On the eve of Malaysia’s 57th National Day Celebrations, I would like to, once again, express my feelings as how proud I am as a Malaysian. Long Live Malaysia. God bless. We achieved independence 57 years ago, a couple of months after I was born. I am a Merdeka (Independence) baby myself. I grew up witnessing the wonderful things which make up the fabric of the Malaysian society. I feel proud as a Malaysian to note that Malaysians are all so peace loving people. As a result we have maintained peace and harmony in this beautiful country of ours. We must all continue to do our part to preserve this wonderful feature and strength of our country.
The last line in the National Philosophy of Education of Malaysia reads, “This effort aims to produce knowledgeable, ethical and responsible Malaysian citizens who can contribute towards the harmony and prosperity of the family, community and nation.” So it is our duty that we continue to cherish the peace and harmony in this country. We must remind ourselves that our mother-land is truly special to us.
A line in the national anthem reads, “Negara ku, Tanah tumpahnya darahku” which literally means, the country where I shed my blood. Please remember, it is not we who shed our blood during war to defend our country, but our mothers who shed blood when delivering us on this land. So, no other land could replace this very special land. We must all be united to safeguard our country from any form of challenges. I have been blessed to visit almost 30 countries in the five continents.
As a proud Malaysian, I must admit that no other land even comes close to our mother-land Malaysia. Whenever I return from abroad by Malaysian Airlines, the announcement just before landing at KLIA by the air-hostess touches my heart. “To all our visitors we wish Selamat Datang and to all our Malaysians Welcome home”. This is our home. Long live Malaysia. God bless. Selamat Hari Kebangsaan 2014. Happy National Day 2014. இனிய 2014 தேசிய தின வாழ்த்துகள்.