Let all Malaysians, regardless of race, religion, region or politics, celebrate 55th Merdeka Day as one Malaysian people

55th Merdeka Day Message

Merdeka Day should be an overarching national celebration uniting Malaysians regardless of race, religion, region or political affiliation in a common purpose to develop a more democratic, just, competitive and prosperous nation – and any partisan attempt to hijack the Merdeka Day which can only result in greater division, dissension and disunity must be deplored.

It is sad many Malaysians feel depressed by this year’s 55th Merdeka Day not only because they have never felt so unsafe in public places and the privacy of their homes, but also because of the increasingly negative and discordant voices sowing distrust and hatred in our plural society and seeking to polarise and divide Malaysians particularly along race and religious lines.

Merdeka Day is a national celebration not just for any individual, group, community or political party. It is not for Barisan Nasional or Pakatan Rakyat. It is for all Malaysians.

Let all Malaysians, regardless of race, religion, region or political affiliation rise above their differences to celebrate the 55th Merdeka Day as one Malaysian people to forge a common national destiny where freedom, justice, integrity and good governance flourish in our land and enjoyed by all our citizens.

  1. #1 by ENDANGERED HORNBILL on Thursday, 30 August 2012 - 5:17 pm

    I am a non-Muslim.

    I support PAS’ proposal for hudud.

    I want to see UMNO, MCA, MIC, PPP and other BN members wriggling around without arms and legs after they are proven to be thieves, CBTs etc.

    Honest, God-fearing men have nothing to fear. This is the deterrent Malaysians have been waiting for. BN’ers would never learn to be honest until they lose their limbs.

  2. #2 by Bigjoe on Thursday, 30 August 2012 - 9:00 pm

    This Merdeka day, I remember Tunku and how right he was and still is – so lets get rid of Mahathir and HIS UMNO/BN once and for all..

  3. #3 by monsterball on Thursday, 30 August 2012 - 11:15 pm

    No Malaysians are against the celebration.
    It is UMNO b using the occasion to fish for votes that Malaysians are sick of that…and will stay away.
    This year’s celebration is all about promises…promises…promises…but so many are hollow words…as so many promises never been kept..just hollow words.
    13th GE is about getting rid of corruptions and double standards.
    The moment Najib keeps his promises….he will be the first to be investigated for billions stolen and a Mongolian model murder.
    Najib is asking all Malaysians to forget the past and trust him.
    He will deliver.
    Deliver what???

  4. #4 by monsterball on Thursday, 30 August 2012 - 11:24 pm

    This year’s Merdeka Day celebration is spoil by UMNO b hypocrisies and using the occasions….to promote how good they are…and all must keep supporting them.
    This year’s celebration is not about Freedom..Equal Rights.. & Unity.
    This year’s celebration is UMNO b last celebration and the know it too well……thus make the best of the opportunity….with no shame at all.

  5. #5 by monsterball on Thursday, 30 August 2012 - 11:39 pm

    In strange and mysterious ways….Mahathir helped Malaysians to vote against his party.
    The words he spoke out….”Better support the devils you know than the angels ..you don’t know”…something like that….shows Mahathir admitting UMNO b politicians are devils….which makes him leader of the devils…Satan.
    Now..the voters can find it easier to vote…
    Devils or Angels….Patriots or Traitors…..Support Corruptions or Get Rid of It…boils down to ..For or Against….so easy.
    Remember Mahathir said he and his UMNO b ministers are Devils…and Anwar .and PR politicians are Angels….we do not know.
    Do we know the angels…Lim Guan Eng and Khalid Ibrahim…Tok Guru Aziz….Chief Ministers of Penang….S’gore and Kelantan?

  6. #6 by yhsiew on Friday, 31 August 2012 - 12:08 am

    ///It is sad many Malaysians feel depressed by this year’s 55th Merdeka Day…///


    I could sense the gloom and heaviness that overshadows this year’s Merdeka Day.

    With a melancholic economic outlook and a bleak business prospect, there is not much people can celebrate.

  7. #7 by Bigjoe on Friday, 31 August 2012 - 7:51 am

    If you ask me, Najib’s speech, last night was perphaps the worst I have heard all my life. At a critical juncture in our nation’s and UMNO/BN history, he is spouting consensus and cooperation when Janji Demokrasi is deemed illegal, S114A of Evidence Act remains after he promised review, Tanda Putera lies, NOTHING ON ELECTORAL REFORM, Mahathir confirming he is the devil and not very bright and still insist he is right about everything, judges that don’t know what ‘statutory’ means, fake crime stats, etc.

    The consensus is the SYSTEM IS BROKEN and yet there is NO SIGN OF COOPERATION on part of UMNO/BN to fix it. From grandstanding of 1Malaysia and Tranformasi to denying EVEN PROBLEM, Najib literally has stood still while WE HAVE TO DRAG him and the rest of UMNO/BN to the new world..

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