP KITA.
KITA TANGGUNG DAN KITA JAWAP