Don’t mix National Day theme with political party theme

— Vinod Naidu Munikrishnayya
The Malaysian Insider
Jul 09, 2012

JULY 9 — An independence day celebration is a day to appreciate the progress of our beloved nation, along with the ups and downs that we have undergone ever since 1957.

This day is to be celebrated and cherished by each and every Malaysia across the political and racial divide.

Having an independence day themed after a political party’s theme does not do justice.

I don’t think we want to see only a portion of Malaysians celebrating it. This is not the anniversary of the existence of a political party but a nation. Do not mix this with politics.

Keep those political party themes for your party events and campaign; leave independence day alone.

All previous themes from “Muhibah dan Perpaduan”, “Bersatu Maju”, “Bersatu Menuju Wawasan” until “Perpaduan Teras Kejayaan” reignite the patriotism within each one of us.

Political themes will not remind us of our independence struggle and to some might even ignite hatred.

I sincerely would request National Day themes, current and in future, to be independent and for all Malaysians and not any political party.

  1. #1 by yhsiew on Monday, 9 July 2012 - 3:09 pm

    Yeah, it is best to not mix National Day theme with political party theme so that one can have a quiet moment to appreciate and evaluate the progress of our beloved nation, along with the ups and downs that it has been through ever since 1957.

  2. #2 by Jeffrey on Monday, 9 July 2012 - 3:13 pm

    Merdeka theme launched is “promises fulfilled” cos’ the premier has been on the election trail on the “Jelajah Janti Ditepati (Promises Fulfilled Tour)” in recent weeks. He said that for past 55 years BN has kept promises (rthe “Twin-3K”) representing Keamanan dan Keselamatan (peace and security), Kestabilan dan Keharmonian (stability and harmony) and Kemakmuran dan Kemajuan (prosperity and development). (Has he kept his promise on ‘1 Malaysia?) In stark contrast he said that Pakatan Rakyat, particularly in Selangor, failed to make good their promises (since 2008).

  3. #3 by monsterball on Monday, 9 July 2012 - 3:15 pm

    All celebrations in the past and now are supported by racists from their hearts and soul..and some …non racists go there…to have a good time with their families.
    UMNO b love to divide races ad rule.
    What kind of unity is that?
    Come August 31st….it will be the same thing.
    Racists to feel so proud and Malaysians have a good day with their families….not impressed by Najib and his team of rouges and thieves hypocrites.

  4. #4 by monsterball on Monday, 9 July 2012 - 3:31 pm

    Mahathir’s race and religion dirty politics have gone too deep……these 30 years or more.
    Malaysians are in no moods to celebrate anything but waiting and waiting for Najib to announce 13th GE date.
    Come 31st August….most will relax and home….eat and sleep…read a good book or go to the beach for a picnic with children.
    I am sure the Government do monitor how many watch the live show at TVs…down and down…..boring.
    Najib can have the best celebration by wining the 13th GE.
    Why is he stalling and stalling?????

  5. #5 by Winston on Monday, 9 July 2012 - 8:39 pm

    National Day will only be celebrated by all Malaysians with glee when PR is in Putrajaya.
    How to be happy when we have the corrupted, cheats, liars, scammers running (ruining) this country?
    Some of the so-called “leaders” don’t even consider themselves to be Malaysians!!!
    Since they are not Malaysians, they should not even bother to be part of the celebrations!!!!
    What sort of “leaders” are these?

  6. #6 by sheriff singh on Monday, 9 July 2012 - 9:11 pm

    Twin 3Ks. Another slogan.

    Its is just a rehash of Rukun Negara.

    Maybe it is just ‘Korek, Korek, Korek’.

  7. #7 by sheriff singh on Monday, 9 July 2012 - 10:32 pm

    “Jelajah Janji Ditepati (Promises Fulfilled Tour)”

    Reminded me of President George W Bush landing his jet on the USS Lincoln aircraft carrier with the banner ‘Mission Accomplished’.

    This incident in 2003 at the tail-end of the Iraq invasion attracted a lot of controversy subsequently. Maybe Najib’s Tour might blow up in his face.

  8. #8 by k1980 on Tuesday, 10 July 2012 - 8:23 am

    2012 National Day theme — “Undilah Barisan Nasional”

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