Let all patriotic Malaysians regardless of party come together to save Najib’s 1Malaysia from heading for the rocks 150 days after becoming Prime Minister


52nd National Day message

Recent events, particularly in the past few weeks, cannot but raise the concern and even alarm of Malaysians who want to see the evolution of a Bangsa Malaysia after half a century of nationhood – as Malaysia is only just a decade from the Vision 2020 deadline of achieving a Bangsa Malaysia out of the diverse races, languages, cultures and religions in the country to become a fully developed nation in 2020.

Of late, there is not only a recrudescence of the irresponsible politics of race and religion, the exploitation of the race and religion cards have reached new intensity utterly reckless of their damage to the multi-racial, multi-religious, multi-lingual and multi-cultural fabric of Malaysian society.

As a result, there is a further polarization of race and religion with the hardening of intolerant attitudes and stances, creating situations unseen or unheard of in the previous history of the nation – like the cowhead sacrilege in Shah Alam on Friday where a group protesting against the construction of a Hindu temple threatened bloodshed and committed the ultimate act of religious insensitivity, insult and profanity to Hindus by severing the head of a cow and stomping on it.

Let all patriotic Malaysians of goodwill recognize the danger signals to our plural society. Let all patriotic Malaysians regardless of party come together to save Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s 1Malaysia motto from heading for the rocks 150 days after becoming Prime Minister to stave off divisive and centripetal forces from further dividing and polarizing Malaysians along race and religious lines.

After five months, Najib’s 1Malaysia had failed to inspire Malaysians as an all-encompassing inclusive policy to unite Malaysians – best illustrated by the fact that Pakatan Rakyat whether at parliamentary, state government or state assembly levels are completely excluded from the formulation of a 1Malaysia policy so that it could be embraced by all Malaysians as a policy to unite rather than to divide the people.

This is the most important food for thought for all patriotic Malaysians of goodwill on the occasion of the 52nd National Day.

Already many Malaysians are asking what is there to celebrate on this National Day with the backdrop of a national polity which is not prepared to rise to the challenges and aspirations for change so unmistakably expressed in the messages of the political tsunami of the March 8 general elections last year.

Can Najib’s 1Malaysia symbolize a reaffirmation of a national resolve and commitment to build a Bangsa Malaysia where all Malaysians regard themselves as Malaysians first and their race and religious identities in second place or will it go down in history as representing the very opposite?

  1. #1 by k1980 on Sunday, 30 August 2009 - 4:25 pm

    How to save 1malaysia when it does not even exist in the first place? 1malaysia can only happen when the racist BN is sent packing lock, stock and barrel.

  2. #2 by All For The Road on Sunday, 30 August 2009 - 4:30 pm

    With so many ‘disturbing’ events happening at our doorsteps each passing day on the eve of we celebrating our 52nd National Day, one wonders whether the 1Malaysia concept and ideals are for real. All peaceful and loving Malaysians should take stock of ourselves and ponder over our future!

    A “Happy National Day” to one and all!

  3. #3 by limkamput on Sunday, 30 August 2009 - 5:21 pm

    I would like very much to hear a joint Merdeka statement from PR on the eve of our national day. If today, PAS, DAP and PKR were to come up with a statement stating the vision for a united Malaysia, what would this be?

  4. #4 by bennylohstocks on Sunday, 30 August 2009 - 6:02 pm

  5. #5 by chengho on Sunday, 30 August 2009 - 6:05 pm

    uncle Kit,

    you need to speak to Bro Anwar the real politician

  6. #6 by boh-liao on Sunday, 30 August 2009 - 7:09 pm

    Alamak, can save Malaysia one meh?
    Go read what this ang moh Dr Clive Kessler said in his interview (published in The Straits Times, 29 August 2009)
    Q: Are you hopeful for Malaysia’s future?
    Kessler: I’m not as hopeful as I used to be.
    http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/index.php/opinion/breaking-views/36298-bumpy-stretch-ahead-for-malaysia–cheong-suk-wai-

  7. #7 by mendela on Sunday, 30 August 2009 - 7:11 pm

    Pls watch Japan NHK channel 963 in Astro.
    As expected, Democratic Party is winning big, real big!

    PR will do the same in GE13!

    Enough is enough!

  8. #8 by OrangRojak on Sunday, 30 August 2009 - 7:47 pm

    The Clive Kessler interview is quite interesting – I’m grateful to boh-liao for posting a link to it, but I wonder at the motivation for the racial epithet he used. Immigration and naturalisation are facts of life. It’s never too late to learn to deal respectably with ‘red hair’ on the heads of some of your fellow Malaysians – my children, for example. That’s a major problem with thinking of Malaysia as a ‘plural’ society: you think there are countably few different kinds of Malaysian.

    I’m not sure about Kessler’s “safe mediocrity” though. Perhaps he means ‘safe’ for those in power.

  9. #9 by monsterballssgoh on Sunday, 30 August 2009 - 8:17 pm

    This year…in Subang Jaya….. one house out of the whole row of houses….hang out the National flag. Last year….you could see…much more.
    I drove around and completely no flags…..except KFC or McDonald..
    I can feel Malaysians have enough of UMNO nonsense.
    This is good sign….Malaysians want change of government and life is so difficult right now….people are more interested to spend the holidays quietly with the family…and seems to let days go by…until 13th GE.
    Whatever Najib said or do…means nothing to Malaysians.
    Teoh Beng Hock did not die in vain. Mongolian lady too. PKFZ scandal top the list……with MCA guys…fighting each other…for survival.
    “1Malaysia” is being exposed….how disunited BN parties are.
    Malaysians need no Najib’s “1Malaysia”
    Ordinary folks are always united and peaceful.
    It is UMNO trying to divide and rule..now talk “1Malaysia”…exposing how hypocritical UMNO is….always putting acts of nonsense to win votes.
    Yes…Malaysians have seen USA Americans opened their eyes for 180% change.
    That is exactly what we must do too.
    Malaysians are slogging…feeling so tired…trying to make ends meet….is so sick of UMNO and Najib.

  10. #10 by johnnypok on Sunday, 30 August 2009 - 8:53 pm

    I [deleted] if one-Malaysia can survive another 30 days!

  11. #11 by tanjong8 on Sunday, 30 August 2009 - 9:12 pm

    The only way to celebrate Merdeka is to begin now the preparation of the end of Umno-BN regime.

    The opposition DJP of Japan had just outsted the long ruling LDP.

    So will the PR. There is no two way about it.

  12. #12 by tanjong8 on Sunday, 30 August 2009 - 9:17 pm

    To celebrate Merdeka, Let’s list down the crimes of Umnoputras and the Utusans:

    1. The cowhead incitement
    2. The calling on the Malays to rise
    3. Calling others traitors and threats to the Malays
    4. Misuse of public property for personal matters
    5. No respect for the minorities
    6. The Perak coup
    7. The harassment of Karpal Singh
    8. The death of Teoh Beng Hock
    9.
    10

  13. #13 by novice101 on Sunday, 30 August 2009 - 9:42 pm

    For those of us who love the country and who wish to live as one race, it pains us to see there are those who are taking the opposite stance.

    They are reckless and irresponsible in their words and in their deeds. But what sadden us is these people don’t seen to care what their words and actions are tearing this nation apart. All they care for is themeselves and their own interests.

    It is indeed sad to see our nation being put through this treacherous stage by its own citizens. This group of people is in the minority so when the time comes for those who love this country to be counted, this treacherous group of opportunists will be wiped out.

    Malaysia will live … Happy Merdeka !

  14. #14 by HJ Angus on Sunday, 30 August 2009 - 11:18 pm

    I agree that all patriotic Malaysians should help to save the nation but saving Najib and UMNO need not be part of the solution.
    Today the Japanese have taken the bold step of changing their government after 50+ years – we can surely learn from them.

  15. #15 by carboncopy on Sunday, 30 August 2009 - 11:36 pm

    Looking for something to do on National Day?

    Watch Fahmi Reza – Sepuluh Tahun Sebelum Merdeka – winner of 2007 freedom film festival

    Download it here :
    http://bit.ly/merdeka

  16. #16 by boh-liao on Sunday, 30 August 2009 - 11:48 pm

    The Japanese finally did it – DPJ ends a half-century of almost unbroken rule by LDP
    Can Malaysians do it too?
    Just do it!

  17. #17 by sightseeing on Monday, 31 August 2009 - 12:02 am

    There is no use for Najib to talk about 1 Malaysia unless he is prepared to sack those powerful heads who have contributed to the worsening racial tension and public trust of government. On top of the list of those who must be dismissed are:

    1 The IGP
    2 The AG
    3 Chief Commissioner of MACC
    4 The corrupted judges

  18. #18 by boh-liao on Monday, 31 August 2009 - 12:05 am

    Likening unity to bridges which connect the people and disunity to walls that divide them, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak tonight urged the people to repair their bridges and tear down the divisive walls that existed among the races.

    Words, words, words, people are sick of words
    Words, talks are cheap
    Show us the actions, don’t NATO
    ‘Cos next thing Umno and Utusan Malaysia will go to town with their Master-Serf talks
    Ketuanan Melayu, us and them
    Don’t take advantage of the Malays, don’t compel the Malays to run amok
    Pendatang, pendatang, jangan lupa, be grateful, kowtow ??
    How to tear down walls aah?

  19. #19 by Jaswant on Monday, 31 August 2009 - 12:08 am

    “I would like very much to hear a joint Merdeka statement from PR what would this be?” limkamput

    Why should anybody care about what one nincompoop think?? Especially a nincompoop who had benefitted from the NEP??

  20. #20 by boh-liao on Monday, 31 August 2009 - 12:20 am

    With so many outstanding blatantly wrong doings unresolved
    Is there any sense to wish each other ‘Selamat Merdeka Ke52’?
    Like in previous years, only sadness, empty feeling, and a sense of ‘what could have been’ prevail
    Continue with the impossible dream

  21. #21 by the reds on Monday, 31 August 2009 - 12:30 am

    There is no point to save 1Malaysia, as it is as good as gone! I fervently look forward to seeing “Malaysian Malaysia”, which will take us back to our glorious days!!! Happy Merdeka!

  22. #22 by monsterballssgoh on Monday, 31 August 2009 - 12:32 am

    sightseeing…Najib needs all those you said..to protect himself…protect past and present cabinet corrupt ministers and many more UMNO’s influential members..corrupted and greedy..all of them..to stay in power.
    It is a game to win votes and protect themselves…and not really a party for Malaysians…to be..by the people..and with the people. It is always for the Malays..they are trying to fool.
    UMNO must divide and rule and depend on Malays to be racialists…to win and rule again.
    Such devils in disguises…needs corrupted 4 points you mentioned..to protect them.
    How to sack the corrupted 4 groups ?
    The main point is….most police are not corrupted but loyal in their profession.
    Not all lawyers and judges under the AG are corrupt too.
    MACC is gone case…a band of puppets bought up by Najib,,…and chosen by him.
    Not all judges are corrupt too.
    Therefore….there is a slim hope of justice to be executed by fair minded judges..as seen in Anwar’s case…right now.

  23. #23 by monsterballssgoh on Monday, 31 August 2009 - 12:36 am

    Bravo Jaswant…You are a good protector of LKS and his blog.
    Keep it up!!

  24. #24 by monsterballssgoh on Monday, 31 August 2009 - 1:20 am

    I just cannot help laughing ..reading Najib saying….”TARE DOWN THE WALL THAT DIVIDE”
    He is trying to copy Ronald Regan famous speech.
    Now read it again and laugh.
    But seriously speaking……is he a nut??

  25. #25 by monsterballssgoh on Monday, 31 August 2009 - 1:21 am

    I read it at Malaysiakini

  26. #26 by monsterballssgoh on Monday, 31 August 2009 - 1:29 am

    “TEAR DOWN THE WALL THAT DIVIDE”…and he goes on telling grandfather stories.
    That was his Merdeka speech.
    Tomorrow….his “1Malaysia” Merdeka Parade.
    I repeat..”Tear down the wall that divide”
    I simply cannot believe help laughing. I think he is a real nut.
    Who is dividing? Who build the wall?

  27. #27 by monsterballssgoh on Monday, 31 August 2009 - 2:01 am

    hi…..Naf Ton Raza………TEAR DOWN MACC AND SACK IGP!!
    Please stop talking nonsense.

  28. #28 by yhsiew on Monday, 31 August 2009 - 2:08 am

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 30 — Likening unity to bridges which connect the people and disunity to walls that divide them, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak tonight urged the people to repair their bridges and tear down the divisive walls that existed among the races. (themalaysianinsider)
    ==============================================

    Yes, bridges need to be repaired and divisive walls have to be torn down. But please make sure the no. 2 and Utusan don’t break anymore bridges and build more divisive walls.

  29. #29 by Joshua on Monday, 31 August 2009 - 2:49 am

    There is never a recovery except gone
    down the drain much much more with
    all sorts of hideous crimes of illegal
    politicians in rotten system.

    Very costly and meaningless survival of what?

    Joshua

    http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/111761

    PM: Tear down the walls that divide
    Aug 31, 09 1:02am
    Likening unity to a bridge that connects the people and disunity to walls that divide them, Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak has urged the people to restore the bridge and tear down the
    walls that separate them.

    “Beginning from the bitter chapter of the Bintang Tiga brutality, the monumental need to create meaning to our independence which was gained without bloodshed, socio-economic imbalance, ethnic discord on May 13, 1969, the economic downturn of the 80’s and the Asian economic crisis at the end of the 90’s. All of these were confronted and we survived all,” he said.

    pw: dif- sundae

  30. #30 by draken001 on Monday, 31 August 2009 - 3:48 am

    Here is something to ponder on, Malaysians.

    *extract from wikipedia.org:

    The Mongol Empire was one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse empires in history, as befitted its size.

    Many of the empire’s nomadic inhabitants considered themselves Mongols in military and civilian life, including Turks, Mongols, and others and included many diverse Khans of various ethnicities as part of the Mongol Empire such as Muhammad Khan.

    There were tax exemptions for religious figures and, to some extent, teachers and doctors.

    The Mongol Empire practiced religious tolerance to a large degree because Mongol tradition had long held that religion was a very personal concept, and not subject to law or interference.[citation needed]

    Sometime before the rise of Genghis Khan, Ong Khan, his mentor and eventual rival, had converted to Nestorian Christianity.

    Various Mongol tribes were Buddhist, Muslim, shamanist or Christian. Religious tolerance was thus a well established concept on the Asian steppe.

  31. #31 by GilaPolitic on Monday, 31 August 2009 - 5:10 am

    Today PM Datuk Seri Najib Razak urged the people to repair their bridges and tear down the divisive walls that existed among the races. Yes, I am a Malay Malaysian totally agreed with PM Najib strong Merdeka statement.

    The Rakyat love Najib’s slogan “1Malaysia, People First, Performance Now” but the current sandiwara politics played by Utusan UMNO will change this slogan to “1Malays, UMNO First, Priority Now” is a mojar GREAT WALL OF MALAYSIA for disunity among Malaysians of all races and religions.
    Do our readers agree here ?

    The Rakyat want to ask 3 simple questions to PM Najib in response to his Merdeka statement as follows:-

    Question 1 : Do UMNO warlords are ready and agree to obey their UMNO President, Najib noble instructions to break down the racist divisive walls that existed among the races for 52 years ?

    Question 2 : Do UMNO medias, TV3, Utusan Malaysian, NSTP and Berita Harian will immediate stop broadcasting and publishing racist articles that incite hatred among Malaysians and cease their lies against non-Malays taken the Malay rights ?

    Question 3:- Do UMNO, MCA, MIC, Gerakan and other racist BN component parties are able to build a unity bridges which connect all Malaysian people together since they have failed to do so in 52 years?

    The Rakyat can judge and see a better Malaysia in future under PKR, DAP and PAS in Pakatan Rakyat are more liberal, fair, tolerance and justice in their efforts to build bridges of unity among all races after they won 5 states and 82 MP seats in 12 GE. Unfortunately, the Rakyat is very dissapointed with 1Malaysia concept was a total failure when UMNO warlords continue to divide and rule all Malaysians by ways of playing racist and religion agendas to disunite all races in Malaysia. Do our readers agree too ?

    Happy Merdeka – So What ?

  32. #32 by mendela on Monday, 31 August 2009 - 7:51 am

    Japan LDP admit defeats in grace. They said they would help to ensure DJP to form a new Government smoothly.

    They said they got the message and would work harder in order to regain Japanese trust in the next GE.

    On the other hand, just look at UMNO and Perak state, what it wants is just power, by hook or by crook!

    UMNO needs another 1000 years to learnt to be civilized!

  33. #33 by ctc537 on Monday, 31 August 2009 - 8:26 am

    There is no need to shout 1Malaysia. All that the government needs to do is tearing down the walls that divide us, and let the 1Malaysia spirit evolves among the multi-racial population. 1Malaysia hinges on the government always practises what it preaches. Of course we love this country that we call home, but the government…

  34. #34 by limkamput on Monday, 31 August 2009 - 8:35 am

    But seriously speaking……is he a nut?? monsterball @ loud mouth number 1

    With loud mouth number 2 taking leave, now loud mouth number 1 has to work doubly hard.

    There are no nuts here except you and jaswant ball, the dish washer, who earn minimum wage and never stop feeling envious of others. Too bad lah, it is not my fault you have not benifited a single bit from NEP.

  35. #35 by Bigjoe on Monday, 31 August 2009 - 8:45 am

    I was thinking that this Cow Head incident is a golden opportunity to spin it to Sarawakian and Sabahan what UMNO/BN rule will be if they increase their influence over them. The Dayaks, Ibans, Kadazan still have practises that goons like these want to eliminate… When Taib goes away, they will UMNOise, cow-head kind of UMNOnisation, Sarawak and Sabah for sure because there is no replacement and UMNO can only remain in power by colonising Sarawak and Sabah…

  36. #36 by limkamput on Monday, 31 August 2009 - 9:05 am

    //I drove around and completely no flags…..except KFC or McDonald..
    I can feel Malaysians have enough of UMNO nonsense.// loud mouth

    If you don’t put up flag that is because you have no love for this country. It has nothing to do with whether UMNO is in government or otherwise. Of course i can’t expect someone whose only organ that is still working is his loud mouth.

  37. #37 by SENGLANG on Monday, 31 August 2009 - 9:07 am

    “Tear Down the Wall” the party president who is also the PM say it beautifully, but his own party members are the one who keep building the wall against the races.

    We have to live with the reality that, this world can not be equal how best you want it to be.

    We have also to admit that, the cow head incident the polis refused to take immediate action, as they believe their action will further anger the protesters, which is also true. But this is only simply because this was involve a special group of people fighting a special course which is view as privileged.

    But, what can’t action being taken against like those published in Utusan where the articles has enforced the barrier wall? Will action taken against those who use the pen will create chaos ?

    Yes, agree in totality with PM to tear down the wall that divide, was it not action should be taken against utusan first? Why keep quite with any action on those who wrote that divide piece ?

    Najib must be honest to what he say.

    Today we also see a 50 years ruling party in Japan changed hand. On the same note, it will happen in Malaysia too. MAy be 50 years is the time to changed. This is law of nature. And it is good. Not single party or coalition should let it rule for too long as this will not benefit the people.

    Time for change and it is unavoidable. Like it or not.

    Let prepare for it and change also bring uncertainty but we have to face it as this is part of history.

  38. #38 by monsterballssgoh on Monday, 31 August 2009 - 9:09 am

    Sooooo all do not put up flags have no love for the country….you idiot?
    When will you be learning to talk sense?
    [deleted]

  39. #39 by limkamput on Monday, 31 August 2009 - 9:11 am

    //Malaysians are slogging…feeling so tired…trying to make ends meet….is so sick of UMNO and Najib.// loud mouth

    Yes, Malaysia not doing that great is partly due to wrong policies and corruption. However, Malaysians in general are also unproductive, lazy and want easy money and get rich quick.

  40. #40 by limkamput on Monday, 31 August 2009 - 9:12 am

    What i said is flags are symbol of nationhood, not UMNO. May be you have lived too long to know the difference, loud mouth.

  41. #41 by monsterballssgoh on Monday, 31 August 2009 - 9:24 am

    42 minutes Merdeka Parade…shortest in the history of Independence.
    Naturally ….blame it on HINI…but the actual fact is…no spectators…and they knew what’s coming…so have it at Parliament house….no streets…therefore logic..no spectators.
    52nd Merdeka Parade is for UMNO guys and invited members only…and look at the faces……..no smile…..no chit chat.
    Even the King must have felt unhappy and uncomfortable.
    And in Malaysiakin….very interesting reports ..covering the Communist Party members.still alive…65 years old to 84..years all spoke…and all said they fought the British to free Malaysia and Malaysia is exactly the same like before..run by a few Malays…to suck us dry.
    They said they never consider Malaysians as the enemy at all…but in war…killed or to be killed.
    Yes the British used rulers and UMNO ..long after Merdeka….and Mahathir is the classic example…of what those survivors are talking about. Mahathir simply love British cunning and cruel methods of the past..to being forwards to the present in Malaysia.
    The survivors said UMNO never tell the truth in history books.
    Now let youngsters go and conclude…to believe old folks like us…who have lived through history or from books prepared by UMNO ..to brainwash minds..with false informations…doing it everyday..non stop for 52 years.
    It is the Internet…that woke the minds of millions.

  42. #42 by boh-liao on Monday, 31 August 2009 - 9:28 am

    NR urged the people to repair their bridges and tear down the divisive walls that existed among the races

    True, true, agreed, these must be done
    The ONLY effective way to tear down the divisive walls that existed among the races
    Nay, the FINAL solution to this
    Is to TEAR DOWN the POLITICAL PARTIES that erected the evil divisive walls

    O, Malaysians, esp those who supported the BN
    Be brave and wake up from your nightmare
    Follow the Japanese voters
    VOTE OUT the party that ruled for 50+ years
    VOTE OUT Umno, MCA, MIC, Gerakan, etc., anything BN
    VOTE OUT the BN in the next GE
    The Japanese voters had given Malaysians the best Merdeka Day message
    JUST DO IT!

    PR – organise yourselves and do the right thing to get voters to vote for you
    Never assume voters will automatically vote for you

  43. #43 by monsterballssgoh on Monday, 31 August 2009 - 9:32 am

    Go to hell with you…Limkamput.
    I live too long? Wish I am dead?
    [deleted]
    Flag…symbols…lazy buggers..plus an idiot like you…who make them…if not UMNO?
    That’s enough with you.
    Let others respond or ignore you….and when they respond….insulting you…you have such a thick skin…run away for few days and start all over again…to advertise your self appointed….”professor” brain.
    Loud mouth I am….idiot you are.
    Why are you not invited by MCA to the Parade?

  44. #44 by boh-liao on Monday, 31 August 2009 - 9:32 am

    “Naturally ….blame it on HINI…”
    No lah, blame it on BINI
    U know who

  45. #45 by Loh on Monday, 31 August 2009 - 9:35 am

    monsterballssgoh :I just cannot help laughing ..reading Najib saying….”TARE DOWN THE WALL THAT DIVIDE”He is trying to copy Ronald Regan famous speech.Now read it again and laugh.But seriously speaking……is he a nut??

    Reagan said, ” Mr Gorbachev, tear down that wall”

    Najib said,”Take down the wall that divides”

    He should have said, ” Mr Mahathir, tear down the wall but not the bridge.” But TDM might take it to mean that he would have his crooked bridge at last!

  46. #46 by boh-liao on Monday, 31 August 2009 - 9:40 am

    The nation is in distress
    Fly/Hoist the flag upside-down
    You are still patriotic
    If you are in mortal danger
    Hang the flag upside down

  47. #47 by ktteokt on Monday, 31 August 2009 - 10:20 am

    Just who the hell was it that erected these unnecessary walls and burnt the bridges?

  48. #48 by monsterballssgoh on Monday, 31 August 2009 - 10:49 am

    hahahahaha…Loh…My bad spelling highlighted too.
    Yes….Ronald Regan said that…but Najib’s idea and words are copied wholesale from that famous speech of Regan.
    hi…UMNO buggers are famous copycats.
    TDM is waiting for his commission on hold for so long…concerning the Johore bridge…..divide to party…friends and his son.
    Who knows…Najib is desperate to fill UMNO near empty kitty…may say…OK…lets build the bridge…but he dare not…as millions of eyes are watching him.
    UMNO’s sailing boat have many holes..and guys are grabbing straws to avoid drowning.
    One false move…UMNO Team B…all run to Anwar.
    Watch out MCA team A & B side shoiws. ENJOY.

  49. #49 by monsterballssgoh on Monday, 31 August 2009 - 11:05 am

    loh..Regan said ..”tear down the wall”
    Najib said same and added ..”.that divide”
    He is taught in school…walls divide …so is teaching Regan..how to speak complete.. good excellent English…with proper commas and fullstop….hahahahahahahaha
    The words..”Tear down the wall”….copied wholesale.,but he needs to cover himself up…adding “that divide”….so no copy la.
    Just like DVD look-a-like copiers…..copy all..and change the cover.
    Mahathir copied British…to divide and rule..practiced hundreds of years ago.
    Najib is trying to out do his adopted father.
    Objectives…same…how to bluff and win votes.

  50. #50 by GilaPolitic on Monday, 31 August 2009 - 11:07 am

    Congratulations ! No Merdeka Celebration – what a great SHAME to BN Gomen today.

    BN Gomen is too broke after RM12.5 billion tax payers’ money evaporated in PKFZ scandal, Toyo RM24 million mansion, UMNO money politics and the BN lost badly in 12 GE. It is a punishment for the Rakyat voters who voted the PR Oppositions to rule 5 rich states and reduced BN Gomen 2/3 majority.

    What a great foolish excuses to blame on holy puasa month and influenza A( H1N1) to call off the Merdeka celebration ? I felt totally ashamed and disgusted with BN politicians and UMNO goons for their unchanged attitudes, corrupts and greeds to deny the Rakyat joy and happiness to celebrate tsunami changes in this Merdeka Day 2009.

    Malaysians of all races have been living happily together for 52 years We are sad to read everyday, there is sure to be at least one news article about racism – be it to “remind” the nation to live in harmony, or a report about disrespectful behaviour towards another religion as what happen to cow head protestors showed their unIslamic actions against other religion during pre-Merdeka day.

    It is time we should look “EAST POLICY” in Japan, the opposition Democratic Party won with a landslide victory in Japan in weekend general election and great political tsunami changes to kick out the Liberal Democratic Party ruled for 54 years.

    Similar, the Rakyat bless and prayed Pakatan Rakyat is able to triumph BN for a greatest political tsunami of total changes in next 13 GE. The Rakyat and PR need to break down the “Great Wall of UMNO” today in order to build bridges of unity of all races under a new MERDEKA chapter. Then, the Rakyat can really have a big BANG on forthcoming new real “MERDEKA DAY” under a new PR Gomen.

    Today Happy Merdeka Day – So what ?

  51. #51 by monsterballssgoh on Monday, 31 August 2009 - 11:09 am

    boh-liao…UMNO should hang their flag upside down.
    Who is in distress and who is riding high and mighty?

  52. #52 by k1980 on Monday, 31 August 2009 - 11:12 am

    Libyan President Muammar Gaddafi is celebrating his 40th year in power…. Jib is green with envy after only 5 months in power

  53. #53 by monsterballssgoh on Monday, 31 August 2009 - 11:13 am

    [deleted – let this spat end here. There should be better ways to spend the National Day. – Admin]

  54. #54 by Jaswant on Monday, 31 August 2009 - 11:32 am

    “What i said is flags are symbol of nationhood.” limkam-poop

    Please write English properly. It is ‘symbols’ and not ‘symbol’ and ‘was’ and not ‘is’. It is hard enough to make sense of the ramblings of an old man, also the self appointed resident gatekeeper, struggling with paranoid schizophrenia

  55. #55 by son of perpaduan on Monday, 31 August 2009 - 11:40 am

    Tear the wall ? which walls ? ah ha.. Umno wall ! This wall divided the true malaysian spirit for the past 52 years. Betray all races malaysian for their own good. PDRM, MACC, JUSTICE DEPT and many more is their instituition.

  56. #56 by veddy.lum74 on Monday, 31 August 2009 - 11:51 am

    yes,malaysians’ past n present top leaders always ‘cakap tak serupa bigin!’

    they always ask ppl to unite,but they are the ones that created hatred amongst the multi-races n religions in this country!

    as a matter of fact,their cronies such as GLCs also being dragged into these type of evil deeds!i.e.CAKAP TAK SERUPA BIGIN!

    try to ask some mat sallehs that had watched these GLCs’ tv ads presented by Petronas,TMnet,Perodua,Telekom n ects….they will tell you,see,Malaysian is a blessed n fortunate country,the GLCs are sooooooooo understanding and fair,but the moment you step into their showrooms or plants,it is only ONE COLOUR,truely ONE MALAYSIA!that’s what Najis’s rily meant by 1Malaysia! :-((((

  57. #57 by cseng on Monday, 31 August 2009 - 12:15 pm

    Happy Merdeka! What to happy about? after 52 years, are we still celebrating for a same old reason Merdeka from the British? If not what are we Merdeka from?

    Did the goverment institutions independent? Ask if candle more dangerous then cow’s head. Did the press independent, ask Awang Selamat? Did the democracy process indenpendent in Negeri berak (it has to be ‘b’ as it is upsidedown now)? Did we indenpendent from abuses of NEP, where the bumiputra themselves ripped-off to pay AP enriching Umno-elites. Did we independent from divide-and-rule, into boxes of races, into racial parties of BN component. The list get longer as it goes!

    We have Merdeka from Bristish but yet to Merdeka from our own abuses and stupidity!

    Let us be a change-agent!, influence other to make changes to the country. Change BN, create 2 parties system, to understand the real meaning and spirit of Merdeka!

  58. #58 by boh-liao on Monday, 31 August 2009 - 12:17 pm

    Was A(H1N1) pandemic in the little red dot?
    Yes
    Did the little red dot cancel its annual National Day Parade on 9 Aug 2009?
    No

  59. #59 by limkamput on Monday, 31 August 2009 - 12:31 pm

    Jaswant :“What i said is flags are symbol of nationhood.” limkam-poop

    Dish [email protected], don’t think too great of yourself. Symbol is the collective noun here, but then who can blame a dish washer who until recently has to walk the street of kampung attap to earn some extra income. Why “was”, are you saying flags are no longer a symbol of our nation. It is not they did not give you the benefits of NEP. You don’t qualify not because of the colour of your skin. You don’t qualify because you are stupid, got it?

  60. #60 by Sony boy on Monday, 31 August 2009 - 12:32 pm

    I believe good intentions for Malaysia has to start with me. I need to believe that I can do good for Malaysia in what I say and do.

    In terms of government, let’s not have such things as in below Malay Mail report to happen again. (I read from a comment in margeemar’s blog)

    THE MALAY MAIL
    Friday, January 31, 2003
    Eddie Chua

    DID Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ling Liong Sik use his office and the Ministry’s facilities to run his private business?

    Businessman Datuk Soh Chee Wen alleged that Dr Ling was doing that in the past.

    Yesterday, Soh, a former ally and trusted aide of the MCA president, said: “I was his business partner and I know what he did.”

    He said Dr Ling used Ministry’s facilities and his office to conduct his personal business.

    “He used the telephone line, fax machines and other facilities in his office for his family business,” he claimed.

    “It was an abuse of Government properties for personal gain.”

    Dr Ling could not be reached for comment yesterday.

    Soh also alleged private meetings with businessmen to secure business deals at the Ministry.

    Yesterday, Soh backed his allegation by providing a copy of a sale agreement between Berjaya Group Berhad and Linksun Avenue Sdn Bhd bearing the Ministry’s fax number and name.

    It also showed the Berjaya Group Bhd company and its fax number on top of the document.

    “He had used his office to exchange draft faxes between him and the company while drawing up the shares sale agreement,” said Soh.

    He said he was aware of Dr Ling’s alleged ‘abuse of power’ as he was advising him and his son, Hee Leong, when they acquired the Berjaya Industrial Berhad equity.

    “It is no joy for me to expose or discuss this, but I have no choice as Dr Ling had repeatedly denied our partnership and dealings.”

    He said he just wanted to show who is telling the truth.

    Soh claimed he had other documents to support his claims and would released them from time to time.

    “There is more evidence,” he said.

  61. #61 by OrangRojak on Monday, 31 August 2009 - 12:33 pm

    Why save Bajib’s version of Malaysian Unity? It’s an obvious shadow play. Malaysian Unity is just another Great Malaysian Lie, one that all Malaysian political parties subscribe to.

    You will never, ever be united while you continue to subscribe to the discriminatory policies and practices of the last few decades. DAP should accept that they are also not blame-free in this respect, as even their party symbol reinforces the distinction and separation of Malaysians by race:

    http://dapmalaysia.org/newenglish/au_sr.htm

    How are DAP to explain to the peoples of East Malaysia – the people who prevented PR from winning the last election (PR won on votes in Peninsular Malaysia right? BN is the minority govt on the Peninsula isn’t it?) – that they are ‘Others’ in their own land?

    I don’t respect this call from LKS to save Najib’s 1Malaysia. I want to see Absolutely Anybody Else’s 1Malaysia being supported – one that isn’t based on dividing the people of Malaysia up into 3 arbitrary in-breeding groups and 1 set of rejects. It’s time to face up to the fact that if you really want a Bangsa Malaysia, you have to stop deliberately dividing the people.

    Look at the cow-head issue and the content of this blog. That’s a problem of outrageously inconsistent policing and unpunished public threats of violence. Someone said “it’s an MIC issue stay out” and several others said “non-Muslims need not worry”. Are we to believe inconsistent policing and idiots threatening violence in public are things a non-Indian, non-Muslim person could comfortably ignore?

    If you want to be part of the solution, you have to stop being part of the problem. If the solution is 1 Malaysia, you have to get rid of that ‘4Malaysias’ in your party symbolism. and attitudes. 4Malaysias is precisely the problem.

  62. #62 by OrangRojak on Monday, 31 August 2009 - 12:34 pm

    Oops, ‘Bajib’ is an honest typo – N, B are next-door neighbours on my keyboard…

  63. #63 by k1980 on Monday, 31 August 2009 - 12:48 pm

    “Tear down the walls”

    Very funny. The PM with the army, police, judiciary, macc, mat rempits and the whole cabinet behind him to tear down the walls above, yet he is unwilling to do so. Yet he is calling on the ordinary people who do not have the army, police, judiciary, macc, mat rempits and the whole cabinet behind them to do the job. What a joker….

  64. #64 by frankyapp on Monday, 31 August 2009 - 1:08 pm

    The national flag is the symbol of our nation malaysia no matter who is the regime in power.Though BN is now the regime in power,though they are corrupted,we as loyal and patrotic citizens,we should always raise our flag high up and even defend it with our lives.Hence as good citizens we must not allow any mockery of the national flag.

  65. #65 by boh-liao on Monday, 31 August 2009 - 1:32 pm

    Until our politicians, esp BN’s, learn to be honest and gracious
    To accept and respect opposition politicians as fellow patriotic Malaysians contributing to nation building
    To respect the wishes of the rakyat to have a healthy two-party system
    To ensure the national systems/agencies are not abused to oppress opposition politicians n the rakyat
    We can never celebrate Merdeka Day with pride
    Because we are not free from oppression, corruption, racial discrimination, divide and rule abuses

  66. #66 by frankyapp on Monday, 31 August 2009 - 1:43 pm

    Though we celebrate today our 52nd nationhood,I feel so sad,our nation has been turned up side down and inside out by the regime in power ie BN.Hence what’s there to be proud to celebrate on this 52 years of independence.Instead we should mourn over the sudden death of innocent people like TBH ,the many innocent people being arrested and detained under ISA,the insult by a particular race against christian and hindus,the clear racial and religious discrimination ,the bias classification of race,the sudden switch of English language to BM in the teaching of Science and maths,the H!N! flu pandemic and the death of so many people and the list goes on by the regime in power ie Umno/BN.I think in view of the abovementioned irresponsibility and insensibility of the Umno/BN corrupted government towards the rakyat/people ,we should make a resolution on this 52nd anniversary of merdeka to put Umno/BN into the trash bin in the 13th general election.

  67. #67 by AnakxoxoMalaysia on Monday, 31 August 2009 - 1:45 pm

    I remember back then when i was in primary and secondary school, I use to get all excited when this time of the month comes. I’l be in and out of class.. practicing for a play or a dance for the Independence celebration that we all have in school..It was the time we all looked forward to, to celebrate as proud Malaysians!

    What happen to that mood we used to have back then..it all died off..

    Now I use this day as an excuse to get out of the house to party all night long. Why should I be excited anymore? Is there a reason? Maybe there is for you..but to be honest there is no reason for me to be excited and its a shame.

    Its even hard to see flags around this time..
    Theres no spirit.. Its all dying
    Whats happening to our lovely country..
    Its like no one has the semangat to celebrate anymore.. and I’m not even gonna elaborate more on why we don’t feel like how we used to..

    cause we’re all scared to voice out..this is wht Malaysia has become..

    I miss Malaysia when I felt secured then and I don’t like it now..

    Give us back our spirits and hope to be one nation

    Happy Merdeka to those of you who hopes for a change…!

    I believe Malaysia can do it

    God bless

    xoxo

    – From a 19 year old college kid-

  68. #68 by boh-liao on Monday, 31 August 2009 - 2:09 pm

    Anyway, really, don’t be upset if there is hardly any celebration going on today
    31 Aug is NOT the real Merdeka Day for Malaysia
    For the Federation of Malaya, yes
    To Malaysians, esp those from Sabah n Sarawak
    Merdeka Day is 16 September
    And it’s NOT 52nd, it’s 46th
    Know history or not one
    No know difference between 31-8-1957 n 16-9-1963 ah

  69. #69 by Lee HS on Monday, 31 August 2009 - 2:17 pm

    All ills we are facing now is due to only ONE cause. The Malays have been given the wrong education whether formally or informally.

    Why they hate non-Malay citizens so much? Why they think that Chinese and Indians are their enemies? The non-Malays are not considered citizens by them? A lot of discriminations have been institutionalised. I come to know lately that Petronas is discrinateting the non-Malay companies like Maybank earlier.

    What have the minotiry non-Malays done to deserve this treatments?

    No doubt that Lee Kwan Yew’s observation is on the spot. The non-Malays have been intentionally marginalised in all aspects.

    This is a problem that will be with us as long as UMNO is practising divide-and-rule policies and as long as they are in power.

    The only way to change Malaysia for better is to vote them out during 13th GE.

    Otherwise we will surely join Zimbabwe and other failed states soon once our natural resources run out. Malaysia has enjoyed (mainly by UMNO and its cronies) 52 years of its natural resources. There won’t be much left of the natural resources now.

    What Malaysia should do now is to develop human resources to meet future challenges. If the culture of bias, prejudice, discrimination, segregation, jealousy are the eductional theme for te Malays, then Malaysia has no hope. This is unwise as a nation.

    Malaysian of all races need jobs and economic security. The only way to guaranty this is to develop our economies. So blocking the enterpreneurship of its citizen will stagnate the economies. New jobs will not be created to cater for ever increasing population.

    How much jobs can Malaysia create in the Government ministries? Two million the most. What about the other Malaysians who need jobs?

    The hope is in the private sectors NOT with the government.

    If the present government can’t see this, then they are not qualified to run the country.

    Please wake up my fellow Malaysians.

  70. #70 by Jeffrey on Monday, 31 August 2009 - 4:10 pm

    Likening unity to a bridge that connects the people and disunity to walls that divide them, there is no point for the 52 national day statements including (the latest) 1 Malaysia to exhort (hollowly) the people to restore the bridge and tear down the walls that separate them, when year in year out official, legal and public policies santify and uphold the walls and politicians – and I don’t mean only politicians from ruling coalition – stoke up racial and religious issues with their communal constituencies/vote bank to score political brownie points and secure votes.

    When the PM said that groups were exploiting the fine lines that existed in a multi-ethnic society, be it political, religious or social, to serve their own warped agenda, does he seriously exclude his own party or parties within BN coalition as part of these groups?

    It would serve well for those who exhort others to build bridge and tear wall to look (honestly) at the mirror and examine themselves and ilk whether or not they are the ones who are the first to tear bridges down and build walls when it suits their political expedience.

    Then we have a supposedly elderstatesperson, Tun Dr Mahathir, sharing his wisdom in his blog CheDet to apologise that politicians should not alone be blamed for these “walls” – and I quote “It is no good blaming the politicians for perpetuating racial schism. Some of them who tried to ignore racial loyalties simply failed politically… For various reasons the races preferred to stay separated…. Those who reject racialism simply lost popular support. But those who embrace racialism won”. What is there to say some more??

    So ultimately are the majority of people/voters primarily responsible for erecting the walls and thereby influencing the politicians, in interest of getting their votes, to pander to these tendencies or its the other way around that it is the politicians that are ratcheting up racial and religious issues influencing their constituencies to think and behave along these lines to facilitate vote getting or is it a dynamic process for which both people by majority and the politicians (equally by majority) are equally culpable of erecting and maintaining these “walls”??

  71. #71 by Jaswant on Monday, 31 August 2009 - 5:51 pm

    ““What i said is flags are symbol of nationhood.” limkamput

    I’m not here to teach anyone English but this is one invitation I cannot miss. A call to public service, let’s just say.

    Then you should have written “What I am saying is …” “What I said is ..” is ungrammatical English. It should be ‘What I said was ..”

    The alternative and correct way of writing it would be ” … flags are a symbol” and not “flags are symbol” which is again written in ungrammatical English.

    This demonstrates how a flawed policy such as the NEP benefits the mediocre.

  72. #72 by Jaswant on Monday, 31 August 2009 - 6:00 pm

    You’d do well not to translate Malay directly into English word for word because then you’d be making this kind of mistakes. You must learn to think and write in English and not think in Malay and write in English.

  73. #73 by boh-liao on Monday, 31 August 2009 - 6:21 pm

    #8: “but I wonder at the motivation for the racial epithet he used”

    Aiyah, OrangRojak, Y so sensitive one
    No motivation lah
    Ang moh is used widely here and now with no malice
    Unlike previous generations terms such as Ang mo kow and Ang mo kui were used
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ang_Mo
    You unique mah
    In the little red dot, there is “Crazy Ang Moh”, the food stall named by the Caucasian owners
    Also, Ang Mo Kio
    If you really offended by the term, my sincere apologies
    Peace be with you! V!

  74. #74 by katdog on Monday, 31 August 2009 - 9:21 pm

    Why they hate non-Malay citizens so much?… The non-Malays have been intentionally marginalised in all aspects. – Lee HS

    Who said Malays hate non-Malays? And who says non Malays have been marginalised? Look at the likes of Vincent Tan and Eric Chia or even Tiong King Sing. Boy oh boy, these people were practically living in paradise here in Malaysia.

    Non Malays contribute almost 90% of taxes because the Malays are so poor they can’t pay taxes. How has the non Malays been marginalized?

    Wake up friend! The people who have been marginalized are the common Malaysian people, Malay and non-Malays alike. The people who have gotten everything are the UMNOputra cronies including the likes of VT and EC.

  75. #75 by OrangRojak on Monday, 31 August 2009 - 10:25 pm

    And they accuse me of nitpicking. I think what a person wrote continues to be the same thing for as long as it does not change. If you asked limkamput what he made that caused the smell in the kitchen, he might answer “What I made is a cake!”, unless he had eaten it before answering in which case he would have to say “what I made was a cake”.

    In speech, “what I said was” is usually correct, because the words are lost. In writing, we could also say “what I said [wrote] is” because it continues to be the same – verifiably so.

    I’m not an expert on English, but in the context, “was” or “is” seems reasonable to me.

  76. #76 by cemerlang on Monday, 31 August 2009 - 10:31 pm

    Even rebels of the laws are celebrating but not sure exactly what they are celebrating.

  77. #77 by OrangRojak on Tuesday, 1 September 2009 - 10:21 am

    Aiyah, OrangRojak, Y so sensitive one
    Thin end of the wedge, mate. I’ve also been exposed to too many ‘zero tolerance’ programmes, obviously.

    I have an aunt whose ancestors were far more recently from Africa then ours were. Her sisters call her ‘nigger’ when they’re joking around, but her husband (my father’s brother) doesn’t get to call her that.

    In crazy moments, I too have considered opening a restaurant in Malaysia called ‘White Food’ or ‘The Slightly Longer Sausage’. I can’t help thinking, however, that there has to be a better way of making a living than as a freak show.

    While I was lecturing in the UK, one of my studentswas a bright young woman from Shanghai. She was very chatty, and asked me about my first trip to Malaysia, so I told her all the new words I’d learned like “Mat Salleh”, “Orang Puteh”, “Ang Mo”, “Bai Zhong Ren”. She laughed at Bai Zhong Ren and said it was funny. I laughed too and asked her if I could call her “Huang Zhong Ren”. She suddenly looked angry and said “You must never say that. It is very rude.”

    Perhaps racial epithets can sometimes be used between people who share the referred-to characteristics as a way of bringing them closer together? I’m not so sure. I am convinced that casually highlighting those characteristics which are not shared will only push people apart. I don’t think that’s a good thing.

    I’m not personally offended, if it helps – skin thickens with age. Perhaps ‘frustrated’ is closer to what I feel, when I read things like that on the blog of a man who is close to being the most credible proponent of unity and equality in Malaysia. I asked about ‘motivation’ because it didn’t seem like you posted the link to Kessler’s interview with the intention of objecting to him personally – and that’s the impression I got from the racial epithet.

    I don’t want to make a big deal out of a (comparatively) small matter. I am in no doubt as to how effective I could be as a one-man ‘Race Relations Act’!

  78. #78 by limkamput on Tuesday, 1 September 2009 - 2:59 pm

    //Then you should have written “What I am saying is …” “What I said is ..” is ungrammatical English. It should be ‘What I said was ..”
    // jaswant ball

    w
    What are you talking about? What i said (in the past) is (the meaning is this) … so why not? You are just trying to find fault for reasons you know best. In any case, the realithy is i have a blog and my writings were publised in newspapers and magazine. Do you have any?

  79. #79 by limkamput on Tuesday, 1 September 2009 - 3:02 pm

    Jaswant :You’d do well not to translate Malay directly into English word for word because then you’d be making this kind of mistakes. You must learn to think and write in English and not think in Malay and write in English.

    My ass undergrad2, you wrote this before and you are writing this again. I wonder what dignity and honesty have you got to come here to talk about truth. You have none, so just shut your ass mouth. I wouldn’t be gentle with you anymore.

  80. #80 by ktteokt on Wednesday, 2 September 2009 - 10:33 am

    A building built upon shaky foundation is unsafe! What’s more a building built without foundation. Najis ascended the throne of PM not by the conventional way of being elected but by way of appointment. Besides, with the load of accusations on him, how can he clear himself of all those allegations? Or has he ever done so? Or he intends to do so?

    Perhaps he thought that being the PM means he has absolute power to suppress the thoughts of everyone in Malaysia into thinking that he is CLEAN! Najis is erecting a building from the rooftop downwards, intending to put in the FOUNDATION last!

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