Are you happy with the state of our country today?

Is our country and her people truly living up to their

MAKE MERDEKA DAY A DAY OF REFLECTION
'1Malaysia Transforming the Nation' will be the theme for the 53rd national independence
celebration this year

Rakyat Didahulukan, Pencapaian Diutamakan
diyakini akan menjana satu transformasi ketara, kearah sebuah negara Malaysia yang maju, didokongi oleh rakyat yang utuh perpaduan nya dan tinggi mertabatnya pada pandangan dunia.

WE will soon be celebrating the 53rd year of independence. We mark it as the day we won independence from the British. Many Malaysians still regard the British rule as a blessing in disguise as they laid the foundation of prosperity for us as a nation. However, has Merdeka Day lost its lustre? Does it still stir up the same spirit of yesteryears? The youths of today are the generations X and Y who may have learnt from history of our struggle to become an independent nation but they cannot experience the spirit nor identify with it. How are we going to give meaning to this important day? We have to rejuvenate the Merdeka spirit and I suggest we call this day a day of reflection so that we can understand where we came from and where we, as a nation, are supposed to go. (JUST PAUSE FOR A SECOND OR SO….AND REFLECT) The day should not be celebrated with politicians telling us how great they are in winning independence and saving us from the colonial masters. Such sloganeering and fist raising do not sell any more. Let Merdeka Day be a day when Malaysians make a new resolution to contribute to nationbuilding in the years ahead.

LET US BE PARTICIPANTS AND NOT JUST SPECTATORS.

YOUR EDITOR LORRAINE KAN

14 July 2010 Jaya 33

19 July 2010 Taipan

28 July 2010 Hartamas

MIDVALLEY

TIME
4.30 pm 5.00pm 6.00pm

PROGRAM

HT

HT

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