An obligatory 2009 Merdeka post

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Merdeka or Independence Day is just couple of days away and at some places, ‘celebrations’ has been scaled down due to the H1N1 pandemic. The way I see, there is a reason to celebrate Merdeka and there is a reason not to celebrate Merdeka

The reason to celebrate Merdeka

To remember the sacrifice that our nationalists, freedom fighters and security forces did in order for our nation to gain independence and ensure that independent preserved throughout the years

The reason NOT to celebrate Merdeka

After 52 years of independence, what we have achieved?

In my opinion, nothing much – yes, we have one of the tallest buildings in the world and our technological and economical development of the nation has been in par with many of the developed nations. But that is about it.

We are yet to be truly united (Najib’s 1Malaysia seems to be nothing but a maya – despite a promising front, his political party’s elements are continuing to spew racial discord), we have lost 71 Malaysians to H1N1, corruption bar is still high and MACC yet to net any big fish despite many official complaints & reports – now one can add the death of Teoh Beng Hock, we had a coup in Perak and that mess is yet to be cleaned up and before this can be resolve, there are already seeds of a potential coup in Selangor and our economic prowess, compared to some of our neighbours, is nothing to shout about (despite having all the right resources).

For this Merdeka, I will be taking the opportunity to ‘celebrate’ it by taking a longer nap and wake late to enjoy the day

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  1. Dear Sir,

    Maafkan kami kerana membuat jemputan kepada Tuan secara am seperti dibawah:-

    Yang berbahagia Dato/Datin/Tuan/Puan/Saudara/Saudari,

    Dengan segala hormatnya kami memaklumkan bahawa kami akan melancarkan portal “Satu Sekolah Untuk Semua (SSS)” di

    Kami menjemput anda untuk melayari laman web tersebut selepas Sambutan Merdeka 12tengahmalam pada 31 Ogos 2009. Anda dipersilakan untuk melayari tab “e-patriot”


    di mana kami telahpun menyenaraikan laman citra anda di bawah senarai “e-patriot” (“Patriots with blog entry”). Kami ingin merakamkan rasa penghargaan kami yang tidak terhingga di atas sokongan anda secara langsung ataupun secara tidak langsung terhadap Kempen SSS ini apabila, anda telah memuatkan sekurang-kurang satu tulisan/artikel/bahan di laman citra anda. Terima kasih di atas sokongan anda terhadap Kempen SSS ini.


    It is our honor to inform you that we will be launching “Satu Sekolah Untuk Semua (SSS)” portal at

    Please visit the website after the 12midnite Merdeka celebration on 31 August 2009 and check out the “e-patriot” tab


    We have listed your blog site under the “e-patriot” list (Patriots with blog entry). We wish to record our upmost appreciation for your support toward SSS campaign by having at least one blog entry/article/item, written in support of the SSS campaign, directly or indirectly. Thank you for your support toward the SSS campaign.

    Terima kasih.
    Satu Sekolah Untuk Semua

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