Sarawak is known as the land of unity where the locals live in a multiracial and multireligious society harmoniously. Twentytwo13 contributor Rita Jong is glad none of what is transpiring across the South China Sea is affecting Sarawakians.
Malaysia Day is an opportunity for Malaysia to show the world that even a pandemic will not stop us from rising up again to create a prosperous and sustainable economy for all and stay united as one nation.
A series of events unfolding in the country has placed Malaysia in a state of turmoil with so many conundrums in the management of its affairs.
The people are the third force and we are in a battle for independence from manipulative politicians. Purwaiz Alam says we can win this battle if we look out for each other and remain united.
It’s the Merdeka aspiration of Twentytwo13 contributor Rheanne Wong to see an enhancement of freedom of speech, right to vote and education to create a great Malaysia where its rakyat will be heard, appreciated and cared for by the leaders.
Sarawakians rejoice in the celebration of the proclamation of self-government for Sarawak from British control.
In order to make Malaysians eat, live, and breathe the Rukun Negara, its relevancy must be reiterated repeatedly, says Universiti Sains Malaysia’s Assoc Prof Dr Azeem Fazwan Ahmad Farouk.
As the world watches the consequences of racial profiling, Malaysian parliamentarians continue to be insensitive and ignorant towards their peers. What more can be expected then from the ordinary Malaysian?
Purwaiz Alam’s memory of events 50 years ago is blurry but one thing he is sure of is that unity was the way forward then and it still is now.
Food should unite, not divide, us as there are more similarities in many dishes then you realise.
Balveen Hullon, a 25-year-old fourth generation Indian-Malaysian, says society’s stereotype of ethnicity in Malaysia can be a traumatic and challenging experience.
Let this Malaysia Day be a reminder for us to see how fortunate we are to call ourselves Malaysians despite our different backgrounds.
” … it is our duty to cast away all racial differences and work together in unity … ” – Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj